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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #380 on: September 19, 2014, 09:33:06 AM »
Long story short- Just booked 6 LY tickets via AA and got the $35 booking fee waived.

Saved me $210!

what did you tell them?

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #381 on: September 19, 2014, 10:34:49 AM »
what did you tell them?
Put it on hold when the first one wouldnt do it.
3 HUCAs later I decided to tell them that I kept trying to book it online but it wasnt working. I couldnt get the LY flights to show up. Rep didnt know why but said she could transfer me to AA.com to figure it out. Figured I had nothing to lose.
AA.com lady also didnt know why so put me on hold for a few min, then transferred me to "international" who didnt seem to care at all and booked it right away.
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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #382 on: September 19, 2014, 01:22:58 PM »
Put it on hold when the first one wouldnt do it.
3 HUCAs later I decided to tell them that I kept trying to book it online but it wasnt working. I couldnt get the LY flights to show up. Rep didnt know why but said she could transfer me to AA.com to figure it out. Figured I had nothing to lose.
AA.com lady also didnt know why so put me on hold for a few min, then transferred me to "international" who didnt seem to care at all and booked it right away.
nice,  the lady by me didnt even mention that there was a booking fee...
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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #383 on: September 19, 2014, 01:38:49 PM »
nice,  the lady by me didnt even mention that there was a booking fee...
What do you mean she didnt tell you? Just charged you for it?

All the reps told me about the taxes and then the $35 booking fee right before they asked for the cc#.
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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #384 on: September 19, 2014, 04:57:44 PM »
What do you mean she didnt tell you? Just charged you for it?

All the reps told me about the taxes and then the $35 booking fee right before they asked for the cc#.
Yup just charged it
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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #385 on: September 19, 2014, 05:04:05 PM »
Yup just charged it
same thing happened to me

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #386 on: September 20, 2014, 10:15:39 PM »
same thing happened to me
I wonder if there is any way to fight it...
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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #387 on: September 21, 2014, 02:47:46 AM »
Yup just charged it
did you ask for the total amount to be billed to the credit card?

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #388 on: September 21, 2014, 09:05:38 AM »
did you ask for the total amount to be billed to the credit card?
she just kept charging the credit card that I gave her in the beginning,  I was doing 6 reservations at the same time.
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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #389 on: September 21, 2014, 09:07:13 AM »

she just kept charging the credit card that I gave her in the beginning,  I was doing 6 reservations at the same time.
I always ask for the total amount billed to the cc

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #390 on: September 21, 2014, 09:53:42 AM »
I wonder if there is any way to fight it...
doubtful since it's a fee they're supposed to collect.
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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #391 on: September 28, 2014, 03:01:56 AM »
If I book TLV-HKG and NYC-TLV a month later on the same call, will they charge me the $35 fee twice?

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #392 on: September 28, 2014, 03:03:21 AM »
If I book TLV-HKG and NYC-TLV a month later on the same call, will they charge me the $35 fee twice?
Yes IME. Its per reservation. Of course HUCA may help.
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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #393 on: September 28, 2014, 03:31:50 AM »
Yes IME. Its per reservation. Of course HUCA may help.
Thx, I figured as much, but it's such a shame...

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #394 on: September 28, 2014, 03:35:06 AM »
Thx, I figured as much, but it's such a shame...
And its a shame that ex-TLV to Asia/Europe in J for 30k AA miles wil be gone soon  :'(
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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #395 on: September 28, 2014, 03:40:37 AM »
And its a shame that ex-TLV to Asia/Europe in J for 30k AA miles wil be gone soon  :'(
yup, gotta book this week

still exists on RJ though

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #396 on: September 28, 2014, 09:52:03 AM »
So if EF is only showing 2 seats, I should assume that's all there is? Ie, the book 2 at a time trick only works when EF shows more than 2 seats?

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #397 on: September 28, 2014, 10:45:04 AM »
So if EF is only showing 2 seats, I should assume that's all there is? Ie, the book 2 at a time trick only works when EF shows more than 2 seats?
2 at a time only works when there is more than 2 in inventory.

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #398 on: September 30, 2014, 12:58:42 PM »
So for the TLV-LAX, they allowed me to book 4 tickets and then 1.
For TLV-HKG, I had to do it 2 at a time.

If I cancel a hold, can I assume the LY flight will reenter inventory pretty quickly?
Or can I just switch the non-LY legs on the ticket and keep the LY leg as is?

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #399 on: September 30, 2014, 01:00:38 PM »
So for the TLV-LAX, they allowed me to book 4 tickets and then 1.
For TLV-HKG, I had to do it 2 at a time.

If I cancel a hold, can I assume the LY flight will reenter inventory pretty quickly?
Or can I just switch the non-LY legs on the ticket and keep the LY leg as is?
you can switch the other flights