BOM - SFO one way award ticket -- did i blow it

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  1. dougnet

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    I have 120K United Miles plus points . I want to book 2/3(2 adults 1 kid) one way from BOM to SFO tickets and I prefer 1) SG(singapore airlines)2) Lufthansa ,3) Thai , when i try to book any award ticket I used to be able to get SG but not any more now I am getting just Lufthansa , did i just blow it or Do i still have a chance, is it going to be different if i call it in ?
     
  2. snod08
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    What do you mean by "Did I just blow it"?

    I think what you are saying is you are not finding any availability on Singapore Airlines (SQ);
    That is not a surprise, as most of us dont find awards on SQ easily. You did miss a great opportunity a few weeks earlier when all sorts of awards were available on SQ flights.

    Anyways, finding 2 or 3 award seats together on BOM-SFO will be a challenge most of the time.

    Calling in doesnt change much.
    Suggest you also use ANA (airlines) tool to find possibilities.
     
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  3. desamo

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    SQ's currently completely blocked on UA due to a bug on SQ's side when their res system changed over a few weeks ago that released excess award availability. Word is, it'll be fixed in a few weeks and re-opened for booking on UA.
     
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    BOM has been pretty tricky to book award flights too.. i've been looking and not getting a lot of great itinearies
     
  5. harvson3

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    Do you like Jet Airways? Call in and see if there's availability. I had two business EWR-BRU-BOM flights booked on Dec. 27th until I had to change them at the 23rd hour. It turns out that India is not a valid UA "entry route" to Indonesia. Only in the dictionary.

    Also, that glitch pretty much zeroed out SQ availability for a time.
     
  6. dougnet

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    thank you for your suggestion
     
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    I am going to stick to Lufthansa for now
     
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    Thank you all for your inputs
     
  9. Aditya Vyas
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    I booked my wife and son on LH but would suggest you look at UA/CO flight from SFO-EWR/BOM which will get you in at 9.30 pm right in time to get home and sleep at a decent hour. Also service and food was great when I flew them in Feb'12
     
  10. Wandering Aramean
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    And don't forget that you can confirm a partner itinerary and waitlist for UA metal if you want.
     
  11. Wandering Aramean
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    And don't forget that you can confirm a partner itinerary and waitlist for UA metal if you want.
     
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    While nothign shows on .sux you can still call in for availability. SQ is not completely blocked, it's amazing how often I'm seeing this posted incorrectly.
     
  13. snod08
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    AFAIK you cannot redeem UA miles for Jet airways.
     
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    I meant online, sorry to have been unclear.
     

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