BA EC redemption on RJ

Old Aug 13, 11, 8:37 pm
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BA EC redemption on RJ

Hi - I'm trying to book a redemption using BA points on the AMM-BKK RJ n/s and/or vv in May 2012.

I cannot find any availability in May - was curious if BAEC blocks awards like UA - I realize the AMM-BKK flight continues on to HKG (and may be a popular option LHR-AMM-HKG), but can't believe there is zero availability 9 months away!

Does BAEC open up more seats?

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Cheers, ORDOGG

PS - the BAEC search engine keeps giving me the option of AMS-DEL on RJ, then DEL-BKK on CX, would book it but would require many more points as it is a mixed partner award
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Old Aug 14, 11, 2:41 am
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I doubt BA is the one who is blocking availability.

I suspect RJ is doing that blocking due the popularity of their AMM-BKK route and they keep it blocked up to couple of days prior to departure to secure selling the seats in the revenue category.
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Old Aug 14, 11, 4:04 am
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There is typically ONE award seat (in J) available on every AMM-LHR and AMM-BKK flight.

The first dates I searched - AMM-BKK on 1 May (also 2 May, 3 May, 4 May, 5 May), BKK-AMM on 6 May - shows that one seat available. Are you looking for J class or Y class?
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Old Aug 14, 11, 4:01 pm
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Thanks Smirnoff - I'm actually looking for 2 between 17 May-first week of June - on BA.com, it won't even give me the WhY option
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