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Apr 21, 19, 8:08 am
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Posted By andymac66

Thanks a lot Craig, points it is then. The extra...

Thanks a lot Craig, points it is then. The extra flexibility will be useful as well.
Apr 21, 19, 7:12 am
Replies: 28
Views: 6,554
Posted By andymac66

Should I use points or cash? Hanoi in june

Sorry for posting but I can't get my head around the maths on this. I'm planning five nights at the Hilton Garden Inn, Hanoi which would be 40,000 points with the free night. Cash rates are pretty...
Aug 18, 18, 8:48 am
Replies: 68
Views: 18,415
Posted By andymac66

I just spoke to HSBC. There's a maximum transfer...

I just spoke to HSBC. There's a maximum transfer amount of 99,998 HSBC points per transaction so if you need to send a larger amount you'll need to make multiple transfers.

It would have been nice...
Aug 18, 18, 6:17 am
Replies: 68
Views: 18,415
Posted By andymac66

Has anyone had any issues transferring larger...

Has anyone had any issues transferring larger amounts of HSBC points to Avios under this promotion? I transferred 400,000 HSBC points and received 20,000 Avios plus the bonus 5000.

I assumed I had...
Jun 25, 18, 3:03 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

I've also noticed that most stopovers force the...

I've also noticed that most stopovers force the price a lot higher and your words about the stopover having to be at the beginning or end of a LA segment make a lot of sense. That's a useful piece of...
Jun 18, 18, 4:17 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

Many thanks for the detailed instructions. I've...

Many thanks for the detailed instructions. I've managed to bring down the price of some itineries that I was looking at and I was able to get SEZ to price for the first time. Unfortunately adding...
Jun 17, 18, 3:07 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

Has anyone been able to build in a few stopovers...

Has anyone been able to build in a few stopovers and if so, how did you do it? I can do one on the outward and one on the return but anything else longer that 24 hours sends the price rocketing....
Jun 12, 18, 12:59 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

I even tried to get ASI with this fare (the...

I even tried to get ASI with this fare (the Airlink JNB-HLE flight continues there on some dates). No chance though!
Jun 12, 18, 12:54 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

Yeah, I tried and failed with MPN as well. I got...

Yeah, I tried and failed with MPN as well. I got there on Avios a few years ago so not too disapointed!
Jun 12, 18, 9:48 am
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Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

While we're discussing HLE, what's the remotest,...

While we're discussing HLE, what's the remotest, off the beaten track destination anyone has been able to include in this fare?

PS For the purposes of this thread, IPC doesn't count as remote or...
Jun 11, 18, 4:45 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

Actually, I was trying to include HLE in routings...

Actually, I was trying to include HLE in routings even before I saw your post. Yes, the price wasn't that good but HLE is an expensive place to get to - the round trip from JNB is around 800. Seems...
Jun 10, 18, 5:17 pm
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Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

I still can't get it to work.

I still can't get it to work.
Jun 10, 18, 5:08 pm
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Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

Thanks, I'll give it a try!

Thanks, I'll give it a try!
Jun 10, 18, 4:17 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

Did you have any luck with HLE? ITA has no...

Did you have any luck with HLE? ITA has no problem including it in itineraries but getting it to price with LA or an OTA is tricky. I was only ever able to find an all economy itinerary with an OTA...
Feb 10, 18, 3:28 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 4,909
Posted By andymac66

I'd also be interested to know the answer to...

I'd also be interested to know the answer to this. I suspect you would need to be resident in the other country but I'd be happy to be proved wrong.
Jan 5, 18, 12:55 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

Moorea is a good choice, the scenery looks...

Moorea is a good choice, the scenery looks spectacular. I eventualy decided to go for Bora Bora, though but hopefully I'll have time to take a day trip on the ferry to Moorea as well. I almost gave...
Nov 7, 17, 11:04 am
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Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

​​​​The second itinerary is interesting. Would...

​​​​The second itinerary is interesting. Would you mind sharing a link to it?
Nov 5, 17, 2:27 pm
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Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

I was in Auckland in May this year, I'd recommend...

I was in Auckland in May this year, I'd recommend climbing Mount Eden. It's an easy climb with great views of the city and the crater (it's an extinct volcano) from the top. Devonport makes for a...
Nov 5, 17, 6:41 am
Replies: 619
Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

For positioning, I've booked SQ Business class to...

For positioning, I've booked SQ Business class to AKL (also from IST) using Krisflyer miles. I haven't booked the return portion from Tokyo yet but it's not until September. I'm thinking of using my...
Nov 1, 17, 2:07 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By andymac66

Thanks for the reply. The OZ website seems to...

Thanks for the reply. The OZ website seems to imply that it's possible to mix EY and OZ awards on the same ticket-

Notes for Reservations and Ticket Issuance
Asiana Club Members may use flight...
Oct 31, 17, 1:06 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By andymac66

Valid routing for an award flight?

I was playing around with the awardhacker site recently looking for options for a redemption from the UK to Hawaii. It came up with this as an allowed routing using OZ points -

Allowed routes...
Oct 24, 17, 12:07 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

Thanks for that! Seems like I hadn't checked...

Thanks for that! Seems like I hadn't checked Finnair after all. The codes were clearly visible when I looked today.

My booking gets me Q, Y and S on LAN (earning 100% on AS), S on the short IB and...
Oct 23, 17, 11:33 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

Not on Priceline though. They couldn't even tell...

Not on Priceline though. They couldn't even tell me the codes when I asked them directly on chat.
Oct 23, 17, 4:37 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

Stopovers in PPT, IPC and SCL as well as EDI. The...

Stopovers in PPT, IPC and SCL as well as EDI. The price was $1165. Adding stopovers certainly bumps the price up but there's no way I was going to miss the opportunity to visit Tahiti and Easter...
Oct 23, 17, 3:24 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 142,899
Posted By andymac66

I booked with Priceline -...

I booked with Priceline - AKL-PPT-IPC-SCL-MAD-LGW-EDI three month stopover, then EDI-HEL-NRT. How can I find out what the fare basis code on each sector is? I've tried entering the PNRs into the LAN,...
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