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QR award availability down to 219 days???

Battymum

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Has anyone noticed a change in award availability DOH-SYD this week?
I am travelling with just a phone so can’t check.

Thanks
 

Pug1

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I haven't seen any recent availibility into Oz apart from Y into Adelaide. However a Platinum FF friend is obviously seeing availibility. Judging on a recent chat with a Travel Agent Qatar monitors its loads pretty thoroughly too.
 

BriarFlyer

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However a Platinum FF friend is obviously seeing availibility.
That's interesting. I thought that we all saw oneworld and partner airlines' rewards at the same time. Is this not the case?
 

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That's interesting. I thought that we all saw oneworld and partner airlines' rewards at the same time. Is this not the case?
No it depends on your status. Apologies for my poor spelling in previous reply.
 

KarenD

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No it depends on your status. Apologies for my poor spelling in previous reply.
Sounds like those of us with no status (me!) don't see QR flights in and out of Sydney anymore? We were very lucky to get the SYD to LHR flight in business on QR. If things don't change in the next week then we will be flying home on Singapore Airlines.
 

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Sounds like those of us with no status (me!) don't see QR flights in and out of Sydney anymore? We were very lucky to get the SYD to LHR flight in business on QR. If things don't change in the next week then we will be flying home on Singapore Airlines.
I am WP and have never seen QR flights over the period July and August into and out of Adelaide. So it’s not necessarily a status thing.
 

Battymum

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Looks like there has been no change on this issue.
I am just back from the UK yesterday on a Y flight on Cathay - determined to never do it again!!!
So my dates came up today and nothing into Oz, but I booked Istanbul - Doha - Singapore that’s as close to home as I could get - but it is a q suites flight !!

I will keep looking - but at least it’s something we will stopover in SIN -and hopefully pickup an award flight to SYD.
I actually hope an Emirates flight comes up but their release date is further away and I thought I should secure something now.
 

KarenD

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Looks like there has been no change on this issue.
I am just back from the UK yesterday on a Y flight on Cathay - determined to never do it again!!!
So my dates came up today and nothing into Oz, but I booked Istanbul - Doha - Singapore that’s as close to home as I could get - but it is a q suites flight !!

I will keep looking - but at least it’s something we will stopover in SIN -and hopefully pickup an award flight to SYD.
I actually hope an Emirates flight comes up but their release date is further away and I thought I should secure something now.
Nothing out of Doha into Oz for a few weeks now.

We booked our return flight from Frankfurt to Syd on Singapore Airlines in business. Will be fun to try Qatar on the way to London and Singapore on the way home. At least they are both in business. I now have 600 velocity points, that's how tight it was haha! Can you book Singapore to Sydney on SIA with Velocity or do you not have enough points? Maybe the Qantas or BA Singapore to SYD will be available?
 

Battymum

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I don’t have any velocity points.
Worse case scenario we will stopover one or two nights and I will pay for an economy flight.
At least we will have 3/4 of our trip in business and only 7hours in Y - if I sit around waiting for a better option the whole lot will be in paid economy and I will have 350,000 useless QF points -
But I will make sure it is a daytime flight, that was my biggest mistake this trip, can do economy if I am not trying to sleep.
 

KarenD

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I don’t have any velocity points.
Worse case scenario we will stopover one or two nights and I will pay for an economy flight.
At least we will have 3/4 of our trip in business and only 7hours in Y - if I sit around waiting for a better option the whole lot will be in paid economy and I will have 350,000 useless QF points -
But I will make sure it is a daytime flight, that was my biggest mistake this trip, can do economy if I am not trying to sleep.
Do you have enough points to fly business Singapore to Oz? Hopefully you can book using Qantas or BA, not sure who else flies direct from Singapore. I think BA is a little easier to book, maybe do a night or so in Singapore if the flights are not on the same ticket :)

At least you got most of the way home on Qatar!
 

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