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Award Booking w/ Skypass and British Airways
Every time I log onto Skypass or British Airways to search for award flights I always a get no flights available message. They’re really common routes too. For BA I was using SFO-LHR or DEN-LHR.
Same with Skypass (was hoping to see Sky Team flights), but I also searched SFO-HNL. No availability regardless of the dates. Below is what Skypass gives me:
[USER=2176]@Babaghanoush85[/USER], I don’t think KE shows partner availability online so you may need to use another tool like AS to find space and then call to book. I’m surprised BA doesn’t show any availability though. Did you look through all available dates?
For BA, yes I’ve used a lot of different dates just to test it. I know I could call them if I get serious about booking a flight, just a minor annoyance that their site doesn’t work for me. Interestingly enough I got an e-rewards survey about their site and was very candid about my experience with it.
For KE I was going off the following article:
I think that article on KE mentions not being able to see partner space online and having to book R/T. So I would use another tool to search and then call KE to book. Re: BA, I think the month view just shows BA availability so it might be better to search date by date to see what partner options are available. Summer travel to Europe especially from the west coast is usually in high demand so I wouldn’t be surprised to see limited availability at this point.
[USER=2176]@Babaghanoush85[/USER] [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] is right about BA flights only on the calendar as well as availability. But these calendars never work very well. I would always check the specific dates. Even though BA flies direct from DEN this calendar wouldn’t include a connection to say DFW from DEN on AA.
You can also use AA.com for BA searches as it seems these days that’s all the awards available on AA.com. If you find something then try on BA.com or call. Personally I’m not a fan of BA’s site.
As far as KE goes, you have 2 choices to search on their website, KE only or Skyteam. KE searches will only bring up KE flights from KE gateway cities. Skyteam searches (which are new) MUST be round trip. These searches will pull from the Skyteam partner inventory and include connections to KE flights from their gateway cities.
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