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  1. Amol (@PointsToPointB)
    Amol (@PointsToPointB) at |

    Thanks Seth! This is incredibly useful!

  2. HikerT
    HikerT at |

    Note this thread at FT. There is a lot more broken than just X inventory. For example SFO-MEX biz (O) inventory just vanishes after 9/30. Wide open up to 9/30. It shows up as bookable when you search by schedule on .dumb but then errors out when you try to book it. Apparently inventory has been loaded wrong (at least that’s what Delta tech support has indicated) but nobody at .dumb can seem to fix it.

    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/other-north-south-america-frequent-flyer-programs/1466925-no-aeromexico-award-availability-after-sep-30-2013-a.html

  3. HikerT
    HikerT at |

    If award inventory is going away in the process I would say that is really bad news (even if it is good news in terms of being able to search for scarce space). Biz award space is wide open up to 9/30 and dramatically reduces after 9/30. Not just SFO-MEX but also LAX-MEX and many other routes.

  4. HikerT
    HikerT at |

    I’m not sure “O” has any meaning prior to 10/1. Delta tech support told me AM award buckets C and U are changing to O and X after 9/30 (to be consistent with other skyteam partners). It sounded like they saw C and U inventory loaded after 9/30 and this is why there was no O or X inventory, because it had been loaded to the wrong award buckets after 9/30. I’m hoping that’s the case, but it could also be that AM is drastically reducing award space at the same time they change bucket codes. Does that make sense?

  5. HikerT
    HikerT at |

    Actually, now that I read what you wrote here about Vietnam Airlines, this could be similarly bad news for biz award space on Aeromexico:

    http://blog.wandr.me/2013/02/changes-coming-to-vietnam-airlines-award-booking-codes/

  6. James K.
    James K. at |

    This is wonderful, but do you know why every time I search for MEX-EZE it shows me the results for MEX-GRU?

  7. ffi
    ffi at |

    Seth
    What is wrong?
    This is the only blog without the Chase 60k offer!
    🙂
    Thanks for the heads up

  8. Mike @ The #hustle Blog
    Mike @ The #hustle Blog at |

    Thanks for this, Seth! I need to get rid of a lot of Sky Pesos. Maybe I can get a JFK-MEX Dreamliner flight out of them.

  9. Steve
    Steve at |

    What?!?!? There’s a 60k chase offer? How did I miss it at blog.wandr.me?

  10. James K.
    James K. at |

    That does make sense, Seth. Thank you. Really appreciate your work, even if it’s depressing to see how little MEX-EZE availability there is, somewhat putting the kibosh on my IAD-MEX, MEX-EZE, MEX-EZE-IAD skymiles plans.