Can partners book AF award tickets earlier than Flying Blue?

Old May 25, 13, 8:29 am
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Question Can partners book AF award tickets earlier than Flying Blue?

I am about to book an AF award ticket using AS miles 330 days out. I just noticed that the Flying Blue program only allows you to book 10 months out or about 300 days.

Am I correct that by using partner miles we actually have a 30 day head start over the FB members?
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Old May 25, 13, 12:12 pm
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Yes -Some FF prgs allow bookings up to 360 days out.
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Old May 25, 13, 1:07 pm
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http://boardingarea.com/blogs/viewfr...eir-schedules/

Also not on the list is Air France because of a strange anomaly — they won’t let members book award travel more than 10 months out, even though schedules are loaded further out than that (and thus Delta and Alaska Airlines members can book travel on Air France earlier than Air France’s own members can).
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Old May 27, 13, 7:50 am
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Does that matter though? In my experience award seats are not only made available when schedules load - closer to departure often more opens up.
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Old May 27, 13, 8:43 am
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It only matters with partners that load schedules earlier.
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