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Award Redemption SQ redemption on Star Alliance partners

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Deo, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Deo

    Deo New Member

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    Hi all,

    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?

    Cheers !

    - Deo
  2. Deo

    Deo New Member

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    Update: 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.
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