Old Nov 28, 18, 6:28 am
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Originally Posted by SeeBuyFly View Post
No idea what you mean by "some sort of a blackout". It's quite common that they get booked up between 355 and 330 days; and on some days, no awards are released (and there is no rule requiring them to release awards).

The "no longer available" message appears on aa.com when you are choosing a flight on the first day it becomes available, but including a connection that is the following calendar day (because it's overnight to Doha). It's a bug, AA should not be displaying flights that can't be booked; but it's not a conspiracy.

That's originally what I thought but even within the range it happens repeatedly. I have been looking for a CDG-AKL... it shows availability on multiple flights but when you go to book it it says it's no longer available. Driving me nuts!
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