Trying daily to find flights to London from YVR

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  1. Accessis

    Accessis New Member

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    Newbie here. I have tried the BA site daily for over a month trying to use Avios to fly myself and my 2 sons to London this summer. There are never any flights available in business class. I called them the second week of January, and a fairly helpful agent advised they likely released flights for the summer yet, but to keep trying as they would likely release them "soon". Is this possible?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. kyunbit
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    Be advised that using avios will incur very steep fuel surcharges.
     
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  3. philatravelgirl

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    I've found w/BA that the website is pretty good showing award space - outside of a summer CW promo or discounted point awards in coach and WT+ I'm not familiar with releasing space as you get closer to date.
    For summer I generally book WT+ and upgrade w/miles to Club World.
    are you looking at all North America airports?
     
  4. Santander

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    BA often has WT+ sales from Canada to LON... so you can book WT+ and upgrade to CW so you can save some miles and avoid the crazy surcharges but you'd still need to find award availability on those dates. Finding 3 CW award seats on one flight is going to be... difficult, to say the least. Last year BA had a CW sale for $2000 r/t a/i from western Canada to LON (AC ended up matching), which was an absolute steal.
     
  5. skyvan

    skyvan Gold Member

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    Consider checking SEA as well or looking YVR-JFK on CX to JFK-LHR on BA. Yes it may be a few more Avios but it may mean the difference between finding award space and not.
     
  6. Wandering Aramean
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    If you're going to connect anyways don't forget about ORD as a gateway, either on AA or BA.
     
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    Good point, AA routes aren't my strong suit, wasn't sure they did YVR-ORD.
     
  8. Wandering Aramean
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    They might not, but LAX or DFW could work, either with AA or AS as the connection.
     
  9. Santander

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    I'm pretty sure they used to but when they went bAAnkrupt they cut YVR-ORD and YYC-ORD and let WS take over those routes. AA has pretty much just a token presence in western Canada now...
     
  10. skyvan

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    Kind of like their presence in Asia :D
     
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  11. Wandering Aramean
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    Not really...the Asia presence never existed. ;)
     
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    Also, don't forget ba.com is a bit flaky. Sometime award seats aren't available for the dates I select but if you click to view the next week then click back to the week you originally searched the seats will magically appear. Very frustrating.
     
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