20% of all domestic award flights

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  1. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    Noticed this offer on QF website this week, never before have I seen such an open offer from QF that covers all economy award flights for May and June - I am wondering if something is in the pipeline re a revamp of the program again?
     

  2. shillard

    shillard Guest

    If I were a betting man, I'd say somebody is out to reduce that particular liability on the balance sheet prior to June 30.
     
  3. serfty

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    I think people simply aren't wasting (sorry, spending) their points domestically; thereby stuffing up QF's balance sheets. Qantas are trying to encourage their use.

    Why spend 24,000 points (12,000 one way) and $77 ($38 ) on an Award MEL-BNE when the same (plus Point/SC earn) can be had for $237 ($119)?

    IMO 24,000 points (12,000) points can be used far more efficiently than saving $160 ($81).
     
  4. StevePER

    StevePER Established Member

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    I was thinking it was because fewer people would be taking holidays in May and June, being winter and all. But maybe I'm not suspicious enough.

    Steve
     
  5. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    I use my points for dometic upgrades to business. As far as I can see that is the best use for them.

    What are other peoples thoughts on this?
     
  6. NM

    NM
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    Its interesting to note that a few years back they had a promotion that ended 30th June that was to encourage people to transfer Amex point to QF FF points, thus increasing the points ballance. But I expect the revenue gained by Amex paying QF for the points was more strategic than the FF points liability on the books.
     
  7. shillard

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    Well I remember it, a 20% bonus on points transferred at a time when I had around 100k Amex points sitting idle....

    Back in the day of 'Qantas Bonus Points' from Amex. Sigh.....


    Concur with your reasoning above.
     
  8. NM

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    And I transferred the same amount at the same time 8) .
     
  9. Mal

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    Also a big sale on New Zealand domestic redemptions.

    50% off the points:

    http://www.qantas.com.au/regions/dyn/nz/specials/nzAwards?lk=prnz
     
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