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The HfP chat thread – Saturday 28th November

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We have decided to run this daily chat thread on Head for Points during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Comments (267)

  • MKB says:

    I had no joy trying to book two one-way Club World seats online with Avios back to London at the 355-day booking window.

    On ba.com at 23:50, all previously available flights back from my destination for November — not just 18 November 2021 — had vanished when looking for Avios seats.

    At 00:00, the 18 November flight did not appear, as it should have done.

    At 00:04, the 18 November flight appeared, but with zero Club World and 4 economy seats. At the same time, all of the other Avios availability on flights earlier in November reappeared.

    It looks like someone in BA was able to block out all of November’s award seats for this route to allow them to grab the latest ones at midnight.

    Is this what a Japan/USA agent would have done if I’d taken the advice to call up instead? I wouldn’t have thought they had the power to block out multiple flights.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      The call centre can hold the seat as soon as it’s released into the system so you never see it online.

      Unsure they can block the whole of the month could be coincidental that more inventory was released for the rest of the month.

      • MKB says:

        The inventory that reappeared — 2 or 4 economy seats on most flights, and 2 Club seats on one flight only — matched identically what had been there previously.

  • The Urbanite says:

    I received the “HSBC Connect” email, was surprised to see that offer there!

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