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Anonymous10 Aug 2015
hi i am trying to book a flight using BA Avios for June 2016 and its showing little or no availability, some in econ and nothing in CE. I wonder if they have not opened any reward seats for flights so far in advance, or how this works. how far in advance do they open reward seats ? or is it just worth waiting and not booking now as its june next year ? thanks10 Aug 2015
I don’t profess to know the workings of the Avios availability system but, based on the £100 inc.taxes deal I found for London-Seville-London in FEB16, worth checking what the ‘regular’ fares would be, especially as you’re wanting to book so far ahead.
That way, if you like the price, you can save the Avios for something else!10 Aug 2015
As of today, you can book flights up to 30 July 2016. If you are booking a popular route, I would say you may have missed the initial availability which would have been first released over the past 2-4 weeks. I have found that booking this far out, you can always get the minimum of two seats promised by BA following the Avios devaluation.11 Aug 2015
The availability also changes depending on your Executive Club status level. I was amazed how many more flights became available after I was Gold.
I haven’t tried this, but I wonder what happens if you link with a Gold friend, using the BA friends and family thing. If the Gold card holder then has access to your avios, can they then book your flight?12 Aug 2015