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Checking availability - partner airlines?

Old Jan 22, 14, 11:20 pm
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Checking availability - partner airlines?

Hi All

On my QFF account I can only see a few airlines - eg BA, CX and QF

Is there a particular member of OW who shows all partner FF availability?

E.g. my *A membership is with US and I use ANA to show availability for all *A airlines.

Any OW equivalent please?

Thanks guys
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Old Jan 23, 14, 3:07 am
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None show all oneworld partners.

QF will show: AA, AB, AY, BA, CX, IB, LA, QF, QR, RJ, S7

AA will show: AA, AB, AY, BA, QF, RJ

BA will show: AA, AB, AY, BA, CX, IB, LA, MH, JL, QF, QR, RJ, S7
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Old Jan 23, 14, 8:09 am
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So BA engine is the best bet.
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Old Jan 23, 14, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by Isochronous View Post
So BA engine is the best bet.
I wouldn't say that. It really depends on the airline(s) and routes you are looking for, whether it is just point to point, and for particular days or a range.

BA does not work with some Australian and other countries airports.
BA struggles with anything involving a connection.
BA will not show more than 3 partner award options for a particular day.

When searching for awards, firstly understand which airlines will be likely options and what routes they travel. Then search using the most appropriate oneworld search engines and tailor the search to suit:
For AU domestics Qantas.com is the obvious choice.
For US domestics AA.com is the obvious choice.
AA.com is very good at showing connecting options.
BA.com you should search segment by segment (ie SYD-DXB, DXB-LHR rather than just SYD-LHR).

Using QF points, Emirates provides a lot of additional options and will not showup on other oneworld award search engines.
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Old Jan 23, 14, 9:48 am
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The QR website is crap for OW partner connections....
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Old Jan 23, 14, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by VH-RMD View Post
The QR website is crap for OW partner connections....
Thanks everyone!

Is the BA FF program free to join? So I can use it to search availability?

Thanks guys
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Old Jan 23, 14, 7:00 pm
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Is the BA FF program free to join? So I can use it to search availability?
Yes.
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Old Jan 23, 14, 9:56 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
Yes.
awesome. I joined. Now I cant seem to find anywhere to look for availability? Do i need to have a points balance to do this or?
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Old Jan 23, 14, 9:57 pm
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Originally Posted by nux View Post
BA will not show more than 3 partner award options for a particular day.
On high frequency routes such as Berlin to Munich, the BA site shows all available Air Berlin flights each day.
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