Programs: A3*G, BA Gold, UA Plat, EI Prestige, SPG Plat, Mrr Plat, HH gold, Assorted debris
disappearing award availability
2 weeks ago one could find 3x seats SIN-IST on most days (Sept/Oct) but now its gone. Seems TK is really cutting back on award seats.
TATL is a joke and the HKG is not much better. It seems as if they are really cutting back on availability. Increaslingly it is only the routes with the old Biz that are still readily available.
I haven't had time recently to go through Expertflyer. Busy flying. Can you guys give me example? Have they axed Asia availability also to the same extent than North-America? This is not good.. They should differentiate their own elite award booking classes from star alliance awards. Cut the cheapest Y earnings. Raise the qualification levels and make E+ more distinguished!
I've noticed this too, simply nothing to be had so far - am looking for Business class, NYC-IST in late June. Can't find anything.
I'm considering paying for Comfort Class and hoping for a same day miles upgrade - but even that, I'm wondering whether they release any J seats on the day for a miles upgrade.
Anyone have any input on that?
This could be the deciding factor in me making E+ !
It is as lunatic as i wrote above.
Reservation Assurance: For our Elite Plus members, the seats are always reserved on our aircrafts! To benefit from reservation assurance that is offered only to our Elite Plus members, the reservation must be completed at least 72 hours before departure for Economy and Comfort cabin 48 hours before departure in Business Class flights.
Booking Classes available for reservation assurance:
Domestic Flights: B, Y, C
International Flights: Y, U, C
Award Ticket ( Both international and domestic flights): X, I
* Reservation assurance for award tickets in X and I classes are available for only seat guaranteed award tickets.
** As of May 15, 2012 reservation assurance in Business Class will be applied for reservations before 72 hours for Elite Plus member.
Does anyone have any recent experience with miles upgrades? From Comfort to J?
I'm definitely not seeing any full award inventory on any dates, JFK-IST end of June. So thinking of booking a paid CC ticket and upgrading with miles.
Does TK open availability before the flight, or will I have to wait for the 24 hr window, even they am I likely to get it or not?