One thing you can do is to try and find a date where there is no availability. Unless your searched route is super loaded with availability, I can't imagine that'd be too difficult. Another way is to search for First Class, since the availability of First is quite low (or on your chosen route, maybe impossible), it will almost certainly tell you "can't find anything, try another date". You can then change the class on the week display, and it will show you the availability in the class of interest.That's true, and a side-effect of this is that because the site found a flight combo for you instead of saying 'sold out', you no longer have that week-span of flight availability to check other nearby dates; you need to do a separate search for each date. It would be good if the next enhancement was some kind of 'my dates are flexible' feature in the search.
Overall though I'm tickled pink at this development.
The screenshot method will still be interesting to use if you can find availability on the separate flights of interest, but not on the combined one and if you can show that there does exist other dates where the combined itinerary is certainly possible to book in one hit. I think if your demand is reasonable enough (no crazy **** like you could get away with on the old US programme), they might be obliging.Oooooooooooh, I wonder though if this will have implications for the screen-shot method of booking? Mixed class bookings don't replace the usefulness of the screenshot method for all-J routes, but I wonder if they'll start pushing back and saying 'you need to book through our website, there are flights available for the route you want'.
Same as always - governed by the rules of the carriers themselves, or, in the cases of mixed carriers in the same itinerary, the IATA guidance on the Most Significant Carrier.I also wonder what the baggage rules will be.
It may not get enhanced, but it will surely be, ummm.... let's just say the golden goose is laying eggs on crack with a gun pointed to its head.I'm loving it today! Opens up so many options now.
This must make LM the best scheme out there at the moment. Just hope the golden goose doesn't get "enhanced".
It'll be reported on OMAAT within the next 12 hours.BoardingArea hasn't sniffed this one out yet. (Alright, alright... it's getting into / is now late hours in the USA)
I'll take bets now on:
- When they will report on this
- If they will quote / use / lift something from AFF
After a fair bit of searching, I have come to the conclusion some routes to Europe work, others don't BNE - BCN does not work, but I can marry the screenshots up. The big question is who is going to try and screenshot redemption to see what reaction they get?I found a J SYD-BKK and F BKK-FRA....
... it was. When the Aussie was buying USD1.1Wow. Just Wow. Mixed Cabins, SQ wide open, LH F available, ANA flying to SYD, 140% bonus promotions all the time...........can life get any better?