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Award Redemption Air France / KLM awards using partner FFP

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by mishyq, Oct 12, 2017 at 2:30 PM.

  1. mishyq

    mishyq New Member

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    Does anyone know how soon AF/KLM release their seats to partner FFP? Or what is their trend over time? For example, does award space open up again 3 months before departure

    Looking at AS FFP specifically for now since the fees seem the lowest of all.
     
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    Luis Member

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    I'm not sure about other gateways, but AF space out of LAX through AS is non existent, regardless of timing.
     
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    Thanks - yeah, I agree the availability on AS FFP is scarce to begin with.

    What about Korean Airlines FFP? Or do you just rely on FB?
     
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    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    David W Well-Known Member

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    I dont think AF/KLM picks and chooses which partners to release space to. If space is available to one partner, its most likely available to all. That being said, i think AF doesnt release that much space to begin with. I believe Tiffany has said that space is somewhat decent if booking a year out though.

    Have you tried looking for seats from different cities around North America? I think Lucky found space on AF between Paris and Toronto a while back. Houston as well.
     
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    ok. good to have confirmation then. i also noticed this trend, but wasnt sure if it was the norm. main reason for using partner FFP is to pay less fees, though FB fees is not that bad, say, compared to LH M&M

    yeah, i think if you are flexible with airports, then more options - applies every time.. but really disliked flying domestic so the most i would be willing to reposition is 2 hrs out.
     
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