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Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Babaghanoush85, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Babaghanoush85

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    Is it possible to create an alert on Expert Flyer for business class award availability on an AA flight thru British Airways?
     
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  2. MidSouth Skier

    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    Just to be sure we understand - you want to book an AA flight using Avios so you want to be sure there's partner award space available?
     
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  3. Babaghanoush85

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    That's correct. Or more specifically, create an alert for if and when the space becomes available.
     
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    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    I don't know that AA has a bucket for partner awards, in which case you'd just use the regular saver award categories but maybe someone else knows better than I do.
     
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  5. ExpertFlyer Voice

    ExpertFlyer Voice New Member

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    If AA makes an award available, it's available to all partners. Just create a normal Flight Alert for the operating airlines award inventory.

    In the future, please email us directly at customercare -at- expertflyer.com for a timely response to any ExpertFlyer question.
     
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  6. Babaghanoush85

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    Thanks! After finally getting comfortable with the different fare codes and how to search for space I can absolutely see why ExpertFlyer has such an amazing reputation.

    After more than a week of not seeing any award space open up in Business Class, I finally saw upgrade space available for an itinerary that worked with our schedules. Not wanting to miss out on it, I called it in and paid cash for the economy tickets plus 15,000 AA miles for an upgrade to Business.

    I feel great knowing that I saved about $2000, but I later realized I could have purchased the economy tickets (same fare code) with my Chase CSR UR pts. The agent I booked the tickets with mumbled something about not being able to do this upgrade online, I unfortunately didn't ask her what she meant.

    Is it possible to put a hold on upgrade fares? That would have given me time and a sense of security to have purchased the coach tickets with Chase and then call in for the upgrade.
     
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