GIA From Indonesia, joined Oct 2003, 71 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2627 times:
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 Considering I got extra baggage, qantas lounge, wider seat 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.
High_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2595 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.
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Bd1959 From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 450 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2551 times:
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.
GIA From Indonesia, joined Oct 2003, 71 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2517 times:
Gee for 37500 points, that is a great value 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 )
Do you think I'll get good meals on a 55minutes flight?
Bd1959 From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 450 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2439 times:
I did mention that itinerary was a few years ago 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!).
7E7 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 159 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2393 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.
BNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3164 posts, RR: 12 Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2325 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.
GIA From Indonesia, joined Oct 2003, 71 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2286 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
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?