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  1. H

    Premium Economy MEL or SYD to LAX

    Hi, I was just wondering if anyone has seen many or any premium economy reward seats (not classic plus) on either MEL - LAX SYD- LAX Or even BNE-LAX? If they exist, my husband is a gold FF so when should we set the alarm to search for them? Trip is Aug 2025 4 pax Also does anyone have any...
  2. M

    Mixed Class Multi City Award

    Hi - I am looking to book a return flight to London from Sydney and have a heap of points. Nothing comes up for the dates that I am after when I search for a return flight but after a lot of navigating, I can book this as a multi city - Sydney - Singapore, Singapore - London, London - Sydney...
  3. Mattg

    MaxMyPoint website

    Does anyone use this website? It seems to track award night availability at Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott and IHG hotels and finds the best value redemptions.
  4. M

    Thai Airways blocks award searches when you have a zero balance

    Does anyone know a way to see Thai Airways award availability without having to transfer points to them? I have a zero balance with them and want to see availability before I transfer any Amex points. Failing that, does anyone know if availability shows up if you have at least some Royal Orchid...
  5. T

    LATAM award availability

    Is it just my imagination or has Latam award seats out of SYD /MEL to SCL completely dried up? Can’t see anything in late 2024…
  6. K

    Excellent J Award Availability to Europe

    I'm planning on visiting Europe next year and thought I'd have a look at QF to see what J awards would be available. To my surprise (and delight) I discovered that from February through June just about every other day I can get business classic awards on Qantas. To give you a concrete example...
  7. albatross710

    BNE - NRT Award Availability

    The J classic redemption NRT-BNE is available when I booked it for MrsAlbatross as part of her itinerary. Now being short of points I want to book myself NRT-BNE as a one way J redemption but it wont show on the website. It will show if I do it as part of a BNE-NRT-BNE itinerary. I wont have...
  8. W

    Qantas release of Business & First Class seats to USA

    Combined with the Business Class release on Qantas-operated services to Europe, Qantas has also released a lot of Business and First Class availability to the USA in the summer months: Happy booking! EDIT: There's up to 2 F seats on many of those flights as well
  9. AFF Editor

    Large release of Qantas Business & Economy reward seats to London & Rome

    Qantas has just released 6,000 extra Business and Economy Classic Reward seats on every flight to London and Rome between June and August 2024 - perfect for those looking to redeem Qantas points to Europe during their next summer. Happy booking! Get in quick ;) I'm seeing up to 4 Business...
  10. Mattg

    No reward seats to Christmas/Cocos Islands?

    Just had a look for VA reward seats on the PER-XCH and PER-CCK routes, and couldn't find a single one any time in the next year. Is VA blocking redemptions on this route?
  11. waltervp

    Redemption flights from anywhere back TO Australia

    I was trying to book a redemption flight for me and my partner from Helsinki back to either/or SYD/MEL/CBR/DPO, but could not find a single redemption flight to Australia for December/Jan. Then I found alternative flights all the way to KL, which is an excellent place for a few days' break. Now...
  12. larrymull

    Award availability

    How do you know if there is 'accurate' emirates reward availability on the emirates website without having points in your account and clicking through to different menus. QF website is easier to click through to a point where you need enough points to book. Reason I ask is I don't want to...
  13. Mattg

    Rare QF J Classic Reward availability to Rome

    I was a bit surprised to find just now that Qantas has J reward seats on QF5 PER-FCO on several dates over the next month. Get in quick if you want to book a last-minute business class trip to Italy using your Qantas points ;) There are also a few PE seats. I can't see any J seats coming...
  14. C

    Business Class Award Availability Australia - London

    If anyone is interested, there is currently Business class (I) award availability for several dates in March 2024 for 90,000 miles and up (plus taxes). They are using TG to BKK and then BR to LHR via MEL and also BR via BNE/TPE. I booked one myself very recently, and I don't expect them to...
  15. Mattg

    Redeeming Etihad Guest miles for Garuda flights

    I recently wanted to use my Etihad Guest miles to book a Garuda flight within Asia. I went onto the Delta website and found O class (Business award) availability on a suitable Garuda flight. But when I called Etihad to book, the lady on the phone couldn't see any availability on that flight -...
  16. Mattg

    LoyaltyLobby article: "2023 the worst year for award availability?"

    An interesting read, and I would probably agree with this. It has been even harder than usual to use points lately as people have accumulated more points during the pandemic and then all want to use them at the same time - just as capacity is reduced...
  17. Bringa

    Singapore Airlines award availability

    Hi All, Has anyone else noticed but Singapore Airlines are not showing award availability 355 days ahead it seems to be 353 days. Looking today (16th March 23) the availability is showing for the 4th March 2024 but has an error message when drilling down on it and the 5th which is the 355 in...
  18. P

    SQ has award availability MEL-SIN in April and May

    As of 2130 AEDT on 14 February 2023, SQ has Saver Business Award availability for MEL-SIN on 20/4, 19/5 and 6/6 plus Advantage in 24/5. Also, SQ has First/Suites award availability for MEL-SIN on many dates through April and May 2023. Mostly Advantage but one Saver on 3/5
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    Iberia Award Availability

    Hi, I am trying to book an award ticket using Qantas points for a flight with Iberia, Mexico City to Madrid in Business Class, in May. There is plenty of commercial seats available in the cabin on the day I am looking to travel. Is there a certain number of days prior to departure that...
  20. Frequent Flyer Solutions

    FF Solutions Webinar - Surviving the Award Availability Dumpster Fire How to Use Your Points in 2023

    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. If you’ve tried to redeem your frequent...