QFF Platinum requesting release of extra Classic award seats?

sudoer

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This newly minted WP called to request 2 x classic J awards on HKG-SYD with the following results:

7/1/19 QF128 A380 I9 denied
7/1/19 QF118 A330 I9 approved
8/1/19 QF128 A380 I9 denied
9/1/19 QF128 A380 I9 approved

All responses were instant. Very happy with the result considering these dates are peak high season. Ended up taking the A380 option on the 9th - 60k points for the F-sold-as-J seat is pretty hard to turn down! Cheap taxes of $121pp was just icing on the cake.
 

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Hmmm, just unsuccessful in my first request to release a business class reward seat. I'm wanting to move a SYD-YVR classic reward booking to two days later on the same flight number (QF75, 28-Jul). I can see there is substantial availability with 9s everywhere and I9, but was knocked back. How would I plead my case, given that I'm releasing one J seat for another?
Just out of interest, despite trying and failing three times to get a J seat on QF75 on Sat 28-Jul, Qantas has now released them to everyone. Along with MU opened up on the return leg, it is perfect for my itinerary ... if I hadn't had to confirm dates last month.

Anyway, if you want to experience the last QF75 of the season at the pointy end on points, it now has official capacity.
 

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Just had brilliant service from Qantas call centre when I needed to change a flight destination in US. I changed cities because I needed to change travel dates and she asked why? I said because there were no Award flights for changed day. She said, Put in a Request based on your status! Bingo.
 

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I just asked for some D and N class reward seat OOL-SYD and BNE-SYD, same date but want to decide which option I will take. However when I asked about taxes she quoted me an absurd amount of $108.56 ex OOL and $175.18 ex BNE or vice versa! This doesn't sound right at all?
If I search a different date OOL-SYD in J where there is availability the taxes are $39.18 and BNE-SYD in Y are $40.66.
She also said I can finalise the booking online myself, but I cannot see anyway of doing this, the most I can do is select seats?
Any ideas or help, thanks.
 

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I was quoted 16000 points for J OOL-SYD and Y 8000 BNE-SYD this is the standard reward points amount? Also I don't get how to ticket this online without calling in?
 

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I had no luck at all for 2 WP to get seats Honolulu to Adelaide almost 12 months out. These awards never seem to come onto the market and I’ve been tracking them for weeks. Except for 2 six hour flights via Fiji. Nup. In the end I booked Award seats from SFO that are plentiful and we will just have to wing it back to the mainland.
 
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Called platinum service desk 3/7 to request BNE-ADL X and U classic reward for 5/7, called back today (4/7) with only U successful.
 

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Anyone had any luck on QF opening up J awards on QF63/64 SYD > JNB for May- June 2019?

Reasonable CX availability via HKG exists , but QF have offered almost no J or even Y+ award seats, for a route where good J availability normally exists.
 

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Just placed my first J classic Award request.

Applied for: 21/6/19, 22/6/19 & 23/6/19 .
x 2 J Award seats MEL > SYD > JNB.
All three dates approved.
Booked the 21/6/19.

Applied for 6/7/19.
x 2 J Award seats JNB > SYD > MEL
6/7/19 approved.

One very happy camper and SWMBO will hopefully get to meet all the Feline species in Kruger NP for the first time. :D
 
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I rang the premium line a few month back for 2 award J seats CNS - HKG. The requested dates weren't available but the agent worked hard to find other routes and alternatives. I ended up getting the dates I needed. I was really impressed by the effort rather than just telling me denied.
Made it really worthwhile being P for the first time.
 

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Any recent experience trying to get seats on a QF-code share using EK metal? (i.e., LHR-SYD via DXB?)
 

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Any recent experience trying to get seats on a QF-code share using EK metal? (i.e., LHR-SYD via DXB?)

I doubt it's possible - QF marketed EK can only be booked as a revenue fare. Classic awards always get an EK flight number.
 

Kangol

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Had a QF2 LHR-SYD in P released about a year out, after the 3rd try - dates either side.
Previously P requests all the way to SYD on QF2 were declined, even when there was extra F capacity to/from Australia (before 9/10 went via PER).
There is still hope with F redemptions, given that OW options between Australia and Europe have dried up.
 
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