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KrisFlyer - does the waitlist ever clear?

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btaus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Dec 2016

Total posts 171

I'm now trying to book two business class awards from Melbourne to Hong Kong after Christmas, and all flights (except SQ248, which started from Wellington and features crappy angled-flat seat) says it's on "Waitlist". In this instance, how much chance the waitlist will clear?

RealPlayer89

Member since 26 Mar 2018

Total posts 4

I booked last minute wait list from a Brisbane to Simgapore return. The leg going over was confirmed 12 hours prior. The leg home I was confirmed 6 hours prior.

Doo

Member since 04 Nov 2018

Total posts 4

In a similar position - is it possible to to waitlist the desired business seat and then book an economy award? Hopefully then change once the waitlist clears. I’m flexible in dates, but can’t really wait until a few hours before the flight for a confirmation (without a backup).

Brandon Loo

Member since 10 Jul 2018

Total posts 87

In a similar position - is it possible to to waitlist the desired business seat and then book an economy award? Hopefully then change once the waitlist clears. I’m flexible in dates, but can’t really wait until a few hours before the flight for a confirmation (without a backup).

Yes, it's possible to do that. In my case, I waitlisted for my preferred reward around Christmas this year, then booked a 2nd-choice flight.

Just last week, some 7 months early, the waitlist for my preferred flight cleared and I switched for a $34 (US$25) change fee per person.

Last editedby Brandon Loo at Jun 02, 2019, 10:38 AM.

btaus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Dec 2016

Total posts 171

Well, I might even try depart on Christmas day, in that instance, is waitlist going to be cleared easily?
Last editedby btaus at Jun 01, 2019, 07:25 PM.

plad

Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club

Member since 16 Jun 2017

Total posts 42

Try ringing an say "you are checking on the progress of a wait list". I have found that within a day i get a confirmation. Might depend on your status. I was PPS at the time (now Gold which has no benefits)

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