SYD-AKL blocked for redemption in July and August?

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  1. otarustan

    otarustan Silver Member

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    I have tried to redeem a reward ticket between Sydney Australia and Auckland New Zealand in July next year. However, it seems that NZ blocks the route for UA mileage award redemption so far. I am wondering if NZ always blocks the route for award tickets between in these two months every year. If so, I may need to consider another itinerary. Thank you in advance!
     
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    kiwi Gold Member

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    If you are looking for business class then forget it on NZ. The only routes they make available for business class awards are AKL-PVG, and to a lesser extent AKL-NRT and even less often AKL-SIN. That is it.

    Economy awards are slightly easier to come by, but still not that freely available.

    Having said that, there are lots of airlines flying between Australia & NZ so paid fares are generally low.
     
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    thanks a lot for the reply! Indeed, NZ seems to block the business class on most of its flights. I just realized that it even blocks economy seats between SYD-AKL from June 30 to July 24. :(
     

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