Award Availability Question

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  1. kenbo
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    I'm hoping to use some Avios to fly on AS. This is my first ever attempt at redeeming miles on any airline so I'm not really sure how award availability works. My dates are fixed and I'm not seeing any flights that work for me.

    Generally speaking, do airlines tend to open up more flights as time goes on, or what you see is what you get (in other words, I'm SOL)?
     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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    Where are you looking?

    Start looking early and often. You never know when the seats will become available.

    Where are you hoping to fly and when?
     
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    Thanks! I was looking on AA.com for a Hawaii trip in the fall.
     
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    If you want to fly on AS I'd start with the AS site, not AA's. Seats may open closer in or they may not. No way to guarantee it.
     
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    You can also consider AA since you're redeeming Avios. Give yourself multiple options to improve your chances of finding what you're looking for.
     
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    Is there a way to check the AS website to redeem with Avios? All the tutorials say to use AA.
     
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    Look for "Lowest" award space at 20k points Mainland->Hawaii. It is an indicator, not a guarantee. And it is a pretty quick/flexible search interface IMO.
     

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