Does Co allow SYD-USA via Asia?

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  1. Sean
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    I know United doesn't unless you can somehow keep it under MPM+15%. Does CO offer more flexibility?
     
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    Yes. :cool:
     
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    AKL-NRT-SFO...nice =D
     
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    Or AKL-SYD-BKK-ICN-JFK or all sorts of other creative routings. There are even some interesting Asia-USA routes that can include Oz. :-:

    The legacy CO rules on award routes are significantly better than the legacy UA version. I'm quite apprehensive waiting to hear which will survive. :oops:
     
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    I need to book one of these soon =) Did you find that on co.com or ?
     
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    The second of the two I described can be booked online if the SYD-SFO/LAX inventory is available AFAIK. The first depends on which carrier you use to get from SE Asia to the USA and whether they are an online partner or not.
     
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    I have to go to AKL for a job interview in 3 weeks, and all I get is Transpacific.
     
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    TG availability via BKK is pretty good. And Thailand is an awesome place if you have a couple days to stop.
     
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    And?

    At what point was it suggested that TATL was still a valid routing option to Oz/NZ? I've booked it once, but that was a manually priced itinerary and they caught on eventually and tried to revoke it. Sadly, I had to cancel the trip, but I did have it booked.
     
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    I'm kind of regretting canceling that JNB-HKG-BKK-LAX-DEN-ANC already since I can't find anything better than that, I wasn't saying it was a valid routing but it would be a sweet way to go to AKL for sure.
     
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    Or a few years for that matter. ;)
     
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    I wasn't aware of this. I burned alot of miles booking NAsia-SAsia before the levels increased but it looks like several of those won't be used.... might be time to get a crazy F routing before the rules change.

    Can AKL be reached from the US through Europe?
     
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    Officially, no, though I did get it booked once.
     
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    I would generally recommend avoiding the LAX-BKK flight if other options exist. It was fine as a novelty to get the cool line and all, but I was thoroughly disappointed with the seat, food and service a couple weeks ago.

    If looking for F redemptions, however, BKK-SYD is up to 3x daily on the A346 and often has F awards available.
     
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    I've done BNE-NRT-IAH before and while I hated the JAL portion, the routing was cool and efficient. This trip I'm just doing a boring IAH-LAX-SYD-MEL-SYD-PER-SYD-SFO-IAH. Getting to PER is nasty on *A, so I jump to QF for the internal segments... now if that other AAirline would be able to give full credit for the miles...
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the info!
     
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    I recently helped friends book DEN-SEA-ICN-SYD and return on OZ. That was with United. It just barely fits under MPM15, and of course, you have to explain to agents why it's legal.
     
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    While not to AKL, managed to book MEL-BKK-FCO-EWR-FRA-SIN-MEL with CO.

    Ended up needing to get back to MEL early so changed to JFK-LAX-SYD-MEL.
    Took a bit of persuasion to get it booked. But not without a stern "this time only" from the supervisor...
     
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    Booked SYD-LAX using miles with United - out via ICN and back via BKK. No issues at all. On reflection, seems quite a long detour to avoid the UA 747's in economy!

    Mark
     
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    What did you pay for the routing via BKK? They'll book it but they often charge you more for it.
     
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    40K each way for economy class. Was originally booked both ways via ICN, but changed it later.
    No surcharge was mentioned or applied.

    Mark.
     
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    Interesting. I wonder if the initial booking via ICN got it issued and then the change was never re-validated to ensure compliance with the MPM rules.
     
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    I guess so. Have confirmed with TG that reservation is ticketed and ready for travel, so just hope that UA do not audit the booking.

    Mark
     
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    Interesting thought.
    IME, never been able to book via BKK with UA for regular mileage.
     

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