Morning all. I had a slightly frustrating experience with Etihad yesterday. I booked an Economy return to Manila, with the aim of upgrading using my points mountain (a risk, I know, but a calculated one). Anyway, having booked I was then able to upgrade LHR to AUH, AUH to MNL and MNL to AUH. Unfortunately the final AUH to LHR leg showed as unavailable for upgrade. I phoned Etihad Guest, who confirmed that there was no reward seat availability on this flight. They did however say that I should keep phoning back to see if a cancellation had occurred, or if more seats had been released (my flight is in March). At the risk of sounding like a diva, I don't really fancy being demoted to Economy for the final leg of this (otherwise Business Class) long haul - has anyone had a similar experience and so can comment on the likelihood of space opening up?