Blocked Seats on upcoming QF Flight

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Old Apr 18, 19, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Aidan View Post
Just to wrap up.
No conclusive answer on the blocked seats, however it seems to be a common practice at Qantas. These blocked seats will slowly come available at higher fare buckets.

Will revisit next month. ��
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hmnmm... it’s interesting as I did a mock booking with the highest fare and still could only book row 85
What Qantas status do you have?
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Old Apr 18, 19, 5:02 pm
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What Qantas status do you have?
i have gold
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Old Apr 18, 19, 10:57 pm
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i have gold
It seems Qantas systems are not functioning properly at the moment then.


Other than that have you tried having your Gold Frequent Flyer number out of the booking and then having it reinserted?
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Old Apr 19, 19, 6:25 am
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What Qantas status do you have?
This may be important. My parents just made a booking for QF7/QF8, and they can only select and pay for row 85. But if I search in Expertflyer, I see it as wide open (not blocked).
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Old Apr 19, 19, 7:22 am
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I had this experience as well on my QF flights from DFW-SYD and back. This is about 6 weeks out. Quite suddenly almost everything is unavailable. Qantas updating their systems with a new pricing algorithm/model, or outage would be my guess. Nothing concrete though. I have paid seat allocations. Was tempted to move them to better seats, since those next to me are now occupied, but may sit on these for a while to see what happens.

Good thread.
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Old Apr 19, 19, 5:18 pm
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Originally Posted by bmchris View Post
I had this experience as well on my QF flights from DFW-SYD and back. This is about 6 weeks out. Quite suddenly almost everything is unavailable. Qantas updating their systems with a new pricing algorithm/model, or outage would be my guess. Nothing concrete though. I have paid seat allocations. Was tempted to move them to better seats, since those next to me are now occupied, but may sit on these for a while to see what happens.

Good thread.
its on all my flights and appears 85 is the only row available. Iíve checked same flight three months out and still only 85
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Old Apr 19, 19, 11:56 pm
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Well, I did some QF bookings in International Y (for Jan/Feb 2020) over the last two days.
Flights operated by a variety of aircraft - A380, A332 (new Int config), B738.
During the booking process, after entering my QFF number (WP), I could select my Y seats as usual.
I was able to select from the usual allocation for WP members for all aircraft configurations in my itinerary, apart from those already selected or bassinet seats.

A friend of mine (no status, not QFF member) appeared to be able to select only row 28 for a B738 flight in July booked on Tues night.
But as of yesterday, he is able to select from row 18 onward any seats that is already not selected by someone else.
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Old Apr 19, 19, 11:59 pm
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Ahhhh I just did the same flight in January and I could pick any seat! Very weird
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Old Apr 21, 19, 5:46 am
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Iím glad things are getting normalized for some. Though my SYD-DFW flights are still blocked. Waiting...
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Old Apr 22, 19, 11:17 pm
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Wonder if it's got anything to do with the refurb of the A380's ie no whY cabin upstairs anymore?
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Old Apr 23, 19, 12:20 am
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Wonder if it's got anything to do with the refurb of the A380's ie no whY cabin upstairs anymore?
Possibly, however my flight is a 787 Dreamliner flight and I'm facing the blocked seats issue.
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Old Apr 23, 19, 5:48 am
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Getting stranger. I lost my paid seats on SYD-DFW.
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Old Apr 23, 19, 6:01 am
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Getting stranger. I lost my paid seats on SYD-DFW.
What does that mean, is the flight cancelled ?
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Old Apr 23, 19, 7:05 am
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What does that mean, is the flight cancelled ?
Assigned seats blank. Just an option to request Aisle/Window/No Preference
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Old May 1, 19, 11:39 pm
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This may have something todo with the blocked seats. Qantas doing some promos..
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