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European shorthaul redemption loading timeframe

Old Apr 17, 23, 2:24 pm
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European shorthaul redemption loading timeframe

Looking for a redemption flight DUB-TFS in Nov/Dec.
Revenue flights are available, Redemption flights are only available up until end of Oct. (both on avios.com and ba.com)

Does EI have a set policy as to how far ahead SH redemption flights are loaded ?
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Old Apr 19, 23, 7:58 am
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Just giving this a bump, anyone have any knowledge or reasonable relevant conjecture ?

I note someone posted in Jan about looking for a redemption beyond NOV and not being able to see any then either.
Avios availability Nov 23 onwards
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Old Apr 19, 23, 9:56 am
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There is 'something' happening with ticketing in Oct/Nov so watch this space
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Old Apr 19, 23, 10:54 am
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There is 'something' happening with ticketing in Oct/Nov so watch this space
Hopefully a reduction in the prices that are listed at the moment. Which are astronomical on some routes. Even at saver level!
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Old Apr 19, 23, 12:13 pm
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Hopefully a reduction in the prices that are listed at the moment. Which are astronomical on some routes. Even at saver level!
Im still holding out hope for the Row 1 lie flat seats to be retrofitted
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Old Apr 19, 23, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by alserire
Hopefully a reduction in the prices that are listed at the moment. Which are astronomical on some routes. Even at saver level!
Probably part of the general IT upgrade .
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Old Apr 20, 23, 5:59 am
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Originally Posted by ROKNA
There is 'something' happening with ticketing in Oct/Nov so watch this space
Do you mean something is happening in OCT/NOV, or something is happening to tickets for those months ?

Hope I don't have to wait until NOV for a redemption to become available in NOV.
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Old Apr 20, 23, 6:19 am
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There seems to be something related to the JV with AA/BA, lot of messing with fare classes and so on, but Oct is when they come into force
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Old Apr 20, 23, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by ROKNA
There seems to be something related to the JV with AA/BA, lot of messing with fare classes and so on, but Oct is when they come into force
How would you see that relating to release of redemption seats DUB-TFS in NOV/DEC ? Last redemption outbound is Sat 28th Oct, but revenue seats available right thru to end of December.
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Old Apr 22, 23, 11:57 am
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The DUB-TFS reward flights that are not bookable on redemption either on Avios.com or BA.com are completely bookable on redemption on United.com, which seems entirely weird.
Redemption seats beyond end of Oct have not been loaded on BA or EI but are loaded on United. has someone messed up ?

Mind you, the "saver redemption" on United is 21K miles+ 8.30 compares to 8.5K avios + 33.50 on Ba.com or 8.5K avios + 11.50 on Avios.com

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Old Jun 9, 23, 9:51 am
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7 weeks after my original post, DUB-TFS in November and beyond remains totally unavailable for a redemption on either Avios.com or BA.com, and yet entirely open on united.com for redemption using mileageplus.
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Old Jun 9, 23, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by tangey
yet entirely open on united.com for redemption using mileageplus.
I'm wondering if it's actually bookable.

It's one thing to advertise availability, but another to deliver it!
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Old Jun 9, 23, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by ROKNA
There is 'something' happening with ticketing in Oct/Nov so watch this space
There is, because the Tier Credit earning changes from 1 October 2023 according to here -

https://www.aerlingus.com/aerclub/us.../#/tab-0-green

There are two tabs, one for before the date and one for after.
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Old Jun 12, 23, 6:04 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28
I'm wondering if it's actually bookable.

It's one thing to advertise availability, but another to deliver it!
It was bookable a week after my first post, as I booked it both out and back, have EI booking ref etc.
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Old Jul 26, 23, 1:49 pm
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So, over 3 months later, and checking almost daily, DUB-TFS-DUB has finally appeared for Avios booking, both on ba.com and avios.com. One wonders why they didn't get loaded for months.

Interesting that United only had access to the 2:10pm flight out and the 7:30PM flight back on redemption, and the ba and avios sites today are only offering the 7am flight out and the 12:30pm flight home on redemption.

Anyhow I think 35K avios and 34 avios.com booking is better value than the 71K UA miles + 35. UA allow cancellng with full refund of both miles and money.

Booking the same flights on ba.com is 35K and 120.
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