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SQ redemption on Star Alliance partners
I am an Indian resident whose primary Star Alliance program is Singapore Krisflyer.
Lucky’s recent article about Uzbekistan e-visa got me thinking of probable options from Mumbai (BOM) to Tashkent (TAS).
I turned to SQ Krisflyer chart and to my joy, discovered that India and Uzbekistan are categorized as same region for Star alliance awards. So a roundtrip costs 25000 miles in economy and 45000 miles in business class.
Turned out that there were a very few airlines who operate into Tashkent; and even fewer Star Alliance members. In fact only one, Turkish Airlines.
So as far as I am concerned, the only routing is BOM-IST-TAS. And thats a huge detour. BOM-TAS is 1542 miles as the crow flies, while BOM-IST-TAS comes out to be 5090 miles.
So my question is – Will Singapore let me book that routing, given that they specifically give out the number of miles between India and Uzbekistan and this is the only star alliance routing?
[B]Update[/B]: I actually called them up and asked them if they could do it, and the answer is yes. So just leaving this here as a data point if anyone finds this useful.