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Member since 10 Jun 2015
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Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 436
What status do you have with Qantas Kitch?
I'm silver. So would you say the seats are all gone? Could you ring qantas too see what they can do.
Member since 15 Mar 2016
Total posts 117
MEL -> LAX is one of the quickest routes to sell out of reward seats. PE isn't that big a cabin so your window for snapping one up is minimal and without Platinum status, you cannot request they open one for you. It wouldn't surprise me at all if they had sold out already - I tried getting J or F reward seats about a week after availability opened on that route and struggled!
Member since 10 Jun 2016
Total posts 9
having worked in Qantas Res, believe me they release very few in the premium cabins...plenty in economy. I use my points on other Oneworld/EK/Partner carriers as they are easier to get. Nice to hear EK are going to have a PY cabin.
Member since 09 Dec 2016
Total posts 6
Almost impossible - this is probably one of the hardest to redeem routes in any class other than Y due to high passenger numbers, and because it's 14+ hours everyone is desperate to get out of economy. So, with such a small number of PE seats, they are easy to fill with paying customers without having to give them away.
Member since 23 Feb 2016
Total posts 59
Kitch, I would suggest lack of availability is due to your status.
To answer your question I have broken my response into sections
What status level are you?
I am P1 so that is the most likely the major difference in seeing flight availability. I will retain my status until 2018 then i will most likely start to fall back down the status food chain.
And we're the flights direct
In relation to direct, if you have not seen this article ausbt non-stop and direct it may ensure we are on the same page.
In November and December.
I did not check every single day for PE on QF metal however I was able to see availability in PE and BUS every day. To answer to your post I have looked at random dates in Oct and Nov, what I could see was that on some days QF metal (QF93) it was a mix of PE and BUS or either PE or BUS. All other options were with OW partners predominately CX, (Gazza48 alluded to points usage with OW partners in this post), it is also too early to look at AA flight options. From what I saw QF metal is available 4-5 days each week either in PE or BUS or both available. For what it is worth, if you want to redeem flights on QF metal (and if you have the points) go for business before PE, there is normally more availability and for the points difference business is the way to go.
I only looked in Oct and Nov as that was the original ask, Dec is not yet available to book.
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