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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    I wish the government would hurry up and put out some more detailed vaccine guidance. Just cancelled my SYD-JNB on 02/06/21 and moved it back to 29/09/21. Now I see Qantas is saying July/August might be possible and Scomo has brought forward the vaccine by a month. :/ Current booking is...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    With LATAM no longer being in Oneworld how are you doing planning to get out of South America? I was looking at a similar itinerary but without LATAM South America seems pretty difficult...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    That is correct. However if you were going to maximise the segments/routing of you OWA ticket (16 segments) you might spend 300k points on just 4 segments or so and have 10+ left to add. If you have to change dates there's little point in booking anything, the seats you book are on a...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    Yes, however you’ll find the individual legs often cost substantial amounts on their own so you may only be able to book a few before spending 300k. Without 318k available you have no way to take advantage of the cap. Also you‘ll pay a 5k change fee each time which when you are low on points...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    It’s a bit difficult to book things now as QF flights to Europe, USA, Santiago and Johannesburg are unavailable making it difficult to get out of the country unless you plan to go through Asia on both the way in and out. That said it’s always a better idea to book as far in advance as possible...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    I got my points back in less than a week. Took 3 months for taxes though. And yes, I’ve booked for June/July 2021. At the end of the day its only going to cost you the potential interest on the taxes that you’ve paid so why not. I‘ll probably do another booking for September/October in case my...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    Yes, I had a eticket issued with all legs showing "confirmed" Now the Iberia flights are marked "cancelled"
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    It seems my other post got lost in the discussion around how to book OWAs. Are any experienced members able to shed light on my the Iberia flights in my itinerary would have been cancelled a couple of days after they were confirmed on the initial booking?
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    I’m not the best person to answer as I have far less experience than most people on here. But my understanding was that you can book individual award flights as they become available while you build your RTW itinerary. Then once you have the final legs you can call up and pay the change fee to...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    Yeah, I also got the same run around but I said I'd just book them on the website and force the consultant to convert it to a Oneworld Award. My guess is they were supposed to be reserved for someone with higher status so they could see them but tried to refuse my booking. Luckily the the system...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    I think you missed the part where I said I booked them. You’ve just got to be forceful and make them triple check. They did indeed exist, but probably not now.
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    FYI I got 2 J SYD-JNB on Qantas on 2 June 21. Couldn't see anything later than that (only CX via HKG) but it might just be because that's peak/school holidays. I also found economy in June/July so they have released something.
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    I put together a booking on the weekend for June-July 2021 (optimistic I know) that had MAD-HAV-MAD on Iberia in it. Logged in today and can see the Iberia flights have been cancelled however they are still available on their website paying cash. Has anyone else experienced this recently?
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    So I was optimistically creating an itinerary for April 2021 which should have just become available with my bronze status and I noticed there are no sydney to Johannesburg flights available. I switched to paying fares and noticed that there are not even any flights scheduled. Did I miss Qantas...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    So whats the impact if you have a OWA ticket with LATAM flights in July? I'm assuming they don't cancel it but also that no more changes would be possible? Though they do say for paid tickets they are allowing bookings for LATAM flights after May as long they are made before April 30, hopefully...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    So once you've booked on a bunch of random airlines (JL, BA, IB, LAN for me) how do you arrange seat selection? It's not possible on the qantas website or app it seems...
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    LATAM SCL Lounge access with QF28

    Managed to arrive the day earlier so this is no longer a concern. If I'm going to stay in a hotel I'd prefer it to be in town. That said according to this article there are some comfy looking beds upstairs at the lounge Lounge Review: LATAM Lounge Santiago de Chile
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    Last night (one week after I booked everything in) Qantas released some more J seats on QF25 so I was able to update to direct SYD-HND taking out my previous stop in MNL. Will be fun to ride in the upstairs of the old 747 before it's finally retired. MEL-SYD-HND HND-SVO DME-LHR-MAD BIO-MAD-HAV...
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    LATAM SCL Lounge access with QF28

    So I'm booked J on QF28 which grants access to the LATAM lounge. Check in for QF28 opens at 10:30 for a 13:30 departure. Issue is that I am planning to arrive on an overnight flight from Lima getting in at around 4am. Is there any way to get to the lounge to rest before checking in to the...
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    "oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    Update: I got my booking processed on my 4th call! :D The person dealing with it had to search multiple times for certain segments. The SCL-SYD one in particular she said she ran the search 3 times before it worked. So my itinerary now goes like this: MEL-SYD-MNL-HND HND-SVO SVO-MAD MAD-HAV...
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