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Chrismno

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Hi I'm trying to book a flight to canada from Australia in late june. I have enough krisflyer miles to book it with singapore airlines but the only day offered to me by Singapore Airlines is not convenient. I have heard that I may be able to use my Krisflyer miles with united airlines. i dont know if this is true and if it is true i am unsure as how to do it. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Chris
 

bfmi

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Your looking for a Star Alliance award ticket rather than a Singapore Airlines award ticket. The points required are higher as the points are used in the *A rather than SQ only.

Then you could fly either United or Air Canada rather than SQ. More direct flights but without SQ IFE :(
 

Kiwi Flyer

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Welcome to AFF Chrismno :)

As mentioned, Kris Flyer miles can be used on any *Alliance airline (plus some others that aren't relevant here as other partner redemptions are restricted to certain routes).

Firstly, where in Canada are you? This may affect routing options - eg if you live in the east (eg Halifax, Montreal, etc) then you may be able to travel via europe and asia whereas further west (eg Toronto, Calgary, etc) you may be required to travel via pacific ocean.

Secondly, what class of travel? First class and business awards will be harder to get than economy.

Thirdly, when are you wanting to travel? December/January will be a tough time to get awards.

Fourthly, how many are travelling? A single award seat will be much easier to get than 2 or more. If there are a few of you then may need to travel separately and meet up at the destination.

Now you can help get award by being flexible. The most obvious way if the dates are fairly fixed is to look at alternative routings. Check out www.staralliance.com electronic timetable for options. Taking as an example assuming you are from Vancouver and going to Sydney, we have

YVR-ICN-SIN-SYD on Singapore (ICN is Seoul, SIN is Singapore)
YVR-ICN-SYD on Singapore and Asiana
YVR-HNL-SYD on Air Canada (HNL is Honolulu)
YVR-LAX-SYD on Air Canada and United (LAX is Los Angeles)
YVR-SFO-SYD on Air Canada and United (SFO is San Francisco)
YVR-LAX-(AKL)-SYD on Air Canada and Air NZ (AKL is Auckland)
YVR-SFO-(AKL)-SYD on Air Canada and Air NZ
YVR-HNL-AKL-SYD on Air Canada and Air NZ
YVR-ICN-BKK-SYD on Air Canada, Asiana and Thai (BKK is Bangkok)
etc

You could also consider getting an award that takes you most of the way but with a (hopefully cheap) paid ticket at either or both ends - eg fly into BNE (Brisbane) and get cheap fare BNE-SYD. If you do this make sure you allow plenty of time to connect, since they are separate tickets if the inbound flight is late then you wont be protected.
 

Chrismno

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yeh sorry about that, didnt give enough info. I am an aussie in brisbane. I am looking for a single economy return ticket to Winnipeg. I dont mind having to fly from Brisbane to Sydney or Vancouver to Winnipeg if necessary. I would like to travel on the 23rd of June but anytime up to the 25th of June is fine. I would like to book it myself online but i am unsure as how to do it through the star alliance website or the United Website. Thanks for the help.

Chris
 
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Chrismno said:
yeh sorry about that, didnt give enough info. I am an aussie in brisbane. I am looking for a single economy return ticket to Winnipeg. I dont mind having to fly from Brisbane to Sydney or Vancouver to Winnipeg if necessary. I would like to travel on the 23rd of June but anytime up to the 25th of June is fine. I would like to book it myself online but i am unsure as how to do it through the star alliance website or the United Website. Thanks for the help.

Chris
If you are wanting to use miles then you'll need to do it through Kris Flyer. Where the *A website comes in is showing routing options for you to check availability on.

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Departure Arrival Stops/Via Flights M T W T F S S Book 
12:40  17:39  2 Stop - Via AKL-SFO NZ136/NZ8/AC563                  
12:40  17:45  2 Stop - Via AKL-LAX NZ136/NZ6/AC555                  
10:45  17:39  2 Stop - Via AKL-SFO NZ132/NZ8/AC563                  
10:45  17:45  2 Stop - Via AKL-LAX NZ132/NZ6/AC555  
12:40  20:04  2 Stop - Via AKL-SFO NZ136/NZ8/AC565                  
12:40  20:04  2 Stop - Via AKL-SFO NZ136/NZ8/AC8109                  
12:40  20:30  2 Stop - Via AKL-LAX NZ136/NZ2/AC557                  
12:40  20:30  2 Stop - Via AKL-LAX NZ136/NZ6/AC557                  
12:40  20:44  2 Stop - Via AKL-SFO NZ136/NZ8/UA1136                  
09:20  17:39  2 Stop - Via AKL-SFO NZ132/NZ8/AC563                  
09:20  17:45  2 Stop - Via AKL-LAX NZ132/NZ6/AC555                   
10:45  20:04  2 Stop - Via AKL-SFO NZ132/NZ8/AC565                  
12:40  22:15  2 Stop - Via AKL-LAX NZ136/NZ2/AC559                  
12:40  22:15  2 Stop - Via AKL-LAX NZ136/NZ6/AC559                  
10:45  20:30  2 Stop - Via AKL-LAX NZ132/NZ2/AC557                  
10:45  20:30  2 Stop - Via AKL-LAX NZ132/NZ6/AC557                  
10:45  20:44  2 Stop - Via AKL-SFO NZ132/NZ8/UA1136                  
23:45  10:00  2 Stop - Via SIN-HKG SQ246/UA896/AC8                  
09:20  20:04  2 Stop - Via AKL-SFO NZ132/NZ8/AC565                  
09:20  20:04  2 Stop - Via AKL-SFO NZ132/NZ8/AC8109                  
09:20  20:30  2 Stop - Via AKL-LAX NZ132/NZ2/AC557                  
09:20  20:30  2 Stop - Via AKL-LAX NZ132/NZ6/AC557                  
09:20  20:30  3 Stop - Via AKL-NAN-LAX NZ132/NZ20/NZ20/AC557                  
12:40  23:57  2 Stop - Via AKL-SFO NZ136/NZ8/UA1138                  
09:20  20:44  2 Stop - Via AKL-SFO NZ132/NZ8/UA1136                  
23:45  11:10  2 Stop - Via SIN-ICN SQ246/SQ886/AC64                  
10:45  22:15  2 Stop - Via AKL-LAX NZ132/NZ2/AC559                  
10:45  22:15  2 Stop - Via AKL-LAX NZ132/NZ6/AC559                  
23:45  11:25  2 Stop - Via SIN-KIX SQ246/SQ984/AC40                  
23:45  11:50  2 Stop - Via SIN-NRT SQ246/UA838/AC4                  
23:45  12:25  2 Stop - Via SIN-ICN SQ246/SQ16/SQ18                  
23:45  12:25  2 Stop - Via SIN-ICN SQ246/SQ18/SQ18                  
23:45  12:25  2 Stop - Via SIN-ICN SQ246/SQ886/SQ18                  
23:45  12:25  2 Stop - Via SIN-PEK SQ246/SQ802/AC30                  
09:20  22:15  2 Stop - Via AKL-LAX NZ132/NZ2/AC559                  
09:20  22:15  2 Stop - Via AKL-LAX NZ132/NZ6/AC559                  
09:20  22:15  3 Stop - Via AKL-NAN-LAX NZ132/NZ20/NZ20/AC559                  
23:45  12:40  2 Stop - Via SIN-PVG SQ246/SQ826/AC38                  
23:45  12:50  2 Stop - Via SIN-ICN SQ246/SQ16/AC62                  
23:45  12:50  2 Stop - Via SIN-ICN SQ246/SQ886/AC62                  
10:45  23:55  2 Stop - Via AKL-SFO NZ132/NZ8/UA1138                  
19:50  10:00  2 Stop - Via AKL-HNL NZ138/NZ10/AC34                  
19:50  10:00  3 Stop - Via AKL-SYD-HNL NZ138/NZ101/AC34/AC34                  
19:50  10:00  3 Stop - Via AKL-SYD-HNL NZ1138/NZ101/AC34/AC34                  
19:50  10:00  2 Stop - Via AKL-HNL NZ1138/NZ10/AC34                  
09:45  23:57  3 Stop - Via SIN-HKG-SFO SQ256/SQ2/SQ2/UA1138                  
09:20  23:57  2 Stop - Via AKL-SFO NZ132/NZ8/UA1138                  
18:50  10:00  2 Stop - Via AKL-HNL NZ138/NZ10/AC34                  
18:50  10:00  3 Stop - Via AKL-SYD-HNL NZ138/NZ101/AC34/AC34                  
18:40  10:00  3 Stop - Via WLG-SYD-HNL NZ164/NZ141/AC34/AC34                  
23:45  15:16  3 Stop - Via SIN-NRT-SFO SQ246/UA838/UA838/UA1118                  
18:20  10:00  3 Stop - Via AKL-SYD-HNL NZ138/NZ101/AC34/AC34                  
18:20  10:00  2 Stop - Via AKL-HNL NZ138/NZ10/AC34                  
19:50  11:50  2 Stop - Via AKL-NRT NZ138/NZ99/AC4                  
19:50  11:50  2 Stop - Via AKL-NRT NZ1138/NZ99/AC4                  
18:20  11:50  2 Stop - Via AKL-NRT NZ138/NZ99/AC4                  
23:45  17:39  3 Stop - Via SIN-ICN-SFO SQ246/SQ16/SQ16/AC563                  
23:45  17:39  3 Stop - Via SIN-NRT-SFO SQ246/UA838/UA838/AC563                  
16:00  10:00  3 Stop - Via CHC-SYD-HNL NZ204/NZ181/AC34/AC34                  
23:45  17:45  3 Stop - Via SIN-NRT-LAX SQ246/SQ12/SQ12/AC555                  
15:20  09:25  2 Stop - Via BKK-KIX TG984/TG622/AC36                  
14:45  09:25  2 Stop - Via SIN-KIX SQ236/SQ986/AC36                  
15:20  10:00  2 Stop - Via BKK-HKG TG984/TG600/AC8                  
14:45  10:00  2 Stop - Via SIN-HKG SQ236/UA896/AC8                  
15:20  11:10  2 Stop - Via BKK-ICN TG984/TG656/AC64                  
15:20  11:10  2 Stop - Via BKK-ICN TG984/TG658/AC64                  
15:20  11:10  2 Stop - Via BKK-ICN TG984/OZ744/AC64                  
23:45  19:43  3 Stop - Via SIN-HKG-ORD SQ246/UA896/UA896/UA1019                  
15:20  11:25  2 Stop - Via BKK-KIX TG984/TG622/AC40                  
23:45  20:04  3 Stop - Via SIN-ICN-SFO SQ246/SQ16/SQ16/AC565                  
23:45  20:04  3 Stop - Via SIN-NRT-SFO SQ246/UA838/UA838/AC565                  
23:45  20:04  3 Stop - Via SIN-ICN-SFO SQ246/SQ16/SQ16/AC8109                  
23:45  20:04  3 Stop - Via SIN-NRT-SFO SQ246/UA838/UA838/AC8109                  
14:45  11:10  2 Stop - Via SIN-ICN SQ236/SQ882/AC64                  
14:45  11:10  2 Stop - Via SIN-ICN SQ236/SQ886/AC64
 
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