you are right about the sale period last june. If we could only know for sure when the prices go down or not.
I certainly consider AY fares to Asia. Especially when the new international C seats are installed through out the fleet and improve European C class seatings and food service. And to top all it — you get more tier points than flying directly from LHR.
AY is a competition to BA — at the moment still small und insignificant -but let us wait and see next year — it is one reasonable alternative to BA.