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Anonymous8 Mar 2016
Trying to book Aadvantage seats back from Australia next January/February seems to be mystical.
Lots show, but as soon as you select them they come up as no longer available.
Anybody know what is going on?8 Mar 2016
‘ImissConcorde’ – I have seen something similar with Eurostar where their promotion seats are shown as sold when logging in from Belgium but are still there if I use a VPN that fools the system into thinking I am in the UK.8 Mar 2016
Charles-P – 11/03/2016 10:19 GMT
You make a serious allegation.
For the avoidance of doubt, I am not paid by anyone to express an opinion about anything, nor do I have any unpaid affiliations to do the same.
I happen to think that British Airways is a corporation with variable service delivery standards, a very poor record in providing good IT support to its customers and some products which are low-middle market positioning. My opinion arises from using the company for business travel since 1978 and making more flights than I care to remember on their aircraft.
If you don’t like or share my opinion, that’s fine, but please do not ever imply that I have a vested interest or hidden agenda, because I do not.11 Mar 2016
Any chance of you two having your vendettas off my question blog.
Every time you send a slang, I mistake it for someone having something interesting to say on my problem.11 Mar 2016
We forget the partnership with Emirates, and how they approach the market, taking most of Qantas capacity since it started. Many cuts have been made to services in the last years, and they have been very deeply in debt. Only last year, have they started to turn around and make financial recovery.
Restricting the Redemption seats also is affected by EK, and the lost capacity, or code shares on EK that Qantas now are linked into.
There is much resentment of EK’s domination over Qantas in Australia, who agreed at a desperate time for them to partner up and codeshare. BA have reduced capacity, (Matter of time before they cancel services commonly felt), Virgin Atlantic pulled out, and Air NZ also been badly affected by EK taking their business.
Do not forget that most Australians use QF and are FFP members, so the rush for seats is way over what they offer from within Australia.
EK also run A380 and 773’s into Australian cities, then carrying on to Auckland, so taking much of Air NZ’s business, as well as VA, and QF.
I would say do not underestimate the dominance of EK in this area, who primarily have pushed QF aircraft out, and put their own in! A crafty move by them, when QF was vulnerable, reducing redemption capacity considerably for the Airline.11 Mar 2016
Your problem is this
1 – QF release seats at 365 days
2 – AA release seats at 331 days
3 – the route is very popular
4 – seats are snapped up within hours (minutes) of release
5 – at 331 days, you have little, if any chance of finding seats.
Sorry, but that’s the way it is on this route.11 Mar 2016