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Award space open for 1 traveler on search, but not two?
« on: January 14, 2012, 10:30:33 PM »
Hi all,

I'm looking to book tickets for 2 passengers on Continental. When I search for 1 traveler on the CO engine, it shows me some additional spaces I don't see when I search for 2 travelers. Do you happen to know if that's an accurate representation (only 1 space available on that flight) or would the agent be able to book two if I call in?

Thanks for the help!

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Re: Award space open for 1 traveler on search, but not two?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 12:17:46 AM »
Hi all,

I'm looking to book tickets for 2 passengers on Continental. When I search for 1 traveler on the CO engine, it shows me some additional spaces I don't see when I search for 2 travelers. Do you happen to know if that's an accurate representation (only 1 space available on that flight) or would the agent be able to book two if I call in?

Thanks for the help!
I had once this situation, and after calling in a agent got a supervisor who contacted s/o else who made available another seat. This was with Delta. But you can try....
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Re: Award space open for 1 traveler on search, but not two?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012, 12:20:47 AM »
My guess is there are might be other seats available in other fare buckets. There's a way to see the seats in each fare bucket on CO, but I don't remember the details.

Edit: Found it! In the search results, click on the 'fare class' link in the rightmost column.
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Re: Award space open for 1 traveler on search, but not two?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 12:27:43 AM »
@irleetnoob:
Are these award ticked your trying to book? You might want to try the 2bm,

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Re: Award space open for 1 traveler on search, but not two?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012, 12:28:57 AM »
@irleetnoob:
Are these award ticked your trying to book? You might want to try the 2bm,

You've successfully done this with award tickets?
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Re: Award space open for 1 traveler on search, but not two?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2012, 12:29:59 AM »
Ive had successful 2bms with paid tix but not on awards.
YMMV.
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Re: Re: Award space open for 1 traveler on search, but not two?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2012, 12:31:31 AM »
@irleetnoob:
Are these award ticked your trying to book? You might want to try the 2bm,
2bm for a ticket? I thought thats for applying for cc?
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Re: Award space open for 1 traveler on search, but not two?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012, 12:35:03 AM »
@AsherO:
I have, it only works if you put it on hold, get a record locator and call to ticket, via PC you'll get an error
@Wolf:
Did you read the OP?

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Re: Award space open for 1 traveler on search, but not two?
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2012, 12:35:50 AM »
Ive had successful 2bms with paid tix but not on awards.
YMMV.

Good to know, thanks.

IMHO all 2bm-type hacks are inherently YMMV.

I have, it only works if you put it on hold, get a record locator and call to ticket, via PC you'll get an error

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Re: Award space open for 1 traveler on search, but not two?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2012, 12:39:04 AM »
Oh interesting, I've never read about 2BM for award tix before! Will think about giving it a try... I guess worse come to worst, I can just change the tix for free on CO.

Yeah, I'm trying to do award bookings for my parents. They're planning on SFO-JKT-HKG-SFO, but their HKG-SFO legs will be on different dates. It would probably be best just to PUTPAC, but wanted to make sure what's possible before I call.

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Re: Award space open for 1 traveler on search, but not two?
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2012, 12:42:23 AM »
Oh interesting, I've never read about 2BM for award tix before! Will think about giving it a try... I guess worse come to worst, I can just change the tix for free on CO.

Or cancel within 24 hours.

Best off trying 2BM with the phone locator, wishing you luck.
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Re: Award space open for 1 traveler on search, but not two?
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2012, 12:45:57 AM »
When ive done 2bms for awards via the phone order link one of them gets an error page.
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Re: Award space open for 1 traveler on search, but not two?
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2012, 12:56:38 AM »
Pardon my ignorance, but what's the Continental phone locator? I'm also looking around a lot, but can't seem to find the "fare class" option on the CO search results. Is it for the paid seats results?

Also, this ticket's for this June/July, so I'm not too worried about fees for a while.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2012, 01:29:39 AM by irleetnoob »

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Re: Award space open for 1 traveler on search, but not two?
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2012, 02:55:35 AM »
Update, booked SFO-JKT-HKG-SFO on the CO website with 2BM. Works fine :)

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Re: Award space open for 1 traveler on search, but not two?
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2012, 10:11:08 PM »
Update, booked SFO-JKT-HKG-SFO on the CO website with 2BM. Works fine :)

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