A couple of days ago I wrote about how American seemingly stopped releasing all saver level award space for travel starting in December. While there’s no denying there has been a trend the past several years whereby American is releasing less and less saver level award space, I was convinced this was a glitch. I don’t know of any airline that has ever stopped releasing all saver level award space across the board, and I wouldn’t expect American to be the first.
And I was correct. American has confirmed that this was a glitch as a result of a huge schedule change which was loaded over the weekend, which was related to the rebanking of flights at their Chicago and Dallas hubs. Apparently award availability should be fully functional again by late Wednesday.