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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. P

    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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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!
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. J

    QR award availability down to 219 days???

    Hi all. I've been researching QR availability from ADL - CDG for a few months now. We are looking to fly around AUG 3rd 2020 in J. I keep reading that the seats are released anywhere from approx. 360 days in advance. I've been using the Qantas Booking system as we need to use QFF point...
  17. jaseb

    Booking award flights - disadvantages to booking individual sectors?

    Hi all I have resigned to the fact that an OWA Explorer is too difficult to book for next European summer, so am planning on flying melb > europe > melb in business. Is there any disadvantage to booking melb > europe outbound leg as soon as seats become available, and then a separate award...
  18. N

    Award booking with QF vis Jetstar: baggage ?

    Hi there, Family and I are travelling via award booking with QF : Mel - Sin Then a few days later JQ : SIN - HKT Question is as we booked awards what are the rules with baggage and infants. We’ve travelled with QF and an extra bag was allowed for our child due to food nappies etc for check in...
  19. R

    EK Awards not showing at the moment

    Hey everyone, I've been trolling the QF Search engine every day for the last couple of months, waiting for our dates to Europe in May to become available. I noticed that EK Awards stopped appearing from around 25 March 2020 onwards, so I figured they would be doing a big dump of dates at some...
  20. cjd600

    QF Classic Award J F SYD-USA Nov/Oct wide open

    Seems a glut of 2J and 2F Classic Awards have been released on QF11/12 SYD-LAX, LAX-SYD through most days October/November. Similar for SYD-DFW-SYD QF7/8