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Forum: Star Alliance
May 30, 09, 4:48 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,077
Posted By Al B

Well, for RTW fares it's now in the rules - 2PC...

Well, for RTW fares it's now in the rules - 2PC applies with most Star carriers allowing 23KG max per piece - for Y cabin travel.
May 26, 09, 2:05 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By Al B

2 options after departure from Van - an "express"...

2 options after departure from Van - an "express" option or an abbreviated traditional service, then mid-flight (plus snacks in stand-up Bar through the flight) and breakfast before arrival.
I...
May 23, 09, 3:39 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By Al B

Since 9/11, anyone touching U.S. soil must go...

Since 9/11, anyone touching U.S. soil must go through the formalitites with U.S. authorities. Oz passport holders once could remain in sterile areas (at airports that had them) if only transitting,...
May 21, 09, 2:31 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By Al B

Firstly, Welcome to FT des_from_oz I believe...

Firstly, Welcome to FT des_from_oz

I believe that AC policy changed recently. You should now be able to through check on seperate tickets.
Give the local AC call centre in SYD a call to verify....
May 18, 09, 2:45 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,293
Posted By Al B

Indeed, as confirmed to me by local SQ rep. Just...

Indeed, as confirmed to me by local SQ rep. Just paid for F seat on that flight about a week before announced - moved myself to the lunchtime departure now as I'm not flying the old config when it's...
May 13, 09, 2:30 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,766
Posted By Al B

Thanks for the responses to my question. (And the...

Thanks for the responses to my question. (And the chuckles from the off-topic posts!).
SK it is. Looking forward to it.
Cheers.
Forum: Star Alliance
May 12, 09, 2:37 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By Al B

TP PRG-BUD if it's still operating. Try the...

TP PRG-BUD if it's still operating.
Try the "Unorthodox Routes" link in the Useful References sticky at the top of the forum. It's been going for some years, so some old/irrelevant ifo now, but is a...
May 10, 09, 3:11 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,766
Posted By Al B

Will be travelling DXB-ARN in October in C cabin...

Will be travelling DXB-ARN in October in C cabin and have narrowed my choices to LH via MUC or SK via CPH. (Hate those short overnight flights and TK via IST on a 738 is not an option when paying for...
May 10, 09, 2:34 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By Al B

It worked for me once, but in the opposite sense....

It worked for me once, but in the opposite sense. The kiosk allowed me to take an earlier flight from YYC and have more than 4 hours in YYZ before continuing to YOW. No fare recalculation, just the...
Forum: Star Alliance
May 9, 09, 3:10 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By Al B

Not to mention meagre mileage earn - JK domestic...

Not to mention meagre mileage earn - JK domestic doesn't pay all too good.
Forum: Star Alliance
May 9, 09, 3:03 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By Al B

That's an interesting observation Guy Betsy. I...

That's an interesting observation Guy Betsy. I wonder if they have seperate desks for the industry and the great unwashed masses?
There are certainly plenty of posts in threads past about Star...
Forum: Star Alliance
May 8, 09, 6:24 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By Al B

Well there's your answer - you didn't specify in...

Well there's your answer - you didn't specify in your original post that SYD-AKL was a surface segment, like you did with the DKR-CAI segment, so you do only have 5 stopovers and it's a valid YRWSPCL...
Forum: Star Alliance
May 8, 09, 4:42 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By Al B

You only have 6 stopovers (DKR/CAI combined, BOM,...

You only have 6 stopovers (DKR/CAI combined, BOM, BKK, SIN, SYD and AKL) - are any of them less than a 24 hour stay ?
May 8, 09, 4:32 am
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Al B

Presume you mean AC code operated on LH metal...

Presume you mean AC code operated on LH metal FRA-DXB? If the L class on AC translates to W S or U class on Lufty, then you'll only get the 50% miles as the operating carrier earn rules apply.
May 7, 09, 2:26 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,636
Posted By Al B

One of SQ's Star sisters (AC) has a policy where...

One of SQ's Star sisters (AC) has a policy where they will extend an unused ticket for 3 months extra validity with a small fee, so there is precedent. A partially used ticket is however another...
May 6, 09, 2:46 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,123
Posted By Al B

It's been around for a while - was offered one as...

It's been around for a while - was offered one as part of the a-la-carte options on a booking I was looking at several weeks ago where I had a (deliberately planned) 8 hour connection at YVR between...
Forum: Star Alliance
Apr 29, 09, 3:20 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,957
Posted By Al B

With all due respect, isn't that the intention of...

With all due respect, isn't that the intention of at least 2 of the sticky's already here in the forum?
There is already a wealth of information in those on machinations, tips/tricks, guides to...
Apr 29, 09, 3:10 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By Al B

I noted about 4-5 weeks ago there's D class all...

I noted about 4-5 weeks ago there's D class all over the place for most of the rest of this year on SYD-YVR - I've never seen so many ever available before. A lot of them seem to be gone now, but...
Forum: Star Alliance
Apr 27, 09, 2:54 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Al B

At least it's the MEL-AKL portion that's causing...

At least it's the MEL-AKL portion that's causing problems and not the longer one! :)
Get your agent to confirm U for MEL-AKL while you still can and waitlist Z. If the flight is as bad as you seem...
Forum: Star Alliance
Apr 27, 09, 4:35 am
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Al B

AC NZ UA and US went to "book Z" quite some time...

AC NZ UA and US went to "book Z" quite some time ago for the Circle Pac fares.
NZ has a caveat that if Z not available, book U (Premium Y) or if Z/U not available, book Y.
Apr 23, 09, 3:10 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By Al B

Try clicking the link to fare rules, which...

Try clicking the link to fare rules, which appears on the bottom line of both the boxes in section 3 on the review flight details page.
(The boxes that are under the itinerary, and fare breakdown on...
Forum: Star Alliance
Apr 23, 09, 3:56 am
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By Al B

Used to be a mix, but the rules changed in late...

Used to be a mix, but the rules changed in late 2008. All carriers now definitely book in Q class. The following is a cut and paste from the latest release effective for sales from 15MAR09.
RBD
CXR...
Apr 18, 09, 4:12 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Al B

There is no agreement for mileage earn and burn...

There is no agreement for mileage earn and burn with QF, so you will be wasting your time trying to accrue those miles. You may get lucky if you have a oneworld FF account with any of their carriers,...
Forum: Star Alliance
Apr 13, 09, 3:02 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By Al B

At one time you couldn't but you can now. ...

At one time you couldn't but you can now.

EL.ELIGIBILITY
STAR ALLIANCE EUROPE AIRPASS FARE IS AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS OF A COUNTRY OUTSIDE EUROPE IN CONNECTION WITH TRAVEL TO/VIA EUROPE...
Forum: Star Alliance
Apr 8, 09, 2:56 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Al B

Try searching for "Date Change" or "Revalidation"...

Try searching for "Date Change" or "Revalidation" or similar. ;)

16. Penalties
A. Changes
1. Before departure
i. Re-booking/re-validation of all sectors permitted at no charge.
ii....
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