Why are Qantas Rewards seats for J class so few and far between?

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Colski101

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Mar 2015

Total posts 9

Why are Qantas Rewards seats for J class so few and far between? I'm trying to find any MEL/SYD to LAX and nothing available except for the domestic connections....

Gian

VA Platinum

Member since 26 Mar 2014

Total posts 88

A few reasons.

1. It's a very popular route for premium travel, so not many seats are made available as the airline can sell them for full cost.

2. There are a huge amount of people with lots of QFF points to burn and therefore they all get snapped up almost immediately as soon as they are released 11 months out. 

3. The redemptions are also open to all other OW carrier FF programs so that makes it even harder. 

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

Correct. LAX is the worst route for award seats.

Might I suggest to the OP to investigate routing via Asia.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 761

If you are looking far enough out (ie around 350 plus days) you will find them - particulary through Brisbane and also some Hong Kong options. The key is planning. 

Austline

Member since 23 Aug 2011

Total posts 41

Status helps and they always seem to find an award seat for my wife when I am travelling and paying J even on LAX/LHR  sectors.

whipper

Member since 17 Feb 2012

Total posts 50

"...nothing available except for domestic connections" - really, you don't want to transit domestically to get a FF flight to the US?  Not sure if I have a lot of sympathy for you. 

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

Might I suggest that the OP might be referring to the instances of award flights showing, "You flight from Brisbane to Los Angeles will be in Economy."

Colski101

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Mar 2015

Total posts 9

Award options available include Y to lax, or J class to bne or syd from Mel J class then Y to lax... This is with qf...

thanks watson374

Colski101

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Mar 2015

Total posts 9

Ive even looked at DFW... Still nothing as well...

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