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Old Dec 1, 06, 10:56 pm
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G-BOAG
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
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Originally Posted by Frequentflyer99 View Post
If one is really keen to get a seat, could one improve one's waitlist prospects by adding on an expensive onward connection (eg. LHR-HKG in J as the add on) ??


Two Gold's looking for an ATH-LHR that's sold out in J, C, D, & I.

One Gold member wants to purchase a "J" fare for ATH-LHR-ABZ.
The other wants to purchase a "J" fare for ATH-LHR-LAX.

Which Gold member is going to be comfirmed from the waitlist?


It's also not always good to be waitlisted for a certain flight for long periods. Same situation as above. One Gold requested to be wait listed 2 1/2 months before departure, the other was added to the waitlist a week before departure. The more recent has a better chance of being confirmed as they are more likely to take the flight if confirmed.

That being said, it's still all based on a points system, and no one will be able to tell you where you really are on the waitlist as it's all automated.
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