No more QF Codeshare on EK1/2?

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rckjiang

Member since 16 Jun 2017

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Tried to book a QF Codeshare flight on EK1/2 in September. Doesn't seem to give the option anymore... Anyone come across that too?

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

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Can you provide some more info... I just did a search London to Dubai in January 2019 and found all the normal QF codeshare EK operated flights.

puppy79

Member since 06 Dec 2017

Total posts 23

most of the European network do not even offer Code Shares QF/EK ANYMORE.I tried prior to booking Qatar to Europe last week to get ADL/DXB/BUD FOR INSTANCE AND NO QF CODE exists past Dubai.I even look it up on the Qantas site and they are telling me fly to Perth(QF587),London(QF9)AND connect to a BA flight to Budapest but MUC/DXB/ADL ex Munich via Dubai to Adelaide you can still get them but operated by an Emirates plane EK50 IS QF8050 AND EK440 IS QF8440.what is going on?

rckjiang

Member since 16 Jun 2017

Total posts 36

@henrus: I searched for 2 Sept. PER-DXB-LHR. QF8425 connects with QF8003 (with option as EK3). But the alternative flight QF8421 connects with EK1 (with no option as QF8001). I remember flying QF8001 in the past so I wondered whether there’s been a change in the codeshare agreement. Still waiting for Qantas to get back to me...

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

Yeh, I can see what you mean and it's not occurring because of the codeshare agreements but mainly because of the Qantas IT systems.


QF8421 and QF8001 are still bookable separately on the Qantas website (just search from PER-DXB and DXB-LHR separately) but obviously the computer is recognising them together using EK1 instead showing QF8001.

I was able to find both the flights with QF numbers on WebJet, Expedia and the ITA matrix which means it's still definitely possible to book them but just not on the Qantas website. If you are really keen to book them through Qantas you could try over the phone and you might be able to get the phone booking fees waived as it's not possible online otherwise a travel agent or online booking site would be able to get the same results.

rckjiang

Member since 16 Jun 2017

Total posts 36

Yeh, I can see what you mean and it's not occurring because of the codeshare agreements but mainly because of the Qantas IT systems.

QF8421 and QF8001 are still bookable separately on the Qantas website (just search from PER-DXB and DXB-LHR separately) but obviously the computer is recognising them together using EK1 instead showing QF8001.

I was able to find both the flights with QF numbers on WebJet, Expedia and the ITA matrix which means it's still definitely possible to book them but just not on the Qantas website. If you are really keen to book them through Qantas you could try over the phone and you might be able to get the phone booking fees waived as it's not possible online otherwise a travel agent or online booking site would be able to get the same results.

Great tip! Thank you!!

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