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  1. Mattg

    QF awards available on JL codeshare flights operated by Korean Air?

    I haven't come across this before... On the Qantas website, it seems you can now book JL codeshare flights operated by Korean Air? At least, that's being offered when I search for flights from ICN-HEL... Who would've thought you could use Qantas points to fly on a Korean Air aircraft!
  2. D

    Different award availability between OneWorld ff programmes: QF gets less!

    I'm trying use my Qantas points get two, one-way business seats with Qatar from LHR-BNE. The QF site only shows one available each day whereas BA and AA both show two. I called Qantas Premium to try and see if they can see different but they see the same as me. My question is: is it normal for...
  3. S

    JAL website for oneworld award availability

    Hi all, Is it just me or has JAL changed their website? It has been a few months since I tried, but I now cannot for the life of me see where I can search for oneworld availability. I am logged into the JAL mileage bank as I used to do but cant find where I can searchonworld award flights. Can...
  4. P

    Is there ever QF61 QF62 Award Availability?

    Is there ever QF61 QF62 Award Availability? Seems like those flights never appear in an awards search on Qantas,
  5. support

    FF Solutions Webinar – Airline Award Chart Sweet Spots & Loopholes

    I know that many of you are enjoying Matt's AFF on Air podcasts. As you probably know this is a free service available to all our members. But did you know that Matt also conducts regular webinars over at Frequent Flyer Solutions, our sister website. The next webinar will be held at 8pm (AEDT)...
  6. R

    Upgrade chances Premium Economy classic reward vs cash fare?

    Apologies if this has been answered previously - I'm FF Gold (soon to be Platinum) and looking to travel SYD - SFO in May in Premium Economy with the view to do a points upgrade to J. Just wondering if I have a better chance of an upgrade in booking a Premium Economy cash fare vs Premium...
  7. M

    Hilton Honors room award availability and VPN

    So as part of our honeymoon I have been looking at standard award availability for rooms across a number of cities including London, Paris, Edinburgh, Helsinki across a number of dates later in the year I am Hilton Honors Gold and have had about a 50% success rate in finding the hotels we want...
  8. NM

    Different award availability between partners [QF/AA/CX]

    I spent quite a few hours over the last few days/evenings making bookings for an upcoming family trip to NZ. In true AFF form, I was looking to maximise FF program points/miles in both earn and burn ends of the spectrum, while minimising the $$$ cost. The challenge was to get three of us from...
  9. D

    MEL - JFK in Business

    I'm looking at visiting NYC early-mid next year. I have Velocity Platinum and just over 400,000 points. What's the best way to get a business seat? I was looking at purchasing Freedom fares (around $2800 return) and then using 90,000 points to upgrade (return) from Economy to Business. I've read...
  10. P

    Answered Qantas award availability inconsistency

    For a second time now this has happened. I can see an award seat available on the Qantas website, but when I want to change my existing booking to that seat over the phone, they cannot ring up an available seat. This time the agent states that they have a different system to the "commercial" one...
  11. D

    Next to no award availability showing up on Qantas.

    I’m trying to hunt down 2 x award redemptions in either F or J from basically any major port in Europe to anywhere in Australia (we’d love to end up in BNE, but beggars can’t be choosers) around the beginning of October 2020. I’m able to see award availability from MAD and CDG to DXB, but...
  12. S

    Emirates Award Availability in Business and First Reduced?

    Hi, I was having a search on different flights and couldn’t find any classic award flights out of ADL in either business or first on emirates to European destinations. Had a look out of Sydney and couldn’t find any either. Has there been a reduction in emirates awards as there used to be...
  13. boffman

    Website shows award availability but phone rep can't

    Flying SYD - SIN - LHR in about 12 days on a biz award. Ticketed, all fine. Had also waitlisted flights one and two days prior. The only one that cleared was the SIN - LHR leg, i.e. half one of the waitlists. I look online and there is an earlier flight that can connect my to my cleared waitlist...
  14. K

    Oneworld award availability for bronze/silver

    So earlier this year when i started looking at OWA, availability for Cathay or JAL was easily seen and accessible 350-355days out to me (bronze member). Now I'm seeing very little to no availability until 280-290 days.. which is concerning to me completing my OWA. I saw a comment somewhere...
  15. P

    Regain status OR one world classic award?

    Unable to travel recently, have been silver for years but have dropped back to bronze. Would 'regain' silver status this yr with intended normal travel 'however' could alternatively incorporate this 'normal travel' into a one world classic award trip (5 stopovers). I am thinking, as bronze...
  16. sparoz

    VA Business Award and Expert Flyer Availability doesn't match?

    Hi I have checked Award availability on Expert Flyer for BNE-LAX for 5/9/2019, but it doesn't seem to be available when I try to book it? Is the allocation just for upgrades? Many thanks!
  17. Mattg

    SQ MEL-WLG Premium Economy award

    Singapore Airlines will start using an Airbus A350-900 with Premium Economy seating on its MEL-WLG route from 1 November. Interestingly, for KrisFlyer redemptions there is no price listed for Premium Economy award bookings on the SQ award chart for this route. You also cannot book Premium...
  18. B

    Can Qantas get extra AA awards when a Qantas change breaks the connection?

    So, I was all booked with a nice connection Brisbane - Los Angeles - Orlando, in Business next April on points. Qantas however dropped the BNE LAX flight we were on, and moved us to the morning flight. Result 14 hours connection in LAX. Qantas have tried looking for other flights that work...
  19. B

    AA Award Flight on Qantas - Cost of Infant ticket 10%

    Hi, I have booked an American award ticket on Qantas business from MEL->SIN in Jan 2020. Now I need to add an infant ticket to the booking. Using their SMS service Qantas was happy to add the infant lap ticket to the booking but wanted to charge me 10% of the business fare. Does this sound...
  20. A

    BA Pilots strike impacting on Qantas award booking - advice please

    So I received an email from BA yesterday telling me that my flight from LHR to LYS on Sep 8th was cancelled due to the pilot's strike. 2 tickets - both QFF award in J. So I went ahead and made alternative travel arrangements (Eurostar - unchangeable without a fee). Fares were escalating by the...
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