Standard / Choice Award Availability

Old Jan 10, 20, 3:57 am
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Standard / Choice Award Availability

Im looking to book either J or F return from HK...Standard available for outbound but only Choice available for the return. I guess I could just book outbound first....does CX ever move availability from Choice to Standard, FWIW I see plenty of availability in EF.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 4:53 am
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//does CX ever move availability from Choice to Standard, FWIW I see plenty of availability in EF.

Of course. Tailored > Choice > Standard

//FWIW I see plenty of availability in EF.

Doesn't matter. Especially if it's Japan. CX behaving like a scalper.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 5:21 am
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Thanks. Its actually for LHR around holiday season... thinking that CX do this on purpose...no standard both ways.

As for Japan, I've given up trying to redeem with CX - economy standard availability is very poor for NRT / HND with 548 non-existent (although I did snag an AM PE standard recently for 548...only marginally more expensive than PE with Avios / JL)
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Old Jan 10, 20, 5:31 am
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Originally Posted by percysmith View Post
//does CX ever move availability from Choice to Standard, FWIW I see plenty of availability in EF.

Of course. Tailored > Choice > Standard

//FWIW I see plenty of availability in EF.

Doesn't matter. Especially if it's Japan. CX behaving like a scalper.
Largely true.

I did see Choice availability turn into standard availability at the very last minute- at under 48 hrs for SIN-HKG-SFO, last week. Roll of the dice- I wouldn’t do it without a backup in place.

OP: how about 2 oneways - ticket the outbound at standard, and waitlist standard for return + hold/ticket the return leg?
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Old Jan 10, 20, 9:16 pm
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Originally Posted by jagmeets View Post
Largely true.

I did see Choice availability turn into standard availability at the very last minute- at under 48 hrs for SIN-HKG-SFO, last week. Roll of the dice- I wouldn’t do it without a backup in place.

OP: how about 2 oneways - ticket the outbound at standard, and waitlist standard for return + hold/ticket the return leg?
I was planning to do that but what do you know....F return in Standard was available today...so I've now booked F Standard both ways!
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Old Jan 10, 20, 9:43 pm
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I did see Choice availability turn into standard availability at the very last minute- at under 48 hrs for SIN-HKG-SFO, last week. Roll of the dice- I wouldn’t do it without a backup in place.
Some people here say I'm the reissue king of AM.

I don't have a lot of flexibility. So I ticket Choice. Then opportunistically reissue whenever Standard comes up.
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