QF results - "awards & upgrades" vs "flight availability"

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when i do a search via "awards & upgrades" EF sends me back an error message (searching at the approx 353 day cut off for QF), however when i do a search via "flight availability" i see the booking class that corresponds to that particular award seat.

edit: and another one, i can see P availability on EF for a particular date, but QF doesn't show it on the awards calendar/ day

any ideas why?
 
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Expert flyer uses different methods to gather availability. It would seem the main GDS used by E/F only shows availability, seat maps etc 330 days out.

If you don't specify QF as the airline in "Flight Availability", you can't see that 353 days availability.

There is no such option for seat maps, so they can only be done 330 days out.
 
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Expert flyer uses different methods to gather availability. It would seem the main GDS used by E/F only shows availability, seat maps etc 330 days out.

If you don't specify QF as the airline in "Flight Availability", you can't see that 353 days availability.

There is no such option for seat maps, so they can only be done 330 days out.

That is no longer the case. Availability, and Awards are available as far out as QF makes the schedule available. For example:

Results from ExpertFlyer.com
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Flight Availability Search
Departing LAX on 11/25/15 for SYD
Flying QF  


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
QF 12         0      LAX                SYD                388       Unavailable     F9 A9 P1 J9 C9 D9 I9 W9 R9 T9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G0 X9 E0 
                     11/25/15 10:05 PM  11/27/15 8:05 AM             72% / 21m

0 Connections
QF 18         0      LAX                SYD                744       Unavailable     J9 C9 D9 I9 U1 W9 R9 T9 Z2 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G0 X9 E0 
                     11/25/15 11:55 PM  11/27/15 9:35 AM             NA / NA

Results from ExpertFlyer.com
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Awards & Upgrades Search
Departing LAX on 11/25/15 for SYD
Flying QF   on booking class P U Z X     


                                                                     Frequency                                                    
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Class Description                      Code  Seats
0 Connections
QF 12         0      LAX                SYD                388       Unavailable     First - Award & Upgrade                P     1
                     11/25/15 10:05 PM  11/27/15 8:05 AM             72% / 21m       Economy - Award                        X     9


0 Connections
QF 18         0      LAX                SYD                744       Unavailable     Business - Award & Upgrade             U     1
                     11/25/15 11:55 PM  11/27/15 9:35 AM             NA / NA         Premium Economy - Award & Upgrade      Z     2
                                                                                     Economy - Award                        X     9

Seat Maps will again be available beyond 330 days once a bug is fixed with our primary GDS and we can switch back to it (it supports seat maps beyond 330 days)

when i do a search via "awards & upgrades" EF sends me back an error message (searching at the approx 353 day cut off for QF), however when i do a search via "flight availability" i see the booking class that corresponds to that particular award seat.

edit: and another one, i can see P availability on EF for a particular date, but QF doesn't show it on the awards calendar/ day

any ideas why?

Your specific search would be helpful, please email [email protected] for help.
 
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