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

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2012, 11:05:19 AM »
Very nice of you to give us advise, but for your notice most people here (including myself, paying for your service a few years) know how to search on airlines websites, and don't need your advise on searching airlines websites. they expect Expert Flyer to have that + a lot more.
Would be very nice to see expertflyer.com expanding

Then you know that ExpertFlyer gets its data primarily thru direct GDS access which has pros and cons. The Pro is it allows us to offer a web based service with unique features such as alerting. The con is that not all airlines publish award availability in the GDS. At that point it is up to the airlines to work with us on adding the data.  So instead of just asking us for more airlines, which we already know you want, please reach out to the airlines themselves and let them know why you want EF to have their award data. Thanks!

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2012, 06:28:11 AM »
UA ON availability back on EF
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2012, 11:51:37 AM »
UA ON availability back on EF

As well as R upgrades, with awards coming soon.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2012, 01:05:00 PM »
seams like FB is showing Saver availability with 0(O) seats,  DL doesn't see it either,
any explanation?




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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2012, 01:08:56 PM »
Skyteam blocking :P
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2012, 01:09:46 PM »
seams like FB is showing Saver availability with 0(O) seats,  DL doesn't see it either,
any explanation?

AF is blocking the outside world from seeing any O inventory on TATL flights prior to 6/1/2013. This has been reported by many to DL and AF and DL says they are working on it, but it is up to AF to un-hide the inventory.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2012, 01:17:28 PM »
AF is blocking the outside world from seeing any O inventory on TATL flights prior to 6/1/2013. This has been reported by many to DL and AF and DL says they are working on it, but it is up to AF to un-hide the inventory.
so i guess the only way to get these seats is long sell?

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2012, 01:18:29 PM »
so i guess the only way to get these seats is long sell?
Same way to get LH/LX J/F...
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2012, 01:20:19 PM »
Same way to get LH/LX J/F...

if I call ua, I get them ?

This stretch sell has never worked by me, if anyone wants to brief me.

just btw, 2x LH F available (really available) ans us air finds nada..........

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2012, 01:32:36 PM »
if I call ua, I get them ?

This stretch sell has never worked by me, if anyone wants to brief me.

just btw, 2x LH F available (really available) ans us air finds nada..........
You need to find a rep to do a long sell, not the easiest task.
US does starnet blocking on LH/LX.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2012, 01:35:07 PM »
You need to find a rep to do a long sell, not the easiest task.
US does starnet blocking on LH/LX.
Have you booked/seen available LX F on a *A partner recently?

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2012, 01:59:28 PM »
Have you booked/seen available LX F on a *A partner recently?
If it's available from M&M it can be had with a long sell.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2012, 02:11:51 PM »
If it's available from M&M it can be had with a long sell.
Interesting.

Used to be able to get US to long sell LH when it wasn't showing available to them, but of late, the few times I tried with UA, US to long sell LX they said its coming back unavailable...

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2012, 02:21:20 PM »
Have you booked/seen available LX F on a *A partner recently?
Its blocked officially. IIRC there was some kind of  announcement by Swiss.
If it's available from M&M it can be had with a long sell.
I've heard as well. Did you ever do it?
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