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Aug 27, 18, 12:46 am
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Views: 913
Posted By Gobus

I had SQ agents check me through to my final...

I had SQ agents check me through to my final destination with a separate star alliance ticket two weeks ago. I was at SIN and the Star/KF Gold desk guy seemed a bit iffy at wanting to do it so I had...
Aug 7, 18, 7:41 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,265
Posted By Gobus

I also wanted to report back on this. My miles...

I also wanted to report back on this. My miles did arrive eventually - it took about 3.5 months!
Jul 12, 18, 11:39 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,396
Posted By Gobus

You have to look at what class you are flying in....

You have to look at what class you are flying in. If you've flown 53k miles, were all 53k miles credited? If you are flying cheaper tickets, then it is possible that only 25% or 50% gets credited, in...
May 18, 18, 6:24 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,265
Posted By Gobus

I booked it using the TK site once and I didn't...

I booked it using the TK site once and I didn't get miles either.
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By Gobus

Bali to Batam Flights

I need to fly from Bali to Batam, and then onward to Jakarta. There isn't a direct flight but there are some options:
1) Batik Air - 1:40 in JOG
2) Citilink Indonesia - 1:45 in SUB
3) Garuda -...
May 3, 18, 3:27 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By Gobus

I'm answering this with the understanding that...

I'm answering this with the understanding that your flying is largely US domestic.

UA is giving you benefits as a UA Gold. As a Star Alliance Gold (through Turkish), I get priority boarding, but...
Apr 30, 18, 8:47 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By Gobus

I think there's always a risk with any airline...

I think there's always a risk with any airline that you'll get an agent who doesn't interline your bag on a separate ticket. :-(
It's tough though knowing that it can be done and they won't do it...
Apr 13, 18, 7:24 pm
Replies: 1,307
Views: 369,087
Posted By Gobus

I just had my ORD-ZRH seat automatically change...

I just had my ORD-ZRH seat automatically change too. I noticed the seat changed and the operator is now listed as Swiss Global instead of Swiss International Airlines. I don't see any change in...
Apr 9, 18, 12:27 am
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Gobus

You earn points in 2 ways: #1...

You earn points in 2 ways: #1 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) your credit card is giving your points as part the credit card loyalty program. For Amex, these...
Mar 26, 18, 9:59 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,345
Posted By Gobus

Yeah, I have an SQ ticket I bought over the phone...

Yeah, I have an SQ ticket I bought over the phone and I can't change the FF number either. They automatically retrieved and attached my KF number, whereas I want to credit to TK. There's no error....
Mar 19, 18, 2:50 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By Gobus

What if you have a longhaul before and after but...

What if you have a longhaul before and after but have a short intra europe in the middle? I have a ORD-ZRH-IST-KUL coming up. I hope that gets a consideration. I have 6:50 at IST between flights.
Mar 17, 18, 2:19 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,233
Posted By Gobus

I've never found TK cabins hot myself, both in Y...

I've never found TK cabins hot myself, both in Y and J. I remember finding JAL J cabin like a sauna - it was terrible. I wouldn't want to fly JAL again just because of the temperature, but I'm happy...
Forum: Asia
Mar 14, 18, 10:28 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By Gobus

Thank you - these are some excellent suggestions....

Thank you - these are some excellent suggestions. I have been researching Yogyakarta. Prambanan and Borobudur seem exactly up my alley. I previously visited Siem Reap and loved it there (though I...
Mar 14, 18, 10:20 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,703
Posted By Gobus

I think this is similar to what happened recently...

I think this is similar to what happened recently with my schedule change. I had independently added my e-mail address (it was not transmitted to TK automatically), so I got an email about schedule...
Forum: Asia
Mar 12, 18, 1:17 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By Gobus

Places to visit other than Bali?

Thank you, this helps a lot. My KUL-JKT is a separate ticket on KLM. My longhaul ticket only takes me to Malaysia (ORD-ZRH-IST-KUL). I travel only with a wheeled bag (9kg or less) which passes for a...
Mar 12, 18, 12:32 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Gobus

The price is likely fed in from a database that...

The price is likely fed in from a database that has a pool of fares. Some fares can be reallly weird and they haven't put in additional middleware logic to filter out the atrociously bad "deals"....
Forum: Asia
Mar 11, 18, 7:59 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By Gobus

Options for getting from KUL/JKT to DPS

I want to spend a couple of days in Indonesia and want to make it to Bali (part of a larger trip). However, with the volcano situation last year, I booked my ticket to JKT at the time to see how it...
Mar 5, 18, 10:32 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 31,155
Posted By Gobus

I haven't been but United has a fancy Polaris...

I haven't been but United has a fancy Polaris lounge they opened at ORD. They should have access if they're flying in F. (I'm looking forward to visiting in May.)
Mar 4, 18, 2:48 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By Gobus

If it's coded as TK*G on the boarding pass, it...

If it's coded as TK*G on the boarding pass, it could possibly work (for this trip), unless there is a different system for authorization. Depending on how you feel about possibly being denied...
Mar 3, 18, 3:53 am
Replies: 2,446
Views: 406,139
Posted By Gobus

I have an award ticket in J, which I booked last...

I have an award ticket in J, which I booked last year (before the redemption changes took place). It is CGK-SIN-DEL but I think I might want to change it to KUL-SIN-DEL. I believe it was a saver fare...
Feb 27, 18, 3:34 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,617
Posted By Gobus

I've been acknowledged and welcomed in Y while...

I've been acknowledged and welcomed in Y while flying on TK as an Elite.

TAP Portugal, on the other hand, put a nice card on my meal tray welcoming me as Star Alliance Gold...
Feb 22, 18, 11:21 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Gobus

As far as checking bags goes, I have had my bags...

As far as checking bags goes, I have had my bags checked on Star Alliance flights all the way through even when on separate tickets. But I myself don't have much faith in United agents who staff the...
Feb 21, 18, 3:44 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Gobus

Did you get miles properly for your other leg...

Did you get miles properly for your other leg IST-SIN? My understanding would be that you would get it for IST-SIN.

You're totally correct with your expectation if the website lists it. Star...
Feb 21, 18, 1:20 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Gobus

Uh, I think that was to be expected. If the...

Uh, I think that was to be expected. If the flight is not operated by TK and is outside the alliance, you wouldn't get points. You would be subjected to the policies of the operating carrier. (I...
Feb 21, 18, 10:50 am
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Gobus

I called Turkish Airlines for the first time...

I called Turkish Airlines for the first time ever, really hesitant because of the stories I've read. Well, first they said my ticket number was wrong. I had to tell them it was issued by United. Then...
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