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Cathay First Availability
I am hoping to book 2 first class tickets on Cathay in December and have been looking at availability on ba.com recently. I haven’t much availability of Biz and First award tickets open up for in the week prior to flight departures. Has anyone else seen this trend recently?
davido have you been comparing the load on the cabin to award availability? You can check to see how many paid seats are available on the flight using Kayak. Comparing the two might give you a better idea of availability trends. With that said, December starts becoming a pretty peak travel season. I would have a backup plan in place in case first class seats do not open up.
Fall is also the busiest time of year for business travel. So there are fewer seats in general that would otherwise go out empty, which leads to correspondingly less award availability.