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« Last edited by YMW on February 04, 2016, 09:16:35 PM »

Author Topic: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread  (Read 55172 times)

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #136 on: April 10, 2013, 07:05:15 PM »
Anyone happen to bump into ExpertFlyer Voice recently?
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #137 on: April 10, 2013, 07:37:21 PM »
ITA Matrix shows the following flight:



Indeed, EF also shows the flight:



However, when searching for "O" availability for that flight, TG920 doesn't even appear, let alone appear and say "no" availability.

It does, however, appear on 5/19.

Why?

O class doesn't exist in as a paid ticket
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #138 on: April 10, 2013, 07:40:31 PM »
ITA Matrix shows the following flight:



Indeed, EF also shows the flight:



However, when searching for "O" availability for that flight, TG920 doesn't even appear, let alone appear and say "no" availability.

It does, however, appear on 5/19.

Why?
TG does not publish O inventory to GDS/EF
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #139 on: April 10, 2013, 07:48:11 PM »
TG does not publish O inventory to GDS/EF

Why not?!

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #140 on: April 10, 2013, 07:55:14 PM »
Why not?!
As do not most airlines. They don't want to promote award tickets...
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #141 on: April 10, 2013, 08:05:59 PM »
O class doesn't exist in as a paid ticket

I see that you cannot purchase an F ticket on that route (or at least I cannot bring it up on ITA matrix), but that route is operated by an A380, which definitely does have F seats.

Do they just keep it empty  ???

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #142 on: April 10, 2013, 08:07:21 PM »
I see that you cannot purchase an F ticket on that route (or at least I cannot bring it up on ITA matrix), but that route is operated by an A380, which definitely does have F seats.

Do they just keep it empty  ???
You once told me, even though it doesn't show it could still be there.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #143 on: April 10, 2013, 08:07:24 PM »
TG does not publish O inventory to GDS/EF

1) That wouldn't (shouldn't?) prevent the flight from showing up at all under award search; and
2) It (the flight), as I said above, shows up on on 5/19 (which proves #1).
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #144 on: April 10, 2013, 08:11:03 PM »
1) That wouldn't (shouldn't?) prevent the flight from showing up at all under award search; and
2) It (the flight), as I said above, shows up on on 5/19 (which proves #1).
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #145 on: April 10, 2013, 08:12:03 PM »
TG does not publish O inventory to GDS/EF

And thirdly, you sure?

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #146 on: April 10, 2013, 08:12:41 PM »
Often flights arent returned at all when there is no inventory available

Perhaps so, but then how does one set an alert for a flight they cannot pull up?
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #147 on: April 10, 2013, 08:13:30 PM »
As do not most airlines. They don't want to promote award tickets...

What's that mean?

TG publishes O (see above), LH definitely publishes O, UA publishes O, etc etc
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #148 on: April 10, 2013, 08:16:42 PM »
Perhaps so, but then how does one set an alert for a flight they cannot pull up?

EF believes such things are not their problem:

That is how LY responded to your search query, we can only suggest the search paramaters to the airline in these cases, they can respond however they want.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #149 on: April 10, 2013, 08:18:32 PM »
What's that mean?

TG publishes O (see above), LH definitely publishes O, UA publishes O, etc etc
Whenever EF says Yes/No it's pulled from UA award search. He insists he isnt scraping so I guess he has an agreement with UA.

Thats TG publisihing to Star Net, not to the GDS.

Youll notice when you search UA it doesnt return flights without availability, so EF doesnt either.
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