Better to is write on the email how many miles the booking requires, how many miles you have and note that you will purchase the rest over the phone at time of payment so LM will know you are ware you don’t have enough, otherwise they will offer alternative options that match the number of miles currently in the account.LM now require miles to be in your account before they will do a screenshot booking. I need to cancel an Asiana F booking so wanted my new booking in place before I did. Grh....
Last year I did a F-J screenshot booking and got the reduced rate. Might depend on the agent?Has anyone noticed that LM has secretly removed the ability to book mixed cabin online ? Previously if you book mixed J/F you can get a reduced rate. It won't allow you to do that anymore. Eg. I tried to search ORD-HND-SYD, despite ORD-HND available in NH F and HND-SYD available in J, it won't allow you to book F/J online. It will only show availability if the same cabin is available on both legs. Not sure if SS is possible. But even if they allow screenshots, would they give you reduced rate or full F rate?
Nope. Maybe it is to do with the upcoming devaluation? (a rush of bookings). But TG has been patchy for the last couple of months. First with UA pulling it outright, then once they brought it back it was pretty much the end (possibly people with UA miles snapping them up when they got the chance).It seems business class from BNE, SYD and MEl TG to Europe has pretty much dried up -- anyone have an insight into this?
Yeah, so different to a couple of years ago. Still not too bad ex-HKG to Europe etc, but the value isn't the same. It was a bit too good to be true. I'll keep looking, hoping it will suddenly open up again...Nope. Maybe it is to do with the upcoming devaluation? (a rush of bookings). But TG has been patchy for the last couple of months. First with UA pulling it outright, then once they brought it back it was pretty much the end (possibly people with UA miles snapping them up when they got the chance).
Or possibly TG is just wanting to get better yields. If everyone knows they can get cheap seats without paying full price... well.. no one pays full price (or very few). TG has an extraordinarily generous FF policy - up to 8 seats in business class are released as a starting point. Out of a small cabin that quite a lot of seats.
As it stands, TG is pretty much on par with the like of QF in terms of availability... almost none
Alternatively... all good things must come to an end There was massive availability for years on TG, right back to the US Airways days. When our dollar was above parity with the USD we were getting business class flights for just a few dollars more than revenue economy fares on Qantas.It was a bit too good to be true.
See my earlier post on this:I'm referring to booking via email with a screenshot.
Reply (if any) takes at least a week and by that time the requested flights are gone.
Yes luck is definitely needed when booking with LM..LOLSee my earlier post on this:
I'm waiting too! Got a reply within an hour saying it had been forwarded. Will wait to see how long it takes. Unfortunately I just found a better routing and don't know whether to cancel my exisiting (however one does that) or just suck it up. Is the better routing bookable on line? If so just...www.australianfrequentflyer.com.au
It may or may not work but worth a try. Good luck!
I booked for August 1.More importantly... when for? Availability is almost non existent at the moment to and from AU on TG