Gold card guaranteed availability +72hrs?

Old Mar 11, 19, 9:22 pm
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Gold card guaranteed availability +72hrs?

Anyone tried to use this benefit?

I've just tried to make a booking with the local office from SIN to BKK but was told that it is only available if there is space on the wait list. As the wait list is closed there's nothing they can do!

Is this correct? Anyone with any experience with this?
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Old Mar 11, 19, 10:03 pm
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Not enough information. What date are you booking for? Tomorrow? Next week? Christmas?
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Old Mar 11, 19, 10:24 pm
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Looking for this Friday evening
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Old Mar 11, 19, 10:30 pm
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In economy I assume? I donít think the benefit applies to business/first.

Indeed, very heavily sold, see subsequent post.

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Old Mar 11, 19, 10:31 pm
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But regardless, isn't the fact I'm looking to book more than 72hrs+ the point? there's no small print about waitlist from what I could see on the ROP page...

https://www.thaiairways.com/en_TH/ro...s-03-gold.page

Edit - my bad, there is indeed small print about waitlist needing to be open. Not really an amazing benefit after all I guess, seems like I'd need to be Plat to get a confirmed seat.

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Old Mar 11, 19, 10:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
In economy I assume? I donít think the benefit applies to business/first
yes economy. TG in singapore said there's nothing they can do and talked about the waitlist being closed
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Old Mar 11, 19, 10:36 pm
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Originally Posted by newshound View Post
yes economy. TG in singapore said there's nothing they can do and talked about the waitlist being closed
From Expert Flyer

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Old Mar 11, 19, 10:38 pm
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Yep, looks like I'm screwed !
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Old Mar 11, 19, 10:42 pm
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Need it be on TG? Plenty of alternate carriers....
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Old Mar 11, 19, 10:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
Need it be on TG? Plenty of alternate carriers....
Has to be an evening flight and SQ is booked too. I avoid the LCCs (and DMK) like the plague to it looks like it will have to be a Saturday flight with SQ as TG is also fully booked in Y for the day.
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Old Mar 11, 19, 10:57 pm
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I know it adds to the hassle, but how about MH via KUL? This one is available in booking class Y (3 seats left), albeit pretty pricey as full fare.

19:30 Changi (SIN)
23:10 Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)
Total duration 04h40m, 1 stop
Malaysia Airlines (MH616)
Malaysia Airlines (MH796)
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Old Mar 11, 19, 11:40 pm
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Originally Posted by SKT-DK View Post
I know it adds to the hassle, but how about MH via KUL? This one is available in booking class Y (3 seats left), albeit pretty pricey as full fare.

19:30 Changi (SIN)
23:10 Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)
Total duration 04h40m, 1 stop
Malaysia Airlines (MH616)
Malaysia Airlines (MH796)
Thanks but prefer direct, won't be able to meet friends on Friday evening if I arrive 11pm so I may as well just fly in on Sat
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Old Mar 12, 19, 12:09 am
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Originally Posted by newshound View Post
yes economy. TG in singapore said there's nothing they can do and talked about the waitlist being closed
Final thought. Try calling TG in Bangkok to ask about waitlist....?
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Old Mar 12, 19, 12:24 am
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
Final thought. Try calling TG in Bangkok to ask about waitlist....?
Tried, took ages to get through and same story. It's pretty weird, I was looking at SQ flights y'day afternoon and they were reasonably priced. I got dragged into a meeting and 90 mins later when I tried to book everything was sold out. Maybe some sort of mass booking; it's an early voting weekend so perhaps lots of Thais made a last minute call to head home?!
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Old Mar 12, 19, 12:43 am
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...or possibly a rush for St Patrick’s Day weekend in Bangkok by many expats?

I suppose you also consideed SQ/MI flights to HKT with a separate ticket to BKK?
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