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No 4x F reward availability LHR to JFK post Mar 19

No 4x F reward availability LHR to JFK post Mar 19

Old Jul 31, 18, 12:24 pm
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No 4x F reward availability LHR to JFK post Mar 19

I am looking for 4 F reward seats to NYC next year. I have 2x 2-4-1 to use so happy to go whenever.

A check on BA Redemption Finder shows 4x F seats readily available, but only up until late March 2019. Between April 2019 and July 2019 there are no 4 seats to be found on any day.

I understand BA don't commit to F reward seats, particularly 4 of them. However this is surely strange?

To confirm 2 seats are widely available during this time.

Is there a planned reduction in F reward availability post March 2019?

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Old Jul 31, 18, 1:06 pm
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I think that BA is being very careful with their First inventory.
I have a friend that have a 2-4-1 and he found two seats available in june, he did not had time to book them, when he got home in the evening they were gone. Maybe by any chance you have some jokers which make 2-4-1 be worth it.
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Old Jul 31, 18, 2:29 pm
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I bet the guy that deals with F reward inventory is on holiday again! Similar happened earlier in the year for many east-bound routes and it then magically came back a week later. Maybe similar.
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Old Jul 31, 18, 2:50 pm
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I bet the guy that deals with F reward inventory is on holiday again! Similar happened earlier in the year for many east-bound routes and it then magically came back a week later. Maybe similar.
It sounds like it's a completely different issue. The thread title is inaccurate. The OP says that there are plenty of F award seats. There simply aren't four together on any particular flight.
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Old Jul 31, 18, 3:03 pm
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Ooh, can we turn this into another "BA are removing the F cabin" thread? It's been a while since the last one.
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Old Jul 31, 18, 3:04 pm
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Just take two flights with two on each same day within a close amount of time.

Pay the £35 to change if two extra open up on same flight.
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Old Jul 31, 18, 3:15 pm
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It sounds like it's a completely different issue. The thread title is inaccurate. The OP says that there are plenty of F award seats. There simply aren't four together on any particular flight.
sorry after posting I can see my title thread isn't accurate. I tried to edit it, but the change won't update.
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Old Jul 31, 18, 3:19 pm
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sorry after posting I can see my title thread isn't accurate. I tried to edit it, but the change won't update.
Click the triangle attached to your post and you can ask the moderators to change it for you.
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Old Jul 31, 18, 3:28 pm
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sorry after posting I can see my title thread isn't accurate. I tried to edit it, but the change won't update.
Happy to help. Title now amended per your suggestion

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Old Jul 31, 18, 4:21 pm
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I've been monitoring this for a while for the same reasons. While past performance is no guarantee of future availability, you'll find 4 X F will slowly be made available into April. Two months ago it was up until January 2019 and now we're getting March.
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Old Aug 6, 18, 10:15 pm
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Originally Posted by rtid View Post
A check on BA Redemption Finder shows 4x F seats readily available, but only up until late March 2019. Between April 2019 and July 2019 there are no 4 seats to be found on any day.
There are 5 F Award Seats available on 01 Apr and 3 on 20 Jun, for example:

[KVS Tool 8.9.8/Diamond - Awards/JL-OneWorld/JP]
Code:
LON  London Metro UK = LHR LGW STN LTN LCY SEN QQS ZLS XQE QQP
NYC  New York Metro NY US = JFK LGA EWR
MON  01 Apr 2019

Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive    A/C  St  Award Availability
---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  ------------------
BA         117     LHR   08:30     JFK   11:10     744  0   CS2  YS4
BA         175     LHR   09:35     JFK   12:25     744  0   CS9  YS9
BA         185     LHR   10:50     EWR   13:40     777  0   CS2  YS4
BA         173     LHR   11:20     JFK   14:05     744  0   CS9  YS9
BA         177     LHR   13:10     JFK   16:00     744  0   YS9
BA         115     LHR   14:30     JFK   17:25     744  0   YS9
BA         113     LHR   16:15     JFK   19:15     744  0   FS2  CS3  YS9
BA         189     LHR   16:55     EWR   19:45     777  0   FS1  CS2  YS9
BA         2273    LGW   16:55     JFK   19:55     777  0   CS4  WS1  YS4
BA         179     LHR   18:05     JFK   21:00     777  0   FS5  CS2  WS5  YS9
BA         183     LHR   19:50     JFK   22:30     744  0   FS2  CS9  WS9  YS9
[KVS Tool 8.9.8/Diamond - Awards/JL-OneWorld/JP]
Code:
LON  London Metro UK = LHR LGW STN LTN LCY SEN QQS ZLS XQE QQP
NYC  New York Metro NY US = JFK LGA EWR
THU  20 Jun 2019

Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive    A/C  St  Award Availability
---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  ------------------
BA         117     LHR   08:30     JFK   11:10     744  0   CS2  YS4
BA         175     LHR   09:35     JFK   12:25     744  0   FS1  CS9  WS7  YS2
BA         185     LHR   10:50     EWR   13:40     777  0   FS1  CS4  YS4
BA         173     LHR   11:20     JFK   14:05     744  0   CS9  WS9  YS4
BA         177     LHR   13:10     JFK   16:00     744  0   CS9  WS9  YS4
BA         115     LHR   14:30     JFK   17:25     744  0   CS2  YS4
BA         113     LHR   16:15     JFK   19:15     744  0   FS2  CS2  YS4
BA         189     LHR   16:45     EWR   19:35     789  0   FS1  YS4
BA         2273    LGW   16:55     JFK   19:55     777  0   CS7  WS9  YS4
BA         179     LHR   18:05     JFK   21:00     744  0   FS3  CS2  YS4
BA         183     LHR   19:50     JFK   22:30     744  0   CS2  YS4
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Old Aug 6, 18, 10:37 pm
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There are 5 F Award Seats available on 01 Apr and 3 on 20 Jun...
5F on 1 April sounds like BA's idea of an April Fools' Day joke!
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