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2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan – Avios Edition.

2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan – Avios Edition.

Old May 9, 18, 2:56 am
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2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan – Avios Edition.

“He who fails to plan is planning to fail" …Winston Churchill.


I hope if we can create this thread, and concentrate on Japan 2019.

And list any tips and tricks aimed especially at travel for the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Like a mini guide if you will.

As Japan is a popular route, getting Club world seats with Avios might be difficult.

thank you...

Thanks.
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Old May 9, 18, 2:59 am
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2 x J seats daily - fastest finger first

No different to the other popular releases I imagine
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Old May 9, 18, 3:07 am
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I probably will not have enough Avios to outright buy 2 x CW seats

So I will try and get 2 with UuA.


But, I understand how UuA works, I just can't figure out how much will I need?



Can somebody please explain, if I were to buy a WT+ ticket, what will I need to upgrade?


Also, what type of WT+ ticket do I need to get to qualify for the upgrade?


Thanks.
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Old May 9, 18, 3:10 am
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All WT+ tickets are eligible for Avios Upgrade - however you're very unlikely to have success. On the day they are released - you'll not be able to buy the return WT+ you want (as the return won't be on sale!) so someone else will likely grab the two straight reward seats.

Perhaps have a good read through :

Your guide to spending Avios | 2018 edition
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Old May 9, 18, 3:11 am
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All WT+ tickets on BA metal and BA marketed qualify for UuA.
The cost would be 36 000 Avios off peak, 30 000 Avios on peak for one way for WT+ --> CW, as LHR-HND is just shy of 6 000 miles
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Old May 9, 18, 3:14 am
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I'm hoping to be there with a mate of mine. Our first option is a 2-4-1 + GUF2 hopefully to First (probably fat chance, but one has to have hope!), our second option is for me to get to GGL by the end of the year and then use a joker
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Old May 9, 18, 3:37 am
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Adds a few hours on to the trip, but flights via HKG/SEL/PVG/PEK or even BKK/KUL should open up more options.
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Old May 9, 18, 3:38 am
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Originally Posted by Lucanesque View Post
I'm hoping to be there with a mate of mine. Our first option is a 2-4-1 + GUF2 hopefully to First (probably fat chance, but one has to have hope!), our second option is for me to get to GGL by the end of the year and then use a joker
And hope that by the time you get there that the other GGLs haven't got to those flights first
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Old May 9, 18, 4:14 am
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Originally Posted by Airprox View Post
And hope that by the time you get there that the other GGLs haven't got to those flights first
Indeed Plan C is to get flights to somewhere like HKG or PVG, with Plan D GGL + joker to these sorts of places.
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Old May 9, 18, 4:19 am
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This is FT, you should really be going via LAX... Maybe even add in HKG for extra brownie points.
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Old May 9, 18, 4:31 am
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Forget the rest: fly JAL in F. Availability can be surprisingly good even fairly close in. Extremely good service in a very comfortable seat.
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Old May 9, 18, 4:34 am
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Originally Posted by Calum View Post
This is FT, you should really be going via LAX... Maybe even add in HKG for extra brownie points.
Ahhh, but what we're looking at is a Avios 241 + GUF2 combo = BA metal only, which significantly reduces routing possibility. If we were travelling under our own £ then we'd probably go AMS-LGW-JER-LGW-LHR-JFK-LAX-PHL-ORD-TYO (waits for someone to tell me this an inefficient earning route!)
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Old May 9, 18, 4:38 am
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Originally Posted by flatlander View Post
Forget the rest: fly JAL in F. Availability can be surprisingly good even fairly close in. Extremely good service in a very comfortable seat.
Reward availability or revenue availability?
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Old May 9, 18, 5:04 am
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Reward availabity.
And I concur: JAL F is the way to go.
JAL J is also very good.
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Old May 9, 18, 5:29 am
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Aiming for JAL J in both directions, purchased a little AVIOS top-up yesterday to make it possible. Let's hope I'm fastest finger first!
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