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iolaire
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April 26, 2013 3:08 pm  

Cdnblue, post: 1936390, member: 100248 wrote:
Why is Award Nexus showing avail but nothing on AA.com and nothing on CX?

AA doesn't show CX seats online... You would have to call in to know if AA can "see" those seats, but likly they will not. AA shows online:

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British Airways
Finnair
Qantas

Other Airline Participants
Alaska Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
http://www.aa.com/i18n/fragments/aadvantage/apaAirlines.jsp

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Traveling Momma
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April 26, 2013 3:22 pm  

iolaire, post: 1936429, member: 250 wrote: AA doesn't show CX seats online... You would have to call in to know if AA can "see" those seats, but likly they will not. AA shows online:

oneworld Alliance Partners
airberlin
British Airways
Finnair
Qantas

Other Airline Participants
Alaska Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
http://www.aa.com/i18n/fragments/aadvantage/apaAirlines.jsp

Thanks. Ahhhhh, there is a lot of information to keep straight in this game. I'm thinking about putting together a one page cheat sheet to keep on hand otherwise I have do to a search every time on here to figure out what I don't know. I also use milevalue.com a lot. Scott clearly outlines things that can and cannot be done.

Thanks.

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edekba
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April 26, 2013 3:23 pm  

Cdnblue, post: 1936444, member: 100248 wrote: Thanks. Ahhhhh, there is a lot of information to keep straight in this game.

Yeah ... but as a general rule

OW = BA/QF/AA to search.
SA = ANA/UA to search
ST = AF i think????? I dont even know.

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April 26, 2013 3:26 pm  

Quantas is showing me flights. Tks!

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April 26, 2013 3:29 pm  

edekba, post: 1936448, member: 83779 wrote: Yeah ... but as a general rule

OW = BA/QF/AA to search.
SA = ANA/UA to search
ST = AF i think????? I dont even know.

edekba - I've seen LOTS of postings that suggest you always HOLD when you find something. I see 2 F class seats that fit my travel pattern. I need 3. I'd like to put 2 on hold. Since I can't see these through AA.com how do I hold them? Do I pay the $25 phone fee to hold the 2 awards?

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April 26, 2013 3:31 pm  

edekba wrote:

Yeah ... but as a general rule

OW = BA/QF/AA to search.
SA = ANA/UA to search
ST = AF i think????? I dont even know.

ST you end up using different sites for different carriers.

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iolaire
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April 26, 2013 3:34 pm  

Cdnblue, post: 1936444, member: 100248 wrote: Thanks. Ahhhhh, there is a lot of information to keep straight in this game. I'm thinking about putting together a one page cheat sheet to keep on hand otherwise I have do to a search every time on here to figure out what I don't know. I also use milevalue.com a lot. Scott clearly outlines things that can and cannot be done.

Thanks.

I've read that the JL method is best for searching for CX seats available to AA. At a minimum I like it because it shows counts of available seats.

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edekba
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April 26, 2013 3:41 pm  

Cdnblue, post: 1936456, member: 100248 wrote: edekba - I've seen LOTS of postings that suggest you always HOLD when you find something. I see 2 F class seats that fit my travel pattern. I need 3. I'd like to put 2 on hold. Since I can't see these through AA.com how do I hold them? Do I pay the $25 phone fee to hold the 2 awards?

I think w/AA you can hold them for 5 days but then you gotta book them.... but GL trying to get 3 F seats. You might get lucky closer to departure but getting more than 2 F is hard from what I've read.

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April 26, 2013 4:03 pm  

edekba, post: 1936467, member: 83779 wrote: I think w/AA you can hold them for 5 days but then you gotta book them.... but GL trying to get 3 F seats. You might get lucky closer to departure but getting more than 2 F is hard from what I've read.

Yeah - I see 2 right now that's why I was thinking to hold them. Thanks for the feedback.

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April 26, 2013 8:25 pm  

Cdnblue, post: 1936390, member: 100248 wrote: I'm specifically looking at March 11th (evening flight) ORD to BKK via HKG (stopover for a visit)

There is currently no Award Availability in F on those flights, but there is in C:

[KVS Availability Tool 7.1.9/Diamond - Axess: Awards/JL-OneWorld/UK]

ORD  Chicago O'Hare Intl IL US [KORD]
BKK Bangkok Metro / Suvarnabhumi Intl TH = BKK DMK [VTBS]
TUE 11 Mar 2014

Carrier Flight From Depart To Arrive A/C St Availability
--------- ------ ---- -------- ---- -------- --- -- -------------
CX 807 ORD 15:00 HKG 19:55 +1 77W 0 FS0 CS3 YS0
-> CX 709 HKG 22:00 +1 BKK 23:55 +1 333 0 FS/ CS3 YS0
CX 807 ORD 15:00 HKG 19:55 +1 77W 0 FS0 CS3 YS0
-> CX 713 HKG 09:10 +2 BKK 11:10 +2 773 0 FS/ CS3 YS0
CX 807 ORD 15:00 HKG 19:55 +1 77W 0 FS0 CS3 YS0
-> CX 615 HKG 10:05 +2 BKK 12:05 +2 744 0 FS0 CS3 YS0

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April 26, 2013 8:46 pm  

KVS Tool, post: 1936690, member: 1155 wrote: There is currently no Award Availability in F on those flights, but there is in C:

[KVS Availability Tool 7.1.9/Diamond - Axess: Awards/JL-OneWorld/UK]

ORD  Chicago O'Hare Intl IL US [KORD]
BKK Bangkok Metro / Suvarnabhumi Intl TH = BKK DMK [VTBS]
TUE 11 Mar 2014

Carrier Flight From Depart To Arrive A/C St Availability
--------- ------ ---- -------- ---- -------- --- -- -------------
CX 807 ORD 15:00 HKG 19:55 +1 77W 0 FS0 CS3 YS0
-> CX 709 HKG 22:00 +1 BKK 23:55 +1 333 0 FS/ CS3 YS0
CX 807 ORD 15:00 HKG 19:55 +1 77W 0 FS0 CS3 YS0
-> CX 713 HKG 09:10 +2 BKK 11:10 +2 773 0 FS/ CS3 YS0
CX 807 ORD 15:00 HKG 19:55 +1 77W 0 FS0 CS3 YS0
-> CX 615 HKG 10:05 +2 BKK 12:05 +2 744 0 FS0 CS3 YS0

Thank you very much for pulling this up. I guess I need to figure out the difference between C and F on each product. Is this for 3 awards on each? I'm not 100% sure how to read this.

EDIT: I'm looking at your tool now and see where to find out how to interpret the award. Thanks!:)

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edekba
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April 26, 2013 8:51 pm  

CS3 = 3 ppl

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April 26, 2013 8:57 pm  

edekba, post: 1936715, member: 83779 wrote: CS3 = 3 ppl

Gotcha - just found the wiki on KVS that outlines how to interpret the result.

Do you use KVS for your award searches?

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edekba
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April 26, 2013 9:04 pm  

Cdnblue, post: 1936716, member: 100248 wrote:
Do you use KVS for your award searches?

nope.

just UA/ANA & BA/QF/AA so far

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April 26, 2013 9:42 pm  

edekba wrote:

nope.

just UA/ANA & BA/QF/AA so far

Huh, really. I guess I could do that too. Thanks again.

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