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EK413 not available but F and A showing on EF

Old Jan 31, 12, 1:16 am
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EK413 not available but F and A showing on EF

Have booked a flight from SYD to DXB on 21 Dec in first. Both the 6am flight and the flight via BKK show as options in the booking window but EK412 the direct evening service shows as unavailabe, however expert flyer shows both A and F availability. Any ideas as to why? I would have thought if these classes show on EF they would show in the booking window?

Have currently chosen the 777 via BKK which is fine, but am curious as to the reason.
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Old Jan 31, 12, 2:22 am
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EF is not very reliable when it comes to EK, it will vary based on POS etc...
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Old Jan 31, 12, 10:05 am
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If you're only flying to DXB they'll force you onto a flight with a connection, and keep the direct flight for people connecting from Europe/ USA. Since EF POS is UK/ USA, you see availability when actually there is none.
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Old Feb 1, 12, 12:40 am
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Thanks, I'm connecting thought to Rome though. Any further thoughts?
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Old Feb 1, 12, 12:50 am
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Umm, I just checked both EF and EK's website:
- EK413/EK95 (and EK97) show as available P4A4/P2A2 (and P2A2)
- On EK website, I searched for 4 seats in F (return) on that date and it pulled EK413 with both combinations.
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Old Feb 1, 12, 6:30 am
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Thanks, I'm connecting thought to Rome though. Any further thoughts?
It really depends on where the revenue is coming in from etc. and may vary based on POS. DXB - SIN you're usually forced onto the flight via CMB or the 354 because they want to keep space on the 404 and 432 for pax from Australia and for connections from the US. From Europe you still get funny connections with 8 hr layovers in CMB and MLE.
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Old Feb 1, 12, 4:08 pm
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Many thanks for the responses. I guess I thought if I could see the fare class available on a specific flight I could book it. Something new learnt.
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