Is TAP leaving Star?

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  1. PAinNY
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    Last week I would have been able to book reward travel on United using a TAP flight. Today I tried to book it and get a message as follows: Due to rapidly changing partner availability the following flights are no longer available. Please choose another flight or modify your search criteria

    This is for a flight next June and I tried different dates and get the same message. Does anyone know where TAP is going?

    Thanks
    PA
     
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  2. NYCUA1K

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    Nowhere. They remain *A and there has been nothing in the news to suggest otherwise....
     
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  3. LarryInNYC

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    This does not sound like it means their partners have changed, it sounds like the message you would expect if partner availability found on one screen becomes unavailable in the time it takes you to get to the next screen.

    As such, it sounds like an integration bug between TAP and United's reservation systems.
     
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  4. secretsea18
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    i suggest calling MileagePlus and seeing if the agent can find TAP availability for you.
     
  5. PAinNY
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    Thanks everyone. Sorry but had not been on the computer since I posted. I will try with an agent but I hate paying the booking fees.
    Appreciate the help
    PA
     
  6. Trackside

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    I ran a search on United, LHR to LIS, and saw months of availability. Having burned a lot of MP lately, I would say that the *A availability fluctuates constantly. I've been watching a few routes, to change from UA to a *A carrier for a different experience. Just do a bit of gardening to keep your eye on it.
     
  7. GoldenFlyer

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    TAP is still in Star Alliance and United too and for now they will not change and it seems that will not add new member airlines for a long time
     
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  8. Wandering Aramean
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    *A just added a new member - Avianca Brasil - last month.
     
  9. GoldenFlyer

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    yes but no potential members now, i saw the pub the idea of connecting the world from Brazil
     

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