Has anyone else noticed there has been a significant reduction in the amount of QF coded EK flights on the DXB to/from Europe sectors?

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Joshb

Qantas - QFF Platinum

Member since 20 Mar 2012

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Has anyone else noticed there has been a significant reduction in the amount of QF coded EK flights on the DXB to/from Europe sectors? I assume this is because QF wants to incentivise going on QF1/2/9/10 but it really kind of detracts from the whole partnership not being able to earn status credits on EK flights

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Joshb could you provide some evidence please? I'm curious.

Joshb

Qantas - QFF Platinum

Member since 20 Mar 2012

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Sure thing, see below. You'll notice the AUS sectors are still QF coded

edy4eva

Member since 11 Mar 2012

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There's no reduction whatsoever. The case you're seeing is because of QF's booking quirky engine that is pulling departing flight under the EK code.

If you were to search AU-EU return on QF website, only then that the engine will actually show QF-coded flights.

To get around this, simply book through Expedia or any other OTA in the respective country and you shall see QF coded flights throughout.

Joshb

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Member since 20 Mar 2012

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Thanks edy4eva, however I've been booking this since the partnership started through the QF website and haven't seen it before

edy4eva

Member since 11 Mar 2012

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EK is doing so well out of these cities that their flights are sold out to even have availability open up under the QF code.

Ran a check under kvs/ef as well as xp/it and xp/de.

Still maintain there's nothing wrong with what you're seeing.

Joshb

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You're probably 100% correct, however I'd be interested to know why they have BA options?

Ryan K

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Member since 30 May 2013

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I've noticed the same thing over the past few weeks. I'm looking at travelling to Barcelona next year and have been checking the Qantas website quite frequently. This trip is nearly a year away and what was showing as one stop QF/EK flights via Dubai are now showing as flights via Dubai AND London on Qantas and British Airways. The same thing has happened with other European cities I've been looking at booking flights to. It's not a good sign for Qantas, the main benefit of the Emirates alliance was to sell "one-stop" flights to European cities. Are loads on QF's London services suffering that badly that they're trying to push more of their customers onto their own metal through Heathrow?

Joshb

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Member since 20 Mar 2012

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My sentiments/thoughts exactly RK. I can only assume the loads are pretty bad LHR-DXB for them to be paying for a seat on BA to get them up

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