No more AA awards SYD-CHC or SYD-ZQN?

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foxpro

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Just crawled out from under my stone to try to book 3 AA awards SYD-ZQN or SYD-CHC for early next year as I had successfully done last year. Called AA reservations and was informed by the CSR that SYD-CHC and SYD-ZQN do not come up as valid city pairs for award booking.:?:
Trying to get some more info I questioned the CSR if something has changed since last year. The answer was Qantas does not release seats any more on this routing. Any insights here?

I was reading about some changes effective 08APR2014. Is this related? Sorry for this newbie questions but I have gone from avid FF to very infrequent flyer over the last couple of years. Just burning off remaining miles.
 

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What date? AA is limited to 330 days out
AA code share SYD-CHC as AA7152 on Jetstar (pdf timetable as 15 April 2014)
But not on the real QF service

ZQN is not listed in the AA timetable
 

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I asked for any available date from 01JAN2015 onwards. No seats on both routes.
Last year my AA award routing was:

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Fare Code
Qantas Airways
121 SYDNEY
SAT 18JAN
8:40 AM QUEENSTOWN NZ
FRI 17JAN
1:40 PM X

Qantas Airways
122 QUEENSTOWN NZ
WED 29JAN
2:40 PM SYDNEY
TUE 28JAN
3:55 PM X
 
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Well the agent is telling fibs.
I just looked on my AA account looking at BNE-CHC.
Y sAAver awards are available each day in March until the last available day-27/3.There is availability for 2-6 Y sAAver awards on every day except the second sunday.And for 3-6 pax the routing is BNE-SYD-CHC.
You can even get 5 J sAAver awards except for every Sundays,tuesdays and Wednesdays.Again via SYD on QF139
 

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Ah, ok. I will call AA again, then. I did not know that one can now check AA QF award online. That helps heaps. I can see a few open dates now. Thanks.
 
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