Status has nothing to do with when weeks inventory is available.
All weeks owners can book at 13-months out if they own 2 or more weeks and are booking consecutive or concurrent weeks. A maximum of 50% of the available inventory is released at the 13-month mark.
At 12-months all of the remaining inventory is available to book for all owners including those booking a single week.
I will have some mistakes too so please correct me if wrong as I am writing this for the sake of being comprehensive.
If you own 2 or more weeks you can book consecutively 13 months out. You can even combine different resorts and seasons as long as they can be booked consecutively. Half of the weeks
inventory will be released at 13 months to be booked, but you can see that some of that inventory may already be gone as it is gobbled up at 13+ months by owners who book consecutively.
If you own 1 week you can book at 12 months when the other half of weeks
inventory is released.
You can book @ 13 months out but there are different scenarios depending on your level of ownership. Owner level can only book 7+days with 20% points surcharge at MVC. Select can book 7+ nights at MVC. Executive, Presidential, and Chairman can book 1+ nights at MVC resorts. Half of the trust
inventory is released at 13 months for points owners to book.
At 12 months the other half of trust
inventory is released. Owner and Select level can book 7+ nights and Executive, Presidential, and Chairman can book 1+ night at MVC.
10 months out all benefit levels can book 1+ nights.
The variability reported probably lies in the fact that some resorts are mainly weeks
owners and other resorts mainly owned by the trust
. The fact that owners can elect their week for points also may play a role.
There has been reports of little trust
inventory being available at 13 months but then more than expected at 12 months when trying to book with points. This may be due to owners electing their weeks
for points during the 13 and 12 month period opening up more trust
inventory. If a resort have more weeks
owners who do not elect for points there may be less inventory for point reservations at 13 or 12 months. Equally so if a resort is mainly owned by the trust
there may be more inventory for point reservations at 12 or 13 months.
Now I have also seen reports of weeks
owners who cannot find consecutive inventory at 14+ months when looking for specific check in days. I think this may be due to the fact that we can elect weeks
for points up to 2 years in advance. Giving MVC the benefit of the doubt I guess these weeks
are assigned randomly (maybe there is a formula) across the available season for inventory release taking them out of the weeks
inventory that can be reserved.
I suspect weeks
owners are less likely to find something down the line if something was not available at 12 months although there may have been a cancellation. Trust
owners who want to reserve should continue to look as owners may wait till the last minute, depending on their ownership, to elect their week for points when it will then seed the trust with inventory. There may also be cancellations of trust
To complicate matters even more weeks
owners can take inventory out of both systems by depositing into II which would deplete the ability to reserve in either system even more.
Ritz Carlton resort reservations have their different rules.
Does this make some sense? Everything was just so much simpler when there was only weeks