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Jan 28, 19, 8:07 pm
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Posted By zozeppelin

Good point on dynamic pricing. I have zero...

Good point on dynamic pricing. I have zero experience with DL beyond knowing they have no chart and at times have 'sales'. Seems like they also take it one step further to include partners (AA TBD on...
Jan 27, 19, 12:59 pm
Replies: 541
Views: 146,339
Posted By zozeppelin

Yep, divorced segments. Brought to you by the...

Yep, divorced segments. Brought to you by the airlines whose revenue management thinks they’re smart to enough to valuate routes’ award availablity yet provides the constant T7 - T0 flicker on a...
Jan 27, 19, 8:50 am
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Posted By zozeppelin

Couple questions: If I understand correctly,...

Couple questions:

If I understand correctly, one could 'save' their SWU on a trip after Jan 31 if one of the segments have availability? Other segments could be waitlisted and the SWU was already...
Jan 20, 19, 9:45 am
Replies: 94
Views: 10,944
Posted By zozeppelin

Yep, this is the height of stupidity for elites...

Yep, this is the height of stupidity for elites who don't have checked bag fees. They are essentially adding burden to everyone: ticket counter agents, baggage handlers, TSA (baggage and person), and...
Jan 19, 19, 9:59 am
Replies: 541
Views: 146,339
Posted By zozeppelin

Jon, thanks as always with the updates from the...

Jon, thanks as always with the updates from the horses mouth. Question:

How does this apply to AA + OW Carrier itineraries?
Only AA jounry needs to be available (not point to point) and OW...
Jan 19, 19, 9:46 am
Replies: 107
Views: 14,399
Posted By zozeppelin

Speaking only for myself (but many others, I...

Speaking only for myself (but many others, I suspect) - I have no issues with the segment availability - it's combining available segments into an available trip that kills me.
Jan 13, 19, 11:53 am
Replies: 541
Views: 146,339
Posted By zozeppelin

This hits the absurdity nail on the head: 1)...

This hits the absurdity nail on the head:
1) Segments are available individually with valid connection, but not origin to destination. This is the opposite of married segment availability increase....
Dec 19, 18, 4:52 pm
Replies: 541
Views: 146,339
Posted By zozeppelin

What are the individual segment availabilities? ...

What are the individual segment availabilities?

My guess is that either GIG-MCO is no longer available and/or MCO-DFW-AUS increased availability due to married segment, but when combined with the...
Dec 18, 18, 3:40 pm
Replies: 541
Views: 146,339
Posted By zozeppelin

Sorry for being dense and thank you for taking...

Sorry for being dense and thank you for taking the time to respond, but I'm still not understanding. Let me try to be more explicit with what I think you are telling me:

Purchased/held in past:...
Dec 18, 18, 9:24 am
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Views: 146,339
Posted By zozeppelin

Would appreciate some clarification here. ...

Would appreciate some clarification here.



Can you explain why A-C-D works with C-D held but not currently available but something like A-B'-C-D won't work where A-B' is a new flight that...
Dec 14, 18, 11:50 am
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Views: 146,339
Posted By zozeppelin

Thanks again. Does this work because it was a...

Thanks again. Does this work because it was a voluntary downgrade and/or because the segment was available when doing an origin to destination search?

If the latter, that would imply that...
Dec 13, 18, 11:04 pm
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Views: 146,339
Posted By zozeppelin

Thanks for the explanation. Just to make sure I...

Thanks for the explanation. Just to make sure I understand, what you are saying is search for A-C via B in a GDS (EF), and if you get U1 on the needed segment (and not necessarily the other you...
Dec 13, 18, 10:05 pm
Replies: 541
Views: 146,339
Posted By zozeppelin

You’ve said this twice, but are you sure ? Recent...

You’ve said this twice, but are you sure ? Recent experience ?

Post #201 gives the exact same example with the opposite outcome with multiple HUCA attempts. This has been my experience as well -...
Dec 12, 18, 9:08 am
Replies: 541
Views: 146,339
Posted By zozeppelin

Out of curiosity, do you have an example routing...

Out of curiosity, do you have an example routing or airline that reduces fare bucket inventory on married segments for award tickets? There isn't one that I am aware of (admittedly OW/*A biased...
Dec 11, 18, 8:43 pm
Replies: 541
Views: 146,339
Posted By zozeppelin

Don't intend to get into a pissing match over...

Don't intend to get into a pissing match over this. Hate to burst your bubble, but nowhere did I say I expected DOT to do anything, nor do I expect some valuation of a mile.

My complaint stemmed...
Dec 11, 18, 8:35 pm
Replies: 541
Views: 146,339
Posted By zozeppelin

Correct, at least that is how in interpreted it. ...

Correct, at least that is how in interpreted it. The term 'bid-price' was used for valuation and miles were turned into a dollar value (at 1cpp). Essentially they have a associated a value for the...
Dec 11, 18, 7:55 pm
Replies: 541
Views: 146,339
Posted By zozeppelin

I submitted a DOT complaint on this a month ago...

I submitted a DOT complaint on this a month ago because of the lacking response I received from customer relations.

Call it divorced segments, or what you like, but essentially A-B and B-C T...
Aug 28, 18, 9:07 am
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Views: 1,100,447
Posted By zozeppelin

QP80 is the +30k conversion (from Nick's work). ...

QP80 is the +30k conversion (from Nick's work). Same as QP88 and I presume 96.

OC5->NC4-45 QP83
OC6->NC4-75 QP80
OC7->NC5-105 QP91
OC8->NC5-135 QP88
OC9->NC6-165 QP99
OCT3->NC6-195 QP96...
Aug 25, 18, 11:54 am
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Posted By zozeppelin

I get that people are not happy about many...

I get that people are not happy about many aspects of the merger, but can we keep the griping in this thread specific to Travel Packages?

Any 5 night data points regarding converted package...
Aug 24, 18, 4:18 pm
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Posted By zozeppelin

I wouldn't be surprised if the NC7 / NC8 bits are...

I wouldn't be surprised if the NC7 / NC8 bits are bad based on the limited datapoints. I will fix the table once those come in (I already noticed one error on my part for NC7/8 being 30k too high,...
Aug 24, 18, 3:50 pm
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Posted By zozeppelin

Old Cat RC Tier5 I have no first hand...

Old Cat RC Tier5

I have no first hand knowledge, just compiling the few data points to date. It is a neat way to handle the conversion mess, by having multiple levels for a new category. For...
Aug 24, 18, 2:06 pm
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Views: 1,100,447
Posted By zozeppelin

Many thanks for sifting through the data points...

Many thanks for sifting through the data points and putting this together. I am a little dense sometimes, but if I understand this correctly, there is some discount for upgrading, which I assume was...
Aug 21, 18, 8:38 pm
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Views: 1,100,447
Posted By zozeppelin

Marriott Only hotel basis adjusted values: OC5...

Marriott Only hotel basis adjusted values:
OC5 25k -> 22.2k
OC6 30k -> 27k
OC7 35k -> 33.4k
OC8 40k -> 39.7k
OC9 45k -> 52.2k
T3 50k -> 51.8k
T5 70k -> 79k

NC4 30k -> 25k
Aug 20, 18, 10:24 pm
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Views: 1,100,447
Posted By zozeppelin

For better or worse, I considered only hotels in...

For better or worse, I considered only hotels in the from the original category and how they landed in the new mapping, to see how equivalent the before and after coverage of the original set was. ...
Aug 20, 18, 10:03 pm
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Posted By zozeppelin

Oh the irony. I do feel bad for the front line...

Oh the irony. I do feel bad for the front line agents, although I do wish they would just say they don't know in lieu of making things up (as seen by the range of data points). That said, they only...
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