Award Availability Search on Expert Flyer

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  1. remo80222
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    In reading through the features of EF I am still unclear on exactly what airlines award availability is searchable. Is it limited to a specific group of airlines? The two I would be most interested in having access to would be US and LH.

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  2. ExpertFlyer Voice

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    The list of supported Award & Upgrade airlines is linked to from the Support page, here is the list: http://www.expertflyer.com/sessionlessClassList.do

    Let us know if you have any other questions or email us at customercare@expertflyer.com
     
  3. Rom Sac
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    I like EF, but you should be aware that the availability it shows for LX is what you get if you are using Miles & More, not other *A partners (I believe that EF displays this prominently, but it's still worth pointing out). So LX availability on EF doesn't mean, for example, that you can book it using US/UA/CO miles. It seems that in general the converse is true, though -- so if you don't see availability under EF you won't find it under any other carrier.
     
  4. ExpertFlyer Voice

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    Thanks Rom, that is all correct and we do show a note to that effect at the top of LX Award & Upgrade search results.
     
  5. alpinesoccer
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    ExpertFlyer,

    Any plan to add LH or KL anytime soon?
     
  6. ExpertFlyer Voice

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    It is up to the airlines to allow us to see their award inventory. If can send a note to their frequent flyer departments on our behalf, that would be appreciated.
     
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    will do. [​IMG]
     
  8. dogcrazy
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    I have AA and BA miles. I would like to book an award ticket on Cathay Pacifc flight.

    Is it possible to check CX award ticket availability on ExpertFlyer thru AA or BA miles ?
     
  9. ExpertFlyer Voice

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    The full list of what Award and Upgrade classes ExpertFlyer shows is here: http://www.expertflyer.com/sessionlessClassList.do

    Currently, the only direct source of information for CX awards is either the CX or JL websites.
     
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    BUMP. Just started my trial membership to check out all the hype :) I've looked at a few flights for an upcoming trip and noticed that the most seat availability for upgrades is 7, even when there are more seats available. Is this the max that the airline (AA) will upgrade per flight?
     
  11. ExpertFlyer Voice

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    7 is the max inventory that AA will report for any fare class.
     
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