Lack of Thai Airways Brisbane to Bangkok award space for August 2018 - anyone know a work around?

We have used Avianca Lifemiles award for travel to Japan next April, and had no trouble getting a business class seat both ways on Thai Airways.
We are now looking for business class seats to Europe next August and it looks like business class seats BNE-BKK (and return) are not available; BKK to and from Europe are OK, and it looks like MEL-BKK business class is OK?
I don’t believe that all award business class seats BNE-BKK are “sold out”.
Does anyone know a work around for this problem?, if one exists!

Hi Ian,

Interesting findings.

I had a quick look and Thai Airways are only opened till 2 Aug 2018 when I am typing this. Maybe it is just a case of them not opened yet?

Hi w-hiew

I know I am not quite up to booking date, but looking at availability (BNE-EDI) from 17/7 to 30/7 noticed that all BNE-BKK legs were only offered in economy.

I did notice at one stage that J class was available on 2/8, but subsequently says “sold out”.

I will be monitoring as soon as bookings open and see what is available, but we might have to go from Melbourne as availability looks good from there.

Thanks for your help