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Alitalia as award partner...effectively useless?!

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blingy90

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Hi Guys....

Might be reading it wrong, however was looking at booking a flight that is marketed by EY as a formal connection FCO-AUH-BNE, first leg alitalia operated (EY codeshare) into EY metal leg, rang the call centre....was told alitalia bookings cannot be combined and would need to be two seperate bookings, which obviously would not want.

What is the point of having alitalia as a reward partner? Maybe it could be linked to VA metal, but given their withdrawal out of AUH, in my mind alitalia is a useless partner for reward redemption for velocity members
 

williamsf1

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Hi Guys....

Might be reading it wrong, however was looking at booking a flight that is marketed by EY as a formal connection FCO-AUH-BNE, first leg alitalia operated (EY codeshare) into EY metal leg, rang the call centre....was told alitalia bookings cannot be combined and would need to be two seperate bookings, which obviously would not want.

What is the point of having alitalia as a reward partner? Maybe it could be linked to VA metal, but given their withdrawal out of AUH, in my mind alitalia is a useless partner for reward redemption for velocity members
reward seats need to be booked on the prime flight and not the codeshare

AZ and EY are also on 2 different points tabels

EY do also operate FCO AUH - can you book that flight ?
 

blingy90

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Ah fair enough - is this a fairly standard rule across all airlines? Does clear it up though / makes sense.

My preference was for this particular flight as it was a mid-morning flight for the short leg, into an overnight leg for the flight home to oz.
The research continues!
 

blingy90

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Given they are EAP, even on seperate tickets you should be able to be checked through to the final destination. Correct?

Should being the key word however
 
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