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This is priced as two awards. Transfers/connections are not permitted in the middle east on Australia-Europe itineraries unless under the Doha exception.

Got it, thanks! I'd assumed it could be done as a single flight number.
 

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Just booked a J award via AA on Etihad MUC AUH BNE for October next year. 75K. I had a brief look for F seats into MEL but nothing showed up via the Guest website. Took a couple of hours playing around on the BAEC site looking for Cathay and Qatar seats, connecting through HKG or DOH back to Australia from Germany (would have been only 60k) but couldn't find anything decent, so in the end I coughed up the extra 15k. Looking forward to trying out EY's 787, and very happy to fly AUH BNE direct, without the awful SIN stop they used to have on this leg.
 
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I had my choice from each of ten consecutive days in July next year. I'd call that wide open. Particularly compared to SYD-AUH. Where they literally have pulled all availability +60 days.

Didn't expect negativity in response to this lol, but anyway. Good luck to all - I'm psyched about it!

It's not negativity ;) Just trying to be realistic about availability as the more days that pass (and the more people know about it) the less availability becomes (and AUH-SYD vv is a great example availability becoming close to nought :(

We did find one date out of a week that we could have flown AUH-xMEL-SYD but didn't want to really slum it on QF J domestic after a very nice long haul F, so we have are sucking it up this time to fly QF F at least when we land in SYD we go straight home rather than waiting for a domestic J flight :D

And there there an example like below where availability is much more limited;

Just booked a J award via AA on Etihad MUC AUH BNE for October next year. 75K. I had a brief look for F seats into MEL but nothing showed up via the Guest website.
 

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Just tried booking at CMB-xAUH-SYD in J and they wanted 75,000 points grrrrrrr whilst I was hoping for 35K ;)
 

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Just tried booking at CMB-xAUH-SYD in J and they wanted 75,000 points grrrrrrr whilst I was hoping for 35K ;)

Your proposed routing is not permitted hence two awards. Routing from Asia 2 to South Pacific only allows a connection in Asia 2.

From MLE it would be 45K.
 

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Re: AAdvantage award Devaluation - Bookings from Mar 22nd 2016

At least they gave us fair warning...
Must book more apartments by 22nd March!
Silly question but how does one search for EY F availability? On the internet search tool via AA or another FF or call AA directly? I've been saving up my AA miles but I gotta act now.
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Re: AAdvantage award Devaluation - Bookings from Mar 22nd 2016

Silly question but how does one search for EY F availability? On the internet search tool via AA or another FF or call AA directly? I've been saving up my AA miles but I gotta act now.
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Check on Etihad for guest availability then ring AA.
 

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Re: AAdvantage award Devaluation - Bookings from Mar 22nd 2016

Check on Etihad for guest availability then ring AA.
... and pray to whatever Diety you wish to before hand as AA CSA are not seeing any at the moment ...
 

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Re: AAdvantage award Devaluation - Bookings from Mar 22nd 2016

Check on Etihad for guest availability then ring AA.

Is there a certain time that seats are released?? Like QF which are 330 days ahead..
I'm dummy searching on EY guest now but I only see occasional F on 77W and not any on A380.
 

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Re: AAdvantage award Devaluation - Bookings from Mar 22nd 2016

... and pray to whatever Diety you wish to before hand as AA CSA are not seeing any at the moment ...

My understanding was as long there is Guest Award available AA should see it?
 

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Re: AAdvantage award Devaluation - Bookings from Mar 22nd 2016

There certainly was a problem but probably not just AA.
There is a thread in the VA section complaining of exactly the same problem using VA points to get EY awards.
I believe there are now some awards getting through-see post 43.
 
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