Hey Aff fellows,
after trawling the JASA thread and having 350 status creds on Qantas- needing another 350 till gold, i thought i would try my hand at doing a "status run"?
by the end of last year i was 80 sc short of gold, and i am currently in the double status credit promo period so i figure nows the time to tip me over the edge.
i presume its about finding the lowest points loss to highest SC gained- to that end i was looking at flying MEL-SYD-PER, and then back again PER SYD MEL ( after spending a week with my dad, which is why i picked perth.)
that seems to come out at 120sc each way in business? so thats 240 for the whole run plus double status equals 480sc. which is well over what i need.
its going to cost 72000 plus $644.33 which seems a lot.
Screen Shot 2012-05-05 at 11.52.50 AM.jpgbut a cursory investigation of the equivalent classic flights comes out at 100 000 points and $111.21
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i guess my questions are threefold:
is that a normal amount of points spend for that flight, or is that because i've left it too late;
can i get better SC gained for lower points spend ex melbourne if i did a run purely for status (this one kind of combines family visit, so its not purely for SC)
a third question that i haven't figured out yet. (maybe something to do with whether i should fly direct MEL PER for 80 SC each way[total 320] for 72 000 and $272.57)
this stuff is really quite addictive! i was really surprised that the multi city flight works out to be the same point spend, but extra dosh as the direct flight, for more SC....
thanks in advance to any advice you can give me