Future of QF27/28 travel post covid

Mattg

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Thanks. A good source of mine who worked for Air NZ told us that Air NZ had plans to cancel the AKL-EZE route before covid due to not filling enough business class seats.

I wonder if they thought of releasing award inventory to partner airlines? That might have helped fill a few seats...

(Oh wait, it's Air NZ we're talking about 😝)
 

ajstewart79

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Slightly off topic, but hoping someone might have information. I am booked on LA801 SCL>SYD on June 23. I was wanting to move my date forward to June 19, however, the flight is sold out. When I checked Google Flights, the flight on the 19th is still bookable, but only with a QF codeshare number, but not as LA801. I paid for the ticket via LATAM, but it's refundable, though QF won't let me book it as the website says something about not allowing bookings from Chile currently.

I have a vague recollection that LA/QF have an allocated amount of seats each on the plane, or am I making that up? Is LA sold out of its seating allocation, but QF still has seats for its allocation?
 

ajstewart79

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I am so hesitant to fly with them. Plus their website is cr4p cos I couldn't make my credit card work twice and then read in forums and FB pages that this is a common issue with international credit cards. It doesn't inspire confidence! But thanks for the info. Something to take into account!
This is very common in Chile. I have lived here for the past 5 years and it's very difficult to pay online for anything with an international card. Sometimes I have been able to do it with LATAM in the past, other times not.

My most recent booking SCL>SYD, it would not allow me to use my international card, only my local credit card.
 
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baarg

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I see. This now makes sense. I missed the flights now and unless I book with a travel agent (and a. their prices differ and b. I don't fully trust them if something goes wrong) I can't really book tickets to Argentina. How is it possible that in 2022 we've gone backwards 40 years?
 

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justin23

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So wondering what peoples thoughts are on this. I'm currently booked to fly on QF3877/LA800 to Santiago on Monday 17th October. Latam is currently only flying this route on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Qantas are starting QF27/28 up a few weeks later. My return flight is on a Saturday on QF3876/LA801 which is currently running and both legs in J.
Given QF27/28 won't start til halfway through my trip and given Latam are not currently flying on the day I have a booking, I'm thinking that flight won't happen. I can't see them increasing flights when Qantas are satring up flights again for the peak season. Should I call and try and move it now to the Sunday or Wednesday? Or just trust that I'll be moved and still be in J and everything will be fine :)
On top of this I am going on a ship from Valparaiso to Antarctica and back to Ushaia and that ship leaves on the Saturday, so Wednesday flight is fine, previous Sunday flight is fine, but don't think the Friday flight gets me there soon enough.
Now I've written this down, I reckon i call sooner rather than later!
 

ajstewart79

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So wondering what peoples thoughts are on this. I'm currently booked to fly on QF3877/LA800 to Santiago on Monday 17th October. Latam is currently only flying this route on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Qantas are starting QF27/28 up a few weeks later. My return flight is on a Saturday on QF3876/LA801 which is currently running and both legs in J.
Given QF27/28 won't start til halfway through my trip and given Latam are not currently flying on the day I have a booking, I'm thinking that flight won't happen. I can't see them increasing flights when Qantas are satring up flights again for the peak season. Should I call and try and move it now to the Sunday or Wednesday? Or just trust that I'll be moved and still be in J and everything will be fine :)
On top of this I am going on a ship from Valparaiso to Antarctica and back to Ushaia and that ship leaves on the Saturday, so Wednesday flight is fine, previous Sunday flight is fine, but don't think the Friday flight gets me there soon enough.
Now I've written this down, I reckon i call sooner rather than later!
From July LA800 flies from SYD on Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun and LA801 from SCL Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun

 

justin23

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From July LA800 flies from SYD on Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun and LA801 from SCL Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun

Good news!!! I searched for something on this and found nothing The flights look fairly busy now. I might wait to see if they resume July 2nd as suggested, before worrying again. If they do everything will be fine! I got J for just over $4k and even though there are free flight changes I just know i'd be hit with a fare difference if I changed it..... I've flown this route in economy far too many times to risk doing it again.
 
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