Miles & More (Lufthansa, Austrian, Swiss, and other partners) - Award fare upload
Aug 14, 12, 4:09 pm
I'm waiting for some F award fares (O) to open up for a *alliance award trip I have upcoming and I will change my award ticket. As posted here before, based on expected load they tend to show up anywhere between 1 day and 14 days before. What I haven't been able to figure out is what time the loads are updated?
I tried to search for the answer but couldn't find it other than a somewhat related reference to midnight.
I've seen what appears to be updates at various times - is there a usual time or is it a bit of a lottery? I have seen updates around 5pm EST and 7pm EST, and later.
Aug 14, 12, 4:12 pm
i have been booking a ua\lh flight iad-lys-iad. i am looking nov 1. the changes are more frequent than hourly. they got a program looking at every seat.
good lord and I am calling daily looking for 2 Business seats from FRA to ANC next year some time in June- so far no luck.....
Aug 15, 12, 2:17 am
The westbound TATL fare buckets are updated around noon German time, the eastbound by UA sometime noon Chicago time. The complete recalculation of a flight is done monthly till about T-1 month, then weekly till 1-2 weeks before then daily.
Aug 15, 12, 9:47 am
Aug 15, 12, 1:41 pm
In the past: the more advance you book your award seats the better luck you grab the desired flights.
Nowadays: it is the opposite you have to monitor the flights 2 weeks before departure to make sure you get a seat on the desired flight especially if you are looking to fly First class.
Aug 16, 12, 10:10 am
I agree, and monitoring loads will help also to understand the behaviour if F will open for awards, but as always you need to be lucky :D:-: