I’m looking to travel from Sydney to London (or Paris if availability is better) around September/October 2020. Using Qantas search, there are quite a few business reward seats offered through China Eastern, though they aren’t my first choice, but there isn’t much else available. Tonight, I tried tinkering with things and doing a multi-stop trip SYD > DFW > LHR as although it’s a longer trip, the carriers are more preferable.
Ironically, this then displayed British Airways business reward seats on codeshare flights from SYD > LHR via Perth, available in business class with only the LHR > DFW flight in economy.
My question is, why does the BA flight come up as an option this way, but I can’t book just the SYD > LHR segment in business even though that segment shows as available under a different search? Is there a way to book this by calling up etc. or should I be searching another way?