May 2017, that's only 6 months out. J award tickets will be long gone by now, especially if you are after more than one. Most people will book these high demand routes as soon (literally) as they become available just under 12 months before travel.I haven't got a huge amount of experience looking with QF for award seats, but the website is showing no availability for the entire month of May for 2 pax? Surely there's a reason behind that rather than them all actually being booked?
I haven't got a huge amount of experience looking with QF for award seats, but the website is showing no availability for the entire month of May for 2 pax? Surely there's a reason behind that rather than them all actually being booked?
QANTAS releases 2 seats in J for flights about 353 days out on most routes (and then for high status travellers, those with lower status can see what's left later). These are usually booked pretty quickly. So you're way too late for May flights.
If the loads are light and you are WP or above you could ring up and ask if seats could be released. You would need to be flexible on the dates you wish to travel to have any chance.
Did you manage to get them with your parent's help? - I would have thought you would. Another time perhaps they can help with the booking, as they would be able to see availability as soon as it is released. As others have said planning is the key. I booked two J awards CBR-LAX for my daughter and her fiancé. I monitored seats for a month in advance, so I knew what I was doing and sat at the computer on D day and booked them within minutes of them being released. From what I saw BNE- DFW is an easier route to get awards on, but not 6 months out.Thanks for the responses.
If we have a family member (eg parent) who is a chairman's lounge member is that likely to be of any assistance?
Agree with Dr. Ralph about CX - HKG.
Get award Y daylight flight to HKG then go J or PE on CX out of there direct to numerous US cities like YVR, SFO, ORD, JFK, BOS, LAX etc. then possibly snag PE or J seats from YVR, SFO, LAX, DFW back to OZ in effect a circle pacific and award seats usually plentiful out of HKG its what we have done in the past and doing again. Also you'll save a bucket on QF fees out of OZ.