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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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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2012, 03:08:20 AM »
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Today we're proud to announce the release of the Seat Alerts Android app. It can be found here in the Google Play app store or go to Google Play on your Android device, and search for "ExpertFlyer" or "Seat Alerts".

The Seat Alerts app allows you to create a Free ExpertFlyer account if you don't already have one.
In-app purchasing of Seat Alerts, for advanced options or if you need more then one alert active at at time for a Free account, charged to your Google account, no credit card required.
The app includes push notifications so that you can be notified on your Android device if a Seat Alert finds a better seat.
Existing users can login to their existing account with each device to register it for push notifications.
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So please download the app and let us know what you think. We would greatly appreciate a positive review in Google Play, or if you find something you don't like, send us an email instead. Thanks!

For anyone using an iOS device, the previously release iOS Seat Alerts app for iPhones and iPads can be found here on iTunes.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #46 on: November 09, 2012, 04:06:35 AM »
A very annoying thing about EF is the need to re-log in after a few minutes of inactivity. I mean this is not a bank or something. What's the worst that someone can do, delete an alert?

It's so annoying when I have a whole search set up, and I do something else for 10 minutes, and I can no longer use the search. KVS has a big plus over this (even though I am finding them less and less useful). I can open as many instances as I want, leave them open for weeks, and just cycle through each one and hit enter, and boom
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #47 on: November 09, 2012, 04:16:38 AM »
A very annoying this about EF is the need to re-log in after a few minutes of inactivity. I mean this is not a bank or something. What's the worst that someone can do, delete an alert?

It's so annoying when I have a whole search set up, and I do something else for 10 minutes, and I can no longer use the search. KVS has a big plus over this (even though I am finding them less and less useful). I can open as many instances as I want, leave them open for weeks, and just cycle through each one and hit enter, and boom
Them and BA are killers. US will stay longed in for weeks.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #48 on: November 09, 2012, 04:48:10 AM »
Them and BA are killers. US will stay longed in for weeks.
But airlines I understand a bit. They need security measures so that miles arent stolen etc. EF make no sense
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #49 on: November 09, 2012, 06:52:43 AM »
A very annoying thing about EF is the need to re-log in after a few minutes of inactivity. I mean this is not a bank or something. What's the worst that someone can do, delete an alert?

It's so annoying when I have a whole search set up, and I do something else for 10 minutes, and I can no longer use the search. KVS has a big plus over this (even though I am finding them less and less useful). I can open as many instances as I want, leave them open for weeks, and just cycle through each one and hit enter, and boom
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2012, 11:36:06 AM »
A very annoying thing about EF is the need to re-log in after a few minutes of inactivity. I mean this is not a bank or something. What's the worst that someone can do, delete an alert?

It's so annoying when I have a whole search set up, and I do something else for 10 minutes, and I can no longer use the search. KVS has a big plus over this (even though I am finding them less and less useful). I can open as many instances as I want, leave them open for weeks, and just cycle through each one and hit enter, and boom

The session timeout is 45 minutes, not 10. If you are really experiencing session timeouts after 10 minutes then your browser isn't holding the session cookie properly.

The timeout isn’t so much about security as it is about server resources. Currently, every open session requires resources on our back end servers.  This may change in the future but currently that is the case.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2012, 11:43:47 AM »
@ExperFlyerVoice, your signature is a broken link, place the following (whatever is in the code box) as your signature to link to your blog:

Code: [Select]
[url=http://blog.expertflyer.com/expertflyer/]EF Blog[/url]

It will look like this:

EF Blog

Don't use quotes (") or anything.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2012, 11:50:12 AM »
@ExperFlyerVoice, your signature is a broken link,

Fixed, thanks.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #53 on: November 10, 2012, 09:20:13 PM »
I'm searching SQ availability in J from EWR-SIN, selecting "direct/non-stop only" and not only is it not coming up with the non-stop EWR-SIN flight, it's ONLY showing stopovers including non SQ segments (UA?) ?
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #54 on: November 10, 2012, 09:32:50 PM »
I'm searching SQ availability in J from EWR-SIN, selecting "direct/non-stop only" and not only is it not coming up with the non-stop EWR-SIN flight, it's ONLY showing stopovers including non SQ segments (UA?) ?

Are you perhaps searching for dates after SQ cuts the EWR-SIN route?

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #55 on: November 10, 2012, 09:33:31 PM »
Nope, that's why I'm trying to fly it :P

(Searching 5/2013, and it comes up on SQ.com)
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #56 on: November 10, 2012, 09:49:05 PM »
Nope, that's why I'm trying to fly it :P

(Searching 5/2013, and it comes up on SQ.com)
I'm not sure why everybody will believe that EF isn't of united.com while it never has better results than UA or Aeroplan.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #57 on: November 10, 2012, 10:08:27 PM »
Oh, so EF is just showing SQ partner availability?

Sheesh, you'd think that would be clearer.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #58 on: November 11, 2012, 12:53:57 AM »
Oh, so EF is just showing SQ partner availability?

If you do a Star Alliance award seach, it says that at the top of the results page.

However, that is not the issue here. Sometimes a flight won't be listed if there isn't any award inventory in any of the cabins. In that case, you can easily create a Flight Alert either from the Flight Availability results or by using the Create New Flight Alert page.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #59 on: November 11, 2012, 12:57:50 AM »
If you do a Star Alliance award seach, it says that at the top of the results page.

However, that is not the issue here. Sometimes a flight won't be listed if there isn't any award inventory in any of the cabins. In that case, you can easily create a Flight Alert either from the Flight Availability results or by using the Create New Flight Alert page.

1) I didn't do a star alliance search, so I wouldn't have seen that (or would any of your other users who search for SQ availability for that matter)...

2) The flight shows available on SQ's website, so I'm not sure why you say that isn't the issue. The issue, as above, is that that there is no partner availability, and that's the only thing EF searches.
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