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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #195 on: June 17, 2013, 12:05:09 AM »
In case anybody is still not convinced that *A award availability on EF is scraped off united.com. Try searching LOT and see what they give you.

Lot is not showing on United.con for the last while, and so doesn't EF show them, while ANA, Miles & More, Aeroplan do show them.
is it the same with LX flights? i found some on miles and more but not on UA site

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #196 on: June 17, 2013, 12:09:07 AM »
is it the same with LX flights? i found some on miles and more but not on UA site
Miles and more has physically more availability on LX and LH, but with LO they have the same availability, though United stopped showing them for some odd reason, but when you call in you can get any LO seats with united.com if you see them on any other *A search engine.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #197 on: June 17, 2013, 12:12:03 AM »
is it the same with LX flights? i found some on miles and more but not on UA site
M&M gives more availability to LX F for their own members. Most probably to LX J and not sure about Y.

@SI, you can bring proof from ANA and AC, but wouldn't M&M have more availability for LOT then UA and everyone else? CMIIAW.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #198 on: June 17, 2013, 12:13:18 AM »
In case anybody is still not convinced that *A award availability on EF is scraped off united.com. Try searching LOT and see what they give you.

Lot is not showing on United.con for the last while, and so doesn't EF show them, while ANA, Miles & More, Aeroplan do show them.
I assume they have official permission from UA, which is why they don't consider it scraping.
M&M gives more availability to LX F for their own members. Most probably to LX J and not sure about Y.

@SI, you can bring proof from ANA and AC, but wouldn't M&M have more availability for LOT then UA and everyone else? CMIIAW.
Most definitely J no idea about Y

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #199 on: June 17, 2013, 12:19:05 AM »
@SI, you can bring proof from ANA and AC, but wouldn't M&M have more availability for LOT then UA and everyone else? CMIIAW.

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M&M doesn't have more availability on LOT. you can check it out yourself on every date you see on ANA you'll see the exact same on M&M.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #200 on: June 17, 2013, 12:27:16 AM »
M&M gives more availability to LX F for their own members. Most probably to LX J and not sure about Y.

@SI, you can bring proof from ANA and AC, but wouldn't M&M have more availability for LOT then UA and everyone else? CMIIAW.
it was pretty interesting. i saw 2 seats in O on LX with M&M. i booked them and the second i booked it 3 seats opened in I. i ended up canceling it and rebooking it .
is that a normal thing?

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #201 on: July 18, 2013, 11:08:20 PM »
In case anybody is still not convinced that *A award availability on EF is scraped off united.com. Try searching LOT and see what they give you.

Lot is not showing on United.con for the last while, and so doesn't EF show them, while ANA, Miles & More, Aeroplan do show them.
+1

Just had this.

I was searching UA and EF and nothing doing.

Finally called UA and checked Aeroplan and found availability, which the agent was able to ticket.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #202 on: October 30, 2013, 08:22:38 AM »
Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot?!?!

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Dear Moishe,

As a user of United Airlines (UA) award & upgrade inventory on ExpertFlyer, we want you to know about a recent development between ExpertFlyer and United.

UA has told us that ExpertFlyer can no longer access UA's upgrade or elite award inventory. It is our understanding that this is a universal policy at UA regarding access to this data.

ExpertFlyer and UA continue to have an ongoing good faith dialogue that we hope will result in the future re-establishment of this information on ExpertFlyer. However, we have no choice but to honor their policy at this time. As such, any pending Flight Alerts or searches for this information will no longer be processed after this Thursday, October 31st. We regret that we must take this action and any inconvenience it causes you.

We know how much you appreciate ExpertFlyer’s ease of use and visibility of this information to heighten your UA experience. You have told us in the past how much it enhances your relationship with UA and adds value to your travel and loyalty to UA and their frequent flyer program. Should you have any questions or wish to voice any concerns to either us or UA we can be reached at the following links or through any other means with which you may be familiar:

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customercare@expertflyer.com (or reply to this email)

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #203 on: October 30, 2013, 09:59:45 AM »
Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot?!?!

thats terrible

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #204 on: October 30, 2013, 11:55:32 AM »

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #205 on: October 30, 2013, 12:29:28 PM »
thats terrible

+1, there goes a huge chunk of functionality.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #206 on: March 02, 2014, 01:36:21 AM »
is there any other way to get alerts for ua award flights? is the only option to check ua manually?

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #207 on: April 27, 2014, 10:23:49 AM »
I'm getting AF results with EF that I can't duplicate on AF or DL.
This happened to me last week as well. Never had this problem before.


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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #208 on: April 27, 2014, 10:36:44 AM »
I'm getting AF results with EF that I can't duplicate on AF or DL.
This happened to me last week as well. Never had this problem before.
EF is telling you that only the first leg is available, hence why you can't find it anywhere...
If you'd search SGN-CDG you'll find it on both DL and AF.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #209 on: April 27, 2014, 11:08:51 AM »
EF is telling you that only the first leg is available, hence why you can't find it anywhere...
If you'd search SGN-CDG you'll find it on both DL and AF.
That makes a lot of sense, though why does it sometimes show a 0 instead of a blank space?