20% of all domestic award flights

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  1. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    BNE & SYD
    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


    Nov 16, 2004
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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

    Oct 17, 2004
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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.

  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


    Aug 27, 2004
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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

    shillard Guest

    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


    Aug 27, 2004
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    And I transferred the same amount at the same time 8) .
  9. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

    Dec 25, 2004
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    Also a big sale on New Zealand domestic redemptions.

    50% off the points:


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