A couple of questions from an AAdvantage newbie

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Paranoid question: Is "ticketed" or "confirmed" what you want to see on your AA award booking?

I had a MCY-xSYD-ZQN booking which got cancelled (funnily enough) and I managed to sweet talk both AA and QF into allowing me to change to the direct BNE-ZQN flight. I got a refund on the SYD airport taxes which I assume is a good sign, but now is showing as ticketed, and I can't choose seats ...
Unless someone else can advise something different, I would phone QF (the carrier) regarding being unable to select the seats online.

At least the booking is ticketed (and you have the ticket numbers). Confirmed usually just means that a booking reference number has been created (6-digit PNR). Ticketed is the important part in order to fly.
 

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Paranoid question: Is "ticketed" or "confirmed" what you want to see on your AA award booking?

I had a MCY-xSYD-ZQN booking which got cancelled (funnily enough) and I managed to sweet talk both AA and QF into allowing me to change to the direct BNE-ZQN flight. I got a refund on the SYD airport taxes which I assume is a good sign, but now is showing as ticketed, and I can't choose seats ...
Ticketed is the important part, because that is what allows you to board the plane.

Have you tried another airline MMB to try to select seats?
 

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Oh good thought! Yes I can pull it up in QR and BA. So I found the E-ticket number there, added contact details, now QF lets me select seats!

I don't care about what seat, as long as I don't get turned away at the airport :)
 
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Is there any reason why Qantas would not be coming up on the AA site for redemptions? Not single one. This is for around April/May 2022.
I have looked for flights to Asia, out of Aus there is only Malaysian Airlines and Cathy and then coming home there is only Fiji airlines. Zero for anything else
Am i doing something wrong or do you think that maybe it is a little early for extra redemption flights in the system?
 

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Is there any reason why Qantas would not be coming up on the AA site for redemptions? Not single one. This is for around April/May 2022.
I have looked for flights to Asia, out of Aus there is only Malaysian Airlines and Cathy and then coming home there is only Fiji airlines. Zero for anything else
Am i doing something wrong or do you think that maybe it is a little early for extra redemption flights in the system?
FWIW, I had a quick look this morning just for fun and noticed SYD-DFW availability with QF but it wasn't on AA.
 

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I've also seen CX redemptions around that time available on QF but not AA.

Quite frustrating as I have points I'd like to book with in advance of the rumoured devaluation.
 

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Is there any reason why Qantas would not be coming up on the AA site for redemptions? Not single one. This is for around April/May 2022.
I have looked for flights to Asia, out of Aus there is only Malaysian Airlines and Cathy and then coming home there is only Fiji airlines. Zero for anything else
Am i doing something wrong or do you think that maybe it is a little early for extra redemption flights in the system?
In the past I have looked on the QF website to see what flights were available and then called AA and fed them the dates, flight numbers and cabin type. Usually works but not always.

One thing I am interested in that I don't have an answer to, but I'm sure someone here will know, is whether the AA agent can see more availability than I can as a NB.
 

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Is there any reason why Qantas would not be coming up on the AA site for redemptions? Not single one. This is for around April/May 2022.
I have looked for flights to Asia, out of Aus there is only Malaysian Airlines and Cathy and then coming home there is only Fiji airlines. Zero for anything else
Am i doing something wrong or do you think that maybe it is a little early for extra redemption flights in the system?

It might be that the 'regular' allocation of seats has been exhausted, and all this new availability - points planes and extra seats - is being held for QFFF members only.
 
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In the past I have looked on the QF website to see what flights were available and then called AA and fed them the dates, flight numbers and cabin type. Usually works but not always.

One thing I am interested in that I don't have an answer to, but I'm sure someone here will know, is whether the AA agent can see more availability than I can as a NB.
Oh so you have used the QF website and not the AA website??? I have never done that I have always looked at the AA and if it isn't there i have always assumed that the seats were not available to AA
 

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Oh so you have used the QF website and not the AA website??? I have never done that I have always looked at the AA and if it isn't there i have always assumed that the seats were not available to AA
From experience it's fairly unusual for award seats to be available to one partner and not another so checking multiple sites can be useful. There are sometimes phantom seats showing as available which can't be booked which is frustrating.
 

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I have just checked.Without logging in I don't see any QF results.
Logging in as LTP see lots of QF availability in March/April 22 but only in Y.
Flights from lax on both QF 12 and 16 plus flights on AS or AA to SFO and then on QF 74 and 94.
 
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From experience it's fairly unusual for award seats to be available to one partner and not another so checking multiple sites can be useful. There are sometimes phantom seats showing as available which can't be booked which is frustrating.
It has been a long time since i have done this... What other sites do you check? QF and AA, what else. I think i use to use BA? Are they the only ones?

I have just checked.Without logging in I don't see any QF results.
Logging in as LTP see lots of QF availability in March/April 22 but only in Y.
Flights from lax on both QF 12 and 16 plus flights on AS or AA to SFO and then on QF 74 and 94.
What does LTP mean?
 

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BA you can use, and I think JAL as well.

QF is ultimately best for QF seats but I tend to search in incognito and without logging in if I am searching to book using partner airline miles.
 

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Interestingly I found some AUS-HKG-USA flights on QF that were not showing in aa.com. I called and the operator could see them and then I also found them doing a multi trip. In both cases they calculate the points a 2 separate segments.

Is this an AA routing rule that you cant fly South Pacific to North America via Asia? Must you use on QF or AA?

Worst case I may still book to burn points.
 
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Interestingly I found some AUS-HKG-USA flights on QF that were not showing in aa.com. I called and the operator could see them and then I also found them doing a multi trip. In both cases they calculate the points a 2 separate segments.

Is this an AA routing rule that you cant fly South Pacific to North America via Asia? Must you use on QF or AA?

Worst case I may still book to burn points.
So were they going to let you book it at AA using your AA points?
 
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