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  1. O

    EF not seeming to reflect award flights for QF platinum

    Hi, I am a premium member of EF and a QFF plat. I have added my QFF number to EF but the searches do not reflect the availability on the QF award site. I have checked dates for SYD-SIN/JNB/HKG and, although seats are available on the QFF engine, they do not show on EF. EF is so much easier to...
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    Using Qantas Frequent flyer points to book classic rewards flights- SYD to London with Qatar

    Hi all I am a newbie here and wanting to get some guidance/ tips on how to utilise the Qantas FFY points to redeem SYD-London flight(business class) for April 2020 (end of April) with Qatar airline. I have been carefully watching for past couple of weeks and I have seem it come up 2wks ago for...
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    Answered Qatar J redemption ticket and Doha lounge access

    Hi all, Have just been lucky to find 2 J reward seats from Asia to Europe. I've heard how tricky Qatar tends to be with J lounge access. If I have J on both legs, will I still be able to get Al Mourjan J class? or am I stuck at the one world class lounge? From what I'm looking, we will have a...
  4. A

    QF Domestic Eco. Reward Booking - upgrade to J

    So, I booked a Y reward domestic from SYD to MEL on QF last night. I understand that this is a last minute booking, given that tomorrow is ANZAC Day. I chose the last flight out of SYD today (24/04) and return on Monday (29/04) morning to go straight into work As per usual, it was 8000 points +...
  5. cqtiger

    Answered Award Booking adjusting points/$$$

    when booking virgin reward seats and it says 100000 points or 80000 + $110 when does the second option of points and pay come up as I proceed forward.(dont want to go too far forward as just researching the flight atm)
  6. NZflygirl

    Earning Avios with hotels.com AND free award night

    I was just scoping out BA Avios and learned if you book through the BA website to hotel.com here you can still earn your rewards night after every 10 nights (which I value highly for personal stays in non-chain places) but you can earn Avios as well. Thinking about accruing a few Avios as I...
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    Answered One way award to Japan, paid return?

    Hi all, looking for any advice on my plans! I'm planning a trip for 2 to Japan and wasn't satisfied with award/upgrade options via my usual VA, so transferred Velocity points over to SQ miles to try SQ or ANA. I have enough miles for 2x business award SYD-HND direct on ANA, booked via SQ...
  8. Edge

    SQ F reward availability on VA

    I'm trying to redeem flights for 2 pax MEL-SIN in F. The Singapore Airlines website shows availability for 2 people on the dates we need, but when I call VA they say they only have one reward seat available. Any suggestions? It would cost me a lot more points to transfer over from VA to...
  9. goldenhorn

    Have I over-capitalised on this J reward trip?

    I'm a relative newbie in the points game, so learning heaps and loving it so far. I would love some input from some of the more experienced members... I recently got the J class SIN-NRT-KUL on JAL so we can visit Japan for a couple of weeks in Jan 2020. All up it cost about AUD $1,640 through...
  10. TahoeSkier

    Factors impacting classic award avails early 2020?

    Hi crew For the past two months I been monitoring avails to LAX for Jan/Feb 2020 via all eastern seaboard ports like a hawk, and it's been an absolute drought! I have seen nothing J/F on QF metal, from any airport, which is highly unusual. Over the past several years there has always been...
  11. JennyH

    New RewardPay Rates are not really good enough

    So as predicted, RewardPay has lowered their rates, but unless you are spending large $$ in single payments, I don't think it will be enough for me to keep using the service. Or am I doing my sums incorrectly? *Single payment amount Rate %(+GST) **After Tax Rate 0 to < 20k 2.15% 1.51%...
  12. RooFlyer

    Changes to AA's Award search tool - dynamic pricing on the way?

    This from OMaaT: American’s Awful New Award Search Tool Hints At AAdvantage Changes
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    Award London from Perth in January? (3 PAX)

    Hello experts! I've got 680k amex ascent points and hoping to book a flight before the devaluation. I also have 500k velocity and gold status. And 260k qantas points. We have an upcoming flight to London from Perth in January (around Jan 4th to Jan 17/18th). We have myself, my wife and 3 year...
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    Redemption from IST temporarily unavailable online?

    Just a heads up: With the recent devaluation coming up, I was looking to book the flight back from Europe via IST. Turns out, today is the day (April 6th) they are doing the big migration to the new airport, so attempting to search for a redemption flight via IST will instead only show up with...
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    Reward seat available but not available

    So I booked Freedom fare between Perth and Sydney on Tuesday and called customer service to use my complimentary upgrade to business for WP and was told that there are no reward seats available. However reward search "Points+Pay" shows business class seat available. Work this out....
  16. Mattg

    United is ditching award charts

    United is planning to introduce dynamic award pricing and ditch award charts from 15 November. I guess this is the same as what Delta SkyMiles has been doing for a few years. I must say, I'm really not a fan of dynamic award pricing at all. I like to know how much an award is going to cost as I...
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    Westpac Velocity Auto-Redemption to close

    Just a friendly reminder that From 15 April 2019, you will no longer be able to enrol your credit card for Velocity Auto-Redemption. If your credit card is currently enrolled, or enrolled before 15 April 2019, Velocity Auto-Redemption will operate as usual until further notice. This change does...
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    Answered Using Qantas Rewards for China Eastern flights

    Anybody else having trouble with China Eastern reward bookings? Even though I have a Qantas e-ticket itinerary and receipt, China Eastern has no record of my booking. When I visited their Melbourne office I was told that Qantas had to contact them with the booking information. When I contacted...
  19. RooFlyer

    Phantom Award request

    Just had an odd one. Last night, I was trying to request an upgrade for an upcoming domestic flight, but of course the App couldn't handle that, telling me 'No PNR in the URL'. :rolleyes: Woke up this morning to an e-mail, sent about an hour later for me to call the FF service centre about an...
  20. Mattg

    JAL website now shows Oneworld award availability for all airlines

    The Japan Airlines website is sometimes used when searching for Oneworld award availability because it tends not to show the "phantom" award availability that is sometimes displayed on the Qantas (and other) websites. This can sometimes be an issue for CX availability, among other airlines. The...
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