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Booking AA Award travel on Etihad / EY - [2015-17 ARCHIVE]

Booking AA Award travel on Etihad / EY - [2015-17 ARCHIVE]

Old Jan 2, 2016, 7:03 pm
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Originally Posted by JonNYC
They aren't.
Well just enough miles have disappeared to make the trip not bookable. It is certainly suspicious
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 7:21 pm
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This is getting crazy. The lady on the phone is insisting that I don't how many miles i have. I made her go line item by line item under the transaction and it came to the correct amount that I know I have. She even admitted it then put me on hold and came and said the wrong total again. I've been on a lot of trips with aa but u have never heard of something like this
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 7:46 pm
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I called in to ticket on 1/1. Was told not to worry if it doesn't ticket right away and to expect it to clear by Monday afternoon.
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 9:29 pm
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Do you know if availability for Etihad business class awards tickets is ever available except for ~1 month beforehand from the east coast to Abu Dhabi? I'm trying to look for availability IAD-AUH or JFK-AUH 8+ months in advance, but nothing comes up at all.

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Old Jan 3, 2016, 9:06 am
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Awards: Success stories of award booking on Etihad using AA miles (>= 2015)

Called the US number to book my held reservation yesterday and was told to have patience for it to go through which I have no worries about.

Also looks like the availability has opened up again. Guessing held awards have been cancelled
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Old Jan 3, 2016, 10:20 am
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I have just checked my record locator and the flight on request is not the flight I booked on the phone on Weds! They have me on the later flight which isn't operated by an A380!

Off to ring the AU office to find out what happened!
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Old Jan 3, 2016, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by JonNYC
They aren't.
Best reply ever!
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Old Jan 3, 2016, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by dukewake
Do you know if availability for Etihad business class awards tickets is ever available except for ~1 month beforehand from the east coast to Abu Dhabi? I'm trying to look for availability IAD-AUH or JFK-AUH 8+ months in advance, but nothing comes up at all.
They used to be available, but US to AUH in J hasn't been available in advance (at the normal 11-month mark) for the last couple of months. I don't think anyone knows why. It kind of makes "how to book" discussions pointless for US residents flying J...there is no way to book an outbound if the awards aren't released. However, awards for the return are available.

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Old Jan 3, 2016, 12:31 pm
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Yeah it's very odd, there is excellent J availability from AUH-JFK or AUH-IAD well in advance, so why they would treat the opposite as different/more desirable and limit it does not make sense to me.

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Old Jan 3, 2016, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by lowside67
Yeah it's very odd, there is excellent J availability from AUH-JFK or AUH-IAD well in advance, so why they would treat the opposite as different/more desirable and limit it does not make sense to me.

Mark
Does anyone have pictures of the business class seat from AUH-JFK on the 380?
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Old Jan 3, 2016, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by TMM1982
Does anyone have pictures of the business class seat from AUH-JFK on the 380?
The internet sure does.
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Old Jan 3, 2016, 1:32 pm
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Originally Posted by JonNYC
The internet sure does.
Especially Etihad's own website...
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Old Jan 3, 2016, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by TMM1982
Does anyone have pictures of the business class seat from AUH-JFK on the 380?
This is an excellent link that shows some info on the seat:
http://bfy.tw/3Xft

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Old Jan 3, 2016, 2:24 pm
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Two tickets confirmed on the morning of the 30th have yet to ticket. Hoping they do on Monday.
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Old Jan 3, 2016, 2:26 pm
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Booking AAdvantage Award travel on Etihad / EY - 2016 (Consolidated)

Not sure why the rush or worry over ticketing? If the travel date is far ahead it's NOT uncommon to wait up to a week to be ticketed.
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