In mid-March I reported that Delta was having issues displaying Air France award space. Even though Air France was releasing the space and it showed up through their frequent flyer program directly, ExpertFlyer, etc., Delta couldn’t book it, claiming they had an IT glitch. Well, the good news is that the issue has been fixed, and all Air France award space seems to once again be available to SkyMiles members.
Now, I hate to be a conspiracy theorist, but I do find it interesting that the issue seems to have been resolved in the past couple of days, right after the end of the quarter. Oddly for the last three weeks of the first quarter they weren’t able to solve this “glitch,” but a day after the new quarter begins everything is fixed. We all know US Airways does blocking of partner award inventory, and there’s a clear pattern with them whereby they do more blocking towards the end of the quarter, and less blocking towards the beginning.
Coincidence? What say you?