- Jul 10, 2006
wombatcountry said:You might have tried this already, but did you check if there was award inventory to/from any Asian destination for a OW award? In the past, often I couldn't find availability through SIN or BKK, but, if I was creative, I could almost always find a couple of biz seats through NRT and LHR, combining QF, CX, and BA availability (and don't forget AY through HEL).
Thanks - yeah this is only the first foray into the planning. As the flights are not until July 2008 I am thinking I wont even be able to see availablity until 330 days out and i migth be setting up quite a few expert flyer warnings - although BA U class is a hidden fare class. Not sure how to deal with that - mind you mrssimongr might prefer CX for the authentic chinese food Mind you I then might need to try for an F award...
Going back OT I think for me AA is a long term benefit rather than short term. If my travel profile keeps up like this for a few more years then I will hit 2MM which is Lifetime Plat - which is lifetime QP. And in the interim I will have have probably enough points each year on AA for two rtw biz seats - unlikely on QFF...
*Note - I accrue only about 100K (max) of CC points a year compared to maybe 300K of FF points this year.