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Will my award waitlist clear? Master thread 2019

Old Dec 29, 2019, 8:08 pm
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Originally Posted by hbrown352
any chance this wait list will clear by next week? HKG - IAD on January 10th - Business Class - Flight # CX866
W3 Y0
US back to school [/nochance]
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Old Dec 29, 2019, 8:12 pm
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Originally Posted by derek2010
waiting HKG-FRA (1F 2J, 27/4/2020) + LHR-HKG (1F 2J, CX254, 3/5/2020), chances advice please?
Both good but CX will make you sweat

Not PRC holiday but HK
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Old Dec 29, 2019, 8:16 pm
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Originally Posted by percysmith
W3 Y0
US back to school [/nochance]
sorry - new to this - what does "W3 Y0" mean?
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Old Dec 29, 2019, 8:42 pm
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Originally Posted by hbrown352
sorry - new to this - what does "W3 Y0" mean?
Those are various fare classes for tickets, W is highest premium economy fare class, Y is highest economy fare class.

Full fare availability for this flight is - J4 C4 D3 I3 U W3 R2 E1 T0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0

J, C, D, I are all business class fare classes. W, R, E are premium economy. The rest are economy fare classes.

The bad news is that this flight is already heavily booked so chance of getting a redemption business class ticket confirmed is probably low. Economy is probably oversold and Premium economy is almost sold out, only 3 tickets available. So CX would likely rather give any available business class seats to paying customers in premium economy. It's all speculative but your chance is not very good. It's a heavy travel period after the holidays, students going to back university, etc.

If you really want to fly CX business class to IAD on that date, you'd have a better chance of buying one of the 2 R class tickets available then waitlisting for an upgrade redemption. But there's a very good chance you might not get the upgrade confirmed. It's possible that business class could sell out before departure.

In general the time between Jan 1 and Lunar New Year is not a great time for redemptions due to heavy travel between HK and North America with weekend departures being the worst. +-2 days shows a similar picture.
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Old Dec 29, 2019, 8:45 pm
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thank you! super helpful
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Old Jan 3, 2020, 7:25 pm
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