Old Jun 28, 19, 3:17 pm
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etiene
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: AMS
Programs: BAEC Gold, Flying Blue Peon, TK M&S Nobody
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Originally Posted by dchen2 View Post
I'm glad I only have 20k Avios left to spend. Looking at HKG-BKK and no availability close in or even 2 months out using avios. What's weird is using Cathay AsiaMiles, looks like nothing is available 30days out (except using married segments) but within 30 days, 90% of HKG-BKK flights are available for Cathay 25k standard biz awards.

It used to be with Avios would block close in awards within 5 days of departure. Now it looks like for HKG-BKK Avios is blocking CX awards at least a month out and since CX for this route isn't releasing any award space until 30 days out to their own Asia miles, Avios is unusable for this routing.

Time to stockpile Asia miles or just use ctrip to book discount biz tix or horror of horrors, suffer in Econ for 2.5 hours on a separate cheap paid ticket. Gotta be galling for folks that got the long haul Europe/USA-HKG Biz/F awards but can't connect intra asia at all.
Nothing suspicious here: AsiaMiles gets more inventory than partners.
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