No JL771 on 28 October 2018?

Old Dec 2, 18, 5:57 pm
  #1  
THR
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 470
No JL771 on 28 October 2018?

Hi all,

I expected that JL771 should have loaded yesterday for 28 October 2018 - but it is still not showing (and ExpertFlyer has it has J0, Y0).

JL773 was loaded.

Is JL771 not flying on that day, or does JAL sometimes not adhere to loading a flight?
THR is offline  
Old Dec 2, 18, 8:26 pm
  #2  
THR
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 470
Hmm, has been loaded for 29 October - but not 28th still
THR is offline  
Old Dec 2, 18, 10:41 pm
  #3  

2019 Secret Santa
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tokyo
Programs: JAL Diamond, SAS Eurobonus Gold, Marriott Titanium (LTP), Hilton Gold, IHG Gold
Posts: 9,879
I would guess that they are either not operating it for some odd reason, or they know that they will need most of the seats for some official travel arrangements, and are holding other bookings back until they know what they precisely need.
CPH-Flyer is offline  
Old Dec 3, 18, 1:37 am
  #4  
THR
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 470
So I spoke to JAL and they said it was under 'control' now, and would be released later. Not sure what that means/why it differs (couldn't really communicate with the lovely representative that easily).
THR is offline  
Old Dec 3, 18, 2:28 am
  #5  

2019 Secret Santa
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tokyo
Programs: JAL Diamond, SAS Eurobonus Gold, Marriott Titanium (LTP), Hilton Gold, IHG Gold
Posts: 9,879
Originally Posted by THR View Post
So I spoke to JAL and they said it was under 'control' now, and would be released later. Not sure what that means/why it differs (couldn't really communicate with the lovely representative that easily).
It means they expect a need for the seats for some booking. Trade delegation going, massive sports event, or the like..
CPH-Flyer is offline  
Old Dec 3, 18, 2:33 am
  #6  
THR
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 470
Thanks for the info. I'll just wait and see then if any availability comes up.

It is RWC time but this is NRT-SYD.
THR is offline  
Old Dec 3, 18, 10:47 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tokyo
Programs: Marriott Plat, HH G,Hyatt E,*A Gold, OW Emerald.
Posts: 2,605
28 October 2018 is in the past. Maybe another date in the future??
Tokyoite is offline  
Old Dec 3, 18, 1:43 pm
  #8  
THR
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 470
28 October 2019 I mean.
THR is offline  
Old Dec 3, 18, 3:29 pm
  #9  
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,358
28 Oct sounds like timetable switchover day from the northern summer schedule to the northern winter schedule. A lot of airlines have funny switchover patterns on those days, eg QR prefixes a '2' to some of their flight numbers. It might just be something like that.
Top of climb is offline  
Old Dec 3, 18, 3:52 pm
  #10  

2019 Secret Santa
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tokyo
Programs: JAL Diamond, SAS Eurobonus Gold, Marriott Titanium (LTP), Hilton Gold, IHG Gold
Posts: 9,879
Originally Posted by Top of climb View Post
28 Oct sounds like timetable switchover day from the northern summer schedule to the northern winter schedule. A lot of airlines have funny switchover patterns on those days, eg QR prefixes a '2' to some of their flight numbers. It might just be something like that.
The 28th is a Monday, schedule cut over will be the Saturday, so the 26th
CPH-Flyer is offline  
Old Dec 3, 18, 5:23 pm
  #11  
THR
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 470
And it's not just a flight number change - there is no direct flight coming up for sale (yet) on that day.

So it does seem they are holding it back for some reason, as CPH-Flyer has stated...

Patience required I guess.
THR is offline  
Old Dec 6, 18, 10:23 pm
  #12  
THR
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 470
So, as an update: the flight became available and we managed to secure our seats
THR is offline  
Old Dec 6, 18, 10:44 pm
  #13  

2019 Secret Santa
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tokyo
Programs: JAL Diamond, SAS Eurobonus Gold, Marriott Titanium (LTP), Hilton Gold, IHG Gold
Posts: 9,879
Originally Posted by THR View Post
So, as an update: the flight became available and we managed to secure our seats
Is it already heavily booked, or there seems to be nothing unusual around it?
CPH-Flyer is offline  
Old Dec 6, 18, 10:51 pm
  #14  
THR
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 470
It doesn’t seem to be. Seat map is wide open, in J at least.
THR is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread