thanks for the tip - but tried what you suggest and a few other combinations including trying searching for return trips as well as different dates then moving forward - as well as other browsers - different user id's (mine and Mr LL) - logging off and back on. This hanging seems to be a new bug (to add to all the others) - I've given up on this particular itinerary as Mr LL now is not keen on changing the date of our already booked (via LM) SYD-YVR.A potential workaround mentioned was to search for the date before or after your intended one. That might fix the 'hanging' problem, at least for your actual date?
So i notified Lifemiles twice about their computer issues. They finally got back to me and this is the response. They completed missed the fact that their website is not functioning, we can't even get to the purchase page because nothing is happening!!
It's a pleasure to greet you.
Concerning your request, we may only assist you with manual bookings when you encounter an error message during the purchase; the lack of availability is not considered an error since the redemption agreements between each airline and each loyalty program are different.
We recommend you to look on alternate routes or dates under our Fly section (LifeMiles number and password needed).
We appreciate your valuable time.
Thanks bcworld - Looking at the o/w price flights Im hoping its in low hundreds but I guess there is no easy way to know. Need to burn the miles so will bite the bullet and see what happens. Will try and post my experience back in here when all is done.
Cheers for the insight and assistance.
Yeah I was a bit surprised as well. There were only 3 days in June that had J availability and it was always SQ248 that was available.
I worded that slightly poorly and your right nothing will beat the direct 5 hour flight there. We wanted to see what was possible on LM so ended up choosing that routing with a 3 day layover in SIN before moving onto DPS. On the return we're flying DPS - MEL direct.I know I know, you wanted to burn miles... but I can't be the only one wondering how a 10 hour journey via SIN is 'breaking up' a 5 hour non-stop MEL-DPS?
|Singles’ Day promotion, buy miles and get up to 145% additional bonus.|
Valid from Nov 7th to 12th, 2019.
Would someone please be able to help work out sweet spot of 4 J tix - 320,000 points + USD$317.36 (80k + $79.34 per person)
Working out how many points would be purchased on this 145% discount rate to reduce total outlay.