redeeming business saver award

Old Sep 24, 11, 6:53 am
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redeeming business saver award

I was thinking of convert my amex pts to krisflyer. I've checked many dates for business saver awards from USA west coast to hkg, sin and find nothing, is it pretty much impossible?
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Old Sep 25, 11, 3:48 am
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SQ is notorious for that did you try looking in other award categories, given that the routes tht you are looking at are busy routes saver awards may be very tough to come by.
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Old Sep 25, 11, 4:54 am
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All SQ's West coast routes are served by A380s, and 77Ws. There are no saver awards.

You have to fly out of JFK in the last 747 route for saver awards. And that is only until mid January
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Old Sep 25, 11, 5:53 am
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Transfer to Continental instead- it ends on Sept 30 so you only have a couple of days.

Only transfer to SQ if you're interested in flying SQ new product in first or business- at the 'standard' level.
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Old Sep 25, 11, 7:56 am
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Transfer to Continental instead- it ends on Sept 30 so you only have a couple of days.

Only transfer to SQ if you're interested in flying SQ new product in first or business- at the 'standard' level.
why would i want to transfer to continental?
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Old Sep 25, 11, 8:03 am
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Originally Posted by SQueeze View Post
All SQ's West coast routes are served by A380s, and 77Ws. There are no saver awards.

You have to fly out of JFK in the last 747 route for saver awards. And that is only until mid January

Can we expect any kind of change to that? I would think they would lose alot of business to competition.
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Old Sep 25, 11, 10:09 am
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Nope no change expected. This has been SQ policy since long and they dont seem to be in any mood to change it.

As for the Continental reference that was intended to say that you can transfer to them and maybe book with them or look for *A availability with other airlines.
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Old Sep 25, 11, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by planensimple View Post
Nope no change expected. This has been SQ policy since long and they dont seem to be in any mood to change it.

As for the Continental reference that was intended to say that you can transfer to them and maybe book with them or look for *A availability with other airlines.

I could also xfer to ANA which I already have miles in, but looks like their *A availability has gotten more difficult too.
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Old Sep 25, 11, 10:16 am
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I could also xfer to ANA which I already have miles in, but looks like their *A availability has gotten more difficult too.
If you already have miles with them then go for ANA, combine them together and get something on a *A carrier, ANA award availability tool is good for this

But yeah just be wary of their surcharges. Best way is to call up their customer service and check for charges with them on the route you want to fly on.
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Old Sep 26, 11, 3:37 am
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However, redeeming on ANA (NH) will be easier if you are actually using NH miles so I think that would not be a bad option if you can find a seat from NA to Asia via Japan. F will be notoriously difficult, but in C it could work out and yes you can check via the NH tool first.
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Old Sep 26, 11, 4:26 am
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SQ has just launched a 50% off on award redemption on certain routes , you can check it out here and see if any of the city pairs fits your needs and schedule.

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/planen...ected-flights/
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Old Sep 26, 11, 6:27 am
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However, redeeming on ANA (NH) will be easier if you are actually using NH miles so I think that would not be a bad option if you can find a seat from NA to Asia via Japan. F will be notoriously difficult, but in C it could work out and yes you can check via the NH tool first.

Searching ANA, looks like it's even tough to get flights on ANA, most availablility is on Asiana. I know this isn't the ANA forum, but that's for the info. Can't really get much info on that board.
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Old Sep 27, 11, 4:55 am
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OZ flies its new Quadra Smartium or so seats on certain routes and IIRC it was also to one or two US destinations. Maybe check OZ forum. That seat is excellent. Overall OZ is very solid and I would not hestitate redeeming for C with them.
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Old Sep 29, 11, 5:53 am
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ANA and CO (and SQ and every other *A airline) shares the same partner inventory, so the availability is the same no matter which program you transfer to.

ANA has horrendous YQ charges which disguise their relatively low mileage cost. Aeroplan is the other option but its prices are pretty high too.

Another choice could be to transfer Amex points to Delta through the current promotion and try booking Korean Air business class- certainly worth a shot.
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Old Oct 1, 11, 7:15 am
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i was able to get saver on the 380 for biz in august. it was not available online, but called and they sorted me out, but i am pps, not sure it that helped
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