Qatar J seats zeroed out 72 hours before departure?

Cddc

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So I am booked MEL-DOH (QR905) this Thursday 26 May. Qatar being Qatar there has been a number of equipment changes so I checked again this morning to see the latest seat map and it just came back saying you cannot select a seat until you get to the airport.

I logged into expertflyer and it is still the same aircraft but J is zeroed out and all the previous J seats that were available to be selected are now blocked. My selected seat says it is occupied (presumably by me). Y seats still available for purchase for this flight and the incoming aircraft is still scheduled so I know my flight hasn't been cancelled.

I have purchased an economy ticket for this flight and used Q credits to upgrade. I am now worried that Qatar has sold out out the rest of the business cabin a couple of days prior, possibly overbooked and I will be relegated back to economy.

Am I reading too much into this? Is it normal approx 60-72 hours before flight departure that J cabin gets zeroed out while they work out upgrades, etc before putting remaining seats back on sale?

*edit* something is going on since I posted this half an hour ago as all J seats are now sold well into next week bar 1 for each flight (they reinstated a J seat for purchase on my flight). Maybe cancelling a service in another Australian city and rerouting through Melbourne?
 
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Might be to do with the config of the 777, whether its Q suites or not, I wouldnt worry.
QR are a bit notorious for changes.
 

henrylam359

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Noticed the same for my flight in late June as well (MEL - DOH) in business. Seat selection was available up until a few days ago, this has now been replaced with a message saying 'seat selection not available'. Equipment remains unchanged however (B777)
 

Cddc

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So can confirm happily checked in business for my 31 hour extravganza to DFW. Had some dinner and a few drinks in the QF first lounge before closing and now in AMEX lounge which is grim after the QF lounge. Qatar are bizarre with their seating and loading displayed on EF.
 

henrylam359

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So can confirm happily checked in business for my 31 hour extravganza to DFW. Had some dinner and a few drinks in the QF first lounge before closing and now in AMEX lounge which is grim after the QF lounge. Qatar are bizarre with their seating and loading displayed on EF.
That's fantastic. So is it still a Q suite flight?
 

Cddc

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Thanks! I honestly wouldnt have cared if it was 2-2-2 so as long as I am in business. It changed so many time over the past couple of months. I suspect long haul flights to America and Australia get Q suites priority. Pushing back now. Qld prawns for appetiser and wa crayfish for main. Cheers.
 

henrylam359

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my flight was originally an a350 but as long as it’s q suites I couldn’t care less. Do they still give out pyjamas?
 
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