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Award seats availability on round trip vs one way

Old Jun 29, 19, 3:59 pm
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Award seats availability on round trip vs one way

Why are some award flights available when booking round trip but not when booking one way? We are flying DXB to BKK, then DPS to DXB. When I do the round trip, business class is available but when I try to book it one way, itís not.
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Old Jun 29, 19, 9:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Kamani Vorachack Richter View Post
Why are some award flights available when booking round trip but not when booking one way? We are flying DXB to BKK, then DPS to DXB. When I do the round trip, business class is available but when I try to book it one way, itís not.
Saver awards can only be booked as round trips
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Old Jun 30, 19, 2:50 am
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They are for business flex.
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Old Jun 30, 19, 3:09 am
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Originally Posted by Kamani Vorachack Richter View Post
They are for business flex.
This would indicate otherwise:

Saver rewards offer you exceptional value when you travel during lower demand periods or when you are willing to choose alternate flights to reach your destination. They are offered on a return basis only, in all classes of travel.
Source: https://www.emirates.com/english/sky...s-rewards.aspx
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Old Jun 30, 19, 3:51 am
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I would love to get the saver fare but itís not available. My question is not about the saver fares though
I am using skyward points to buy business flex which are available on both legs when I book round trip but not when I book separately. The reason why I would like to book separately is because I rather pay cash for the outbound.
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Old Jun 30, 19, 5:25 am
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Provide your dates and flight numbers and someone may be able to make sense of it.

It could be that one way trips may book into I class or above, and Flex Rewards come from O Class.
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Old Jun 30, 19, 9:45 am
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Originally Posted by ft101 View Post
Provide your dates and flight numbers and someone may be able to make sense of it.

It could be that one way trips may book into I class or above, and Flex Rewards come from O Class.
Surely all award tickets book into D bucket? I is Flex, O is Saver.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 1:01 am
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Surely all award tickets book into D bucket? I is Flex, O is Saver.
No, only Saver awards are D according to EF.


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Old Jul 1, 19, 2:06 am
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Originally Posted by ft101 View Post
No, only Saver awards are D according to EF.


Interesting that Flex is O which is revenue Saver (and revenue Saver is I think also not available on-way). Maybe a computer glitch mixing up the revenue rules with award rules?
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