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Delta Skymiles, FINALLY I was able to book a flight!

Delta Skymiles, FINALLY I was able to book a flight!

Aug 26th, 2010, 04:28 PM
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Delta Skymiles, FINALLY I was able to book a flight!

After many hours online and on the phone I was finally able to book 2 coach tickets to Italy using skymiles (60,000). I wanted to share what I found out be we the best way to do it. When searching online choose one-way flights and "search by schedule" not by price. After you find the one-way flight then search for the return, again using one-way "search by schedule". Also I found flying on either Tuesday or Wednesday usually is less points. I hope this helps anyone trying to book award tickets.
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Aug 26th, 2010, 04:36 PM
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Thanks, debp, I use to have the NWA ff and now of course have Delta's which I have not used or even checked out. Did you book via the phone? I ask as you said you were on the phone with Delta. If so what did they charge you? Thanks.
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Aug 26th, 2010, 05:56 PM
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Thanks for the info! I used to have good luck booking foreign carriers on Northwest, but haven't booked anything since the merge with Delta.
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Aug 26th, 2010, 06:39 PM
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Thanks for sharing! I will definitely try your technique. It takes forever to save 60,000 miles for 2 people let alone 90,000 miles. Did you book 330 days out???
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Aug 26th, 2010, 08:27 PM
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Was the 60,000 miles for one person roundtrip?

Are your flights non-stop?
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Aug 26th, 2010, 09:40 PM
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Thanks for the info-- I often resign myself to using a travel agent to score tix on Delta.
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Aug 26th, 2010, 09:43 PM
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Hi annw, what does a TA charge you for booking your FF tickets with them? And does that work better and easier than trying to DYI. Thanks!
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Aug 27th, 2010, 04:19 AM
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Congratulations!

As someone who is trying to burn those last 60,000 miles -- for a summertime trip to Europe, no less -- I know what a triumph you've achieved....
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Aug 27th, 2010, 01:06 PM
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I booked my tickets online for Air France flights. I called to check for Alitalia flights because they do not show up on the Delta website. 60,000 points per person R/T. I did not book 330 days in advance but pretty close, June 2011. I don't think July (330 days) was available. The last return date I could find for 60,000 was June 22nd. The flights are with one stop which is the only thing available from my area.

Good luck!
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Aug 27th, 2010, 02:56 PM
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Bookmarking, for some reason we fly mostly Delta in the last few years, so may be eligible for the next trip... Thank you, DebP!

I hear Venice calling my name
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