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Old February 5th, 2014, 10:25 PM
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Just booked

HSV - ATL - CDG - DXB DL/AF in business class; with return

CPT - LHR in VS Upper Class with three days in London then

LHR - ATL - HSV DL in business class

for only 150K skymiles per person!!!!!

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Nice Marc.....good deal for you.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 08:26 AM
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Wow Marc, that is a great value. I think it costs 40,000 just to go from HSV to FLL.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 09:16 AM
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This is all Greek to me..... Good deal, I have no idea..!
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Old February 6th, 2014, 02:59 PM
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That's one of the negatives of living in Alabama. If you want to go anywhere you will have to go through Memphis, Dallas or Atlanta. The old joke was that when you die your soul has to go through Atlanta to get to heaven.


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Old March 13th, 2014, 09:10 PM
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Marc. Did you do this online by yourself or did you use a delta agent. How long did it take to get all the flights? I couldn't find anything cheaper than 125000 miles each for Cincy to Venice. You did a wonderful job
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Old March 14th, 2014, 08:19 PM
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Truth in advertising, I am still PM on Delta so better agents and shorter wait on phone. Did it all in one phone call that lasted about 20 minutes.

I never try to do online; they keep saying they are improving the website for online redemption but forget it; especially true with open jaw.

DL agents have always treated me well.

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Old March 15th, 2014, 08:38 AM
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I'm also platinum on Delta. I will give them a call and see what we can work out. Do u have any extra long layovers?
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Old March 15th, 2014, 10:07 AM
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None except the three days in London I asked for. I also have to spend one extra day in Cape Town. I have been successful twice now in getting both open jaw and stopover on same trip.
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Thanks for the tip. I believe u can make reservation 300 days out. Will have to wait as my trip isn't until May 2015
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Thanks for the tip. I believe u can make reservation 300 days out. Will have to wait as my trip isn't until May 2015
331 days out although sometimes partners are earlier than later. As PM you can change for free so book outbound 331 days in advance and then return when it is available. On my last flight I did it around 270 days in advance. That ability to change and redeposit without fee is a great PM benefit when it comes to getting international tickets.
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331 days out although sometimes partners are earlier than later. As PM you can change for free so book outbound 331 days in advance and then return when it is available. On my last flight I did it around 270 days in advance. That ability to change and redeposit without fee is a great PM benefit when it comes to getting international tickets.
Thanks. I will put 311 day mark in my calendar with a reminder
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Warning: Lufthansa Pilots Union will be on strike scheduled for April 2nd - April 5th, 2014.
Make arrangements to use alternative code share partners ASAP, remember flights leaving from West coast of USA/Canada will not arrive in Germany until next day.

I am flying to Rome using United air miles with Star Alliance partners US Airways, which is leaving the program on 3/31/14.


Anyway only 50K for 1st class lax - Charlotte, then Envoy (business) to Rome, lands at 9:45 AM. Purrrrfect!


My return was 70K for business class flying on "2nd deck" only 16-seats upstairs on code share partner Lufthansa from Rome - Frankfurt departs in evening, allows 3/4 of the day in Rome (overnight layover in Frankfurt "Hilton points" @ Garden Inn in the airport) 12 hours of Zzzzzzz's, then non-stop 10.5 hours to LAX on the new 747-800. Total miles 120 K. Fellow frequently flyer junkies', check-out Seat Guru for picking your seats and always join the airlines frequent flyer program, you can set up TEXT/e mail warnings on last minute gate changes and or schedule changes, plus always have your flight/hotel itinerary in the center of luggage, helps the airline locate luggage/passenger if delayed or lost.


I'll book a last minute cruise after the cancellations penalties kick in Aug/Sept. 2014. I found 6 cruises to pick from departing Rome and or Barcelona.


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