Questions and Answers

Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.

While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!

This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!

Filter by:

Daily Emails?


QR Lounge access transiting Doha from First to Business


Site Feedback

Hot topic, get involved

Transiting LHR on a BA First Class/Club Europe Ticket




How do I deal w extra seat reservation?


Password Change




Lifemiles for families


Banned from American Airlines, falsely accused


Ask a Question

Everyone can read and comment, but you must login to post a new comment.

Answers (4)

Last minute award space—When to give up?

Last minute award space—When to give up?

  1. Scudder

    I’ve got an award ticket in place for a departure one week from tomorrow but would prefer a different routing. It seems that there are plenty of options for my long-haul, but the domestic/North American segments are what’s tripping me up. (Trying to get from BDL to ORD or IAD on UA, or YYZ on AC.)

    At what point should I give up looking for last-minute space, and just fly on what I’ve got?

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Well, Ben has been known to book award seats the morning of the flight but most of us don’t have schedules quite that flexible. However I’m not aware that UA is known for making additional award seats available at the last minute. Haven’t heard that about AC either though I’m not very familiar with how they release award space.

  3. rickyw

    There’s no harm in continuing to look for space, but as MidSouth says, it all depends how flexible your schedule is. If your current routing and your ideal routing both depart around the same time, then sure, I’d keep looking probably until the night before.

  4. Gaurav

    Or when one of your options becomes locked in. Like DL won’t allow cancellations within 72 hours of travel. At that point you’re more or less locked into flying that ticket.

Sign in to help answer questions.