Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 India Tour Companies
  2. 2 Vietnam Dong
  3. 3 Understanding beach destinations in Thailand
  4. 4 Itinerary/tips for 2-3 weeks in Japan in Nov.
  5. 5 First trip to Japan - 3 weeks, summer 2018
  6. 6 Appropriate Dress For The Cultural Triangle
  7. 7 First time in Japan in November - Request Itinerary Help
  8. 8 3 weeks in Japan
  9. 9 New Years in Japan
  10. 10 2 weeks in Vietnam
  11. 11 Good fare for US west coast to Japan?
  12. 12 First timer to Hong Kong, Thailand & Cambodia
  13. 13 Trip Report Touristy Thailand
  14. 14 Tour company for China and Southeast Asia
  15. 15 3 Weeks Thailand Itinerary - Advice Sought
  16. 16 Trip Report One week in Taiwan (is not enough!)
  17. 17 Vietnam with kids/teens
  18. 18 Myanmar tour companies
  19. 19 Help with 2 week Thailand itinerary
  20. 20 Trip Report A Victory Day Tour
  21. 21 16 hour layover in Indonesia; what to do?
  22. 22 Kinosake Onsen Ryokan
  23. 23 12 days in Thailand itinerary
  24. 24 One Visa for multiple countries?
  25. 25 Procuring Letter of Invitation from Kazakhastan for Visa
View next 25 » Back to the top

Frequent flyer tickets advice

Jump to last reply

We just procured a frequent flyer ticket(1) to china this coming October. Yippee!!! Unfortunately it is a coach seat, but it's free and one can't complain too much! We only had enough miles for one ticket, so one was purchased. It took us 2 1/2 hrs on the phone with the delta airlines representative, but happily we ended up as very satisfied customers. As in the past four years when we procured tickets to thailand, vietnam, and india, we reviewed the sky mile chart to determine how many points were required for the cheapest ticket. This year as in the past, we were informed that there were no available tickets at the lowest advertised rate. After speaking to two representatives we demanded to speak to a supervisor. This has happened on each occasion when we've attempted to use points for our tickets. Once we spoke with the supervisor and we explained our flexibility in choosing a date within a month's time frame, our tickets miraculously became available on the very dates that were our first choice. I believe that the supervisors have greater flexibility in opening up seats, so...the lesson is
1. Persistence pays
2. Do your homework first and make a spreadsheet of all available flights including partner flights
3. Most importantly...ask to speak to the supervisor when all else fails
And
4. Don't accept the fact that the only seats available require more of your precious miles!

Hope this helps some of you.

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement