After two hours of searching on the ANA tool tonight, I assembled a decent itinerary for my December trip to China. It wasn’t perfect, but it was workable.
As I reported yesterday, no StarNet blocking on any Star Alliance flights was apparent during my call to reservations Sunday evening.
Unfortunately, things have changed today. Lufthansa transatlantic flights appear to be completely blocked. ANA showed F seats on the following flights, but each of the (three) UA agents I worked with saw nothing:
The good news is that other airlines do not appear to be blocked–yet. I will blog about my "initial" routing and flight selection later today, but I was able to snag space in TG and TK F, so at least I am somewhat mollified.