Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 30 Aug 2017
Total posts 12
Not sure I am looking hard enough but it appears that the ability to book Emirates flights with Qantas points diminishes greatly (or becomes non-existent) from September this year or thereabouts. Am I just not looking properly? However, I wouldn't expect Qantas to make a public announcement when making changes that significantly undermine the value of the QFF program.
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 768
Can you provide a specific example. I've just done a search from Dubai to London and can see the normal EK options listed in November/December 2018.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,103
It's worth remembering that September is Australian school holidays, so the lower availability you might be seeing around those dates is because those seats have already been snapped up. Also keep in mind that Emirates tends to release seats to QFF about a month after some of QFF's other partners like Cathay Pacific - I know that when I was searching for reward flights from Paris to Brisbane a while back for travel almost a year in advance, CX was giving options but Emirates wasn't yet loaded into the system. (Obviously I booked with CX.)
I was looking at Hong Kong to Europe (zurich) in late 2018 / early 2019 that were available not that long ago with emirates and I have found good availability previously.
Member since 17 Jul 2017
Total posts 4
I had no problem booking Emirates business class return to Europe this European summer using FF points, and had quite a few options in regards to dates.
Member since 02 Mar 2018
Total posts 1
it may be too early to book with emirates.
Member since 16 Mar 2016
I had luck booking Emirates business class to and from Europe for May and returning in August as two one way multi city itineraries OOL-SYD-BKK & BKK-DXB-CDG and returning AMS-DXB-SYD-OOL, the system lets you book them but not complete the purchase and you have to ring the call centre but they finalized it at no extra cost. If you keep the stopovers under 24 hours it won't increase the points cost.
I have been searching for Melbourne -Singapore flights in early July or late September to no avail. I have a feeling it must be due to school/uni holidays being around then. Has anyone any experience of trying to book this destination during these periods?
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