Hello, I am a newbie on the FF game. Have some questions: - What is the best time window to book award ticket - is it a year ahead, 10 months ahead, 8 months ahead? - Or is there no such thing as 'good' window vs 'bad' window? I am trying to find 2 award spaces from Western Europe (AA and United) next summer (July 2015) and it's quite difficult. It's a lot easier to find spaces from US to Europe rather than the other way around. I've looked at different city pairs and use a lot of permutations (on UA: FRA-IAD/IAH/ORD, CPH-IAD/IAH/ORD/EWR, and few others), and also AA. It's very difficult to find business savers spots. I also tried ExpertFlyer and no dice there as well. Is this common - or am I searching too early? Do I search closer to the travel date? Do I search a few months before? Do I look for the longest segments first, then try to piece together the shorter segments? Thank you and all pointers are appreciated!