Which airlines release last-minute first class awards?

By Chris Chamberlin , June 18 2014
Which airlines release last-minute first class awards?

IN BRIEF | If you often book international first class flights close to departure, you may have given up on the idea of using frequent flyer points.

Some airlines are more generous than others when it comes to making last-minute first class award seats available, with one airline saving them until just 15 days before departure.

First class awards on Korean Air are incredibly easy to find, although the same can’t be said of Singapore Airlines.

On home soil, Qantas generally keeps first class awards rather scarce come departure day, although award seats can randomly appear if another traveller cancels their booked-in-advance seat at the pointy end.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.


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