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Book domestic US flights on Flying Blue
Your “Best Ways To Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points For Domestic Flights” article says that one can book domestic US flights through Flying Blue. It even shows an example (SEA-ATL on Delta). I have NEVER succeeded at that, though I have tried dozens of times.
Flying Blue gives me the option of booking via Air France, KLM, or Transavia – none of which can offer domestic US-US flights. How the heck do I get FB to book on Delta (or any other US airline)??
What am I doing wrong?
You’re not doing anything wrong. It’s that Delta is not making those flights available at the saver level – and partners only have access to saver-level awards.
Well then, how did the author of OneMileAtATime’s article :”Best Ways To Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points For Domestic Flights” do it?
More generally, what you are saying indicates that (contrary to the article) it is worthless to put miles into FlyingBlue if your goal is to fly domestically. There’s a disconnect here. Either the article is right or its wrong. Which is it?
You can connect directly with Spencer if you have questions about his post. I’m just saying that with Delta no longer publishing an award chart it’s tough to tell where they make saver awards available. Typically a saver award would be 12.5K one way in economy though those are hard to come by. Transcon flights like SEA-ATL, and New York-California are other examples of popular routes that often have no saver award seats, especially in premium cabins.
In his post, Spencer does say [I]”Honestly, though, good luck finding business class award to Hawaii on Delta.”
It’s tough to find saver space on Delta, like MidSouth said., Spencer probably spent quite a bit of time doing so, only to find a handful of seats, if that.