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Anonymous18 Jul 2014
this has been done to death before no doubt, but I cannot see where.
looking at using some avios points for a flight to HK, as we all know getting points flights on BA to Asia is impossible but the BAEC site used to give you the option to search partner airlines, usually giving a CX option and i have used it for both cathay and finnair before. However that seems to have vanished from site options. Is it hidden away somewhere and I am just not seeing it?18 Jul 2014
In my experience, if you use the “search and book a reward flight” option, the system shows availability on other oneworld carriers – in the case of HKG, could be CX, AY, MH, QR or JL18 Jul 2014
i see its changed, it used to give you an option to search. now if you look far enough ahead it does it automatically, shows Cathay and Finnair in november…18 Jul 2014
There was a thread recently about this whole issue where a number of people said that you should use the AA site to research availability and then call BAEC to make the booking. In theory, BA should be showing all the options with partners but in practice, some options are missed out.18 Jul 2014
What dates are you looking for?
A recent contributor suggested http://ba-rewards.timrogers.uk/ which is a genius bit of kit. Lists all dates available up to 355 days ahead.
As you would expect, there is virtually nothing for the next 6 weeks as it is summer holidays but it shows plenty of availability outbound after August. Coming back is a bit more awkward though.18 Jul 2014
I am going to Hong Kong at the end of September. During June, I managed to get a one way First Class Cathay flight from HKG to LHR using BAEC miles. My outbound flight is an Upper Class flight using Virgin miles, but I am still trying to find a CX flight using miles. As you say, the CX option has suddenly disappeared, but I am still checking regularly.19 Jul 2014