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Old Sep 22, 22, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by a_k View Post
LAX-HEL a month from now... No U availability but what chances a waitlist might clear?
Pretty interesting.
I'm not sure what date you are looking at, but if I look at what AY is selling on the route in a month, prices are generally in the 7000$ range, one way. In R Classic campaign.
If they actually can move the seats at that price, it spells bad luck for U. But who knows.

I'm on LAX-HEL in slightly less than a month. I've been on waitlist for 5 months, and nothing.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 12:21 am
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Originally Posted by a_k View Post
LAX-HEL a month from now... No U availability but what chances a waitlist might clear?
I'm seeing the same availability for the flights in April to Asia, wonder what are the chances for upgrades to those to clear.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by Clarity_ View Post
I'm seeing the same availability for the flights in April to Asia, wonder what are the chances for upgrades to those to clear.
April is really far away, so I would not try to draw any conclusion out of current availability.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 12:55 am
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I tested those numbers for revenue bookings. As all buckes has 9, it should be possible to book 9 passengers in the lowest fare class.
But I was not able to do that on finnair.com. If I tried to book for 9 pax, either it returned "No flights available". or it returned a price and bucket in the high end. Eg. 1 pax was bookable at 7 000$ while 9 pax was bookable at 11 000$ each.

Not an exhaustive test and maybe somehing else was at play during my test, but seeing J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 in EF may or may not indicate they actually have 9 seats free.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 1:50 am
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Originally Posted by intuition View Post
I tested those numbers for revenue bookings. As all buckes has 9, it should be possible to book 9 passengers in the lowest fare class.
But I was not able to do that on finnair.com. If I tried to book for 9 pax, either it returned "No flights available". or it returned a price and bucket in the high end. Eg. 1 pax was bookable at 7 000$ while 9 pax was bookable at 11 000$ each.

Not an exhaustive test and maybe somehing else was at play during my test, but seeing J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 in EF may or may not indicate they actually have 9 seats free.
Sorry but 7000USD - 11000USD on AY are simply insane. If these are the prices for the future, I rather switch to Zoom and stay home.

I just wonder how I can use my points and vouchers in 2023 and onwards.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 3:42 am
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Of course it is insane, a lot of their pricing is.
To be fair, OP talked about trips one month out, and there are dates with cheaper options:




But the J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 cannot be correct numbers, as 9 pax are only bookable in flex and J class, pushing even the "cheap" 6100$ price to well above 11 000$ pp
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Old Sep 23, 22, 4:15 am
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Wrong thread

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Old Sep 24, 22, 12:43 am
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Originally Posted by intuition View Post
I tested those numbers for revenue bookings. As all buckes has 9, it should be possible to book 9 passengers in the lowest fare class.
But I was not able to do that on finnair.com. If I tried to book for 9 pax, either it returned "No flights available". or it returned a price and bucket in the high end. Eg. 1 pax was bookable at 7 000$ while 9 pax was bookable at 11 000$ each.

Not an exhaustive test and maybe somehing else was at play during my test, but seeing J9 C9 D9 R9 I9 in EF may or may not indicate they actually have 9 seats free.
This is an interesting datapoint, thank you. I was under the impression that 9s accross the board (even with no I class available) would mean a rather empty cabin, but looks like it might not be. But then it could also be their booking engine doing weird things, or maybe a point of sale issue?
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Old Sep 24, 22, 3:43 am
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Is it possible to book award flights via AY website only if I am AY+ member or can I do it from other OW airlines directly?
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Old Sep 24, 22, 3:47 am
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Originally Posted by Clarity_ View Post
Is it possible to book award flights via AY website only if I am AY+ member or can I do it from other OW airlines directly?
If you are using OW airline miles you use their website, if using AY+ pesos then use AY site
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Old Sep 24, 22, 11:56 pm
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I have two upgrade vouchers that expire at the end of this year. If I waitlist for upgrade on a 2023 flight and it fails, do I lose the vouchers?

And what is the longest in advance that upgrade/awards requests clear for platinum members?
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Old Sep 25, 22, 12:36 am
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Originally Posted by RealtimeY View Post
I have two upgrade vouchers that expire at the end of this year. If I waitlist for upgrade on a 2023 flight and it fails, do I lose the vouchers?

And what is the longest in advance that upgrade/awards requests clear for platinum members?
Yes, you forfeit the vouchers if a waitlist doesnt clear post expiry. IRC you can request an upgrade as a Plat at 360 days out.
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Old Yesterday, 2:18 am
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I've waitlisted a business award booking for BUD-HEL-BUD. When can one expect an "answer" for it? With upgrades we know that there are the "milestone" days, where the computer does checks. Does this exist for the award waitlist as well? Afterall, it is from the same fare bucket... And if so, are they the same days as with the upgrade?
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Originally Posted by Steve_Hun View Post
I've waitlisted a business award booking for BUD-HEL-BUD. When can one expect an "answer" for it? With upgrades we know that there are the "milestone" days, where the computer does checks. Does this exist for the award waitlist as well? Afterall, it is from the same fare bucket... And if so, are they the same days as with the upgrade?
Longest Ive waited is about 10 days but then again that was when I booked a few months out. I called about a day before it cleared and the rep tried to encourage me to drop the waitlist as he didnt think it was going to go thru as apparently someone already tried to clear it, luckily I held onto it and it cleared the next morning.
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