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Everyone knows that domestically qantas release 2 [or more?] business award (U class) seats on almost every flight 355 days before the flight. The question is at what time line ...
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    Timing of release of domestic business award seats

    Everyone knows that domestically qantas release 2 [or more?] business award (U class) seats on almost every flight 355 days before the flight. The question is at what time line are more business award seats released for a flight. I have heard the suggestion that it is 2 weeks before and then again 3 days before.

    What is people's experience on this?

    thanks

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    Re: Timing of release of domestic business award seats

    Quote Originally Posted by MelUser
    Everyone knows that domestically qantas release 2 [or more?] business award (U class) seats on almost every flight 355 days before the flight. The question is at what time line are more business award seats released for a flight. I have heard the suggestion that it is 2 weeks before and then again 3 days before.

    What is people's experience on this?

    thanks
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    Log in regularly and check. From previous comments here there does not appear to be any pattern at all.

    It rests with the 'yield management gods' alone
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    Re: Timing of release of domestic business award seats

    Quote Originally Posted by straitman
    MelUser,

    Log in regularly and check. From previous comments here there does not appear to be any pattern at all.

    It rests with the 'yield management gods' alone
    When expertflyer could see "U" seats. the Email notification was priceless!!!!!

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    Re: Timing of release of domestic business award seats

    Quote Originally Posted by v8Statesman
    When expertflyer could see "U" seats. the Email notification was priceless!!!!!

    Oh for those days again!
    Although I havn't used FrequentFlyerFriend.com - Welcome in a while, doesn't it still have the functionality? I still like Expertflyer even though it now is very poor upgrade wise. Helps me with certain tasks such as fares, routings and availability on certain days.

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    Re: Timing of release of domestic business award seats

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal
    Although I havn't used FrequentFlyerFriend.com - Welcome in a while, doesn't it still have the functionality? I still like Expertflyer even though it now is very poor upgrade wise. Helps me with certain tasks such as fares, routings and availability on certain days.
    If that is true, I will whip out my credit card now. 40% discount as I am a paid up http://www.frequentflyer.com.au/community member is also a bonus!
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    Re: Timing of release of domestic business award seats

    A quick search on FT shows that they arent showing correct info re F awards on QF. PE appears as F...
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    Re: Timing of release of domestic business award seats

    That's a pain

    I guess U is showwing correctly though?
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    A quick search on FT shows that they arent showing correct info re F awards on QF. PE appears as F...
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