Old Mar 15, 19, 2:23 am
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Modo
 
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This period does cover Holy Week and May Day

Originally Posted by toplayer View Post
This situation has become a total joke short haul. Even a route as bland as MNL-HKG where CX has 6 dailies, everything from 4 April to 5 May has been completely blocked in all classes on all flights. However on 3 April or 6 May there is plenty. CX are just taking the "cut off the nose" approach to what they foresee as a problem. It may be easy to just impose a blanket block for certain sectors for an entire month, but in the long run it will cost them money. Avios itself has already lost a lot of value here in Hong Kong, from what I tell by the bank promotions.

CX could have solved the issue in so many different ways - increase cost of Avios, reduce availability, etc. This is just lazy.
Not disagreeing with you on the CX situation. But MNL is not a good example over this Easter period as it is very high demand.

As you said it seems they have blanket blocked out all classes on all days during periods of high demand. I noticed over the Christmas and New Year period 2018/19 nothing was available on MNL or BKK. Previous years we have picked up J seats for a short break over this period leaving late on Christmas Day and returning before New Year..
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