MEL-KUL in J

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alect

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Thinking about redeeming some AAdv miles for J on MH.

there are 2 flights MEl-KUL - A330s and 777s. Are the J seats the same on both? Seatguru says that there's a version of A330 that is recliner seats - is it safe to assume that version does not fly to MEL? Or should I avoid A333 metal in case we get recliner seats?
 

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All the A330s are the new ones and have angled flat seats. Seat guru is very out of date. I personally prefer the angled seats on the B777 over the A330.
 

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777s are 2-3-2 vs 2-2-2 on A330, but 777 does have huge distance between rows, so if stuck in middle or window seats, very easy to get to aisle.
 

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I find both uncomfortable to sleep, so my advice is to get a day flight if you can.
 

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where can one look up availability for awards on MH? I tried both AA and QF sites and neither shows MH award availability....

I signed up to Enrich - login doesn't even work (gives an error).....
 

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I would pick the A330 because of 2-2-2 and newer product.
 

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where can one look up availability for awards on MH? I tried both AA and QF sites and neither shows MH award availability....

I signed up to Enrich - login doesn't even work (gives an error).....

BA shows availability
 
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On reflection, I'd go with the timetable that works best for you. The difference isn't significant enough to favour one over the other, and 2-3-2 is not necessarily a disadvantage, as often the middle (of the 3) seat is empty .... so if in a centre aisle you may end up with seat for yourself and a 1/2 a seat for your stuff!
 

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The availability for Enrich points-holders is much higher than with any other OW points as the Reward Seats book into different classes. If you have (or can get) the Enrich points I would try to contact MH to get your account fixed. You would lose the 15% discount if you book over phone.
 

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So I have done some searching on BA for availability:
- am i being optimistic in expecting to find 3-5 J awards on a single flight? Maybe I assume that given MH's woes recently, their load factors are low and there was going to be plenty of award availability MEL-KUL in J for June
- when I search for 2 J seats MEL-KUL I see no availability across an entire week in June
- but when I change search to 1 J award on same sector, I see plenty of availability, with most of these options showing "Only 4 reward seats left" or "only 2 rewards seats left" - so why don't these show up when searching for 2 J seats at once?


given there are 5 of us travelling, it seems there is zero chance of using miles for this award - even on a 2/3 split on separate flights?
 

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There is usually a lot of J availability if you book through the Enrich programme, as their redemption tickets book into D and above. Partner redemptions into MH book into I inventory, so much less availability. Your best bet for scoring 5 tickets is to do it through Enrich.
 

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There is usually a lot of J availability if you book through the Enrich programme, as their redemption tickets book into D and above. Partner redemptions into MH book into I inventory, so much less availability. Your best bet for scoring 5 tickets is to do it through Enrich.
No enrich points here nor any likelihood of getting any in the short or medium term
 

alect

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You get 1000 when you join and that's all you need.

yeah but i read availability being where you are redeeming Enrich miles not just looking at their website

I could get 1000 and join but even if I find availability as Enrich member, it won't be available to me as AAdv member.
 

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yeah but i read availability being where you are redeeming Enrich miles not just looking at their website

I could get 1000 and join but even if I find availability as Enrich member, it won't be available to me as AAdv member.

1000 is minimum you need for points plus pay redemptions.
 

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yeah but i read availability being where you are redeeming Enrich miles not just looking at their website

I could get 1000 and join but even if I find availability as Enrich member, it won't be available to me as AAdv member.

But it would be available to you as an enrich member with 1000 points.
 

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so what you can see on BA access is exactly the same as what is available to AA?

Umm, randomly plugged in some dates for 2, could not find anything.
 
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