We are trying via Qatar's web site to claim a points + cash redemption for a bus. class flight from Melbourne (MEL) to ANY European city but the first available flight out of MEL is 2 months away 8/10/14 and the first available return is 19/11/14 ..YES November. Most of the flights require 2x the points anyway so the actual value of the hard earned qmiles is devalued by half. Has anyone actually been able to claim a reward BUS. class flight in peak times i.e May to September? It seems Qatar is only allowing redemptions during low season. This is a bit sneaky.