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Seeking business reward on mixed class ticket (follow up to earlier Q)

Seeking business reward on mixed class ticket (follow up to earlier Q)

  1. Old Dog

    I had previously asked about strategy for using my miles for IAD-VCE / FCO-IAD rewards. [URL=’http://asklucky.onemileatatime.com/members/184/’]@Mid-South Skier[/URL] was very kind in providing a detailed answer.

    In actuality, I prefer to fly from a smaller (regional jet served) airport much nearer my home. However, in searching reward space, I see availability if I search using IAD, but there is none from my home area.

    Am I correct in thinking this is because the flights to my local do not have business class? If so, is there a way to search award space that will get me to IAD as part of the same ticket? If not, is my best option to get to IAD on my own (separate reward ticket, purchase, etc.)?

    Thanks so much for all the help!

    Old Dog

  2. MidSouthSkier

    That might be the issue. The easy way to find out is to search for economy space on the one leg in question. If you see it there then you should be able to call in and book your ticket and the airline should waive any call-in fees since you can’t book it online.

    I live in a mid-sized city with lots of RJ service and a lot of times it’s not a matter of “no business class” but a matter of “no award seats”. With fewer seats available at all, the airlines seem to be less likely to give one up for awards.

  3. Old Dog

    [QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 32822, member: 184″]That might be the issue. The easy way to find out is to search for economy space on the one leg in question. If you see it there then you should be able to call in and book your ticket and the airline should waive any call-in fees since you can’t book it online.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks [USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER], I’ll give that a try!

    Old Dog

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