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*A RTW adding non-alliance served airport?

Old Jan 12, 19, 10:06 am
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Question *A RTW adding non-alliance served airport?

Hi,

I'm looking into a paid RTW ticket from Europe, Asia, New Zealand, French-Polynesia, North America and back to Europe. I used the Start Alliance RTW website to create an itinerary which worked fine to the point that only Papeete is served on Tahiti. Since my destination is Bora Bora I'm looking for some advise how to add this segment. I know that I could just book an additional separated ticket but in case of irops I would be in trouble. Is there any way to add the Papeete-Bora Bora segment to RTW PNR or is there some other trick? Any advise is welcomed.

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Old Jan 12, 19, 2:10 pm
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Not possible. To reduce risk of misconnect have your flights between PPT & BOB the day after arrival into PPT and the day before departure from PPT.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by flyingfkb View Post
Hi,

I'm looking into a paid RTW ticket from Europe, Asia, New Zealand, French-Polynesia, North America and back to Europe. I used the Start Alliance RTW website to create an itinerary which worked fine to the point that only Papeete is served on Tahiti. Since my destination is Bora Bora I'm looking for some advise how to add this segment. I know that I could just book an additional separated ticket but in case of irops I would be in trouble. Is there any way to add the Papeete-Bora Bora segment to RTW PNR or is there some other trick? Any advise is welcomed.

Cheers
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If the airport is not serviced by *A airline, you are not going to fly there on *A RTW ticker. There are not tricks. Full stop.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 12:58 pm
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Thanks for the feedback. I was hoping that there might be a codeshare agreement of some kind. Adding two additional nights in Papeete is not my preferred solution but I will look into it.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by flyingfkb View Post
I was hoping that there might be a codeshare agreement of some kind.
Codeshares would not help. Everything within *A is based on the operator, not on the marketing carrier.
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Old Jan 14, 19, 4:58 am
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
Codeshares would not help. Everything within *A is based on the operator, not on the marketing carrier.
Good to know. Thank you for clarifying this.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 4:47 am
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
Codeshares would not help. Everything within *A is based on the operator, not on the marketing carrier.
Indeed, however this doesn't mean that codeshares can't be booked in a RTW ticket. Sometimes codeshares can be beneficial for status miles maximization purposes when the codeshare flight books into a higher booking class than the flight with operating carrier (ie. LH books into D and AC, NH and UA book into Z) - assuming that this higher booking class than maps 1:1 to the operator's booking class.

There used to by some interesting codeshare options like the TG codeshare on LY (EL AL) BKK-TLV vv. and the SA codeshare on QF JNB-SYD vv., but these are long gone.

The RTW fare rules are very specific on the codeshares that are allowed.
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