My parents want to go to France this fall for a month. And since I never book award travel myself, I offered to book them two first class tickets on LX non-stop SFO-ZRH using my stash. This also means I am not at all experienced in this part of the game, so I need some pointers. ExpertFlyer is showing 2 award tickets in F (O bucket) for LX 39 SFO-ZRH on 10/5 and returning on LX 38 ZRH-SFO on 10/25. But when I called UA (since you can't book anything but UA and LH online), they said there's nothing available. Now, I'm aware of the Starnet blocking, but I thought this might only apply to the display of fares and that if I found them myself I could still get an agent to book them. I'm also aware that there's a disclaimer at the top of ExpertFlyer's page saying these are seats available to M&M members and may not be available to members of other programs like UA's MP. But UA is not being very helpful about finding me dates when F tickets ARE available. It seems that LX only opens at most 2 seats in O for all the dates I check so does this mean that they never offer any of those to members of other programs? Is there some way that I can find out which dates do have F seats available for booking through UA? Are they forced to use some combination of UA, US, and LH, with connections?