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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1890 on: May 23, 2017, 01:25:57 PM »
Looking for SAA business class for end of June to SA and Beginning of July to JFK. I have been monitoring it for quite awhile and have not seen any availability. Of those who have booked SAA business awards, will availability open up closer to the date or should I not expect any availability?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1891 on: May 24, 2017, 08:01:36 AM »


Looking for SAA business class for end of June to SA and Beginning of July to JFK. I have been monitoring it for quite awhile and have not seen any availability. Of those who have booked SAA business awards, will availability open up closer to the date or should I not expect any availability?

Don't rely on it. If it were to open it's usually closer to the date.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1892 on: May 24, 2017, 11:23:29 PM »
1. Does ANA F availability go back into inventory when you cancel a hold?

2.Can I transfer to VS from 2 MR accounts on same day?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1893 on: May 27, 2017, 04:09:11 PM »
Do Aegean awards open close in?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1894 on: June 08, 2017, 07:07:00 AM »
[Disclaimer,  I am relatively new at this so if this is written somewhere else that I have not found please reference me to it]
I was searching ANA for J for my wife in October (TLV-NYC-TLV), I could not find availability for all the segments in J, at least one segment of JFK-ZRH was in Y which would not be great because a. it's an overnight flight and b. it would limit the baggage. So I went about checking everyday only to find more options similar to this one with an SQ segment to FRA in Y but nothing all in J. Then I tried using the multi class/city option and chose TLV-NYC; NYC-TLV manually and lo and behold I was able to find for her return trip OS in J so I booked it and had it ticketed with the outbound flight LO TLV-WAW-JFK in J and the return flight JFK-VIE-TLV in J. In light of my experience I would recommend trying this since for some reason when searching just for a RT flight between TLV-NYC the OS flight did not show up but when searching in the multi city option it apears and I was able to have it ticketed.
I would also be interested to hear if anyone can explain why this is.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1895 on: June 08, 2017, 01:00:25 PM »
[Disclaimer,  I am relatively new at this so if this is written somewhere else that I have not found please reference me to it]
I was searching ANA for J for my wife in October (TLV-NYC-TLV), I could not find availability for all the segments in J, at least one segment of JFK-ZRH was in Y which would not be great because a. it's an overnight flight and b. it would limit the baggage. So I went about checking everyday only to find more options similar to this one with an SQ segment to FRA in Y but nothing all in J. Then I tried using the multi class/city option and chose TLV-NYC; NYC-TLV manually and lo and behold I was able to find for her return trip OS in J so I booked it and had it ticketed with the outbound flight LO TLV-WAW-JFK in J and the return flight JFK-VIE-TLV in J. In light of my experience I would recommend trying this since for some reason when searching just for a RT flight between TLV-NYC the OS flight did not show up but when searching in the multi city option it apears and I was able to have it ticketed.
I would also be interested to hear if anyone can explain why this is.

Did it show up on united or any other site?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1896 on: June 08, 2017, 01:24:36 PM »
Did it show up on united or any other site?
I didn't check, because I was looking to pay less points
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1897 on: June 08, 2017, 01:26:15 PM »
I didn't check, because I was looking to pay less points
It's usually a good idea to check availability leg by leg on UA and then call to book if it doesn't show up on another partners site.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1898 on: June 08, 2017, 01:26:57 PM »
It's usually a good idea to check availability leg by leg on UA and then call to book if it doesn't show up on another partners site.
Thanks for the info will do next time.I
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1899 on: June 08, 2017, 03:46:56 PM »
I am looking for JFK - HKG for Dec/Jan. I am looking for First or Business using Alaskan Miles on a Cathy flight.

Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to search for availability?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1900 on: June 08, 2017, 03:50:03 PM »
Why in the star alliance thread?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1901 on: June 08, 2017, 04:01:10 PM »
My Bad. will move to One World

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1902 on: June 13, 2017, 10:39:22 AM »
UA shows Avianca availability but cant book on UA. Phantom. AC shows that there are flights available i.e. the calender isnt white but no flights show up at all.

ETA UA supervisor was able to book it.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1903 on: June 16, 2017, 04:08:29 PM »
UA shows Avianca availability but cant book on UA. Phantom. AC shows that there are flights available i.e. the calender isnt white but no flights show up at all.

ETA UA supervisor was able to book it.
Btw for the future AC has major issues with AV, so they're of no help in this case

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1904 on: June 16, 2017, 04:10:38 PM »
Btw for the future AC has major issues with AV, so they're of no help in this case
So what do you suggest for future searches?
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