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Sudden high volume of blocked seats on QF

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Aidan

Member since 05 Dec 2018

Total posts 85

Hi there,

Have a flight booked in July on QF95 Mel-lax. Checked today and both flights on this day for Mel-lax suddenly have almost all economy seats blocked,
Would anyone here know why ?

mviy

Member since 05 May 2016

Total posts 276

Popular flight?

Has your status dropped? What status do you have?

Red Cee

Member since 15 Feb 2018

Total posts 151

If history is true to form, closer to the date, many will be released. It’s a ploy Qantas use.

hakkinen5

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Aug 2014

Total posts 120

I'd suggest either your status isn't high enough or the flight is full. You mentioned July. Is it in school holidays?

SimonFrost

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Jul 2013

Total posts 61

Watching most QF flights this does seem to be the case these days. Is it the same when you try to pay for seat allocation? (Assuming you’re in economy class?). Or you might need to wait for T-80.....

Aidan

Member since 05 Dec 2018

Total posts 85

Popular flight?

Has your status dropped? What status do you have?

Always peon Bronze.. Happening to other users on different forums. So it’s not isolated..

Aidan

Member since 05 Dec 2018

Total posts 85

Watching most QF flights this does seem to be the case these days. Is it the same when you try to pay for seat allocation? (Assuming you’re in economy class?). Or you might need to wait for T-80.....

I’m in business, but I check seat maps in ExpertFlyer as a weird procrastination task..
In this case ignorance is bliss.

Aidan

Member since 05 Dec 2018

Total posts 85

If history is true to form, closer to the date, many will be released. It’s a ploy Qantas use.

Sounds like the most logical reason. Holding seats for the higher fare buckets I would imagine and drip feed them out to the market.
The Qantas self initiated stop loss !

kimshep

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Oct 2014

Total posts 318

I'd suggest either your status isn't high enough or the flight is full. You mentioned July. Is it in school holidays?

July is peak Summer season in the USA.

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