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  • h24821807 55 posts

    All,

    I am planning a trip to go to HKG during October. I would like to ask, is there any way to go there on a return flight that I can use my avoid effectively?

    Thanks.

    Reney 781 posts

    I assume you mean avios? What do you mean by effectively? Your main choice is BA or Cathay, if you have a 241 then BA is probably the most point efficient, Cathay is probably better experience.

    The main issue is availability, BA launched loads of business flights about a month back, if there are still any that maybe the best way. I assume you want to fly direct.

    marcolau 15 posts

    Generally speaking, Cathay doesn’t release much seat for redemption for long-haul routes in recent times due to strong demands, consider yourself lucky if you can see any of them.

    For UK-HKG-UK routing, least Avios option should be via BA, then Cathay (if there are any), if 241 is not involved you may also look for connection options via Doha (Qatar) or Helsinki (Finnair), but they could cost more Avios overall.

    Gary 298 posts

    If you are going for BA, redeem as two one ways for lower charges/taxes.

    DonLee 230 posts

    Generally speaking, Cathay doesn’t release much seat for redemption for long-haul routes in recent times due to strong demands, consider yourself lucky if you can see any of them.

    For UK-HKG-UK routing, least Avios option should be via BA, then Cathay (if there are any), if 241 is not involved you may also look for connection options via Doha (Qatar) or Helsinki (Finnair), but they could cost more Avios overall.

    I think fly with Qatar should cost less without 241. 110k vs 75k one way though Qatar do block standard redemption during peak time.

    Sam 97 posts

    If you are going for BA, redeem as two one ways for lower charges/taxes.

    This. Unless you are using a BA 241 which is sounds like you arent

    tontoro 108 posts

    If you are going for BA, redeem as two one ways for lower charges/taxes.

    This. Unless you are using a BA 241 which is sounds like you arent

    You can still do it with a 241, as long as you have enough avios to book the return in full before getting half back.

    h24821807 55 posts

    I assume you mean avios? What do you mean by effectively? Your main choice is BA or Cathay, if you have a 241 then BA is probably the most point efficient, Cathay is probably better experience.

    The main issue is availability, BA launched loads of business flights about a month back, if there are still any that maybe the best way. I assume you want to fly direct.

    Hi,

    Yes, I mean Avios. I had a look on SestSpy in the past few days, and it seems there isn’t much availability.

    Generally speaking, Cathay doesn’t release much seat for redemption for long-haul routes in recent times due to strong demands, consider yourself lucky if you can see any of them.

    For UK-HKG-UK routing, least Avios option should be via BA, then Cathay (if there are any), if 241 is not involved you may also look for connection options via Doha (Qatar) or Helsinki (Finnair), but they could cost more Avios overall.

    Many thanks, I will have a look Qatar.

    I do have a few 241 vouchers include the new BA Amex voucher.

    Thanks.

    Reney 781 posts

    If you have 241 then look direct from the BA site. Seatspy doesn’t show the extra availabilities.

    h24821807 55 posts

    All,

    Many thanks, this trip came up very urgently, and I knew the reward flight availability is very low. I tried my best to have a look at the availability on the dates that I need, but could not find anything. So, I ended up using part pay with Avios.

    Again, many thanks for your help.

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