Tiki said:BOOKED!! Driect with AA ATW office in the USA! I got all the flights I wanted in L class except the JFK-LHR one. She couldn't put us on the 0830 one, she waitlisted us there and confirmed us on the red-eye at 1815 one. If the waitlist doesn't clear, not a major tragedy, we still have a full day in London to see some highlights, plus 5 hours in Helsinki between flights to peek around (will be daylight until 10 pm!)
How long do we have to wait for the price including taxes to come back? Do I have to call or will it show up under our PNR#?
She put it on hold until 9 Oct. How many times can I postpone the ticketing? I prefer to stall it until Jan-Feb next year.
She was a bit concerned we have too many stops in South America. We really just have IPC, PEM, CUZ, LIM, GRU. The rest are transits, though some are overnight in LIM.
If you can't get the daytime flight ex JFK, consider going via BOS if that is available. The daytime flight is so much more civilised.
It normally takes about a day for pricing to come back, though being the weekend , it might take till tuesday morning for Dublin to price it
A LxGLOB4 ex Australia, has to be ticketed at least 7 days prior to departure iirc. If you get a nice agent , he/she may hold it all the way till then otherwise just call back before the hold expires and just extend it. The details will not show on your PNR on AA.com
You might want to get some seat assignements done now that you have a reservation and then, once you get Platinum status, change the AA ones to nab the exit rows if available
I am not sure of rules regarding flights/stopovers for the Global Explorer, though was not aware of any continent restrictions of number of flights ( unlike the OWE which would have a limit of 4 )