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Is Qantas Reliable For Cathay Pacific Award Space
Hi I’m new to the entire american buy miles and redeem but I wanted to fly from LA to Hong Kong then Hong Kong to Auckland to see a few friends but I sometimes British Airways doesnt have the space Qantas shows and does Alaska have the same award inventory as American on Cathay?
Ben did do a post on CX availability trends a little while ago [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/08/05/cathay-pacific-first-class-award-availability-trends/[/URL]. Usually all partner airlines are able to book saver seats and I’m not aware of AA have additional access to CX inventory. Sometimes online tools do show ghost space, it’s annoying and you may just have to call in to see if it is available. There is also a question of timing when programs open for award bookings ([URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/03/21/when-do-airlines-open-award-seats/[/URL]) although that doesn’t seem to be the issue here.
Maybe [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] knows more.
Everyone should have the same access to Cathay, but sometimes British Airways lies about what is actually available. It’s best to use the JAL site to confirm availability: [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/02/27/phantom-cathay-pacific-award-space/[/URL]