GRU-EZE - valid OWE segment?

Old Aug 11, 06, 5:22 am
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GRU-EZE - valid OWE segment?

I'm planning a South American travel itinerary based around the SAM portion of a OWE RTW ticket I'm planning to purchase. My travel agent has informed me that GRU-EZE is not a valid segment. Can anyone help me clear this up please? I know BA fly this route.
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Old Aug 11, 06, 5:28 am
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Originally Posted by imarks
I'm planning a South American travel itinerary based around the SAM portion of a OWE RTW ticket I'm planning to purchase. My travel agent has informed me that GRU-EZE is not a valid segment. Can anyone help me clear this up please? I know BA fly this route.
It is valid.
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Old Aug 11, 06, 5:57 am
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Originally Posted by Viajero
It is valid.
Thanks - lightning speed reply
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Old Aug 11, 06, 8:16 pm
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Having included that very segment on a previous RTW ticket, I can support the others that say that the GRU-EZE route on BA is indeed allowed.
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Old Aug 13, 06, 10:33 am
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It's also a great way to satisfy the 2 OW partner rule when using AA miles for a OW award for flying around South America.
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Old Aug 22, 06, 4:55 am
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Old Aug 29, 06, 11:00 pm
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followup

since you guys were so quick with that one, how about a followup question:

how about GIG-GRU ??

I am currently on a LONE4 itinerary. When I planned the trip the GIG-GRU segment showed up in OneWorld's tools as a valid segment via LAN Chile. When I went to book the flight, however, they told me that the LAN Chile flight is only seasonal or something and I would have to do it as a ground segment. Is that right? Can anyone shed more light on this? Will that LAN GIG-GRU segment be available in November?
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Old Aug 30, 06, 2:27 am
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Originally Posted by Khoofoo
...how about GIG-GRU ??
Nope, not that one, and it is not seasonal, it is just not valid.
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Originally Posted by Khoofoo
how about GIG-GRU ??
No, but an economy ticket between GRU and GIG is pretty reasonable. Set up your trip with an open space GIG-GRU then book a separate ticket for the jump over. I did as otherwise I would have had to make a very long and cumbersome set of flights to travel the short distance on award points only.
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