International Classic Rewards Flights with Qantas

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Remf

Etihad - Etihad Guest

Member since 23 Mar 2019

Total posts 3

Have Qantas stopped offering international classic rewards flights on their aircraft? I have been trying to book flights to Nth America for mid 2022 and they only offer classic rewards booking on One World partner airlines (in this case via Hong Kong or Tokyo). I notice the same applies for flights to LHR. Qantas do offer booking using using non classic rewards points.

magpie

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Aug 2014

Total posts 2

Qantas advised they are not releasing award seats until flights are confirmed.

Joe

Member since 03 May 2013

Total posts 123

I've just booked a ow points J RTW for mid next year. Other than domestic sector connections QF flights are 'missing in action' and nowhere to be seen. BA, CX, JL, IB and QR are however(or were). Redemption seats esp in J/F disappear soon after they are released-esp for EU(LHR mainly) and Nth America routes. Last time I looked there were still scatterings of MH and UL(UL not recommended) in J left on odd days. Also remember, 'fuel' taxes on BA, QF and QR are highway robbery. JL and AY are very reasonably priced in comparison.

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Remf

Etihad - Etihad Guest

Member since 23 Mar 2019

Total posts 3

Thanks for comment, was not aware that award seats not released until flights confirmed. Although QF are offering points flights at the "rip off rates" just not offering classic rewards flights.

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 627

There is absolutely no need to offer classic rewards. With so much pent up demand, when flights come back early to mid next year, QF will be full for some time as people catch up with their flying. Their will be few discounted seats at all.

Joe

Member since 03 May 2013

Total posts 123

Also remember, when QF does open for flight bookings, if you're Plat or higher and there are 'I' class sale fares available you are able to request a redemption seat be opened up. I agree with patrickk however, probably have buckley's of Qantas obliging in this climate.

flyme2themoon

Member since 23 Apr 2015

Total posts 20

As much as You’d like to be able to grab a qf classic reward on an international flight, I wouldn’t hold out waiting for one. As soon as those borders open I’m pretty sure there will be so much demand to fly at any price and airlines using reward seats to fill up a flight are going to be few and far between for a while.

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