As mattg says TG availability has been all over the place recently. Not as bad as CX after their program change last year though (thankfully).Yes. I suppose that is true. I will be interested to see if the current situation with pretty much NO business availability in Thai Business to and from Melbourne after about the month of June will continue. Looking very grim at the moment. I keep reading about great uses of LifeMiles from USA but it seems Australia does not experience the same sweet spots! I am struggling to find uses for business flights from Australia using Lifemiles. Any suggestions?? I am holding ALOT.
LM can still be good value, but with more than a few 2nd and 3rd tier airlines on the AU-Europe market now it can often be cheaper, easier, and more convenient to buy business class outright than try and find the dates you need via awards. If you are willing to buy a connecting flight to Asia, Lufthansa F class is often available via LM, but only within a 14 day window before departure.