F Awards DXB-LGW/LHR

Old Sep 4, 19, 7:36 am
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F Awards DXB-LGW/LHR

I know routes to London are usually popular for school, commerce, and other obvious reasons. I have heard the award availability isnít great.

Im trying to find another award F seat DXB-LON. Does LGW or LHR have an edge over the other as far as availability? Do they usually release closer to departure on this route? IĎm looking at the week of 11/6.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 8:29 am
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Hi
You have a better chance to STN (Stansted). Good luck and safe travels
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Old Sep 4, 19, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by gametitans View Post
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You have a better chance to STN (Stansted). Good luck and safe travels
I disagree, STN has new F. while new F routes tend to open up inventory near departure they never open up ahead of time, and there are fewer F seats
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Old Sep 4, 19, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
I disagree, STN has new F. while new F routes tend to open up inventory near departure they never open up ahead of time, and there are fewer F seats
STN opens up,way in advance - even with new F
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Old Sep 4, 19, 9:44 pm
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STN opens up,way in advance - even with new F
If real this is music to my ears. Does this apply to MileagePlan miles?

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Old Sep 5, 19, 1:40 am
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Also is there a specific time of day when EK releases award availability?
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Also is there a specific time of day when EK releases award availability?
No
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Old Sep 5, 19, 10:30 pm
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I donít see STN F award available ever. Are you sure it applies to MileagePlan redemptions?
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I donít see STN F award available ever. Are you sure it applies to MileagePlan redemptions?
No, that wasn't specified in your question
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Old Sep 6, 19, 2:47 am
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From observation, there are often one or two seats unoccupied in F on the LGW route. These would be available for on board 'space available' (or maybe even 'at check in') upgrades. But as your question is about award seats and not upgrades my observation is probably not all that helpful. And for on board upgrades you need to be Skywards Silver or above (and obviously have the Skywards miles to pay for the upgrade).
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Old Sep 7, 19, 1:07 am
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From observation, there are often one or two seats unoccupied in F on the LGW route. These would be available for on board 'space available' (or maybe even 'at check in') upgrades. But as your question is about award seats and not upgrades my observation is probably not all that helpful. And for on board upgrades you need to be Skywards Silver or above (and obviously have the Skywards miles to pay for the upgrade).
I just need people that fly this route. I have no experience flying between Dubai and London on EK. Iíve always flown BA.

I was going to use MileagePlan miles but if theyíre not available I wonít hold out. So people whoíve monitored or who have experience watching this route in F availability please let me know.
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I just need people that fly this route. I have no experience flying between Dubai and London on EK. Iíve always flown BA.

I was going to use MileagePlan miles but if theyíre not available I wonít hold out. So people whoíve monitored or who have experience watching this route in F availability please let me know.
You're probably better of asking on the AS forum. People here have experience with EK miles
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Old Sep 7, 19, 7:44 am
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Booked F IAD-DXB-LGW. AS actually seems to have the same access that skywards members have. The week of November 6th I donít see any openings to London aside from
the one I grabbed (gone) and the morning flight on the 5th to Gatwick.

For those who are familiar with this time of the year and route, do they tend to open more F closer to departure date? Or is it pretty tight?
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Old Sep 10, 19, 12:39 am
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