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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #1035 on: August 24, 2019, 10:26:22 PM »
Assuming no delays, should be plenty of time.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #1036 on: October 07, 2019, 10:29:21 AM »
https://www.dansdeals.com/airfare-deals/mileage-deals/incredible-air-tahiti-nui-business-class-award-space-tahiti/

Expert Flyer is showing availability, but the agents are saying there is none. I have had them check "F" and "U" with no such luck. I have HUCA 4 times now. Any other ideas?
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #1037 on: October 07, 2019, 11:50:19 AM »
Expert Flyer is showing availability, but the agents are saying there are none. I have had them check "F" and "U" with no such luck. I have HUCA 4 times now. Any other ideas?
Did you call AA AU/NZ?
Ask if they can long sell?
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #1038 on: October 07, 2019, 12:13:20 PM »
Expert Flyer is showing availability, but the agents are saying there is none. I have had them check "F" and "U" with no such luck. I have HUCA 4 times now. Any other ideas?
Did you call AA AU/NZ?
Ask if they can long sell?

If you need more info on long selling try this article.
https://onemileatatime.com/long-sell-airline-tickets/
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #1039 on: October 07, 2019, 12:53:57 PM »
Yes, I tried AU customer service and the long sell method. The award is showing on Qantas website which I mentioned and they state it's not available to them to book as an award flight. Which, frankly, I'm not sure if that's true or the agents just aren't trained to know how to get around.

Have no fear, I will NOT give up. I will keep trying over the next few days. Thanks all for input/suggestions.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #1040 on: October 07, 2019, 12:56:24 PM »
Yes, I tried AU customer service and the long sell method. The award is showing on Qantas website which I mentioned and they state it's not available to them to book as an award flight. Which, frankly, I'm not sure if that's true or the agents just aren't trained to know how to get around.

Have no fear, I will NOT give up. I will keep trying over the next few days. Thanks all for input/suggestions.
NZ?
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #1041 on: October 08, 2019, 08:35:08 AM »
NZ?

Yes, I tried AU, NZ, Executive Platinum. Despite Expert flyer showing available, the agents keep stating that Air Tahiti only release a certain amount of rewards flights to AA and a certain amount to Qantas and the American rewards seats are all booked. After asking to book via Qantas since they are both OneWorld, the agents still said they couldn't. So if anyone has any ideas how to book business seats that are "reserved" for Qantas with AA miles, please let me know.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #1042 on: October 08, 2019, 08:40:39 AM »
Expert Flyer is showing availability, but the agents are saying there is none. I have had them check "F" and "U" with no such luck. I have HUCA 4 times now. Any other ideas?
Where does EF pull from? 
I think they may be blocking some, I've had this in the past where they can't see all.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #1043 on: November 06, 2019, 12:04:43 PM »
Update for anyone trying to book in the future: I was able to secure 1 business class seat and 1 economy in mid-October. Despite ExpertFlyer showing availability, no agents were able to find award availability in business. I tried every trick that exists on the travel forums/blogs with no luck. I called the US call center, AU/NZ call center and never had any luck. Earlier this week, I was able to secure the other business class seat via AA.com! Once the seat showed up on AA.com, I then quickly called the US # and they were able to book without any issues. Hopefully I can save someone the time by calling everyday as it seems checking AA is sufficient. Good luck to any future hopefuls!

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #1044 on: November 07, 2019, 04:01:22 PM »
St Regist BOB - points seem to book into garden villa, anyone knows if it's possible to get a confirmed OWB with extra $ or any other way?