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ST : MAD-SFO 1205 and MAD-YVR 1045 in J

Old Mar 24, 21, 3:08 am
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ST : MAD-SFO 1205 and MAD-YVR 1045 in J

Hi guys,

If SFO-MAD is around 1250, reverse route is around 1205 but YVR-SFO is 1045 with SkyTeam airlines..
ie : MAD-YVR the 5 october 2021 and YVR-MAD the 26 october for 1045 in J.
ie : MAD-SFO the 12 october and retunr SFO-MAD the 25 october for 1205 in J

Have a good flight after COVID vaccination !
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Old Mar 24, 21, 3:22 am
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great fare !exBCN is same price.
I booked for oct2021 BCN YVR 1044€ - 120xp - Class Z.
with AF/KL policies : flights cancelled = rebooked +/- 30j cabin to cabin / after that class-to-class.
You can choose any flights cancelled maybe (CDG AMS or BCN CDG)...
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Old Mar 24, 21, 3:57 am
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Anyway to force these to give VS both ways TATL?
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Old Mar 24, 21, 5:17 am
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I found availability on BCN-CDG-LHR-SFO with both ways LHR-SFO on VS metal. The whole thing can be ticketed on delta.com 006 stock with all AF flight numbers. This seems great at first but will actually not earn any Skymiles on the long flight because VS is not a SkyTeam airline: "Mileage credit is not applicable to a SkyTeam-marketed flight operated by another airline."
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Old Mar 24, 21, 7:54 am
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If anyone is wondering, there are many more destinations in the US that work under this fare. Availability until EOB
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Old Mar 24, 21, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by David7 View Post
I found availability on BCN-CDG-LHR-SFO with both ways LHR-SFO on VS metal. The whole thing can be ticketed on delta.com 006 stock with all AF flight numbers. This seems great at first but will actually not earn any Skymiles on the long flight because VS is not a SkyTeam airline: "Mileage credit is not applicable to a SkyTeam-marketed flight operated by another airline."
Would that apply in this situation as all 3 airline are in a JV across the atlantic?
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Old Mar 24, 21, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by David7 View Post
I found availability on BCN-CDG-LHR-SFO with both ways LHR-SFO on VS metal. The whole thing can be ticketed on delta.com 006 stock with all AF flight numbers. This seems great at first but will actually not earn any Skymiles on the long flight because VS is not a SkyTeam airline: "Mileage credit is not applicable to a SkyTeam-marketed flight operated by another airline."
Brill, thanks. Im actually looking for the VS points, and gather these should credit at 200% which is handy.
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Old Mar 24, 21, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by David7 View Post
I found availability on BCN-CDG-LHR-SFO with both ways LHR-SFO on VS metal. The whole thing can be ticketed on delta.com 006 stock with all AF flight numbers. This seems great at first but will actually not earn any Skymiles on the long flight because VS is not a SkyTeam airline: "Mileage credit is not applicable to a SkyTeam-marketed flight operated by another airline."
Originally Posted by NextWhiteDeath View Post
Would that apply in this situation as all 3 airline are in a JV across the atlantic?
It doesn't say "unless there's a JV", it says "mileage credit is only applicable to SkyTeam-marketed flights operated by a SkyTeam member airline. Mileage credit is not applicable to a SkyTeam-marketed flight operated by another airline." VS is not a SkyTeam member airline.

https://www.delta.com/us/en/skymiles...rline-partners

Some related threads from the DL forum:

Earn on VS-operated, AF/KL-marketed flights?

Skymiles earned on KLM marketed, Virgin Atlantic metal?

(but yes, this is only relevant if you intend to credit to DL)
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Old Mar 24, 21, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by Tofino87 View Post
Brill, thanks. Im actually looking for the VS points, and gather these should credit at 200% which is handy.
There are some routings that give more than 30k virgin miles
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Old Mar 25, 21, 5:12 am
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ANC is also possible from various airports in Spain for about the same price. It should be bookable with KLM.
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Old Mar 25, 21, 7:13 am
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Am I correct in thinking that UK citizens wont be able to make use of this route any time in the coming months?

If so, is there an alternative? I know the return can in some cases, include a layover in LHR, but getting to spain to begin is the issue.

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Old Mar 25, 21, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by Jh1978 View Post
Am I correct in thinking that UK citizens wont be able to make use of this route any time in the coming months?

If so, is there an alternative? I know the return can in some cases, include a layover in LHR, but getting to spain to begin is the issue.

Thanks!
Well, this fare only works starting from October in the first place. By then hopefully, brits will be allowed off the island and into the US. KL/AF offer free refunds for flights before 2022 anyway, so not much risk there.

BTW, all alliances seem to match these fares.
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Old Mar 25, 21, 8:32 am
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You can also work out inbound to SFO, outbound from LAX for roughly the same price.
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Old Mar 25, 21, 11:01 am
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I found availability on BCN-CDG-LHR-SFO with both ways LHR-SFO on VS metal. The whole thing can be ticketed on delta.com 006 stock with all AF flight numbers. This seems great at first but will actually not earn any Skymiles on the long flight because VS is not a SkyTeam airline: "Mileage credit is not applicable to a SkyTeam-marketed flight operated by another airline."
How do you build that route? I was trying to work it out but not sure how to replicate it? Did you use the Matrix?

Last edited by LakerAirwaysDC10; Mar 25, 21 at 11:02 am Reason: added comment
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Old Mar 25, 21, 5:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Deckter View Post
KL/AF offer free refunds for flights before 2022 anyway, so not much risk there.
do you mean free cash refund?

I haven't checked KL, but AF Z fare rule says non refundable, I can't find penalty amount for both cancellation and changes, so right now, I assume voluntary cancellations can only be converted to vouchers with limited expiry?
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