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  1. dragonman

    dragonman Active Member

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    Hi All

    I am in the final stages of planning a J class oneworld explorer trip for dec07 /jan 08. Two questions arise:

    1. Using the oneworld planner I cannot seem to get a direct flight IB from MAD to JNB. Any ideas on why? I know from the IB web site they exist.

    2. Any ideas on where to find the best price for the trip or do all agents charge the same price?

    Thanks
     

  2. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    I haven't used the planner, but just a thought; the MAD-JNB service doesn't operate every day ; you are not trying to pick a day with no service are you?

    Dave
     
  3. dragonman

    dragonman Active Member

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    No Dave - tried every day just in case

    thanks
     
  4. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    I just cehcked using teh flight schedule info and found the follwoing direct flights (using the flight schedules rather than oneworld planner from the desktop schedules program):

    3/12/07 - IB MAD-JNB 12:35-10:25 IB6051
    4/12/07 - IB MAD-JNB 12:35-10:25 IB6051
    6/12/07 - IB MAD-JNB 12:35-10:25 IB6051
    7/12/07 - IB MAD-JNB 12:35-10:25 IB6051
    9/12/07 - IB MAD-JNB 12:35-10:25 IB6051
    10/12/07 - IB MAD-JNB 12:35-10:25 IB6051
    11/12/07 - IB MAD-JNB 12:35-10:25 IB6051


    So its not an everyday flight.
     
  5. dragonman

    dragonman Active Member

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    I have found the source of the problem. The oneworld planner timetable has IB flights only for the next 6 months. QF, AA, CX, JL etc have schedules for the next 12 months - so January 2008 means that IB flights will not show.

    In general though as a noob this site is a fantastic resource. Its also confirmation that there are others who enjoy getting there as much and sometimes more than being there.

    My friends think I am nuts. When I tell em I am going on a mileage run they will believe it for sure :D
     
  6. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    Not sure if that is the root cause of your problem - I just did a test with the oneworld planner and in December it still came up with the flights mentioned above.

    Welcome btw - its a great resource here and there is always more to learn :)
     
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