Hi all, newbie Aussie here Planning a family trip to US for late 2016 so busy clocking up points and came across the great Alaska air mileage purchase deal which is a great find to help some of us get there in business class via Qantas as Alaskan Air partner while the others get there in business class using my velocity points( Virgin Australia's program). Problem i have noticed that whatever date I type in on Alaska's site as mock search of SYD to LA to see how many points it will burn, the business seat when it is a Qantas flight ALWAYS diverts me to Brisbane or Melb and that seat is business , but the international connecting flight to LA is then either economy or premium economy at best, NEVER business. And first class never seem to be available as option either. I have typed in multiple mock dates for 2015 from 353 days from today back and it's all the same. No business seats on the international leg and none in first class with Qantas. It looks great on screen that a business class seat SYD to LA is 55000 pts but I want to sit the 15 hr long haul flight in business not the 1 hr domestic prior to it. The interesting thing is that when you try and take out the domestic leg out of the journey, and just do the BRIS or MELB to LA flight in business on the same day , it diverts you back through Sydney for the same pt's and the same deal: domestic flight in business , international flight in economy or premium! Now I am more than happy to put in the hours chasing down these scarce fares and finding them if they actually exist and happy to pay somewhere like awardnexus to do it for me, I have the cash ready to buy the miles if the seats are there but don't want to end up with miles I can't use if the seats are never there. Are they that difficult to come by these SYD-LA fares? Am I living in fantasy land looking at these tables thinking its doable and they will never be available and I therefore shouldn't buy the miles ?