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OS (Austrian) business class availability gone for MP Award Travel?!

OS (Austrian) business class availability gone for MP Award Travel?!

Old Feb 10, 13, 7:39 pm
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OS (Austrian) business class availability gone for MP Award Travel?!

I cannot find any availability on OS new business class product after August 2013... Do you have any idea where it went...??! I was trying to get a VIE-DXB seat
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Old Feb 10, 13, 7:48 pm
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Most likely all booked up. The early bird...

I say this sitting on two I class tickets VIE-JFK in July.
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Old Feb 10, 13, 8:46 pm
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Originally Posted by anc-ord772 View Post
Most likely all booked up. The early bird...

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Ah, don't tell folks that. Then we're back to the 330 days out bookings again.
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Old Feb 10, 13, 9:41 pm
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All booked up even in Y?!
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Old Feb 11, 13, 1:03 am
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On numerous occasions when I was checking, I have yet to find a single business class award seat on OS over the last 3 years. On same searches I could often find LH, UA availability, but never OS (?).
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Old Feb 11, 13, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by cesco.g View Post
On numerous occasions when I was checking, I have yet to find a single business class award seat on OS over the last 3 years. On same searches I could often find LH, UA availability, but never OS (?).
Worrisome and sad
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Old Feb 11, 13, 8:55 am
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Originally Posted by cesco.g View Post
On numerous occasions when I was checking, I have yet to find a single business class award seat on OS over the last 3 years. On same searches I could often find LH, UA availability, but never OS (?).
I booked OS I-class this summer VIE-YYZ just a couple weeks ago. Also saw availability VIE-ORD. So it's certainly not gone.
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Old Feb 11, 13, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by soccerref750 View Post
I booked OS I-class this summer VIE-YYZ just a couple weeks ago. Also saw availability VIE-ORD. So it's certainly not gone.
Agree. I booked JFK-VIE in I-class for my honeymoon. It's there. I wonder though if the "Tyrolean Air" confuses folks/systems.
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Old Feb 11, 13, 9:10 am
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Originally Posted by cesco.g View Post
On numerous occasions when I was checking, I have yet to find a single business class award seat on OS over the last 3 years. On same searches I could often find LH, UA availability, but never OS (?).
It is definitely available from time to time. I've had it booked on a few occasions.
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Old Feb 11, 13, 10:32 am
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Not to pile on, but I have two I class tickets ORD-VIE booked for June. I got them in early Jan, so it's definitely possible.
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Old Feb 11, 13, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by Wheacon View Post
Not to pile on, but I have two I class tickets ORD-VIE booked for June. I got them in early Jan, so it's definitely possible.
Same here.
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Old Feb 11, 13, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
Agree. I booked JFK-VIE in I-class for my honeymoon. It's there. I wonder though if the "Tyrolean Air" confuses folks/systems.
I am also flying (SBA-SFO-)JFK-VIE(-ATH-JTR) in I for my honeymoon, though I booked it back in September so it's probably not too helpful as far as this thread goes. I wonder if the new business class reconfig might have anything to do lower availability right now.
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Old Feb 11, 13, 4:30 pm
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I think the OP's point was that it has suddenly vanished the last two days.

It's true that space is very sparse past August in OS longhaul C.
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Old Feb 11, 13, 5:30 pm
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I had OS space booked in I NRT-VIE and VIE- JFK for dates in November. I needed to push out by a couple days a week after booking and availability was gone.

Not sure if this is OS pulling their space, or just that it became heavily booked due to good reviews of their new seats
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Old Feb 11, 13, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
It is definitely available from time to time. I've had it booked on a few occasions.
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Not to pile on, but I have two I class tickets ORD-VIE booked for June. I got them in early Jan, so it's definitely possible.
Glad to learn that there is the occasional seat opening up. Overall, those business class seats seem to be much harder to find than on other M&M members, mainly LH and even LX. Even, when allowing for the fact that LH serves many more overseas destinations.
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