Business award seat availability to HKG in July

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  1. DamianQFF

    DamianQFF Newbie

    Mar 18, 2007
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    Hi...I need some advice...I have to be in HKG (from SYD) the week beginning 16 July...I want to get a QFF award seat in business (I'm 6'6" so Y class is just plain cruel) but there's no availability on QF or CX :evil:

    Is it worth regularly checking availability? I heard somewhere that CX dump award seats on to the market up 2 weeks before a flight.

    What should I do?:(
     

  2. Mr_Gimlet

    Mr_Gimlet Member

    Jun 18, 2006
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    What frequent flyer status do you have with Qantas?
     
  3. DamianQFF

    DamianQFF Newbie

    Mar 18, 2007
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    QF Club/Silver
     
  4. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Check regularly. Be prepared to travel on non-peak days (Tues through Thurs). Be prepared to fly indirect routing (eg via BNE, MEL, AKL or SIN).
     
  5. NM

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    Yes, things can change in the last few weeks before travel. but you also will need to find a way to get back home so need seats in both directions to become available.

    Best to check now to see how the sale of business class is going and get a feel for what the airlines think they can sell between now and the. If there is little D class available, then they think they can sell the remaining seats for full fare and so little chance of them releasing seats into U class.
     
  6. garyjohn951

    garyjohn951 Active Member

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    July - August each year in HK and Guangzhou are very busy business wise. Planes are always full. I estimate only a 50% change of upgrades for Plat/Golds at that time, so I doubt if an award ticket will appear.
    Sorry for the bad news but HK- China is big business during their summer months. Heeps of Trade Fairs also.
     
  7. HardieBoys

    HardieBoys Member

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    Have you considered contacting QFF and putting in a request for a redemption seat. Sometimes seats materialise this way where nothing appears on the system. My experience has been that CX are far more generous with the upgrades than QF.
     
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