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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #285 on: July 31, 2015, 11:27:44 AM »
Since there are 19 pages none of which I read I don't know if it was discussed but it's very frustrating that you have to search a specific hour of the day and can't see all flights on a certain date. Is there a way around that that I'm missing?

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #286 on: July 31, 2015, 11:31:14 AM »
Since there are 19 pages none of which I read I don't know if it was discussed but it's very frustrating that you have to search a specific hour of the day and can't see all flights on a certain date. Is there a way around that that I'm missing?

If you leave the time of day at the default 12:00AM you get flights starting at the beginning of the day, you are not required to specify anything different.

"All" depends on the search/airline you are doing. Some airlines don't publish flights without award availability if you are referring to the award search. Others like AA show a couple with 0 and then no more, indicating they are all 0. The Help link on the A&U results page explains this.  If you are referring to Flight Availability, we show what the reservation system returns to us, which can be a max of 12 flight segments.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #287 on: July 31, 2015, 11:34:19 AM »
If you leave the time of day at the default 12:00AM you get flights starting at the beginning of the day, you are not required to specify anything different.

"All" depends on the search/airline you are doing. Some airlines don't publish flights without award availability if you are referring to the award search. Others like AA show a couple with 0 and then no more, indicating they are all 0. The Help link on the A&U results page explains this.  If you are referring to Flight Availability, we show what the reservation system returns to us, which can be a max of 12 flight segments.
I am referring to AA awards and I will try 12:00am thanks. I have been searching over and over each hour or 2 of the day in order to see each option.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #288 on: August 10, 2015, 02:32:04 PM »
If you leave the time of day at the default 12:00AM you get flights starting at the beginning of the day, you are not required to specify anything different.

"All" depends on the search/airline you are doing. Some airlines don't publish flights without award availability if you are referring to the award search. Others like AA show a couple with 0 and then no more, indicating they are all 0. The Help link on the A&U results page explains this.  If you are referring to Flight Availability, we show what the reservation system returns to us, which can be a max of 12 flight segments.

This does not work. For example search for LAX-JFK aug 20th AA economy milesaver and leave it at 12:00am you only see the 6am and 7am options (with no availability) then I change to 4pm and i see options around that time...very frustrating

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #289 on: August 10, 2015, 03:35:53 PM »
This does not work. For example search for LAX-JFK aug 20th AA economy milesaver and leave it at 12:00am you only see the 6am and 7am options (with no availability) then I change to 4pm and i see options around that time...very frustrating

It works correctly. Did you read the Help for that page, the AA section?

http://www.expertflyer.com/popup/help.jsp?page=award-upgrade-results.html#airlineNotes
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Sometimes American will return just two flights where the requested award seat availability is zero on both flights, even when there are later non-stop/direct flights scheduled. This is American's way of indicating that none of the later flights have available inventory for the request class either.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #290 on: August 10, 2015, 03:37:18 PM »
It works correctly. Did you read the Help for that page, the AA section?

http://www.expertflyer.com/popup/help.jsp?page=award-upgrade-results.html#airlineNotes

OK, is there an easier way to set up alerts for an entire day?

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #291 on: August 10, 2015, 03:47:19 PM »
OK, is there an easier way to set up alerts for an entire day?

Do a general Flight Availability search, which will return all the flights, up to 12 per request, and then create the alert from there (you can enter any class in the class field of the create alert popup).

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #292 on: August 10, 2015, 09:22:53 PM »
when i was checking LX availability i was getting I4 and when i tried booking it with M&M LX I wasn't available until later that day any reason for this to happened ?   

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #293 on: August 18, 2015, 05:54:57 PM »
Why is it that when I search DXB-AMM, I don't even get the results page showing up  with all the flight options, thereby not being able to create an award opening alerts ?
On other itineraries, even if there are no seats available, the flight shows up, but the above itinerary doesn't. What gives ?!
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #294 on: August 18, 2015, 06:10:10 PM »
Why is it that when I search DXB-AMM, I don't even get the results page showing up  with all the flight options, thereby not being able to create an award opening alerts ?
On other itineraries, even if there are no seats available, the flight shows up, but the above itinerary doesn't. What gives ?!
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #295 on: August 18, 2015, 06:19:49 PM »
Why is it that when I search DXB-AMM, I don't even get the results page showing up  with all the flight options, thereby not being able to create an award opening alerts ?
On other itineraries, even if there are no seats available, the flight shows up, but the above itinerary doesn't. What gives ?!
What does an empty award search result have to with creating an award alert?
If there are no award classes available at all, the result will come back empty, but you can still go to "create flight alert" and set up an alert.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #296 on: August 18, 2015, 07:54:52 PM »
Can still create the alert. Don't need the results page for that.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #297 on: August 18, 2015, 08:06:51 PM »

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What does an empty award search result have to with creating an award alert?
If there are no award classes available at all, the result will come back empty, but you can still go to "create flight alert" and set up an alert.
Can still create the alert. Don't need the results page for that.
Thanks all, I figured it out. As noted above, some airlines don't even show options if there are no award seats available.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #298 on: August 19, 2015, 12:39:49 AM »
You can also create alerts from the Flight Availability results as well as the Create New Flight Alert page.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #299 on: August 25, 2015, 05:13:25 AM »
DL is now available for R/O/N award classes (lowest level savor) via the Award & Upgrade search tool.