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Old Jan 25, 2014, 3:56 pm
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Also be aware - AA have reduced capacity and apparently chosen to make MileSAAver flights significantly less available during predicted periods of high demand and high demand flights, undoubtedly keeping seats available for those willing to pay higher fares and use the new tiered AAnytime awards.

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MileSAAver / SAAver award reduction / scarcity discussion

Old Mar 5, 2020, 6:16 pm
  #1816  
 
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It started last evening, that I noticed. Like wildfire on certain routes, but mostly close in - late May and April.

I'd be happier about it if it didn't feel so much like a fire sale is all. 😐
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Old Mar 5, 2020, 8:18 pm
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey
Yes, AA offers free 5-day holds on award tickets.
Well, the things you learn on FT! Cool groovy swell. Got two itineraries on hold while we confirm with the kids that this is a 100% match. Thank you!

Whacked the mole, lol.
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Old Mar 5, 2020, 8:28 pm
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I ain't getting on a plane any time soon but for S and giggles i looked at EF for award availability JFK-LHR next week. U0 C7 across the board.
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Old Mar 5, 2020, 10:07 pm
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Originally Posted by pauleeepaul
I ain't getting on a plane any time soon but for S and giggles i looked at EF for award availability JFK-LHR next week. U0 C7 across the board.
lol god forbid Dougie open up a U award
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Old Mar 6, 2020, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by cmtlatitudes
It started last evening, that I noticed. Like wildfire on certain routes, but mostly close in - late May and April.

I'd be happier about it if it didn't feel so much like a fire sale is all. 😐
No fire sale. Demand has collapsed.
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Old Mar 6, 2020, 10:34 am
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Booked a round trip to Brownsville via NYC that would usually cost me $500+ for 18k points total
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Old Mar 6, 2020, 3:13 pm
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Demand must have really collapsed as I was able to snag a r/t to SJO for 20K, and another one to PTY for 20K. Yeah!
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