QFF redemption availability has taken a tumble- or am I just unlucky?

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Member since 13 Feb 2016

Total posts 40

Been trying to get a return reward flight to Europe (LHR, CDG OR FCO) for months. Travel dates are flexible but all I can get is mixed bus and premium y, and they always seem to be with China Eastern....what is QFF doing? I've tried the China Eastern option, but never again....I'm lifetime Gold and Platinum for years...yet QFF has continued to under deliver...or is it just me?


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 Nov 2018

Total posts 46

Ring the Qantas phone number on the back of your card and ask.

I booked Mel-HKG-Zurich & AMS-DXB-MEL last year for flights in may this year and had no problem getting a mix of first and business class.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Dec 2016

Total posts 13

I booked a QFF reward flight today,Syd/Lhr first,Lhr/Syd business/first,on BA for October this year.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Oct 2019

Total posts 60

It apppears that You are looking for availability on the two hardest qantas routes to get business availability. Qantas never releases business awards on QF9 and hardly ever on QF1 (they did release extra award seats earlier this year including QF1 but this has never happened before).

Even calling platinum one for help rarely results in success on QF9 in business.

I'm also not sure you can blame Qantas if you're looking for award seats on other airlines such as Cathay or Emirates for seats to other destinations in Europe. It isn't really Qantas' choice for the amount of awards they have on other airlines. It is at the discretion of that airline.

You are able to get lucky of course and get seats on on other airlines if you book 11 months in advance. BA often has availability on Singapore-London.


Member since 15 Mar 2018

Total posts 26

I did several last year and 1 this year and got them all. Sometimes it pays to be a bit flexible on flights and dates.

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