United adds EVA award availability online


Update 3 (7:50am EDT 19 July): And we’re back! The functionality reappeared overnight last night.

Update 2 (7:15am EDT 3 July): And now United has confirmed that they’ve pulled the inventory due to “a small issue with a limited number of BR awards since launch.” They expect it back in ~10-14 days. Phone bookings are still possible.

Update (10:50pm EDT 2 July): Well, that didn’t last long. The inventory is off the site now. Hopefully back soon.

It took a few days after EVA officially joined Star Alliance but United Airlines now has EVA inventory available online, integrated with the other partners they allow searching for.

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This is great news for a whole bunch of reasons, mostly related to the part where United’s engine is faster than ANA‘s, while ANA is slightly more complete in terms of partners available. This brings United one step closer. It also means award search alerts for EVA-operated flights can be handled more easily, too.

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This doesn’t excuse the pain in the ass which is multi-city searches on the United site, functionality which has become notably worse in recent months, but it is definitely a nice improvement to see.

H/T to Stephan for noticing it this afternoon and sharing the good news.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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