Qantas reward bookings on Bangkok Airways?

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Is this partnership officially dead?
No idea about redemption seats but even more confusing is I can't spot a single Bangkok airways cash option with QF flight codes.

There are some limited options to coughet, Chiang Mai etc but these are on PG codes instead of QF codes like they were pre pandemic.
 

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Does anyone remember back in June 2019 when Qantas announced you would soon be able to redeem points for Classic Flight Reward seats on Bangkok Airways?

I realise that covid has happened in the meantime, but there didn't seem to be any movement on this even before the pandemic. It's still not an option yet.


Is this partnership officially dead?

Ha! Did you see the 'selection of benefits available when booking a QF codeshare on Bangkok Airways' table? Exactly 'zero'. (well, you can request a vegetarian meal.)

I could see some benefits for points redemptions to Koh Samui where PG has the monopoly and fares can be very high. Can't anticipate many benefits, fare wise, to more popular destinations like HKT where competition is fast and furious.
 

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Ha! Did you see the 'selection of benefits available when booking a QF codeshare on Bangkok Airways' table? Exactly 'zero'. (well, you can request a vegetarian meal.)
The only benefit is further down where QF Gold and above can access Bangkok Airways lounges when on PG operated but QF marketed flights (plus the Qantas lounge in Singapore, and partner Miracle lounge in Bangkok).

What isn't very clear is which lounges QF status holders can access, is it the Blue Ribbon or Boutique lounge? Bangkok airways has two types of lounges, the Boutique which is accessible to all passengers (even those on the cheapest economy ticket) featuring basic snacks whereas the Blue Ribbon lounges have hot food, alcohol and toilets/showers more akin to a business class lounge.
 
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Update: Qantas says this is still happening but that the implementation has been delayed by COVID.

Qantas and Jetstar resumed flights to Thailand last week, but there is no indication yet as to when this will start.

 

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Same as the KLM/AF partnership for awards and reciprocal benefits.

These were also supposed to occur long before Covid.
 

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Same as the KLM/AF partnership for awards and reciprocal benefits.

These were also supposed to occur long before Covid.

Hmmm… the bits that were advantageous to QFFF - the reciprocal awards - were implemented. The bits that weren’t advantageous - the reciprocal benefits - seem to be delayed.
 

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