NU11/NU13 availability in May

Old Mar 5, 19, 4:15 pm
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NU11/NU13 availability in May

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I'm looking to book some segments with a Japan Explorer Pass ticket on the OKJ to OKA (flight numbers NU11 and NU13) route on 22 May and these flights look very busy. In fact all week all the flights look busy when looking at the seat maps with only a handful of flights with the required G class availability.

Have I simply missed the boat on booking this? Or is something else going on? Block bookings for tour operators maybe? And is it possible that will more G availability open up at any point?

Thanks
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Old Mar 5, 19, 10:29 pm
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Current jal.co.jp availability on NU11,Nu13 on 22 May.

NU11 classJ SakitokuTypeA (16620JPY), no SakitokuType fare for Y
NU13 classJ SakitokuTypeA (16620JPY), 4 SakitokuTYpeB for Y (14420JPY)

So, deep dsicount fare for Y have been gone.
If you have 7500 Avios, IMHO, good value for OKJ-OKA. You have to call BA for NU redemption.
Call 62 days before your flight.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 6:26 am
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Thanks that is really helpful.

I am assuming 62 days before is when the Avios/redemption seats are released?

An unrelated question, but one I am hoping someone can help with.

If I book two segments close together on the Japan Explorer Pass for example OKJ-OKA-MMY or KIX-OKA-MMY, will JAL/Japan Transocean protect the connection between the two flights if there is a delay?
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Old Mar 6, 19, 7:39 am
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Originally Posted by lcylocal View Post
Thanks that is really helpful.

I am assuming 62 days before is when the Avios/redemption seats are released?
Very trickky situation.
For ordinary JMB meber, 22March 09:30 is release date for 22May redemption.
Magically, BAEC member can book earlier than that date.
A few years ago, BAEC member can book 330(?) days advance (separate domestic flights were treated as international flights).

So, I have checked right now. Strangely, I can find HND-ITM(and other domestic destinations) availability on 22May (and later) already.
You had better check by yourself.
Maybe, BA redemption of JAL domestic has changed again ?

An unrelated question, but one I am hoping someone can help with.
If I book two segments close together on the Japan Explorer Pass for example OKJ-OKA-MMY or KIX-OKA-MMY, will JAL/Japan Transocean protect the connection between the two flights if there is a delay?
Yes. Basically, JAL (and ANA) do reasonable effort to accomodate passengers.
You had better say you have connection at the checkin counter of the first airport.
Sometimes, an agent asks whether you have connection or not even the reservaiton record has only flight to OKA.
(Yes, many passengers to OKA have connecitons with separate tickets, so checkin agents proactively ask them)
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Old Mar 6, 19, 12:12 pm
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Thanks for all this information. Really really helpful to me in making my plans.
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