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Saudi airlines / Jeddah – FCO / CGK

Saudi airlines / Jeddah – FCO / CGK

  1. Davetravel123

    Hi everyone,

    I’m new to the forum, and also new to frequent flying. I would like to get Gold status with SkyTeam this year. So I’m planning a so called “mileage run”.

    As Saudi airlines is a member of Skyteam and there rates are low I’m considering them. I saw they offer tickets from FCO to CGK (round trip Business Class) for around 1000-1100 Euro. The ticket is also in booking class I so it’s 150% miles.

    There is a layover for around 7 hours at Jeddah. And I read that’s not an airport were you want to stay for the night.

    Could someone give some advice if this is a good deal (Price, Airline, Jeddah ect..) or that I should look for some better deals?

    Thanks!

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Welcome [USER=3182]@Davetravel123[/USER] – so there are a few things to check:
    1. Look for cheap flights – FlyerTalk has forums about mileage running and may be a good place to start
    2. Determine which airline you want to earn status with and see how many miles they would earn on that route. On wheretocredit.com you can enter your flight class and see how many miles they’d earn with each airline.
    3. Assuming at some point you’d want to redeem the miles you’re earning by flying, check out the redemption chart for each of the airlines you’re considering.
    4. I believe the 3 major US airlines all have spending requirements to achieve status but that *may* be waived if you’re not based in the US. And I know American requires 4 flights on AA metal. (I know they’re not SkyTeam but thought I’d mention.)

    These items may factor into your decision of which airline to choose.

    Hope that helps and if you need more clarification, feel free to ask.

  3. Davetravel123

    Hi [USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER] ,

    Thanks for the information! I’m currently saving miles at KLM.
    I believe they don’t have any spending requirements.
    It’s 40.000 miles te reach gold status with KLM (70.000 platinum).

    I’m going to check wheretocredit.com for sure. Thanks again.

  4. Vito

    [QUOTE=”Davetravel123, post: 31401, member: 3182″]Hi everyone,

    I’m new to the forum, and also new to frequent flying. I would like to get Gold status with SkyTeam this year. So I’m planning a so called “mileage run”.

    As Saudi airlines is a member of Skyteam and there rates are low I’m considering them. I saw they offer tickets from FCO to CGK (round trip Business Class) for around 1000-1100 Euro. The ticket is also in booking class I so it’s 150% miles.

    There is a layover for around 7 hours at Jeddah. And I read that’s not an airport were you want to stay for the night.

    Could someone give some advice if this is a good deal (Price, Airline, Jeddah ect..) or that I should look for some better deals?

    Thanks![/QUOTE]
    The Airport in Jeddah is not great-very small with minimum food options. The Business Lounge is pretty decent but 7 hours in the lounge will be long.

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