This is not United-specific, but since lots of folks are burning UA miles on partner travel in advance of the Great Changes, I thought I'd try it here. Anyone who is able, please feel free to move it to another thread. Booked November 15 an award for May-June 2014 IAD-YYZ-ADD-SEZ and then SEZ-ADD-IST and lots of other onward stuff, finally returning to SFO. We've been tweaking the "onward stuff" as availability shows up, and getting more and more of a schedule we like. Made one change on December 20th which got us back to SFO instead of IAH, for example. Then, on Christmas Day we found a better routing for a small piece of the return, and called to change it. The agent called it a "trip to Addis Ababa," rather than a "trip to the Seychelles," which was a bit weird so I called her on it. She said, "There's no travel from ADD-SEZ. It's just a trip to ADD on May 30, leaving June 9. Finally, she said, "Oh, the ADD-SEZ-ADD was cancelled." I said I had just changed the record on Dec. 20 and no one had mentioned anything. She looked and said, "It was cancelled December 23 at 10:30PM." Neither DH nor I received any notice from Ethiopian Airlines or United about it. I told her I could still see the flights on United and on ITA Matrix, but she said she wasn't able to. I went on Ethiopian's site, and sure enough, I got a "no flights on that day" message. I tried some alternate dates, but nothing. So, a planned trip to the Seychelles was looking more and more like a trip to Addis Ababa for 10 days, which was not in the cards for us. In the end, we cancelled this booking and made a completely new one to Europe for the same time period, but it appeared that this cancellation was not going to trigger any notice from ET or UA. The flights still don't seem to be available on ET's site. On ITA Matrix, all of the flights now available from ADD-SEZ now connect through NBO, JNB or DXB. So, if you have Star Alliance awards booked including ET to SEZ, please check your reservations.