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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
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    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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
  7. Mattg

    Should Qantas open more award seats to Points Club members?

    We often see cases where people have millions of Qantas Frequent Flyer points (e.g. through credit card spend), but can't get access to premium reward seats on long-haul Qantas flights because they only have Bronze or Silver status. As we know, Qantas releases more seats to Gold (and above)...
  8. A

    Strange J availability on AA flights - LIM-MIA

    I'm trying to find 2 J seats on a flight from LIM to MIA on AA as part of a OW Classic Reward itinerary. The date I want isn't yet available (it's over 331 days away) but I've searching as close to my date as I can using the QF site to see what might be the options and am getting strange...
  9. Mattg

    Asia Miles multi-city awards can now be booked online

    Asia Miles now allows multi-city and complex award bookings to be booked online, including Oneworld multi-carrier redemptions. Previously this required a call to Asia Miles. However, the website...
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    Answered MH award availability with QFF

    Hi, Apologies if this belongs in a different forum. Mods, feel free to shift if so. Question for the brains trust is how many J awards does MH release to QFF for their intra-Asia flights? I'm looking to travel TPE>HKG>KUL in a couple of months (mid Sept) and am interested in trying MH J-class...
  11. Priscilla_A

    Answered Use Qantas Frequent Flyer points to book JAL flight Tokyo - Honolulu

    Hello everyone, Just wondering if there is any way to book JAL flight from Tokyo to Honolulu by using the Qantas Frequent Flyer points. I can see JAL flight Sydney - Tokyo on the Qantas website, but not available to Hawaii from Tokyo.
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    SQ221 saver award availability (F)

    Good morning. My wife and I are looking to experience the Singapore Airlines lastest A380 cabins. I've ran a few dummy bookings on SQ 221 and it seems saver flights are 'Not Available'. Is it worth calling up reservations directly to book? Cheers Drew
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    Mum spoke to Travel Agent. Said she can book Syd to London Return Business for 280k points. How?!

    Hi all, As the title asks. My mum is travelling to Europe in mid-September 2019 and went to a travel agent to book flights. The travel agent said she can book mum Sydney to London, return, all in Business class, for only 280k points. How is this possible? I myself have quite a few points but...
  14. M

    Answered VA Award availability with Hainan Airlines

    Hi All, Have been trying to book an award J flight through VA on Hainan Airlines from Xian to SYD on 3/8/19. It keeps telling me no flights available. This is also the case for every Saturday after that until year end. This also includes Y class. A few weeks ago I was able to book this flight...
  15. pauly7

    SQ App / Reward bookings

    Hi all quick question, is anyone else having issues looking for reward seats on the SQ app? It’s very buggy and searches mostly return just a blank screen!
  16. Mattg

    BA changing partner award prices

    Uh oh, this cannot be good news :( British Airways is apparently making "changes" to the number of Avios required for redemptions on partner airlines, except for BA, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling. However, they haven't actually said what the new prices will be! I expect prices will increase...
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    Answered Booking different cabins in EK for redemption fare?

    Hello folks. I'm looking to book some flights with EK next year for points. Flying ex PER I'm inclined to spring the extra points for F, but be happy enough in J for the DXB-Somewhere-In-Europe leg, and vice versa. I looked at booking the flights under separate itineraries, both risky and more...
  18. Pushka

    Baby and an Award booking.

    Help please. I’m sure this has been answered but I’d like to check again. I’m making an Award booking for my DIL into Manchester for November in J. Her baby is due in August. So, how do I go about this. No gender nor name is known, well, not to me anyway. So help please? Maybe I should call and...
  19. R

    Being bumped - less obvious downside of award bookings

    Late last year I was booked into business with QF on MEL-ADL using BA Avios, and was downgraded at the gate to economy, being left to chase up a refund for the difference with British Airways. In my most recent booking, my partner and I were bumped from a MEL-CNS QF flight the night before...
  20. S

    RTW award flights itinerary questions

    Looking for some advise and help from AFF who have managed to snaffle the elusive J flights using Krisflyer points RTW. Having finally saved up the 240k points each to fly RTW in J my husband and I are now at the planning stage and to be honest it's not as fun as I thought it might have been...