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When does Qantas release frequent flyer seats?

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Jonno

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 Aug 2015

Total posts 8

Hi All,

I'm sweating on December reward seats coming available to try and snag some - is anyone in the know as to when they pop up available - is it midnight eastern standard time?

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 355

I think it is well short of 12 months. Check a test booking to work out the limits.

GregXL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 May 2014

Total posts 281

I think it is midnight GMT, so 8am Perth. In the past this varied with Intermaional flights, but I haven’t checked recently. As per Patrick’s suggestion I would try testing around that time.

NQflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jun 2015

Total posts 41

Yes, midnight UTC/GMT - 354 days in advance. Bear in mind that if you require a connecting flight domestically you would have to wait another 24 hours to book the entire sector. Also, some airlines, eg Cathay release their inventory 365 days ahead. .

Jonno

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 Aug 2015

Total posts 8

Thanks for the GMT heads up, was able to snag them at bang on 8am Perth time. Was able to get Perth to Melb seats (was fearing I’d only be offered via ADL) and was able to grab the connection thru to Tas as well all in one hit.

mviy

Member since 05 May 2016

Total posts 276

Nice. It's worth noting that QF seats tend to be released earlier for those with high status than for those with lower status. Also QF has no obligation to release reward seats for any and every flight e.g. if they expect to be able to sell all the Business Class seats for a Christmas Eve flight (people trying to get home for Christmas) then they may choose not to release any Business Class reward seats at all.

If classic reward seats are available for Business Class Domestic then you can book economy seats and upgrades should be approved immediately (note if the upgrade is requested before the flight is ticketed then it will get stuck in a queue and you'd need to ring up to get that sorted). Worth considering if you're wanting to fly Business Domestic but have limited points.

MAK

Member since 18 Oct 2018

Total posts 11

Seats are released 10am Brisbane time. I've been watching each day to try and get classic reward seats (even in economy) to LAX around next Christmas and nothing has been released since December 10! I'm gold and hoped I'd get something being in economy but it appears no seats have even been released.
Last editedby MAK at Jan 05, 2019, 03:35 PM.

THR

Member since 20 Sep 2012

Total posts 9

It's 297 days for bronze/silver though... you will only see economy from 355. First and business is 297 days otherwise.

motef

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 May 2015

Total posts 32

Im QF Gold but have noticed that QF haven't released any award seats from Dec 10th 2019 onwards?

Thougths?

grov

QFF

Member since 19 Sep 2013

Total posts 6

Also recommend phoning Qantas at exactly the time, or slightly before, the seats are released, as popular routes seats are snapped up very quickly, sometimes within the first few minutes of their release.

Howardh

Member since 25 Aug 2015

Total posts 2

It's 297 days for bronze/silver though... you will only see economy from 355. First and business is 297 days otherwise.
Can you clarify your post please THR? You were talking about two different things in your first sentence, one is the status of the FF and the other was the class of the seats. Thanks

Perhaps you meant:
Gold & Platinum: 355 days for both business and economy
Silver & Bronze: 355 days for economy and 297 for business.

Last editedby Howardh at Jan 07, 2019, 08:50 PM.

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