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any way to show fare avail for segments separately for AAA-BBB-CCC?

any way to show fare avail for segments separately for AAA-BBB-CCC?

Old Feb 4, 19, 4:01 pm
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any way to show fare avail for segments separately for AAA-BBB-CCC?

So... let's say I want to try and find something with reasonable chances to upgrade on, so we do the usual thing of looking for flights that have better availability in the P/Z bucket. But if I'm connecting domestically before my longhaul flight and I search expertflyer, I get the combined availability for the whole trip.

Said another way, if I'm looking at RDU-IAH-SYD on United, expertflyer might well say something like J2 C2 D0 Z0 P0, *but* it's entirely possible that's because the RDU-IAH segment only has 2 seats available in J/C and none in D/Z/P. When what I *really* care about is what the IAH-SYD leg looks like: if that one is Z9 P9 then there's a much better chance I can get that upgrade to clear.

So while I certainly CAN individually search each single leg, I'm hoping maybe someone has a shortcut where I can still do the search by saying "get me from RDU to SYD" when in reality I want it to show me each individual segment's availability instead of the availability for the whole trip.

Any ideas?
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Old Feb 4, 19, 4:08 pm
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Searching individual segments is the only way to do this. If by happenstance the leftmost pricing column contains a fare break you will get separate inventory, but you can't force this to happen. EF will always do an O&D inventory validation.
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