Aug 1 or 2 for BNE to LAX, and Sep 5 for LAX to BNE is when I'm not seeing anything... I think VA flights may be OK, as I can see scattered availabilty, and I am after all trying to get J award seats on a weekend! I'm not at all sure it was this restricted a couple of weeks ago, but maybe I was just too optimistic when I didn't have specific dates in mind.
EY award availability I strongly suspect is broken though, the web page won't even search for it in some cases, and in others there is nothing showing.
EY - you are better to call as what is shown online is codeshare and limited availability
Yeah, it's a bit more complicated as I'm coming back from the east coast US, so trying to line up domestic availability on VX or DL at the same time. Looks like I can actually get first class availability back from Washington all the way back to Brisbane but they want to charge it as two separate bookings for some reason, making it a very inefficient use of points. Talk about frustrating!