Need help on booking award tickets.

 
Old Dec 10, 02, 6:08 pm
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Need help on booking award tickets.

I'm trying to book an award ticket to be used first half June 2003.

I pretend to maximize the use of the ticket so I'll do a stopover in St. Petersburg and I'll use the open jaw in Vienna/Budapest.

I'm leaving from Lisbon and don't want to stop in Paris, London, Madrid, Brussels or Barcelona.

I'm thinking at something like:
LIS/1/CPH
CPH/2/LED(stop over)
LED/3/WAW
WAW/4/VIE(open jaw)

BUD/5/MUC
MUC/6/ZRH
ZRH/7/AMS
AMS/8/LIS

Is this possible?

I want to do it online so i'll have to book only with Swiss, SN Brussels, LOT and TAP.

I'm having problems with the stopover in LED because it seems like i'll have to go through WAW twice (award doesn't permit this). Lot is the one and only that flies there.

Any ideas?
Any help would be apreciated.

Thank you.

P.S.: If you have any ideas on a diferent route (that includes an open jaw in VIE/BUD) please, please, please tell me.



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Old Dec 10, 02, 6:29 pm
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I achieved the following with Qualiflyer award calculator:

Airline From airport To airport Class
TAP Air Portugal LISBON /
LISBOA STOCKHOLM /
ARLANDA Economy

LOT Polish Airlines STOCKHOLM /
ARLANDA ST. PETERSBURG /
PULKOVO Economy

LOT Polish Airlines ST. PETERSBURG /
PULKOVO WARSAW /
OKECIE Economy

LOT Polish Airlines WARSAW /
OKECIE VIENNA /
SCHWECHAT Economy

SWISS BUDAPEST /
FERIHEGY ZURICH /
UNIQUE AIRPORT Economy

SWISS ZURICH /
UNIQUE AIRPORT MUNICH Economy

SWISS MUNICH AMSTERDAM /
SCHIPHOL Economy

TAP Air Portugal AMSTERDAM /
SCHIPHOL LISBON /
LISBOA Economy

Regular Miles: 20000
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Old Dec 11, 02, 1:09 am
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It's not possible, because to get from Stockholm to St. Petersburg with LOT, you'll fly ARN-WAW-LED, so you can't go through WAW again later.

Also, Munich to Amsterdam is really MUC-ZRH-AMS, again impossible since you've been through ZRH before.

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Old Dec 11, 02, 1:57 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by airoli:
It's not possible, because to get from Stockholm to St. Petersburg with LOT, you'll fly ARN-WAW-LED, so you can't go through WAW again later.

Also, Munich to Amsterdam is really MUC-ZRH-AMS, again impossible since you've been through ZRH before.

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Hi,
you can fly with TAP to any destination in Europe where you can get Finnair flight to ST. Petersburg via Helsinki.
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Old Dec 11, 02, 2:04 am
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Keep in mind that 8 segments are the max, and LIS-ARN-HEL-LED-WAW-VIE BUD-ZRH-MUC-ZRH-AMS-LIS are way too many.

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Old Dec 12, 02, 6:27 pm
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Thank you for all replies.

I changed plans and figured out this itinerary:

6 Jun - LIS(09:25)/CPH(13:55) - TP5800
7 Jun - CPH(12:20)/ZHR(14:55) - LX1271
8 Jun - ZHR(12:40)/STO(15:05) - LX1254
9 Jun - STO(10:30)/WAW(12:15) - LO454
STOP OVER
12 Jun - WAW(11:00)/VIE(12:25) - LO5221
OPEN JAW
16 Jun - PRG(17:00)/BRU(18:30) - SN2812
17 Jun - BRU(16:15)/MUC(17:30) - SN2645
18 Jun - MUC(14:30)/LIS(16:35) - TP5531

Now, before i'll start booking, i'll ask you all for your expert opinions....
Am i missing anything?
What to do/visit in those cities where i'll stay less than 24 hours?

Thank you.

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Old Dec 13, 02, 5:39 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by rucas0:
Thank you for all replies.

I changed plans and figured out this itinerary:

6 Jun - LIS(09:25)/CPH(13:55) - TP5800
7 Jun - CPH(12:20)/ZHR(14:55) - LX1271
8 Jun - ZHR(12:40)/STO(15:05) - LX1254
9 Jun - STO(10:30)/WAW(12:15) - LO454
STOP OVER
12 Jun - WAW(11:00)/VIE(12:25) - LO5221
OPEN JAW
16 Jun - PRG(17:00)/BRU(18:30) - SN2812
17 Jun - BRU(16:15)/MUC(17:30) - SN2645
18 Jun - MUC(14:30)/LIS(16:35) - TP5531

Now, before i'll start booking, i'll ask you all for your expert opinions....
Am i missing anything?
What to do/visit in those cities where i'll stay less than 24 hours?

Thank you.
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Hi
I think you may have problem with booking LO5221, this flight is operated by Austrian Airlines (or Tyrolean) but not by LOT. It is much better if you change your flight into one operated by LOT. LOT flight numbers are 3 digit, code share flights are 4-digit numbers with "5" at the beginning.

By the way, do not spend all the time at Warsaw, in is much better to go to Krakow...
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