award bookings - how do I search for partner airlines using QFF points?

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obanpointer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Jun 2014

Total posts 308

award bookings - how do I search for partner airlines using QFF points?

I want to book in J return Mel to bkk in J. Have plenty of QFF points for 4 but when I search only QF and JQ flights show up. I know that OW airlines fly this route why can't I see any of them. I appreciate 4 J fares may be difficult to find but am happy to be flexible and even pay for one full fare myself. Looking at travelling Aug / Sept. Is there any way to show all of the options, I find the Qantas site restricts me to QF, EK and JQ

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

MEL-BKK? If you can't see any OW options (e.g. CX via HKG) you might need to ring up the call centre.

madge

Member since 07 Aug 2012

Total posts 58

Yep, only TG & JQ fly non-stop on this route. CX award availability is visible online for QFF bookings, some other partners are not (MH, JL or QR).

obanpointer, 4 J seats will be very hard to find. Much of the J award seats are snapped up as soon as they are released ~350 days before departure.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

I have not seen anything in BKK direction except QF, JQ and EK. And I do not believe that calling to call centre will help, though worth to try. I had seen other partners like CX in other routes, so try BKK-HKK-MEL for example. And yes, getting 4 J on the same flight would be luck as big as getting all 6 numbers right.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

I have a check and there are plenty of J in CX BKK-MEL via HKG in Aug-Sep. Good Luck.

jonno88

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 27 Jan 2015

Total posts 25

You may have already done this, but make sure the 'Search Qantas & Partner Classic Awards' box is ticked in the search area. I had the same issue, and ticking this box brings up all available airlines and combinations.

Sim1

Member since 16 May 2014

Total posts 79

Annoys me with the Qantas system where they say there is an available business flight to LA from Perth and it will say your trip from Sydney to LA will be in Economy. its like what the!

Sometimes its easier to ring them.

 

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