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Don't use Alaska miles when redeeming Qantas flights!!!

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btaus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Dec 2016

Total posts 171

There's flights with business class availability for 55000 miles + $45. However, all of them were mixed cabin and involve one domestic sector, like "MEL-SYD in business, SYD-LAX in coach", which means you're flying the sector to LAX in economy, huh???

(for instance, economy all the way costs you about 42500 miles)

dimi

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 13 Jul 2012

Total posts 139

Not sure this is Alaska's fault.
Qantas simply doesn't have any availability between US and Australia in business class, so an economy segment from SYD to LAX is all it could reasonably offer.

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

Have a look what Qantas does on its own website.

Often they'll have Australia to the US in First class but look carefully and you'll see that your flight between Australia and the US is in Economy or Premium Economy sometimes.

kim

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 01 May 2013

Total posts 54

Op are you warning us or speaking from experience after booking? 

mspcooper

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2013

Total posts 311

If you used webjet for booking, and chose business as your class of travel between Australia and US ports other than direct entry points, cheapest fares are all mixed classes. As they do not have mixed classes option to choose from, this seems to be the industry standard? Always worth checking this carefully prior to purchase. 

btaus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Dec 2016

Total posts 171

Op are you warning us or speaking from experience after booking? 
I have an Alaska account and just searching MEL-LAX the other day.

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