Unable to book YZF-YVR-HND, TPE-YYZ

Old Dec 27, 19, 11:03 pm
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Unable to book YZF-YVR-HND, TPE-YYZ

I'm looking to book YZF-YVR (stopover) - HND, TPE-YYZ with ANA miles in J. According to my research it should be an admissible itinerary and cost 92.5K miles. However, I'm getting "This service is not available for the specified itinerary. Please amend the flight criteria and try again." whenever I try to book the flight. Sample dates are 10/22, 12/16 and 12/17. What is the issue with the itinerary? The problem disappears if I change the origin airport from YZF to YYC or YEG. Thanks.
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Old Dec 28, 19, 2:33 am
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Originally Posted by Vyvd View Post
I'm looking to book YZF-YVR (stopover) - HND, TPE-YYZ with ANA miles in J. According to my research it should be an admissible itinerary and cost 92.5K miles. However, I'm getting "This service is not available for the specified itinerary. Please amend the flight criteria and try again." whenever I try to book the flight. Sample dates are 10/22, 12/16 and 12/17. What is the issue with the itinerary? The problem disappears if I change the origin airport from YZF to YYC or YEG. Thanks.
It might be the Air Canada Express operated AC88XX flights that NH does not recognise as proper Air Canada flights, and thus can't book?
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Old Dec 28, 19, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
It might be the Air Canada Express operated AC88XX flights that NH does not recognise as proper Air Canada flights, and thus can't book?
At least, simple YZF-YVR-YZF is quoted as 30000miles + 3950JPY.
Then, prompts passenger names and so on.
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Old Dec 28, 19, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by Wasabi Tofu View Post
At least, simple YZF-YVR-YZF is quoted as 30000miles + 3950JPY.
Then, prompts passenger names and so on.
Other issue then....
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Old Dec 28, 19, 5:42 pm
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Maybe it's the double open jaw that's the issue? I have no idea if that's permitted, but the thought crossed my mind...
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Old Dec 28, 19, 8:50 pm
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Maybe it's the double open jaw that's the issue? I have no idea if that's permitted, but the thought crossed my mind...
Double open jaw is permitted. I thought the problem might be that going YZF-YVR-HND is backtracking (YZF-HND is closer than YVR-HND), but I couldn't find a rule against that. I'll try to call in to book the ticket in a few days if it's clear the itinerary should be valid.
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Old Dec 28, 19, 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Vyvd View Post
Double open jaw is permitted. I thought the problem might be that going YZF-YVR-HND is backtracking (YZF-HND is closer than YVR-HND), but I couldn't find a rule against that. I'll try to call in to book the ticket in a few days if it's clear the itinerary should be valid.
SFO-EWR//JFK-NRT//HND-ORD can be booked at 55000miles+29850JPY, So there is no backtracking issue, IMHO.

Maybe AC express status as a star alliance partner is a problem.
Some ANA's non-star alliance partner award is bookable as a separate pure partner award, and not combinable.
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Old Dec 28, 19, 11:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Wasabi Tofu View Post
SFO-EWR//JFK-NRT//HND-ORD can be booked at 55000miles+29850JPY, So there is no backtracking issue, IMHO.

Maybe AC express status as a star alliance partner is a problem.
Some ANA's non-star alliance partner award is bookable as a separate pure partner award, and not combinable.
The flights are marked as Air Canada Express/Jazz in Google Flights, so I do still kind of suspect that ANA don't see them as proper Air Canada and Star Alliance flights for that reason.

Though being bookable standalone does kind of shoot that theory down.
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