Reward seats for HKG-LHR

Old May 29, 19, 9:21 am
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Reward seats for HKG-LHR

Hello all! I was trying to search the VS reward seats availability for HKG-LHR and finds that there are no availability after 26 Mar 2020, either in Y, PE and J. When I searched for PVG-LHR I also got the same result. To my understanding normally tickets will be released from T+330 days? Just curious is there any reason behind it? many thanks!
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Old May 29, 19, 10:15 am
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Old May 29, 19, 10:19 am
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Easter weekend 2020 is April 10th - 13th, and as Easter is a VERY busy travel period, they may be withholding reward seats.

I remember having a very similar situation a couple of years ago. I booked by outbound to HKG without issue, but the return fell near to Easter; and no reward seats were issued for several weeks or even months, then two suddenly appeared on the exact date I wanted.

The key tips of booking reward seats are check regularly, be persistent and be as flexible as you can.

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Old May 29, 19, 10:45 am
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VS does not always release rewards the same time as it releases cash flights.

It may have already released an allocation but as this is a popular route and the time arounf Easter a popular time to travel they could have already been taken up.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 2:08 pm
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Anyone any idea why there is no availability 15 - 27 april
either lhr-hkg or hkg-lhr ?
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Old Jun 19, 19, 3:06 pm
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Easter
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Old Jun 20, 19, 2:41 am
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Damn !!
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Old Jul 15, 19, 7:17 am
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Just as a quick FYI. a number of dates that were blocked out previously around the Easter period on LHR-HKG-LHR opened up over the weekend. Managed to snag LHR-HKG in UC and HKG-LHR in PE (which is what we wanted due to available miles) for a family trip in the school hols next year.

Still seems to be some better availability now for anyone still looking.
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