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« Last edited by YMW on February 04, 2016, 09:16:35 PM »

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #270 on: July 17, 2015, 06:47:06 PM »
The alerts are not slow, we email you at the same time that the system finds the availability during a check. As long as you respond to the alert within a reasonable time the seat should still be available.
Sorry, I didn't mean that your system is slow. I meant to say that technically it is slow - probably because it only checks every hour or so, otherwise I have no other explanation but a lot of times Im waiting for inventory to open up - and I keep on checking for availability on my own as well and sometimes I see that specific fare class opens up andd it takes a while for EF to send that email out...

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #271 on: July 17, 2015, 07:14:08 PM »
So, EF or KVS? what are the pro/cons?
(Not asking EF Voice - sorry)
different pros and cons. KVS definitly has more airlines for award availability (since they scrap the websites) however for the airlines that EF does show availability the search results are almost instant vs KVS. Also you can quickly check for availability for 7 days in a raw. One more thing EF has is regular revenue inventory access without any useless mobile availability tools....
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #272 on: July 18, 2015, 01:16:51 AM »
How often does the system check?
Nonetheless, someone must have had an alert for the same flight as me because I checked within 10 minutes.

Sorry, I didn't mean that your system is slow. I meant to say that technically it is slow - probably because it only checks every hour or so, otherwise I have no other explanation but a lot of times Im waiting for inventory to open up - and I keep on checking for availability on my own as well and sometimes I see that specific fare class opens up andd it takes a while for EF to send that email out...

I really enjoy my EF subscription and Im not looking to criticize - just stating my experience.

You're talking about two different things. Yehuda was referring to the time between when he was notified about the availability and when he was able to act on it (which isn't affected by how often our system checks). You are referring to the time between inventory opening up and ExpertFlyer seeing it and sending out the notification (which is affected by how often our system checks).

As stated previously, the system checks alerts several times a day at minimum, more so as the date of the flight gets closer. Many times inventory that becomes available is immediately taken by the airline because of reassignments or waiting lists, which would cause the seat that was available 10 minutes ago not to be available now, especially if it's within a few days of departure.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #273 on: July 18, 2015, 09:36:00 PM »
Many times inventory that becomes available is immediately taken by the airline because of reassignments or waiting lists, which would cause the seat that was available 10 minutes ago not to be available now, especially if it's within a few days of departure.
Interesting, thanks for letting me know.

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Re: Lucky's Latest Adventure
« Reply #274 on: July 20, 2015, 08:54:33 PM »
thinking about getting Expert Flyer
is that the thing to get ?

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Re: Lucky's Latest Adventure
« Reply #275 on: July 20, 2015, 11:12:14 PM »
thinking about getting Expert Flyer
is that the thing to get ?
Try it out for free and see if its useful for you.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #276 on: July 31, 2015, 06:51:52 AM »
What fare class would I need to search for to find HA coach partner availability?

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #277 on: July 31, 2015, 08:40:27 AM »
What fare class would I need to search for to find HA coach partner availability?
Isnt there a link there to display the different fare classes?
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #278 on: July 31, 2015, 08:54:16 AM »
Isnt there a link there to display the different fare classes?
Nope

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #280 on: July 31, 2015, 09:09:36 AM »

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #281 on: July 31, 2015, 09:15:12 AM »
Only lists F. Does that mean EF can't search for Y?
Seems so.

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All of the code lookup tools contain information that is accurate to the best of our knowledge. If a code is not listed on a lookup page it does not mean ExpertFlyer.com doesn't support it. If you know a specific airline, airport, or fare class code to be valid please go ahead and use it in your query and then please e-mail customer service with the information so that we may correct our lookup pages.
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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #282 on: July 31, 2015, 09:51:44 AM »
Thanks. Well, does anyone know what code would tell me if partners can book HA Y?

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #283 on: July 31, 2015, 11:10:53 AM »
What fare class would I need to search for to find HA coach partner availability?

HA doesn't publish their partner award availability, that's why it's not listed as an available searching option.

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Re: ExpertFlyer.com - Master Information and Updates Thread
« Reply #284 on: July 31, 2015, 11:16:54 AM »
HA doesn't publish their partner award availability, that's why it's not listed as an available searching option.
Thank you. Oh man :(