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[PREM FARE GONE] Mad-scl biz $280 return

Old Jun 16, 22, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by UAPremierGuy View Post
Ugh. Looks like Spain is still requiring proof of a vaccine or COVID test for entry. Is that right? I guess I'm out on this one.
No, just walk right on in. You SHOULD be vaxxed, of course. If you aren't, do it.
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Old Jun 16, 22, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by Marcin83 View Post
Nope, online checkin is always availible with IB. My trip is (was?) booked for April 2023
lol I have/had April booked as well.

Just tried updating Frequent Flyer program info and the error came up:
We had a problem saving your data

This booking code has not been found. Please check that it is correct and try again. If the error persists, you must contact whoever made your booking
looks like it's gone lol

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Old Jun 16, 22, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by tr3k View Post
These bookings do not look to be made correctly - hence the 5 symbol "PNR" for IB. AFAICT, IB site sees these as external (Sabre?) bookings, which just happen to list IB flights. Hence no check in or seat selection.
IB uses both 5 and 6- symbol reservation codes. So it´s not a big issue.
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Old Jun 16, 22, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by PbodyPhoto View Post
Ticket number has never mattered for crediting to AA. Any IB flight with an IB flight number will credit to AA.

What about LATAM flight with IB number? Any idea how to credit it?
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Old Jun 16, 22, 10:16 am
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IB uses Resiber (5 character) and Amadeus (6 character), so not necessarily a reason to worry.
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Old Jun 16, 22, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by Marcin83 View Post
Nope, online checkin is always availible with IB. My trip is (was?) booked for April 2023
actually just tried to check-in again and it got to the trip detail page but it says:
Check-in not available
This flight is not available for check-in

Flights open for check in 24 hours before. If there is under 24 hours until your flight departs and you can't check in, it may be that your flight has been closed temporarily to make an operational adjustment. Please try again later. We apologise for the inconvenience.
so not completely cancelled yet? Have you tried the booking reference in the confirmation email? My original confirmation from Amex Travel doesn't work (or the one saved in my Iberia profile) and gives this error:

An error has occurredMODAL_CLOSE_ACCESS
Invalid booking reference or locator.
but using the ticket number/booking reference in the confirmation email works still
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Old Jun 16, 22, 10:24 am
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Finnair no longer recognising booking codes. So tried Royal Jordanian.

Their message popped up ‘BOOKING ON HOLD, PLEASE PROCEED TO FINALISE PAYMENT BY XXXX’. No sign of the IB segments - only the LA GRU-SCL.

Have just gone back to IB website again - same story as RJ now.


Edit: had previously been able to see all details on IB and AY, with no option to select seats.
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Old Jun 16, 22, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by leftysauce View Post

so not completely cancelled yet? Have you tried the booking reference in the confirmation email?
I did and it says in Spanish "booking cancelled. Please contact Serviberia"
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Old Jun 16, 22, 10:30 am
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All my bookings are still intact when looking them up at the IB site...
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Old Jun 16, 22, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by newflyer530 View Post
appears your reservation was never ticketed. Did you ever get a ticket number starting 045?
Originally Posted by Tofino87 View Post
Finnair no longer recognising booking codes. So tried Royal Jordanian.

Their message popped up ‘BOOKING ON HOLD, PLEASE PROCEED TO FINALISE PAYMENT BY XXXX’. No sign of the IB segments - only the LA GRU-SCL.

Have just gone back to IB website again - same story as RJ now.


Edit: had previously been able to see all details on IB and AY, with no option to select seats.
yeahs thats about the same problems my ticket went through before I got an email from my OTA about three hours ago that the whole ticket had been cancelled. Seems like they wont be honoring this one.
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Old Jun 16, 22, 10:33 am
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Originally Posted by davem4 View Post
rule 1: Never call
Originally Posted by UAPremierGuy View Post
You CALLED the customer service? NEVER CALL the airline while the deal is still alive.
Originally Posted by PbodyPhoto View Post
Why would you call the airline? There is always one person who doesn't think.
Originally Posted by ghsbass0406 View Post
I think the deal is dead. All fares are plus $1k Thank you to whoever called the airline. Eyeroll.
Originally Posted by ermis177 View Post
probably cause someone was smart enough to call the airline as they didn’t want to sit close to the toilets
Originally Posted by ezak View Post
And as far as we know, that smart person is still sitting next to the toilets.
Originally Posted by AnttiV View Post
Too bad I didn't see this before the guy sitting next to the toilet showed up...
Originally Posted by danger View Post
You're calling?
Originally Posted by bimbonello View Post
Serious question, can someone enlighten me why people are so obsessed with calling and trying to select seats minutes after booking? Can it not wait a few hours or days? Am I missing something that if you don't choose a seat immediately you'll have to stand? Genuine question!
Originally Posted by largeeyes View Post
A combination of idiocy and trolling.
Originally Posted by newflyer530 View Post
i guess we will never see more posts from this person anymore in this thread. There’s always one (or few) of those idxxts in every fare sale that poops the party. What can you do…
Originally Posted by mylabel View Post
Can't wait for the next 'don't wanna sit near toilet' guy.
Originally Posted by 18wheeler_vanrekt View Post
Agreed, the airline typically still takes awhile to fix after deals land in this forum. It's only when it shows up on say, TPG that it's gone within an hour
It's always easier to attribute blame to a few like callers or bloggers. Instead of the ancient obselete myth that callers get fare corrected, people buying specific routes en masse in a short time will require trigger airlines' systems and require manual intervention. One of them I published even wasn't a spectacular deal with 5k views like other typical deals. Without foul job and blogs forwarding, it goes out in less than a day by pulling the fare basis.

And oh boy I do love the fact that one had to call airline to switch away from a toilet seat.

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Old Jun 16, 22, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by izzik View Post
It's a combination of people who call + bloggers who make these deals go viral to their millions of subscribers.
So, if you want an unbelievably great deal to be honored (which is the whole point), do not share it on a publicly accessible forum like this one.
Share it with friends and then you can all enjoy a bargain vacation.
Happy endings for everyone.

It's easy to blame the caller, but let's face it.. it was doomed from the moment it got posted here.
Right, when you share something here. You should know the multiple ways it could end. Don't even share it if you don't want to risk that.
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Old Jun 16, 22, 10:51 am
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For some reason the passenger details from mytrip have come through as "JOHNMR SMITH" instead of "JOHN SMITH"...anybody else had that? Will it be an issue at checkin?
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Old Jun 16, 22, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by seantheman View Post
For some reason the passenger details from mytrip have come through as "JOHNMR SMITH" instead of "JOHN SMITH"...anybody else had that? Will it be an issue at checkin?
OTAs tend to do weird stuff with the passenger's name. Dont worry about it. You should worry more about the cancelations mentioned above.
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Old Jun 16, 22, 11:03 am
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Originally Posted by seantheman View Post
For some reason the passenger details from mytrip have come through as "JOHNMR SMITH" instead of "JOHN SMITH"...anybody else had that? Will it be an issue at checkin?
Mine is the same way. SINGLEMR FLYER I think that happens a lot; not typically a big deal.
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