Playing with an itinerary and finally, finally, what I want is showing up. We are flying in two months from NY to CDG and returning from Brussels. As we all know, can't search for partner awards on US so I have searched on both CO and ANA and have confirmed they are offering two reward seats in First Class on LH to FRA on the day I want. Seats on LH FRA to CDG available. Return from Brussels in available for two seats in First on United. Called US Air Platinum line last night - yes, the United flight from Brussels is available but they don't have "access" to the LH outbound in First! She said it was an issue where each airline gets a certain quote and once they have used theirs, they can't get any more, so even tho the seats show as available, they aren't available to US Air. Sounds like a crock. Any advice here? Any workarounds? If so, I need to nail this before they disappear! Appreciate any help here.