help with award availability

Old Sep 10, 18, 10:32 pm
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help with award availability

Hello everyone! Looking to book a flight to USA- TPE - DPS (Bali) in November. Origination point really doesnt matter (JFK, IAH, SEA, LAX, ORD). Is there a specific time to find the best business class availability? Im seeing J seats for the TPE- DPS leg, but only economy for the USA-TPE portion.

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Old Sep 10, 18, 10:43 pm
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About 300 days ago? Not trying to sound harsh but that's when awards open up (~330 days before travel).

Edit: Seeing some, but limited, availability on dates from SEA but haven't checked the TPE-DPS segment.

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Old Sep 11, 18, 1:20 am
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Originally Posted by VeryHumerus View Post
Is there a specific time to find the best business class availability?
BR often opens up seats within approx 12-15 days of departure. It's actually pretty regular on the SFO and LAX flights. SEA often opens earlier.

I'd suggest you check daily.
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Old Sep 16, 18, 8:13 pm
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what about JFK?
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Old Sep 17, 18, 1:22 pm
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I searched on united.com for availability, it gives you a calendar view.

JFK to TPE had availability in business on 22nd Nov

It might be a good idea to consider Chicago which has two dates available...
13th and 22nd Nov: ORD-TPE

As for flight to DPS, seems like that might limit you further. You may wish to consider alternative destinations than DPS as Eva fly once daily I think, e.g. go to Singapore or Jakarta and then take a cheap flight to DPS.

If you're completely flexible you can fly on 22nd JFK-TPE-SIN which is a pretty good situation and then do whatever for SIN-DPS.
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