Hi all, I am trying to book tickets for my family(4). I foolishly assumed that I would be able to find award tickets. I am fine with 4 business, 4 coach or 2 business and 2 coach. The ideal dates are 6/25 - 6/30..but we are a bit flexible. First, I called BA to fly EI. I checked flying out of ORD, BOS, JFK, YYZ. They have one seat from ORD-DUB in coach on 6/25...but that is it. BA has availability to fly ORD-LHR. But she couldn't get me to DUB from LHR - plus the fees are too high. I did notice that each time I called back(3 times to try other routings) there seemed to be a variance in what was available. I tried AA -only anytime awards available at 60K each in coach, no saver availability in any class. I only tried out of ORD. I did call to see if I could to ORD-MAD-DUB or ORD-DUS-DUB...no availability there either. I can get home using UA miles on 6/30 - I was able to see 4 saver seats in coach. But I can not select seats, it tells me that we 'need to see an airport agent during check-in to receive your seat assignment.' Can I call Aer Lingus and prepay for seat assignments once booked? US Air has availability at 120K r/t. I have 1.3m AA miles between DH and myself. 400K United. 230K US Air. 80K BA. 250K MR and about 200K UR points. Before I throw in the towel, I thought I would see if I was missing something obvious to others and not to me. :-o Thanks in advance!