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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #150 on: April 10, 2013, 09:44:22 PM »
So why am I paying for EF instead of KVS if I cannot even set alerts for the flights I want?

I mean, if I have to manually search, why not go with KVS which has significantly more airlines? And presumably none of these issues?

I don't mean to provoke, but as a rational consumer, I'd curious.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #151 on: April 10, 2013, 09:47:57 PM »
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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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #152 on: April 10, 2013, 10:02:28 PM »
So why am I paying for EF instead of KVS if I cannot even set alerts for the flights I want?

I mean, if I have to manually search, why not go with KVS which has significantly more airlines? And presumably none of these issues?

I don't mean to provoke, but as a rational consumer, I'd curious.

You can set the alert manually by inputting the flight number
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #153 on: April 10, 2013, 10:06:08 PM »
You can set the alert manually by inputting the flight number

And so it is.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #154 on: April 10, 2013, 11:47:19 PM »
And thirdly, you sure?



That O is award UPGRADE, not a paid class
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #155 on: April 10, 2013, 11:50:18 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  ???
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #156 on: April 10, 2013, 11:52:38 PM »
For the Record there are airlines that Do publish "O" as inventory ticketsm, namely AA, LY, QF etc. it's not only an award inventoy letter
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #157 on: April 11, 2013, 12:04:03 AM »
That O is award UPGRADE, not a paid class

Therefore?

I was simply saying that EF does show O (which is award/upgrade) inventory.

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there is F class on the KVS

It can be bought, matrix is not always correct, so true it's not picking  it up, but there is F class

First time I've seen it. Kayak did show F class on that route, and as I said, I know the A380 has F, which is why I was confused.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #158 on: April 11, 2013, 12:09:01 AM »
First time I've seen it. Kayak did show F class on that route, and as I said, I know the A380 has F, which is why I was confused.

ITA wipes out F on alot of SQ flight. no clue why.

They still have a long way to go to be fully accurate... I see their glitches at least 2-3 times a day.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #159 on: April 11, 2013, 12:10:01 AM »
Good to know.

What do you use? Anything similar?
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #160 on: April 11, 2013, 12:43:32 AM »
Good to know.

What do you use? Anything similar?
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #161 on: April 11, 2013, 12:54:08 AM »
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?

For the Star Alliance award search airlines a flight may not be shown if there is no award availability in any cabin for the flight. You can still create a Flight Alert for the flight from the results page of the Flight Availability search or via the Create New Flight Alert page.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #162 on: April 11, 2013, 01:45:18 PM »
ITA wipes out F on alot of SQ flight. no clue why.

They still have a long way to go to be fully accurate... I see their glitches at least 20-30 times a day.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #163 on: April 11, 2013, 06:53:11 PM »
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #164 on: April 19, 2013, 12:04:06 AM »
Do I get 2X on SP when purchasing EF?

ETA: I want to know if I should use my SP or SPG
« Last Edit: April 19, 2013, 12:20:07 AM by MEIR613 »