Update: It seems like as of now award space is searchable online, though not bookable
Qatar Airways is set to join the OneWorld alliance on October 30, 2013, though both American and British Airways already have reciprocal mileage agreements with Qatar Airways, so it’s possible to redeem both mileage currencies for travel on Qatar Airways.
Anyway, one major frustration has been that up until now it hasn’t been possible to search Qatar Airways award space online. However, per a Tweet I just received from @mrtraveltricks, it appears as if Qatar Airways award space is finally showing up on ba.com!
I’ll do a bit of research today into any availability trends I notice and will report back. This is really exciting, especially for when they join OneWorld and Qatar Airways can be booked on an American distance based award.