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Using QF FFpoints For An Award Flight: Interesting  
User currently offlineGIA From Indonesia, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 71 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3271 times:

Hi everyone.

Yesterday I just used my QF FF Point to make an award flight syd - adl vv.
I found it very interesting. To make an award flight syd-adl one way you need 20000 points (economy class) or 30000 points (Business). The same point needed to make syd-adl-syd.

However, this is what I got for the same point(30000):
syd-cbr business B734
cbr-mel (stop over at mel) business B734
mel-adl (stop over at adl) economy B734
adl-mel (stop over at mel again) business B738
mel-syd business B763

Gee, can you imagine the price I have to pay if I Buy this ticket??
That's why I reckon that for an extra 10000 point for business class is worth it. I think  Confused Considering I got extra baggage, qantas lounge, wider seat  Insane BTW do i get the lounge?? Anyone know?

I also would like to know some info from you guys regarding the baggage if you know and I thank you in advance. As my purpose to go to Adl is to catch my GA flight to cgk, I will be taking lots of luggage with me. My QF flight to Adl is via Melbourne (with connection in canberra in business class). However from mel to adl I will be travelling economy. I read that QF business class can take 3 pieces of luggage whereas economy can take 1. Do you think is possible for me to check my luggage all the way to adl from syd without rechecking them again in mel? Cause if i recheck them again in mel I might have problem with excess baggage as I travel in economy.

Regards,

Denny









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User currently offlineHigh_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3239 times:

I think you shouldnt have to worry about your baggage. i fly on my dads QF FF points frequently and when my dad flies to airports way out bush with 3 maybe 4 connections in QLD and NT QF always takes care of his baggage for him. When booking my last trip on the FF points i was presented with an option somewhat resembling this one. MEL-CBR-SYD-BNE and BNE-SYD-MEL on the return leg. i am travelling with my younger brothers so as much as I would have enjoyed my brothers both hate flying so we just took a 45 minute stopover in syd.
cheers and enjoy your flying.
high_flyr69



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User currently offlineTullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1587 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3230 times:

Domestic Business Class doesn't give you access to the Qantas Club. You need to be a QF Club Member, Platinum FF or hold an International Business Class ticket.



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User currently offlineGIA From Indonesia, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

Thanks high_flyer69. Hopefully no probs with the bags and will enjoy the flying.

Damn,,, no lounge access??? Should stick with economy and save my 10thousand point  Sad


User currently offlineBd1959 From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

Hi GIA,

Enjoy the trip!!

A few years ago I did MEL-ADL-ASP-SYD-CNS-TSV-MEL all in business class, all on QF FF points - except the CNS-TSV leg which was on a Shorts Skyvan (OK, not quite the van!!) - so wasn't available. Great value at 37,500 points.

Lounge access was only offered at ASP - which was a waste since the lounge was so small, crowded and had no view of the apron, we elected to go downstairs and buy our own drinks!!

The one economy leg was not an issue with all our baggage.

BD1959


User currently offlineGIA From Indonesia, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

Hi BD1959,

Gee for 37500 points, that is a great value  Big thumbs up When I booked my flight, it took me nearly 2 hours to get the most route as i can for 30000 points. But I cannot get nowhere like your itinerary. Once I try to click on ASP or Cairns (long sector), the points requirement jump to 45000. I got all the short sector only. Your route is a very good value for points as you got many long sectors (which means better meals  Smile )

Do you think I'll get good meals on a 55minutes flight?  Yeah sure

GIA


User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

"Domestic Business Class doesn't give you access to the Qantas Club. You need to be a QF Club Member, Platinum FF or hold an International Business Class ticket.

Gold FF's also get lounge access, along with all OneWorld Sapphire and Emerald members of the various airline programs.

Dave


User currently offlineBd1959 From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

GIA,

I did mention that itinerary was a few years ago  Smile/happy/getting dizzy since then QF have revised both the way that points are earned and the redemptions. Their cabin service too is constantly changing and - IMHO - not always for the better.

Recent reports in the "Trip Report" forum might be a better guide as to what to expect over certain sectors; failing that you could contact QANTAS themselves and ask what you can expect as it may differ at various times of the day. My one comment on QF's service: "patchy".

My abiding memory of that trip of mine: only the two of us in Business Class ASP-SYD and having our own dedicated FA. In the end I had to ask her to chill out and enjoy her own lunch - there's only so much red wine and G&Ts even I can consume (see separate post on alcohol on flights!).

BD1959


User currently offlineHigh_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3062 times:

Just got my early christams present. 75000 QF FF points to do with what i like.
this is going to be fun.
cheers
high_flyr69



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User currently offline7E7 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 159 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

When you do check in, tell the check in agent that you intended to fly to adl non stop, and if there are any empty seats on a direct flight you would certainly appreciate it, in most cases you will be given that.
Last month, the lady at the desk re-allocated me to a flight that was leaving in 10 min (all pax had been onboard) instead of sitting waiting for a syd-cbr, then cbr-syd. Big grin


User currently offlinePER744 From Australia, joined Mar 2003, 405 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

We don't need just the regular domestic business class passengers clogging up the lounge  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3185 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

For the extra 10,000 points and you can squeeze out a multi sector like that then I would glad use the 30,000 points. Meal service on Qantas especially business is rather good, snack times maybe not so go, but around meals times they would be good.





Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineGIA From Indonesia, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

HighFlyr69, for that point, how are you going to use it? getting as much short haul sector as possible (which means more takeoffs and landings) or go into the long haul sector? Hmm my preference would be more takeoff and landings  Smile

7E7, if they check me all the way to adl, do you think they'll still put me in business? I wouldn't mind if they do that , just as long I can take 3 of my checked luggage. Thanks for the info by the way.

BNE, I think I'll get snack for all my sector except syd-cbr which is breakfast. Btw for 20000 points I will get that same sector except that it's all in economy. That means 10000points to upgrade to business. I guess it is worth it considering the price you actually have to pay for this sector in business, I could not afford it.

Need more opinions guys, I came accross this website today http//:www.domesticflights.org. Anyone heard of it? They sell Qantas flight so cheap i.e. Syd-mel on early Jan for $45. or Late December for $70. They claim they'll give you 30% discount. Anyone ever bought these ticket?


User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3185 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

After reading this thread on flyertalk I wouldn't be booking anything that didn't right.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/Forum39/HTML/002548.html



Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineGIA From Indonesia, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2896 times:

geee. Thanks a lot BNE for giving the link to that thread. I was going to book one flight to mel for sunday, tomorrow. I guess I'll just have to stay in Sydney.

Have a Merry Christmast


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