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LAX-SYD award space-econ masquerading as business
I was looking at flights from LAX-SYD later this year in business saver. There is some availability, but as soon as I looked at the options in detail it was clear that every single one was domestic first from LAX-SFO, then Qantas econ from SFO to Sydney.
Am I missing a trick with how to search for the award space or are American and Qantas being complete tools and pretending that an hour in domestic first and then 15 hours in economy can be counted as business/first redemption?
Any help appreciated.
You can use the British Airways Executive Club search tool to search segment by segment for a clearer view of what space is available. It’s slower than the calendar view available through Aadvantage and QFF, but is otherwise more accurate.
Non-stop transpacific flights between the states and Australia/NZ are extremely hard to come by. Depending on what program you have miles with, I would look into one stop options transiting somewhere in Asia.