• Essentially, yes.  It's possible that there may be 'point of sale' issues that come in to play but the primary issue is that AA can't see anything more than 330 days out .... and by that time, whatever premium award inventory QF has made available is often gone. Paid inventory can have poin...

  • I agree that getting QF premium seats is not easy.  However, this disparity between QF and AA availability is because QF uses Amadeus, in which inventory is loaded 355 days out, whereas AA uses Sabre, in which inventory is loaded 330 days out.  It is not, AFAIK, because QF is not releas...

  • The great Qantas Points flood?

    Dec 12, 2013, 09:47 AM

    I don't really understand what this "analyst" is proposing.  If I remember correctly, a few years ago, AA and Citibank did a deal in which Citibank prepaid for a gazillion AA miles.  Citibank was (and still is) the biggest buyer of AA miles.  AA needed some cash so Citibank agreed ...

  • Indeed it would.  My understanding of the original plan for the (international) A330 re-configuration was that it would include PE, a product conspicuously missing on MEL-SIN and MEL-HKG flights.  What QF offers gets progressivley less and less interesting. I for one would certainly buy...

  • Any new lounge is always welcome but Windows XP? Windows XP! They have to be kidding, surely? Apart from making themselves look light years out-of-date, do they realise that Microsoft announced three years ago the ending ("in 1,000 days") of all support for XP - the clock runs out on April 14, 20...

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