I was trying to book a flight to the UK yesterday using Air Miles (I've been saving up for years and finally have enough for the trip). So having selected the flights I wanted, I tried to book the trip, only to discover that there were no seats available on one of the flights. I was a little surprised by this, as my trip is not until next Spring! I phoned Air Miles and a very helpful agent was able to tell me that the problem was with the Nanaimo/Vancouver flight. The airline hadn't released any seats to Air Miles. We tried every flight out of Nanaimo for the date in question and the result was the same. No seats available!
So this got me thinking ... could it be possible that Air Canada doesn't allow Air Miles travellers to travel on short haul flights such as Nanaimo/Vancouver? Of course, I could book the Vancouver/London flight using Air Miles and travel to Vancouver by ferry or seaplane, but I would really like to book the entire journey using Air Miles in order to save $$$'s.
Has anyone had any similar experiences?
Your comments, as always, are much appreciated.