Changing SQ/VS/NZ J class RTW Ticket

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  1. airnewzealand

    airnewzealand Junior Member

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    Hi

    I want to change my RTW J class ticket to go SFO AKL SYD rather than SFO AKL CHC AKL.

    Would I have to pay the USD$75 reissue fee or will they just change in the res system for free and not require a ticket reissue?
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    Thanks
     
  2. serfty

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    Given your handle, airnewzealand, this may not be a relevent reply, however with oneWORLD you would need to reticket at a fee (as of 15th August) of US$125.
     
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  4. serfty

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  5. BlacKnox

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    If you check the T&C's of your ticket, it will stipulate whether it's possible to change routing after ticket issuance, and if so, at what cost. Presuming route changes are possible for this J fare, then they will not simply change in the res. system, and yes you'll need to pay something (per the T&Cs).
     
  6. Kiwi Flyer

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    Assuming you have a CRWSTARx - ie standard *A RTW, as opposed to some airline specific RTW, then

    You can change routing apart from prior to the first international leg, for a change fee (which IIRC has recently gone up to US$125). Plus any taxes will be recalculated, so will have extra fuel surcharges (NZ's just went up last week so bad timing) and any other tax change.

    As this is a change of routing, ticket must be reissued - I dont know of any way to avoid this.

    The new routing will need to be valid per the rules (ie number of sectors, at least 3 stopovers, etc).

    If its some other airline specific RTW (eg SQ/LH/NZ) then will depend on the rules of that specific fare which can vary for each one so I wont be much (any?) help there.

    Sorry for the delay in replying - been travelling.
     
  7. airnewzealand

    airnewzealand Junior Member

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    Update

    I managed to change it without a problem. Rang SQ - who I originally booked tix with - who said no problem but a UDS$75 ticket reissue fee which I expected. Popping into SQ TO tommorow to chage the tix and pay the fee.

    Thanks for all your advice.
     
  8. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Good news, and you've just beaten the SQ fuel surcharge increases.
     
  9. airnewzealand

    airnewzealand Junior Member

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    I decided not to change it at this stage after hearing about the possible delays in delivery of the 772. I rang SQ and they said not a problem and if I do decide to reroute AKL SYD.

    I do want to pay USD$75 and end up on a A320.

    If the 772 is delayed this is going to create a scheduling nightmare for NZ.
    Let's just keep our fingers crossed that the delays wil only be minimal.
     
  10. Kiwi Flyer

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    When's your travel? If its more than a couple of months away then 777s should be delivered by then (strike isnt that long yet). But it is a bit of a gamble hoping to get them during their training runs trans-tasman.
     
  11. airnewzealand

    airnewzealand Junior Member

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    Flying SFO AKL on 27 November - what do you rate my chances???

    Cheers
     
  12. Kiwi Flyer

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    Now you've confused me :lol:

    I presume your OP has a typo and were looking at switching from SFO-LAX-AKL to SFO-AKL?

    In that case, I'd still change as fairly likely on SFO-AKL to either have the new 777, or refurbished 747. Whereas LAX-AKL/CHC may or may not be refurbished 747 (or will be 767 if on one of the island hopper flights).
     
  13. airnewzealand

    airnewzealand Junior Member

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    Sorry to confuse you. Here is my itinenary:

    LHR LAX NZ1 19 Nov
    SFO AKL NZ7 27 Nov
    AKL CHC NZ503 29 Nov
    CHC SYD NZ183 29 Nov

    Does this make sense?
     
  14. Maca44

    Maca44 Established Member

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    I think you mean LHR-LAX on flight NZ1 for 19NOV05.
     
  15. Kiwi Flyer

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    gotcha I think.

    With the delays to 777 coming into service (due to strike at Boeing) I wouldn't switch to AKL-SYD from CHC-SYD.
     
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