Spending Flying Club Miles on AF-KLM

Old Feb 27, 20, 12:47 am
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Originally Posted by Steveng8 View Post
Yes, Iíve tried numerous times to get an answer and seem to get a different answer every time. Latest is that it is just a problem with their website and that they are working on it.

Pretty poor that the Partnership launched a couple of weeks ago and they still donít have the systems set up to utilise the full benefits of the Partnership.

Donít know if ANA has maybe tried to block them from selling the routes given their own partnership with Virgin. If thatís the case they should just be fully transparent about this.
You'd think Virgin would be keen to reduce the number of people booking ANA given the prices!
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Old Feb 27, 20, 2:23 am
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
Finally I am having a fiddle around with this. An itinerary from Moscow to Geneva would cost only 9,000 miles and $28 taxes, which seems an amazing deal. This would be on AF with a transfer in CDG. Round trips cost 18,000, which seems great for the distance, and varies between $77 (KLM) and $91 taxes. There are definitely deals to be had here on niche routes, if you happen to need to use them. I was sure Moscow all the way to Switzerland was going to be a lot more. Wonder what other interesting routings are out there.
Ah so to/from Russia is classed as long haul if the intra Euro connection if free?
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Old Feb 27, 20, 5:07 am
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Head of FC told me face to face on Tuesday that getting Male added to the airport list had been sent off to the IT team, so hopefully sorted soon.

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Old Feb 27, 20, 5:18 am
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Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
Head of FC told me face to face on Tuesday that getting Male added to the airport list had been sent off to the IT team, so hopefully sorted soon.
Any insight on Japan availability issues?
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Old Feb 27, 20, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by pazza2000 View Post
Ah so to/from Russia is classed as long haul if the intra Euro connection if free?
Not sure. I think it's more based on distance rather than continent in this case, no?
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Old Feb 28, 20, 1:35 am
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Originally Posted by s1362083 View Post
Any insight on Japan availability issues?
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Old Feb 28, 20, 2:23 am
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
Not sure. I think it's more based on distance rather than continent in this case, no?
Ah yes you are correct! SVO-CDG-GVA is under 1750 miles, so the connection is free in the sense that it doesnít price separately.
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Old Feb 28, 20, 3:55 am
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What is the furthest you could go on the AFKL network, do you think, without passing into the higher award level? Think it would stretch to Spain or Portugal?
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Old Feb 28, 20, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
What is the furthest you could go on the AFKL network, do you think, without passing into the higher award level? Think it would stretch to Spain or Portugal?
Sub 1750, should just do for a UK - AMS / CDG - Spain / Portugal
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Old Mar 20, 20, 5:58 pm
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Is it not possible to book Premium Economy on AF? The award chart shows the miles required but can't seem to get it to work online.
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Old Mar 26, 20, 1:27 pm
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We are planning a spring 2021 trip into Brussels/home from Amsterdam, unfortunately I live in a city with no VS connections so have been checking gateway cities ORD, MSP, ATL and JFK. JFK is out as we would fly into LGA - best seems ORD (AA to ORD very good) when I put in 2 UC seats for February it shows 48.5k + $271 pp- the return 48.5k + $302 AF - both seem reasonable.

Is there something I’m missing, April trip so I have to wait around 6 weeks to book?
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