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News QFF overhaul details announced

Discussion in 'Flights' started by mx_boarder, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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  2. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Prices for upgrades rise. :(
     
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  3. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pros and Cons as expected.
    As long as I can still use my points to buy a toaster and/or hairdryer, Im happy.
     
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  4. Harper11

    Harper11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fees are still too high
     
  5. Darb

    Darb Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    We recently cashed out all our FF points, good timing.
     
  6. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still the best bang for buck :thumbs:
     
  7. gaz35

    gaz35 One of Us

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    I still fly a number of airlines (depending on what deals can be got) but I accumulate QFF points on credit cards. I see them solely as something for nothing and almost exclusively use them on upgrades. By the sounds of it the something for nothing I get has been devalued - if that is at all possible
     
  8. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Haven't read the specific article that linked to yet. But where/how are the devalued?

    Yes they have upped the Domestic points required (which where never increased for a long time) but International economy redemption's have decreased.

    If your bank rewards have devalued thats not Qantas' fault.
     
  9. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    I was referring to PE/Biz/First. Economy is dropping though yes.
     
  10. oldgeezer

    oldgeezer One of Us

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    Seems Qantas realised people have woken up to the fact that using points in PE or Business is better value than down the back so have upped the points price for premium classes but not Economy (altho did I see they raised the cash price component?).

    Might be time to just use the points buying wine.

    That's what I used to do with Flybuys until they suddenly doubled the points price of wine.
    :(
     
  11. ralf_plough

    ralf_plough One of Us

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    I'll give you a tip, it's not for nothing, it's built into the price of your airfare. That said if you don't use it you are effectively paying more for your flights.
     
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  12. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Needs more SQ
     
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    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Back to economy for you :p
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Except you know possibly get lounge passes etc for all those points you accuse through cc...

    But yeah they have devalued...
     
  15. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Not just yet....
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Needs less QF
     
  17. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    SQ just got my vote for SYD-SIN-ZRH followed by MUC-SIN-SYD in January / February...... saying bye bye to just earned QF Gold :cry: ...... but if you want to go to Europe, WTF fly over it and land in London........
     
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  18. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    True dat!
     
  19. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    +1 just did same on our next sojourn in Sep. I don’t think she knows this news so will be happy with timing.
     
  20. ralf_plough

    ralf_plough One of Us

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    Can’t you get an Emirates connection to Europe as a codeshare?
     
  21. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    15 hours in an A380....did it once before.... Emirates can EAD...... :crap:

    And $6k saved flying PE over business is going into upgraded Val Gardena accommodation
     
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  22. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Give your points to an uncle
    Or whatever to fly with and get him to buy you the toaster plus cash
     
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    cqen2l Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I like QF points. Just did our second Emirates 1st class to NYC via Dubai. Done SYD-LAX Q first a few times plus countless business flights. Start searching 11 months out but be flexible with departure and return dates.
    Will happily, sort of, shell out more points for better classes if there are more available.
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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  25. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bruh
     
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  26. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Well does need 2 x F and 2 x J....

    ;)
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    smitty bro
     
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    Do' we know if these changes will affect Classic Rewards on partner carriers?
     
  29. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I believe you will get more seats and less blackout periods in classic rewards
     
  30. Doonks

    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    A little less something for nothing
     
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