Etihad EY awards appearing on aa.com

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Old May 2, 19, 10:13 pm
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Etihad EY awards appearing on aa.com


J appearing also. And it isn't phantom...at least, I can select a flight and go to the next page where one enters names and etc.

Could be a transient late-night test, though.
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Old May 3, 19, 12:43 am
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Nice if it stays. Perhaps the cost of handling call volumes at SYD/SIN/etc centers finally outweighed just adding the functionality to .com?? 🤣
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While I am seeing EY and UL space on aa.com when doing mileage ticket searches, I am unable to get them to the stage mentioned by the OP.
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Seems to be showing Y inventory but not J on several routes/times exUS that are bookable via the US Call center.

Not sure why some pull in and others don't.
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While I am seeing EY and UL space on aa.com when doing mileage ticket searches, I am unable to get them to the stage mentioned by the OP.
I was able to see an EY flight, select it, and put it on a 5 day hold (no seat selection though - "contact Etihad")

On request

Flights on other airlines are subject to confirmation and the response may take 24 hours or longer
I was also able to go back to it and progress all the way to the "Pay Now" button.

I was also able to see Business and First awards for about 70% of the days for +/- 2 weeks of a randomly selected late October date.
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Old May 3, 19, 9:58 am
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According to this:

https://onemileatatime.com/book-etih...rican-website/

It appears that the AA online option only shows available that the American/US call center can see. So looks like calls to SYD may still be in order.
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More information here: https://onemileatatime.com/book-etih...rican-website/ Looks like there is still some inventory limitations and it might be best to call in still :/
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Old May 3, 19, 11:55 am
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More information here: https://onemileatatime.com/book-etih...rican-website/ Looks like there is still some inventory limitations and it might be best to call in still :/
But now, when you call in, the booking fee won't be waived.
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But now, when you call in, the booking fee won't be waived.
I've had fees waived if they can provide something on the phone that's not available on the website.
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But now, when you call in, the booking fee won't be waived.
Not quite yet:
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Considering the rumors of EY and other carriers (and alliances), interesting to see EY added to the self-service website. Of course, if EY makes a deal with another carrier, the EY inventory could disappear rather easily.
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Old May 4, 19, 3:38 pm
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Just booked Etihad tickets on AA.com.
Thanks SeeBuyFly
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