To Paul and Phil....
I've mentioned this method some time ago on the TARPA site. Remember, however, that while I totally agree that it's a very helpful resource, it only shows seats that have not been specifically selected, not necessarily not been booked. Often, when a res is made, the pax doesn't actually choose the exact seat, thus some of the seats that show empty, may well be booked, as far as seat count goes. It does help, that's for sure. (Delta and United do the same thing but since we can't travel on them, it really is a moot point.)
In addition, don't forget PCRES, which carries with it a monthly fee, but this will allow you access to SABRE from home and this is similar to our old CAMS access where we can get a good idea of availability, non-rev listings, etc. To sign up for PCRES, go to: amrcorp.com/retiree then click on 'travel'. On that page, look about half way down the list for 'PCRES'. You can then download and print the application. (That same page, near the bottom, lists 'OALs' where you can see the list of OALs that give TWA retirees ZED fares or reduced rates.) It's $5.00 to sign up for PCRES plus $7.50 minimum per month which allows you one hour. You pay an additional $7.50 per hour over that. I've only used it a few times but decided it was worth having. The fee definately discourages too much surfing around SABRE, unlike what we could do with CAMS in the old days. With the sign-up kit, they send you the most basic commands to check availability. You can also supposedly list for a flight but I haven't tried it.
[ 06-11-2002: Message edited by: DRUMMER ]