Old Jan 2, 21, 9:30 am
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Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: MSY (finally); previously BOS, NYC, AUH
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Does QR release additional award inventory closer to departure?

I am traveling BOS-DOH-MLE on an award booking in J in mid-January. Currently I have a 14-hour layover in DOH -- which of course means either the transit hotel or the lounge since I am not eligible to enter Qatar -- but there are two earlier DOH-MLE flights with plenty of revenue inventory but no award inventory available. Is there a likelihood that QR will make any additional seats available for award bookings? Alternatively, is it possible that the check-in staff will be willing to move me to an earlier connection when I check in at BOS?

(I called QR, but since it's an AA-issued ticket they won't touch it. I called AA, who told me that they no longer have any way to request QR to open up a seat.)
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