RTW *A Questions

Old Mar 2, 23, 11:06 am
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RTW *A Questions

Hi all,

I removed my earlier questions because I found answers for most of them.

My biggest challenge now is getting the Star Alliance RTW booking tool to land at the price they estimate when I first start the tool.

It shows an estimated price of $5200 in the flight selection screen but when I click to the final summary, the lowest combination of flights I can get is $5700.

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Old Mar 2, 23, 5:04 pm
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Do you trigger any surcharges for certain flights? Did your first estimate include all fuel surcharges etc?
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Old Mar 7, 23, 11:13 pm
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I’ve looking at various RTW routings and I’ve come across a strange anomaly. Every RTW itinerary I’ve looked at includes a $13.50 “Passenger Service Charge Guam” even though none of the itineraries includes a Guam stop. Is this a *A glitch, or is there another explanation?
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Old Mar 8, 23, 6:48 am
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Originally Posted by Unterwegs View Post
Do you trigger any surcharges for certain flights? Did your first estimate include all fuel surcharges etc?
The tool has an estimate in the bottom right corner that gets updated after your final flight selections, but it doesn't break down the estimate so it's hard for me to tell.

In the end I was able to find a route starting in TYO that was $3200, mostly in M class. Now I have to get to Tokyo.
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Old Mar 8, 23, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by halls120 View Post
Ive looking at various RTW routings and Ive come across a strange anomaly. Every RTW itinerary Ive looked at includes a $13.50 Passenger Service Charge Guam even though none of the itineraries includes a Guam stop. Is this a *A glitch, or is there another explanation?
FWIW my final receipt shows no such charge, but I also started my route in Japan.
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Old Mar 8, 23, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by braichu View Post
FWIW my final receipt shows no such charge, but I also started my route in Japan.
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Old Mar 18, 23, 4:19 am
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Apololgies for chiming in here, but how are you guys able to select the same airport twice in the *A booking tool?
For example it should be allowed to stop and transit twice in FRA but for whatever reason FRA (or any other airport) does not appear again a second time in the drop down list.
What am I doing wrong?
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Old Mar 18, 23, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by f4freeJunior View Post
Apololgies for chiming in here, but how are you guys able to select the same airport twice in the *A booking tool?
For example it should be allowed to stop and transit twice in FRA but for whatever reason FRA (or any other airport) does not appear again a second time in the drop down list.
What am I doing wrong?
If I remember correctly you need to search for the flight to the next stopover, then potentially a transfer at the same airport will show and you can select that one.
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Old Mar 20, 23, 6:33 am
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I too am considering such a trip. I'll likely put together a desired itinerary and then enlist a TA that specializes in RTWs for suggestions/booking.

That said, remind me. What are the UA PQP earning restrictions on *A flights? (I know the preferred partner vs. other *A in terms of miles/something.). But is the PQP limit per segment or per ticket?

Just asking to ensure I maintain UA status.

Thanks.
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Old Mar 20, 23, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by lamphs View Post
I too am considering such a trip. I'll likely put together a desired itinerary and then enlist a TA that specializes in RTWs for suggestions/booking.

That said, remind me. What are the UA PQP earning restrictions on *A flights? (I know the preferred partner vs. other *A in terms of miles/something.). But is the PQP limit per segment or per ticket?

Just asking to ensure I maintain UA status.

Thanks.
Per segment.

Earning Status (PQP) on non-016 Tickets and Partner Metal
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