Swiss First Awards now bookable?

Old Aug 22, 22, 6:14 pm
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Swiss First Awards now bookable?

Very strange. Seeing this for the first time. Doesn't make sense. Anyone trying to book this?


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Old Aug 22, 22, 6:47 pm
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O inventory showing up on ExpertFlyer (at least for LX53 tonight), so not a United website glitch. Fascinating.

Aeroplan doesn't seem to see this inventory though.

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Old Aug 22, 22, 7:22 pm
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Originally Posted by JALsnipe View Post
O inventory showing up on ExpertFlyer (at least for LX53 tonight), so not a United website glitch. Fascinating.

Aeroplan doesn't seem to see this inventory though.
I'm pretty sure EF scrapes UA.com when searching for award availability on most, if not all, *A airlines.
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Old Aug 22, 22, 7:36 pm
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Perhaps some last minute availability ends up being released as award space? Lufty does this, right?
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Old Aug 22, 22, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by angetenar View Post
Perhaps some last minute availability ends up being released as award space? Lufty does this, right?
LH has always done 14 days prior to departure. Never ever seen LX. Looks like day of departure. Tonight I saw ORD, BOS, EWR. Will be interesting to monitor this!
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Old Aug 22, 22, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by angetenar View Post
Perhaps some last minute availability ends up being released as award space? Lufty does this, right?
Yes, but LX has not done this (or released any O space ever to *A partners) in almost a decade, short of brief glitches.
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Old Aug 22, 22, 7:46 pm
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Very interesting indeed. For a minute I was about to search and book, until I realized the flights were for literally tonight.
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becomes more interesting to SIN for 30k more. For sure interesting to watch. Hopefully article doesnt bring tooo much attention

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Old Aug 22, 22, 8:14 pm
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becomes more interesting to SIN for 30k more. For sure interesting to watch. Hopefully article doesnt bring tooo much attention

https://liveandletsfly.com/united-ai...s-swiss-first/
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Old Aug 22, 22, 8:17 pm
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You think posting about it on FT is going to keep it off the the UA and LX radar? This is either a glitch or deliberate. I hope it's deliberate. If it's a glitch, it will be gone soon anyway. If this is a policy change, it will be on all the big blogs before you wake up tomorrow. Spare me the red face. We've seen EZE-GRU space in LX O for months. Hopefully this is a new trend.
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Old Aug 22, 22, 8:27 pm
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You think posting about it on FT is going to keep it off the the UA and LX radar?
No tip of the hat to cfischer and FlyerTalk?
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Old Aug 22, 22, 8:32 pm
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Originally Posted by FlytheTail View Post
No tip of the hat to cfischer and FlyerTalk?
There's a link to the FT thread...
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Old Aug 22, 22, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by dkc192 View Post
I'm pretty sure EF scrapes UA.com when searching for award availability on most, if not all, *A airlines.
LH Group award availability on EF has for years has shown as Miles&More member availability, so that does not come from UA.com.

Doubt EF scrapes UA.com given the Cease & Desist EF got from UA concerning R (pre-PZ) space.
UA watches IP addresses and accounts used to access data. Too much traffic and you are cut off.

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Old Aug 22, 22, 9:23 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
LH Group award availability on EF has for years has shown as Miles&More member availability, so that does not come from UA.com.

Doubt EF scrapes UA.com given the Cease & Desist EF got from UA concerning R (pre-PZ) space.
UA watches IP addresses and accounts used to access data. Too much traffic and you are cut off.
Correct, which is why EF has never been helpful for LH Group carriers using UA miles.
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