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cysyuen May 31, 16 5:58 pm

CX blocking award availability when it's close to departure?
 
I happen to notice that CX has recently blocked all redemption spaces between HKG-TPE when it is close to departure. For example no seats available this week but a lot of seats on Tuesday 07 June.

Is this just an error or do they really block them? (Looked up on BA) there are plentiful of seats to TYI for example but not TPE.

sxc May 31, 16 6:27 pm

Are there lots of revenue seats available?

I used 4-June as an example and on EF, for any flights after 9am, availability is very low with only Y/B fare classes available.

alphaod May 31, 16 7:13 pm

Probably oversold?

QRC3288 May 31, 16 7:39 pm


Originally Posted by cysyuen (Post 26708186)
I happen to notice that CX has recently blocked all redemption spaces between HKG-TPE when it is close to departure. For example no seats available this week but a lot of seats on Tuesday 07 June.

Is this just an error or do they really block them? (Looked up on BA) there are plentiful of seats to TYI for example but not TPE.

...pretty sure flights to TPE are packed these few days. no need to overthink it.


Originally Posted by alphaod (Post 26708471)
Probably oversold?

yup.

percysmith May 31, 16 9:03 pm


Originally Posted by QRC3288 (Post 26708573)
...pretty sure flights to TPE are packed these few days. no need to overthink it.

Uni holidays commencing? It's not even school holidays yet...

QRC3288 May 31, 16 9:07 pm


Originally Posted by percysmith (Post 26708908)
Uni holidays commencing? It's not even school holidays yet...

not sure, but a few colleagues were whinging about buying "expensive" fares (pretty sure Y or B class), and I know some ID staff who were waiting halfday to get on a few days ago.

Personally I was trying to score cheap business but got stuck buying C and J class.

It just happens sometimes I suppose.

carmy May 31, 16 9:27 pm

Are you referring to BA redemptions or Asiamiles?

LchChester May 31, 16 11:11 pm

It is not CX who is blocking the redemption space. Only the problem of BA, no problem at all with QF (and CX of course). (cost me 10k QF miles instead of 4.5k AVIOS last week)

See post#1572 and #1577 http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...-free-105.html

Mafai Jun 1, 16 3:34 am

Agree, Unable to book via BA this week. But plenty of space available via AM redemption. Eventually redeemed via AM. Think could be blocking Close in 7 days for BA redemption

cysyuen Jun 1, 16 6:58 am


Originally Posted by carmy (Post 26709010)
Are you referring to BA redemptions or Asiamiles?

Searched on ba.com and BA mobile. Nothing is available in the next week. CX is only selling Y/B though spaces that were once wide open for Avios disappeared as time goes by.

LchChester Jun 1, 16 11:29 am


Originally Posted by cysyuen (Post 26710663)
Searched on ba.com and BA mobile. Nothing is available in the next week. CX is only selling Y/B though spaces that were once wide open for Avios disappeared as time goes by.


Good availability at CX redemption though
http://s33.postimg.cc/apbdmok4v/image.jpg
http://s33.postimg.cc/528mzgl0v/image.jpg

Nil at BA
http://s33.postimg.cc/pu1kdtsof/image.jpg
http://s33.postimg.cc/9timbpqi7/image.jpg

Good availability at QF as well
http://s33.postimg.cc/7v2rm8j8v/image.jpg
http://s33.postimg.cc/8uxnvonsf/image.jpg

LchChester Jun 1, 16 11:38 am


Originally Posted by cysyuen (Post 26708186)
I happen to notice that CX has recently blocked all redemption spaces between HKG-TPE when it is close to departure. For example no seats available this week but a lot of seats on Tuesday 07 June.

Is this just an error or do they really block them? (Looked up on BA) there are plentiful of seats to TYI for example but not TPE.

BTW, BA has just extended their block till 11 June Sat
Nil availability on 7th 8th 9th and 10th

cysyuen Jun 1, 16 3:50 pm

LchChester thank you for the screenshots. I will try to contact BA on FT and hopefully they can fix it/

Yes the block has been extended.

carmy Jun 1, 16 7:17 pm

The BA block has been going on for about three weeks now; it's very frustrating, especially for last minute redeemers like me!

percysmith Jun 1, 16 9:26 pm

Storm too. But I don't think BA was simply being prophetic:

台豪雨挾雷擊 桃園機場往來香港航班延誤取消
http://s.nextmedia.com/realtime/a.ph...096&a=55175604


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