So, using SK Eurobonus Miles I was booking flights from Australia to Europe (Norway to be specific) return for 120,000 miles. I got the one-stop option through BKK with TG no problem, as I wanted. For the return, I requested to go through JNB. That trip would take me from OSL to FRA with LH, FRA to JNB on the LH A380, and JNB to PER on the SA A340-600.
The agent I was talking to said the option was available and that was that.
However, I didn't receive and confirmation email as quickly as I usually do. A couple days later the Eurobonus agent called back and said that the trip would cost me 240,000 miles!!! (Which is equivalent of Australia-Europe return in First Class), and I had been rebooked onto OSL-FRA-BKK-HKT-PER, with LH to BKK and TG to PER (which included the LH 747, a long stop in BKK and a stopover in Phuket, and overall a much longer trip timewise, 4 things I'm not too interested in).
So, my question is why would this trip be 240,000 points? Should it be that much? Shouldn't the agent have been able to tell me immediately?
I was wondering if this is something worth calling back and trying to get sorted again, or will the result just be the same, 240,000 points (points I don't have and would not use for such a trip).
The LH A380 and SA as an airline were two very exciting prospects, which I am disappointed that I won't be able to try as things stand.
If anyone has any insight about the routing and Award travel in general, please share.