190K krisflyer miles for star alliance business class RTW redemption

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Aggashi

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just want to share this.

I recently redeemed a star alliance business class ticket using only 190K krisflyer miles departing Dec 16 and returning Jan 17 on the following route :-

SYD-YVR-YYZ-LHR-SIN-SYD

basically it's treated as a Syd-Lhr redemption on star alliance award flying AC with stopover at Vancouver and Toronto and the return sector on SQ with stopover in Sin.

the rule for this redemption is 1 free stopover included and for the additional 2 stopover, I had to pay USD$100 per additional stopover.

total taxes and surcharges incl the additional stopover total approx. S$1700+

hope this information can help someone work something to their advantage by being able to fly to North America/Europe/Asia or vice versa which seem like a RTW trip to me. :mrgreen:
 

lovetravellingoz

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Thank you for sharing.

Very interesting as the "official Singapore Airlines *A RTW is below. So yours looks to be a redemption that goes RTW at a cheaper points cost (and possibly slightly higher $ cost) with 3 stop-overs rather than the max the the actual RTW allows.

Also it looks like if it had been a North American award with a stopover on London instead that it would have cost 195K in points!

Star Alliance Round the World Awards


With Round The World Awards, you can travel around the world with the flexibility of multiple stopovers. Circle the globe and visit up to seven cities of your choice for just 180,000 KrisFlyer miles in Economy Class, 240,000 KrisFlyer miles in Business Class and 360,000 KrisFlyer miles in First Class.


There is a lack of rules on the official RTW award on the SQ site but on LH it states:



  • A maximum of ten flight segments (maximum of nine connecting flights) is allowed.
  • There must be an interval of at least ten days between the start of the first intercontinental flight and the start of the last intercontinental flight.
  • A Round the World Flight Award ticket remains valid for twelve months once issued.
  • A maximum of seven stopovers is allowed.
 
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Star Alliance Round the World Awards


With Round The World Awards, you can travel around the world with the flexibility of multiple stopovers. Circle the globe and visit up to seven cities of your choice for just 180,000 KrisFlyer miles in Economy Class, 240,000 KrisFlyer miles in Business Class and 360,000 KrisFlyer miles in First Class.


There is a lack of rules on the official RTW award on the SQ site but on LH it states:



  • A maximum of ten flight segments (maximum of nine connecting flights) is allowed.
  • There must be an interval of at least ten days between the start of the first intercontinental flight and the start of the last intercontinental flight.
  • A Round the World Flight Award ticket remains valid for twelve months once issued.
  • A maximum of seven stopovers is allowed.

Are there maximum miles for such RTW itinerary?
 

lovetravellingoz

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35K it would seem.

With some googling here is the Krisflyer Programme Guide which includes redeeming *A thru Krisflyer.

https://www.singaporeair.com/pdf/ppsclub_krisflyer/guides/KF_ProgrammeGuide.pdf
Note this is dated 2013..so may be out of date.

STAR ALLIANCE AWARD RESTRICTIONS
• An itinerary may contain flights operated by a Star Alliance carrier (excluding Singapore Airlines), orflights operated by two or more Star Alliance carriers (including Singapore Airlines). A maximum of sixtravel segments are allowed per itinerary.
• Travel is subject to blackout dates, capacity control and schedule changes by the operating StarAlliance carrier.
• All reservations must be confirmed before ticketing. Waitlisting is not permitted except on SingaporeAirlines-operated segments only.
• If your itinerary includes bookings in different classes of service, the award level corresponding to thehighest class will apply for the whole award ticket.
• A one-way award requires half the number of KrisFlyer miles as a round-trip award, and is onlyapplicable to the list of carriers as specified in the Star Alliance Award Chart at krisflyer.com
• No stopovers are permitted for one-way awards.
One complimentary en route stopover is permitted for round-trip awards. Up to three more additionalstopovers are also permitted at US$100 each, regardless of the class of service.
• No stopovers are permitted for purely domestic travel, or within the country of departure in an itinerary.No stopovers are permitted if an itinerary contains only European cities, or is between continental USAand Central America or Canada.
• The original outbound departure point may not be used as a transfer point to the final destination onthe return leg.
• One origin or destination open-jaw is permitted for a round-trip award (for example, from Singapore toSan Francisco, and then from Los Angeles to Singapore; or from Seoul to Singapore, then from Singaporeto Tokyo). Open-jaws are permitted across different award zones but the higher award level will apply.En route open-jaws are not permitted.
• Side trips are not permitted. A separate award ticket is required for a side trip.
• Backtracking is not permitted. Travel must be made via the most direct route.
• For tickets that have been issued, changes can only be made to the destination or carrier if travel hasnot commenced. Such changes will require re-issuance of tickets at a service charge. For the relevant fees,please go to Service fees.

ROUND THE WORLD AWARD RESTRICTIONS

• Normal Star Alliance Award travel restrictions apply.
• You must travel in a continuous eastbound or westbound direction, beginning and ending in the samecountry. You must make only one crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and only one crossing of the PacificOcean. You are allowed an origin open-jaw in the same country.
Your total travel distance must not exceed 35,000 miles. You are allowed a maximum of 16 segments inyour itinerary.
You may include a maximum of seven complimentary stopovers in your itinerary. The same stopoverrestrictions for Star Alliance Awards apply for Round The World Awards. In addition, you may stop overonly once in each city and no more than twice in any one country. You may not purchase additionalstopovers. Surface sectors are permitted but count as stopovers.
• For further information on Star Alliance Awards and Round The World Awards, please call KrisFlyerMembership Services.
 

Dannyism

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This seems like excellent value...

I don't even know where to start though.. Do I log into krisflyer and try to book a flight? Or is this something I need to do through the call centre.

Can someone break this down for me please ?
 

lovetravellingoz

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This seems like excellent value...

I don't even know where to start though.. Do I log into krisflyer and try to book a flight? Or is this something I need to do through the call centre.

Can someone break this down for me please ?

You cannot do *A bookings online. Either call up (probably easiest) or lodge the booking form.
 

yoyo

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Has anyone else tried this? Is there much availability on Air Canada between SYD and YVR?
 

deva22

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Would this itinerary now be much better value after the changes to YQ on award bookings?
 
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