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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #400 on: September 30, 2014, 01:49:46 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?
I also hoped so recently, and im still waiting :'(

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #401 on: September 30, 2014, 01:54:12 PM »
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #402 on: September 30, 2014, 01:59:41 PM »
+1
Awesome. So just call them up with the PNR and change the destination to be SEA instead of KOA?

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #403 on: September 30, 2014, 02:06:47 PM »
Awesome. So just call them up with the PNR and change the destination to be SEA instead of KOA?
Or just leave it this way and you can decide later, and just not take the last flight  ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #404 on: September 30, 2014, 02:08:02 PM »
Awesome. So just call them up with the PNR and change the destination to be SEA instead of KOA?
Yeah....
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #405 on: October 05, 2014, 02:40:34 PM »
What's the deal with kashrus on El AL flights exTLV?
What hashgacha is it?

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #406 on: October 05, 2014, 04:33:18 PM »
What's the deal with kashrus on El AL flights exTLV?
What hashgacha is it?
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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #407 on: October 05, 2014, 05:54:48 PM »
did anyone have success lately using the "reference desk" or the "El Al liaison" ?? trying to book Motzay shabbs Dec. 27 with AA miles on LY

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #408 on: October 05, 2014, 06:21:05 PM »
did anyone have success lately using the "reference desk" or the "El Al liaison" ?? trying to book Motzay shabbs Dec. 27 with AA miles on LY
Why do you need the liaison? If it's available, any agent can book it.

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #409 on: October 05, 2014, 06:40:24 PM »
Anyone has ever had success booking first class with aa miles,  is there any possible workaround?
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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #410 on: October 05, 2014, 06:49:11 PM »
Anyone has ever had success booking first class with aa miles,  is there any possible workaround?
nope

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #411 on: October 05, 2014, 07:01:07 PM »
nope
And in your experience is there a chance that EY would release more business seats, its 5 months to my flight...
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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #412 on: October 06, 2014, 06:27:56 AM »
What's the deal with kashrus on El AL flights exTLV?
What hashgacha is it?
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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #413 on: October 06, 2014, 06:47:08 AM »
regular meals are rabbanut
Thanks.

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #414 on: October 06, 2014, 01:20:15 PM »
Why do you need the liaison? If it's available, any agent can book it.
because its not available

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #415 on: October 06, 2014, 03:32:39 PM »
because its not available
did the liaison ever help when it wasn't available???

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #416 on: October 06, 2014, 04:07:28 PM »
did the liaison ever help when it wasn't available???
that is what in mentioned on the first few pages of this thread

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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #417 on: October 06, 2014, 04:11:15 PM »
that is what in mentioned on the first few pages of this thread
Suggest the agent to send a request to the "EL AL liaison".  They have direct access to LY and do not require the currently broken access link between AA and LY
because its not available
then there was a problem with the AA link to ELAL which doesn't seem to be the case now, so bottom line if LY doesn't offer it no liaison will help
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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #418 on: October 08, 2014, 03:06:26 PM »
I had read something online that asking El Al to release additional seats could work when there is no availability. Has anyone had success with this?
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Re: Using AAdvantage miles? What happened to ELAL award inventory?
« Reply #419 on: October 08, 2014, 04:00:08 PM »
I had read something online that asking El Al to release additional seats could work when there is no availability. Has anyone had success with this?
Yes but it only works through El Al's program.