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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1665 on: March 10, 2016, 08:51:26 PM »
Expertflyer shows Y availability for hkg-ord-lga on 8/1 on UA. UA site only shows route through Addis Ababa on ET. ?? who is right?
DW is not excited about the ET option at all.  :o

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1666 on: March 11, 2016, 12:38:58 AM »
Eurowings doesn't show for the United rep in her system  :o
they are owned by LH
do Eurowings flights have separate LH codes?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1667 on: March 11, 2016, 02:27:07 AM »
Expertflyer shows Y availability for hkg-ord-lga on 8/1 on UA. UA site only shows route through Addis Ababa on ET. ?? who is right?
DW is not excited about the ET option at all.  :o

You mean X availability? It's not available.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1668 on: March 13, 2016, 12:34:23 AM »
I for one think that is pretty great availability, notwithstanding you can't find the JFK flight you're hoping for.
LH did open up some more F availability.
Right now only one seat on flight I'm looking for. Question is, since we are a party of 2, and already booked in J on that flight, is it wise to upgrade 1 pax to F and hope that they open up more later, or does LH only typically open up F one time (per flight) and that's it till takeoff? We'd rather not split into two cabins. FWIW the flight shows F7/A7/O1.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1669 on: March 13, 2016, 12:39:08 AM »
LH did open up some more F availability.
Right now only one seat on flight I'm looking for. Question is, since we are a party of 2, and already booked in J on that flight, is it wise to upgrade 1 pax to F and hope that they open up more later, or does LH only typically open up F one time (per flight) and that's it till takeoff? We'd rather not split into two cabins. FWIW the flight shows F7/A7/O1.

Book the 1 F seat and wait. If another opens, great, if it's doesn't, then cancel the 1 you booked.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1670 on: March 13, 2016, 01:33:35 AM »
LH did open up some more F availability.
Right now only one seat on flight I'm looking for. Question is, since we are a party of 2, and already booked in J on that flight, is it wise to upgrade 1 pax to F and hope that they open up more later, or does LH only typically open up F one time (per flight) and that's it till takeoff? We'd rather not split into two cabins. FWIW the flight shows F7/A7/O1.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1671 on: March 13, 2016, 03:23:03 AM »
Very good odds with those numbers.

Book the 1 F seat and wait. If another opens, great, if it's doesn't, then cancel the 1 you booked.
SQ says they cannot split the booking on partner airlines.  And if we cancel and reissue, then even the J seat may not be available.  DROPR? HUCA?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1672 on: March 20, 2016, 06:09:57 PM »
Eurowings doesn't show for the United rep in her system  :o
they are owned by LH
do Eurowings flights have separate LH codes?
I know it's a bit late, but you can only book eurowings using M&M.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1673 on: March 20, 2016, 08:00:16 PM »
I know it's a bit late, but you can only book eurowings using M&M.
It shows for me on UA.com for some routes

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1674 on: March 20, 2016, 10:00:12 PM »
UA website shows F4, A3, O0 on LH FRA-JFK when it opened there was O2 and i see 3 out of 8 seats booked. One of them is one of the O seats which i booked. Any experience on them opening additional seats even closer than 14 days, and how close? Would rather not sit apart from DW...she's in F for now im in J.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1675 on: March 21, 2016, 02:43:21 AM »
UA website shows F4, A3, O0 on LH FRA-JFK when it opened there was O2 and i see 3 out of 8 seats booked. One of them is one of the O seats which i booked. Any experience on them opening additional seats even closer than 14 days, and how close? Would rather not sit apart from DW...she's in F for now im in J.
IME they sometimes do open more F seats as you get closer in, but A3 is getting tougher especially 1) on that route and 2) if they already released O2. 

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1676 on: March 21, 2016, 02:43:42 AM »
It shows for me on UA.com for some routes
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1677 on: April 01, 2016, 04:22:06 PM »
Which points program has the best cancelation policy for a United flight?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1678 on: April 08, 2016, 12:35:32 PM »
Which points program has the best cancelation policy for a United flight?
(sorry if its somewhere in this post already)
Probably SQ, Aegean or ANA, check out these DDMS post for example:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/68732
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/85466

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1679 on: April 08, 2016, 03:00:03 PM »
Probably SQ, Aegean or ANA, check out these DDMS post for example:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/68732
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/85466
Thank you. I will piece it together from there.
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