DL Award Inventory for CO & NW

Old Jul 27, 05, 7:44 am
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DL Award Inventory for CO & NW

I apologize in advance for such a basic question, but I've tried searching and just can't find the answer. I'd like to book a DL coach award using CO and/or NW flights. I know DL uses M inventory for their own flights, but what inventory am I looking for on CO and NW?

Checking Expertflyer, if the inventory is available on CO and/or NW, is it definitely available through DL or do they have a different inventory?

Thanks! - jAAck
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Old Jul 27, 05, 8:21 am
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Non-elite inventory is the same everywhere.

Coach award inventory:
DL - N class
NW - W class
CO - G class
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Old Jul 27, 05, 1:55 pm
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Was able to book a domestic ticket on CO using DL miles by calling the Skymiles desk. To my knowledge, online searches for award travel on DL.com only show DL flights ...
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Old Jul 27, 05, 5:35 pm
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All three carriers have different inventory for each other. DL only has a certain amount of seats on NW/CO. To book award tickets on NW/CO, you need to call the skymiles reservations number. If you check the NW/CO award sites, it may give you an idea of what they have and that's it.
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Old Jul 27, 05, 10:39 pm
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Although it doesn't account for elite status, NWA's award tool does a pretty good job searching all three carriers:
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