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QR / Qatar Airways: Earn & Redeem AA Miles, Award [ARCHIVE]

Old Oct 16, 13, 2:37 am
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QR / Qatar Airways: Earn & Redeem AA Miles, Award [ARCHIVE]

I have read several posts that have talked about viewing the availability of Qatar flights using miles on the BA website because they sponsored Qatar into the OneWorld program. I know Qatar comes into the system on Oct 30. I wish to flyer Qatar early next year and would like to see the potential availability. When I go to the BA site I cannot find a way to see this. In a similar manner, when I go to the AA website and look at the availability of flights by redeeming miles I can see on the calender what is available (not Qatar) for most of the One World airlines.
Does anyone know how to do this with Qatar on the BA website?
Thanks, RickS
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Old Oct 16, 13, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by stromer52 View Post
I wish to flyer Qatar early next year and would like to see the potential availability. When I go to the BA site I cannot find a way to see this.
There is no special "way to see this". But BA can't show you award availability if there is no award availability.

It is of course far too late to find an award for early next year, and QR is not generous with awards in any case. It sometimes releases seats for Mondays or Tuesdays and nothing else. As a test you can look for DOH-ORD, July 7, one way, business. I was looking at that a few minutes ago and there is QR availability.
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Old Oct 16, 13, 4:14 pm
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Qatar Availability

As a response to my question, the previous post mentioned he found Qatar flight availability in July for Business class. Was that using the Qatar Frequent Flyer program on the flight or was it a flight purchase? If frequent flyer, how do you access that data on the Qatarairways site?
Do you think I could call Qatar amd ask them the availability of flights using their milage program?
Thanks, Rick
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Old Oct 16, 13, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by stromer52 View Post
As a response to my question, the previous post mentioned he found Qatar flight availability in July for Business class. Was that using the Qatar Frequent Flyer program on the flight or was it a flight purchase? If frequent flyer, how do you access that data on the Qatarairways site?
Do you think I could call Qatar amd ask them the availability of flights using their milage program?
Thanks, Rick
You can check availability by doing an Avios award search on BA's site.
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Old Oct 18, 13, 11:46 pm
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Just a week before joining oneWorld, and Qatar Airways today announced service to Miami. Four weekly 777s start June 1st.
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Old Oct 29, 13, 9:54 am
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Saw this posted in the QR forum
Double miles offer to frequent flyers as Qatar Airways joins
http://www.oneworld.com/news-informa...-airways-joins
Similarly, members of existing oneworld airlines' loyalty programmes will receive double mileage awards when flying on Qatar Airways between 15 November 2013 and 31 January 2014 (until 24 January 2014 for Cathay Pacific's The Marco Polo Club cardholders) - apart from during the holiday peak (20 December 2013 to 5 January 2014). For further details, see member airlines' websites.
Nothing on AA.com yet.
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Old Oct 29, 13, 3:56 pm
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Here's the oneworld press release: http://www.oneworld.com/news-informa...joins-oneworld
DRDM will only kick in November 15 and will continue until Jan. 31, with the Christmas period blacked out (source). They've been more generous in the past... oh well.
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Old Oct 29, 13, 3:58 pm
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Fortunately my travel will be after 15 November and before Christmas -- phew!
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Old Oct 29, 13, 4:00 pm
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Offer is live!

Earn double miles: Fly Qatar Airways - a new oneworld alliance member
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Old Oct 29, 13, 4:02 pm
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http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/ea...ines/qatar.jsp

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Old Oct 29, 13, 4:04 pm
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I was just going to say the same thing



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Old Oct 29, 13, 4:12 pm
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I was able to search for DOH-DXB award flights till last week on ba.com but suddenly I am not able to do that. Any insights?
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Old Oct 29, 13, 4:22 pm
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Yeah, it's the same low earning in discount Y as with MH. I'll resort to buying their I fares: from here to HKT for 1500 Euros? For that kind of money I'll sit in Y everywhere else.
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Old Oct 29, 13, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by iqbalt80 View Post
I was able to search for DOH-DXB award flights till last week on ba.com but suddenly I am not able to do that. Any insights?
Only flights with positive Award Availability will be shown, for example:

[KVS Availability Tool 7.3.0/Diamond - Awards/BA-OneWorld]
Code:
DOH  Doha Metro / Intl QA = DOH XOZ [OTBD]
DXB  Dubai Intl AE [OMDB]
SUN  01 Dec 2013

Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive         St  Availability
---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  -------------
QR         1004    DOH   02:00     DXB   04:10              FS2  CS/  YS9
QR         1024    DOH   06:30     DXB   08:40              FS2  CS/  YS9
QR         1000    DOH   07:00     DXB   09:10              FS2  CS/  YS9
QR         1006    DOH   08:00     DXB   10:10              FS2  CS4  YS9
QR         1010    DOH   12:00     DXB   14:10              FS2  CS4  YS9
QR         1016    DOH   13:00     DXB   15:10              FS2  CS/  YS9
QR         1012    DOH   15:00     DXB   17:10              FS2  CS/  YS9
QR         1008    DOH   17:00     DXB   19:10              FS1  CS/  YS9
QR         1026    DOH   18:00     DXB   20:10              FS2  CS/  YS9
QR         1018    DOH   18:55     DXB   21:05              FS2  CS/  YS9
QR         1014    DOH   20:40     DXB   22:50              FS2  CS/  YS9
QR         1020    DOH   23:40     DXB   01:50 +1           FS2  CS/  YS9
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Old Oct 29, 13, 5:32 pm
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I am not totally thrilled with the mileage earning capability - are you? Excitement dampened....

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