Air Canada Aeroplan Starnet Blocking EVA Award Flights?

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    Airlines have control over the award prices they set and also over the amount of award space they release on their own flights. That makes it easy for them to control the costs of redemptions through their mileage programs. With alliance partnerships, typically airlines release the same amount of award space to all their partner airlines. Back in 2008 Lufthansa released a ton of first class award space, often 4-8 seats per flight (back when they had 16 first class seats on their 747s). As a result it was the single most available transatlantic first class product to get on miles. Airlines reimburse each other for award seats, and the cost is much lower than you might think. In 2008, that cost was too high for United, and they implemented something called “Starnet blocking” whereby they began blocking Lufthansa first class award space across the board. The post Air Canada Aeroplan Starnet Blocking EVA Award Flights? appeared first on One Mile at a Time. CommentsAll this blocking makes *alliance a joke. this one is not as ... by LanteanRelated StoriesLifeMiles Blocking Lufthansa First Class AwardsAvianca LifeMiles Award Chart ChangesStruggling With The Relative Value Of Miles?

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