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Dec 9, 18, 8:30 pm
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Posted By StefanNYC

Air France paid upgrade and MQD

I just bought a simple AF economy ticket, and received an offer from them for a paid upgrade to Premium Economy.
If I take the offer, will I be earning Delta MQDs based upon the initial class of...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,745
Posted By StefanNYC

Not for SU. Judging by what the Aeroflot people...

Not for SU.
Judging by what the Aeroflot people initially told me, it would have been pointless anyway. Because initially they mentioned that I needed a "real" BP for "passport control". Passport...
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Views: 2,745
Posted By StefanNYC

Thanks to everybody for all the advice! ...

Thanks to everybody for all the advice!



Thanks. I'll do this. (Part of the problem, of course, is that there are two parties involved in this mess — the airline and the airport — and in my...
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Posted By StefanNYC

JFK T1 print-at-home BP not accepted

Executive summary: I missed my flight out of JFK T1 because I was turned away by security while having a perfectly valid boarding pass (and it was too late to obtain another one from the airline,...
Feb 23, 13, 10:32 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,723
Posted By StefanNYC

OK, my numbers are in. Just got a whopping 1,290...

OK, my numbers are in. Just got a whopping 1,290 MQM for KBP-SVO-JFK in N on SU (flown 4 days ago). Id est 25%.
This corresponds to the now-outdated Delta earning chart....
NOT.
Because the chart...
Feb 11, 13, 1:08 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,723
Posted By StefanNYC

Aha, here we are: ...

Aha, here we are:
http://www.aeroflot.ru/cms/flight/fares_description
Y, B - Premium
M, U, K, H, L - Optimum
Q, T, E, N - Budget
R - Promo
(P not mentioned there, but I've seen it during dummy...
Feb 10, 13, 2:26 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,723
Posted By StefanNYC

From the Blues lounge at SVO-D. Got in as usual....

From the Blues lounge at SVO-D. Got in as usual. Was issued a pass at the Delta check-in desk, no questions, no problems whatsoever.
Jan 30, 13, 11:35 am
Replies: 58
Views: 5,514
Posted By StefanNYC

Afraid not :( Problem is (for me, who travels...

Afraid not :(
Problem is (for me, who travels there a lot), I am already tired of misconnecting (@ SVO and AMS alike).
But, given how many times I was op-upped on the direct flight when it existed,...
Jan 30, 13, 11:10 am
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Views: 834
Posted By StefanNYC

As far as my limited experience goes, YMMV. ...

As far as my limited experience goes, YMMV.

Last time around (end of last year), they decisively pointed me to the line on the left.

On the occasion before that, the regular line was quite...
Jan 30, 13, 10:53 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,723
Posted By StefanNYC

Well, I, for one, will no more (unless something...

Well, I, for one, will no more (unless something changes)...
For sample dates this March:
JFK-SVO-KBP on SU: $645, E class, 0% MQM
JFK-CDG-KBP on AF: $747, L/R class, 100% MQM
All right -- SU...
Jan 29, 13, 12:37 pm
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Posted By StefanNYC

JFK-KBP, please!.. With VV (Aerosvit...

JFK-KBP, please!..

With VV (Aerosvit Ukrainian), the only airline now serving this route, in bankruptcy proceedings, I dare claim the time is right for this.

Although I wonder if I'll get many...
Jan 29, 13, 11:47 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Posted By StefanNYC

I fly out of T2 quite a bit. I don't remember...

I fly out of T2 quite a bit. I don't remember when I last arrived there earlier than T-60 -- domestic or international -- and I have yet to miss a flight (knock on wood).

My personal record is...
Jan 29, 13, 8:22 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,723
Posted By StefanNYC

I was allowed into the abovementioned lounge on...

I was allowed into the abovementioned lounge on the basis of STEP on Delta on Jan 4. (Although I was asked to obtain and bring them an invitation "retrospectively": I misconnected and had to actually...
Jan 29, 13, 8:17 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,858
Posted By StefanNYC

Quite true. Come 2014, they may well come up with...

Quite true. Come 2014, they may well come up with another "improvement" in this respect....



I think they actually have -- for now:
...
Jan 27, 13, 11:31 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,858
Posted By StefanNYC

SU, definitely. AFAIU, they just never ever...

SU, definitely. AFAIU, they just never ever release their cheapest classes to DL, and vice versa. So you'll never get DL's LUT when booking through SU (not that we'd ever need it) nor SU's equivalent...
Jan 27, 13, 11:22 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,858
Posted By StefanNYC

Guess I'm being a little selfish here. Just that...

Guess I'm being a little selfish here. Just that I never fly to South Asia (so I wasn't even aware of what you just said), but I fly to Europe a lot.



Unfortunately -- unless those E and R...
Jan 27, 13, 10:57 am
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Views: 4,858
Posted By StefanNYC

Well, FWIW, DL-marketed flights (006 tickets) on...

Well, FWIW, DL-marketed flights (006 tickets) on other metal will count:
https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/support/faqs/skymiles/medallion-qualification-dollars-faqs.html
As of late, I've...
Jan 27, 13, 10:14 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,723
Posted By StefanNYC

... Three years later ... The only class...

... Three years later ...

The only class that will now (since 1 March) earn 100% SkyMiles on SU is J.
C, D, I (discounted business), 75%.
Y, 75%.
All other economy fares (except S, the second...
Jul 22, 12, 9:26 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,685
Posted By StefanNYC

Plus, SkyMiles members should remember that cheap...

Plus, SkyMiles members should remember that cheap SU flights yield only 75% :td:
Apr 29, 12, 2:05 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 9,315
Posted By StefanNYC

That would be quite hard to achieve, given that...

That would be quite hard to achieve, given that the IL-76 is a freigher... ;)



Ditto.
Except that the 75% mileage earning rate makes MRs on them all but impossible... :td:
Mar 15, 12, 9:18 am
Replies: 24
Views: 5,085
Posted By StefanNYC

I am afraid flights to/from Havana won't earn you...

I am afraid flights to/from Havana won't earn you any SkyMiles... ;)
Mar 15, 12, 9:07 am
Replies: 24
Views: 5,085
Posted By StefanNYC

Here's one FTer who needs neither a visa for...

Here's one FTer who needs neither a visa for Russia nor an hotel in Moscow -- so, I'm game, 19-22 April. My second best NYC-MOW fare ever (next only to $450 in August (!) 2009). Thanks much, OP!
Feb 17, 12, 5:22 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,992
Posted By StefanNYC

Thanks for the details. Very interesting! (And...

Thanks for the details. Very interesting! (And quite topical for me, as I expect to be flying between MOW and LED some more.) Now I'll have to think what to do :) (I flew SVO-LED-DME, SU-marketed,...
Feb 17, 12, 5:12 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,992
Posted By StefanNYC

Apparently not yet: a quick search reveals that 9...

Apparently not yet: a quick search reveals that 9 days ago (8-Feb) SU only got authorization from the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service to proceed with the deal.
(Although, who knows... perhaps...
Feb 17, 12, 1:02 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,992
Posted By StefanNYC

Really? Doesn't that contradict Delta's T&C?...

Really? Doesn't that contradict Delta's T&C? Non-DL-coded flights on non-ST metal shouldn't earn any miles, should they?

(I recently flew just that, LED-DME, SU-coded, FV-operated. Didn't even...
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