I am planning to take the family (my husband, me, our daughter, my father) to Munich this spring. I have enough Air Miles that theoretically two round-trip tickets could be covered – it would still be low season.
My father phoned this evening to warn that using Air Miles to book transatlantic flights might be a bad idea, saying that direct flights are not available through them. He cited his sister’s experience being stuck overnight in Amsterdam awaiting a connection as an example. He said he had searched for “problems with Air Miles bookings” and found a number of people with similar stories to tell.
I want to be sure we can book direct flights. I was assuming that Air Miles would be able to book all four at once. If it is likely that there will be a problem, I will simply book all four in some other fashion. I am looking to book in December.
What experiences have other people had with this i.e. a combination of paid and “reward” flights? Is it possible to book direct flights with the plans I describe?