KrisFlyer - does the waitlist ever clear?

By btaus | May 31, 2019, 11:21 PM
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?
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By RealPlayer89 | Jun 01, 2019, 08:16 AM
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.
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By Doo | Jun 01, 2019, 08:33 AM
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).
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By Brandon Loo | Jun 01, 2019, 12:09 PM
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 edited by Brandon Loo at Jun 02, 2019, 10.38 AM.
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By btaus | Jun 01, 2019, 07:21 PM
Well, I might even try depart on Christmas day, in that instance, is waitlist going to be cleared easily?
Last edited by btaus at Jun 01, 2019, 07.25 PM.
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By plad | Jun 06, 2019, 11:21 AM
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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