Woo hoo. Today I booked a Qantas frequent flyer seat from Christchurch, NZ to Los Angeles for June.
In the process I discovered something weird about Qantas’s Award Travel Booking Engine.
The flight is: Christchurch – Auckland – Los Angeles.
Christchurch to Auckland was showing available
Auckland to Los Angeles was showing available
CHC-LAX was returning no seats.
I called the Qantas FF call centre and the agent who obviously knew his stuff, good on him (!), told me to try it as a multi city booking, even those all travel is the same day, June 24th.
Hey presto – it worked.
And barring any Jetstar schedule changes (CHC-AKL is operated by Jetstar) I will only have a 1:35 layover in Auckland.
I’m really looking forward to it! Especially since have been rechecking the Qantas website for a FF seat for travel at the end of June for at least a month. Today one finally popped up.
Love the feeling of having the ticket booked and being able to start making plans!