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QR First blocked on smiles?
Until November there where plenty of QR F (and C) flights from DOH to BKK to choose from on smiles.com.br.
I read that recently there has been a technical problem with showing QR award seats on partner Websites (ba.com). According to onmileatatime ([URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/09/26/qatar-airways-awards/[/URL]) this problem should be solved and I can confirm that by finding many F flights in October 2016.
However, on smiles.com.br there are no F flights what so ever and just a few C flights available.
Does anyone know if this is a technical issue too or if QR blocks their available F seats (and most of C) to this specific reward program?
No one any idea?
[USER=1116]@Thenewonw[/USER] I don’t know about the smiles program specifically but as a general rule programs release the same amount of space to all their partners. Usually it is a partner that restricts availability. Have you tried calling Smiles to see if they can see availability?
[USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] Thx for your answer. I didn’t call them yet, as i read that the GOL call center (which you are actually calling) will (or would) book only flights that are available on the website.
However, I had a chat with the support (thx google translation, as it is only in portuguese). They said they are still partnering with QR and I should cheeck regularly on their website, as QR can provide flights anytime. Due to the high demand however there are not many flights. Then she said I should contact GOL to check if they see availability. So I will do that next.
But I think that QR just blocks all First flights (and most of C as well) to and from Doha within the “Asia” region (e.g. to BKK), as they are realy cheap. You can find some flights from Europe to Asia with a stopover in Doha (e.g. FRA – BKK). But when you try finding the exact same flight from DOH to BKK you wouldn’t find anything.