JL award availability in KVS

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  1. Tom
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    Hi all -

    Wasn't sure if there was a better thread to put this in - hoping someone can help.

    I'm seeing 2 seats in A booking code available on the KVS tool. However, when I look for availability on the BA website (or again via the KVS tool), I see no first class award availability. I've asked a couple different AA agents, and even tried suggesting that JL might use a different booking code, but so far they haven't found anything. Any ideas on if it's worth to keep on trying, or is there in fact no availability?

    Thanks!
     
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    What is the flight/date in question?
     
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    JL 10 tokyo to chicago, Jan 9.
     
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    The eTour site definitely shows the A inventory in Galileo so either JAL is publishing phantom inventory, they're masking it from partners or the partners are looking for something else.
     
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    eTour? Is this something I should know about? Thanks!
     
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    It is the japanese site that is the underlying source for the galileo inventory method of the tool. I'm assuming that's the query the OP was running so I checked it directly and confirmed what was reported.

    So it likely isn't a problem with the KVS "browser" since the site it is querying is showing that inventory.
     
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    Ah got it. So do you speak Japanese, or is this a google translate exercise? :)
     
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    Must be a connectivity issue between JL & Galileo -- the [Awards/BA-OneWorld] Engine is reporting no Award Availability in F on that flight:

    [KVS Availability Tool 6.7.0/Diamond - Amadeus: Awards/BA-OneWorld]
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    TYO  Tokyo Metro JP = NRT HND
    CHI  Chicago Metro IL US = ORD MDW
    MON  09 Jan 2012 | 1 Seat
    
    Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive         St  Availability
    ---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  ------------
    JL         10      NRT   11:00     ORD   07:45              CS4
    
     
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    Yup, that's what I'm seeing. My guess is that this means that Galileo is wrong and I'm outta luck?
     
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    The booking class for F award is Z
     
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    I have no idea. I thought It has always been Z. Isn't booking class A used for the first class ow explorer ticket?

    And I am not sure if the other award booking classes on JL are correct either. S, D are miles earning booking classes.

    But I know JL has different set of booking classes for domestic flights, so not sure if you are referring to domestic awards...
     
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    I'm hoping to fine JL inventory (for AA award booking) using KVS tool and [Awards/BA-OneWorld]. However I end up only seeing BA inventory.

    Does that mean that there is no JL inventory or just that the BA site gives prefrence to their own flights? Example [Awards/BA-OneWorld], TYO -> BOS 29 Nov 2012 in First.
     
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    The KVS Tool will indicate whether the [Awards/BA-OneWorld] Engine was willing to search partner availability in each requested Cabin at the bottom of the screen.

    As a work-around, you can add a dummy intra-JP segment:

    [KVS Availability Tool 6.9.2/Diamond - Amadeus: Awards/BA-OneWorld]
    Code:
    OSA  Osaka Metro JP = KIX ITM UKB
    BOS  Boston Logan Intl MA US [KBOS]
    THU  29 Nov 2012
    
    Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive         St  Availability
    ---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  ------------
    JL         3002    ITM   08:20     NRT   09:40              YS4
     -> JL     8       NRT   11:30     BOS   10:15              YS4
    JL         102     ITM   07:15     HND   08:25              YS3
     -> JL     8       NRT   11:30     BOS   10:15              YS4
    JL         3002    ITM   08:20     NRT   09:40              YS4
     -> AA     176     NRT   12:00     DFW   08:10              FS4  CS1
     -> AA     654     DFW   10:35     BOS   15:00              FS3  YS7
    JL         104     ITM   07:30     HND   08:35              YS3
     -> AA     176     NRT   12:00     DFW   08:10              FS4  CS1
     -> AA     654     DFW   10:35     BOS   15:00              FS3  YS7
    JL         120     ITM   14:30     HND   15:40              YS3
     -> AA     60      NRT   19:10     DFW   15:35              FS3  CS2
     -> AA     614     DFW   17:50     BOS   22:10              FS3  YS7
    JL         102     ITM   07:15     HND   08:25              YS3
     -> AA     176     NRT   12:00     DFW   08:10              FS4  CS1
     -> AA     654     DFW   10:35     BOS   15:00              FS3  YS7
    JL         3002    ITM   08:20     NRT   09:40              YS4
     -> AA     176     NRT   12:00     DFW   08:10              FS4  CS1
     -> AA     406     DFW   11:45     BOS   16:05              FS3  YS7
    JL         3002    ITM   08:20     NRT   09:40              YS4
     -> JL     6       NRT   11:20     JFK   10:10              CS1  YS4
     -> AA     1850    JFK   13:45     BOS   14:50              YS7
    
     
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    Thank you that is what I needed.
     
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    You're welcome!
     

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