When to search for Award Availability

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  1. merice107

    merice107 Silver Member

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    I have read that searching for award availability is not always best at 330 days out and that it varies by airline.

    Any suggestions on using BA Avios to book JAL 9? I looked on BA.com and it seems they only release 2 first class seats per flight. Is this a typical "the sooner the better" situation?

    This will be my first award booking so I want to make sure I have all of my bases covered.
     
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    JALPak Gold Member

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    Are you expecting more than 2 to be released? there are only 8 seats and it's pretty generous of JAL to release 25% of them into the award pool
     
  3. merice107

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    I am looking for two award seats.

    I say "only" because if they are booked I don't have any others. I don't say "only" as in "gosh what is their problem?" It's nicer than SQ!

    Because I want to snag those two, I would like to make sure I am looking during the right time and figured I'd ask people who have done this before.
     

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