American Airlines - AAdvantage
Member since 13 Jul 2015
Total posts 45
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,091
It's because Qantas can't ticket bookings online in Qatari Riyals (QAR), which is the currency that needs to be used when beginning a journey in Qatar. This has unfortunately been the case since Qatar Airways entered Oneworld, and isn't anything new.Instead, you can call Qantas and they can book itineraries beginning in Qatar over the phone. Any co-payment amounts due will be collected in AUD (the operator will convert the amount owing from QAR to AUD and bill your credit card in AUD), and as these itineraries cannot be booked online due to limitations on Qantas' part, the telephone booking fee is normally waived for this.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 339
Try booking a flight to india from australia or reverse. Qantas gives a significant majority of connections via jet airways rather than cathay!
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 481
The reason for jet Airways is they have a commercial arrangement including code shares on some sectors. They do not have such an arrangement with CX and I am not sure whose fault it is. In the case of CX to India there is also a bit of a backtrack vis a vis Singapore
Member since 17 Jan 2013
Total posts 53
theres a trick to it, just do a multi city or a return - and you can see the availability on flights leaving qatar
Member since 02 Jun 2015
Total posts 47
You can look and see what’s available by doing a multi-city search on QF a website, originating from Europe for example. They seem to only have J availability DOH-DPS as the nearest destination to Australia - jetstar from there :-(
Member since 11 Aug 2017
Total posts 5
I think it has something to do with Qatar Airways rather than Qantas. I use American Airlines AAdvantage and they don't show any Qatar Airlines availability online either, but they do offer the flights if you call the AAdvantage line to check and book. They also waive the usual call centre fee for these flights as it's impossible to book online.
Member since 26 Oct 2013
Total posts 6
A year ago I had no problem booking a Qatar flight Sydney - Larnaca return J/F but I now find very little availability on Qatar to Doha...
Member since 17 Jan 2018
Total posts 1
I had no problem booking a multi business class with one leg being Adelaide to Doha
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 334
Originally Posted by patrickk
"Whose fault it is?"
That can be answered in two relative sentences:
1. The notorious lack of co-operation between CX and (QF .. and most other OW carriers btw) is legendary.
2. The Australian authorities historically have not allowed CX/QF codesharing on HKG/Australia routes and v.v. due to competition concerns ie: OneWorld 'monopoly' route(s).
Remember, VA's entry on the MEL-HKG-MEL route is very recent. Perhaps, as competition increases, the view may change - but I wouldn't hold my breath for a while yet.
Member since 17 Sep 2017
Same issue with CMB, sometimes OK if origin is another place going to CMB but if I want to originate in CMB, forget is with Qantass. I need to call them and of course pay their greedy fees, taxes, charges. Recalcitrants.
Member since 09 Sep 2013
Total posts 93
Cant remember the last time I tried a multi-city booking quote when didn't get an error message on the QF site. It is one of the worst going around.
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