747 F Award Availability

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  1. kilton

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    One of Gary's recent blog posts states that 747 F awards are generally available. He mentions IAD<->FRA specifically. I can't seem to find any F availability for this flight, even looking out to next summer.

    Is anyone seeing anything? I'm using CO's booking tool.

    Thanks!
     
  2. LAXtraveler
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    Welcome to MP!

    Maybe try using the ANA booking tool. It tends to be more comprehensive.
     
  3. kilton

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    No luck there either. :) Same results as CO -- can't find a single day of availability. (I'm particularly looking at the IAD->FRA direction.)
     
  4. Rambuster
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    Every since the 747 went from 16 to 8 seats it is becoming increasingly difficult to grap award inventory.
    I have resorted to desperate measures an changed most of my D class tickets to revenue F class ... :eek:
     
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    'desperate times call for desperate measures'
     
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  6. BurBunny
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    Funny, I've been finding it fairly easily recently. Just changed a FRA-IAD F ticket yesterday to a FRA-DEN F when space opened up. This is for November travel. Can't speak to the reverse, but in checking several dates before I booked, F wasn't too much of a problem.
     
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    I've had no problem booking F awards on LH flights later this fall and into March/April of next year between US gateways and both FRA and MUC. Awards to/from FRA are getting a bit scarcer because of those routes where A380s are being seasonally run but there are still plenty of A330 and B744 routes. Consider gateways like non-STAR hubs DTW, ATL, MIA and BOS. On the west coast consider YVR or YYC, even SEA.
     

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