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  • tblank19 33 posts

    As the title says, would welcome views from people who have either booked this route before using Avios or looked at it. I have been monitoring availability for January – March time next year and unfortunately missed T-365 when it appears first seats are regularly released along with the usual business and economy. Looking at January – March 2024 there seems to be no first availability currently.

    Looking at upcoming months from now (august-september-october 2023) it seems that a decent amount of First seats are available. Wondering whether anyone has a view as to whether this is normal on this route and if a reasonable chance of happening for Jan-March 2024 in a few months time?

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 1,899 posts

    BA does not guarantee to release any F rewards when it opens up bookings 355 days before departure like it does with the other cabins which is the most likely explanation why you aren’t seeing any rather than someone else nabbed them.

    They tend to be released closer to departure date and are more dependent on cash seats not being bought.

    JDB 4,167 posts

    Although we are having a year off MEX this year, for the last eight years, F Avios availability has been very easy. We have usually booked our two seats early on without any difficulty (and never needing to book anything like T-355) and booked additional F seats for family during the year. The availability you are seeing for the next few months is normal as it’s not a great time to visit.

    tblank19 33 posts

    Although we are having a year off MEX this year, for the last eight years, F Avios availability has been very easy. We have usually booked our two seats early on without any difficulty (and never needing to book anything like T-355) and booked additional F seats for family during the year. The availability you are seeing for the next few months is normal as it’s not a great time to visit.

    Thanks JDB. It does seem relatively open 10-12 months to departure, unfortunately I seem to have just missed that period. Wondering whether you have any experience of whether 2x F seats are likely to be released in the 0-3 months before departure stage for a Jan-March peak season trip?

    JDB 4,167 posts

    In principle, yes I would expect more to open up nearer the time, even in the peak but you would need to look at the individual flights in the period you are wanting.

    tblank19 33 posts

    Thanks, very useful. Will keep monitoring

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