Hello, MilePointers. This is my first time posting. I am a professional travel photographer, so I travel a fair amount. I am Gold status on AA and about half way to my Million Miler status. Anyway, I am having some trouble booking flights on AA.com. I'm traveling from RDU to BKK in January. Every time I search for flights some pretty competitive fares come up, but when I click on them they all instantly become unavailable, as if someone else just bought the last ticket at that fare. But then when I do the same search again the same low fare appears again, and once again it's not available when I select it. This seems to be a deceptive trade practice -- showing low rates and then not allowing me to book. It seems this happens any time one of the segments of the trip is on a partner airline (JAL, CX, etc.) When I scroll down to the same flights with an AA flight number, the price goes up $500-600. Sometimes even more. Is it not possible to use AA.com to book flights that use partner airlines for some of the segments? Am I doing something wrong? I'd like to fly AA and continue my status, but they are making it so difficult... Thanks for any insight you might have.