Been tracking Cathay awards both on their own website and AwardNexus. We are looking for First Class JFK-HKG-BKK next January. Seats appear about 350 days out but AA can't book them until 330 days. Called today and a very pleasant agent explained that while Cathay might have seats showing, they are not yet showing up on the AA computers. Pretty flexible on dates and flights but she showed nothing. Is there a standard lag time before such seats show up? Is it just a matter of calling every day or is some sort of blocking going on that will preclude me from getting those seats on AA? Appreciate any insight. Really want these tickets and feel like I hit a hopefully temporary stone wall!