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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2012, 02:30:23 PM »
Its blocked officially. IIRC there was some kind of  announcement by Swiss. I've heard as well. Did you ever do it?
i think i unwittingly did it for my in laws. in short UA was showing phantom lh first availability got a Global service rep to call lh directly and they were able to get the first class seat booked using miles

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2012, 03:21:23 PM »
Skyteam blocking :P
I think you mean skynet ;)
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2012, 05:22:07 PM »
I hate to sound like an id10t n00b, but where does the term "long sell" come from?

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2012, 04:33:21 PM »
GREAT NEWS TODAY



Quote from: ExpertFlyer Voice [url=http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/19440410-post809.html
on FT[/url]]First, all remaining UA Award and Upgrade classes and alerts have been restored along with numeric availability. If you encounter any issues, please send us an email with the details of your search. 

Second, we are happy to announce that ExpertFlyer has just added an additional 20 airlines to our Award & Upgrade search as well as our first alliance award search.

The newly added airlines are:

  • Adria Airways (JP)
  • ANA (NH)
  • Asiana Airlines (OZ)
  • Austrian (OS)
  • Blue1 (KF)
  • Croatia Airlines (OU)
  • Egyptair (MS)
  • Ethiopian Airlines (ET)
  • Island Air (WP)
  • LACSA (LR)
  • Lufthansa (LH)
  • SAS (SK)
  • Singapore Airlines (SQ)
  • South African Airways (SA)
  • TACA (TA)
  • TAM Linhas Aereas (JJ)
  • TAM Paraguay (PZ)
  • TAP-Air Portugal (TP)
  • Thai Airways International (TG)
  • US Airways (US)

With these additions ExpertFlyer now has 100% Star Alliance Award coverage.  In addition, there is an additional entry at the top of the Airline list in the Award & Upgrade search called “Star Alliance”. Choosing this option will show results that can include any Star Alliance airline in the search, our first true alliance level award search.

Award searching for these airlines now also benefit from ExpertFlyer’s unique features:
  • Flight Availability Alerts
  • +/- 3 day searching for Departure and Return dates
  • Include up to 3 fare classes in Award results when searching for a specific airline
  • Mobile web Award & Upgrade searching

Please let us know if you have any questions and if you run into any issues please email the details of your search to customercare@expertflyer.com to help us troubleshoot. We hope you enjoy the new additions and thank you for your support of ExpertFlyer.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2012, 12:52:14 PM »
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2012, 02:54:38 PM »
There are a few differences though.

What’s interesting, though, is how they display space. On many airlines they’ll let you request the class of service, route, and date you want, and it will show you how many seats are available. Availability on Star Alliance carriers is a bit different in that you have to specify the number of seats you want and which cabins you want availability for while searching, and based on that it will give you a “Yes” or “No” answer on availability. In other words it doesn’t display how many seats are available, but rather only whether the number of seats you requested is available.

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/onemileatatime/2012/10/05/expertflyer-adds-huge-new-functionality-for-star-alliance-airlines/

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2012, 06:54:22 PM »
Wow! Love the fact that they finally added LH and US!

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2012, 09:15:37 AM »
What is long sell ?

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2012, 09:16:31 AM »
From where is EF taking the data for *A searches

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2012, 09:47:07 AM »
From where is EF taking the data for *A searches

direct from United.com. Nothing major IMHO
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2012, 09:50:39 AM »
direct from United.com. Nothing major IMHO
its major in the context of the KVS & EF fights on FT ;)
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2012, 10:08:21 AM »
direct from United.com. Nothing major IMHO
Its not from united
I searched 12/18/12 FRA-NYC united show's LH 402 in first (its not real availability) and EF show's no

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2012, 04:10:54 PM »
From where is EF taking the data for *A searches

direct from United.com. Nothing major IMHO

its major in the context of the KVS & EF fights on FT ;)

Its not from united
I searched 12/18/12 FRA-NYC united show's LH 402 in first (its not real availability) and EF show's no

http://www.FlyerTalk.com/forum/delta-skymiles/1397472-ke-award-now-bookable-dl-com-post19505511.html#post19505511

Quote from: foofiter@FlyerTalk
EF did acknowledge this at the Chicago Seminars this past weekend. EF Rep was there and he said it point blank during his presentation. All *A Data comes from UA. It is a simple Yes/No for availability though.

http://MilePoint.com/forums/threads/full-star-alliance-award-search-support.47474/#post-1725122

Quote from: ExpertFlyer Voice@MilePoint
A fix to the issue was deployed on Friday. You should no longer see phantom LH F award inventory greater than 14 days before departure.



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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2012, 04:23:00 PM »
Its not from united
I searched 12/18/12 FRA-NYC united show's LH 402 in first (its not real availability) and EF show's no

That is correct, ExpertFlyer is not screen scraping Star Alliance award inventory from United.com.

http://www.FlyerTalk.com/forum/delta-skymiles/1397472-ke-award-now-bookable-dl-com-post19505511.html#post19505511

The attendee of the Chicago Seminars last month misunderstood our representative. Although we cannot comment on specific airline relationships, I can say ExpertFlyer is not screen scraping Star Alliance awards from the United.com website.

Those who don’t attend community events probably shouldn’t quote hearsay from them.

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