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dajop

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Wow how splendidly generous!! Hmm .... let me see I can book an award flight from Melbourne to Launceston 1 way for 7,000 pts + $48.02 in taxes, OR I can buy a fare for $59.00. Now if I want to go with my partner under this fantastic offer, I can spend 14,000 pts + $96 in "taxes" OR I can spend $59 in total for the two tickets and spend 0 points. Which brings me to another beef - how on earth can taxes and charges on a "free" flight that you have to redeem points for, be $20 per person greater than if I actually paid for a fare?
 
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dajop said:
Wow how splendidly generous!! Hmm .... let me see I can book an award flight from Melbourne to Launceston 1 way for 7,000 pts + $48.02 in taxes, OR I can buy a fare for $59.00. Now if I want to go with my partner under this fantastic offer, I can spend 14,000 pts + $96 in "taxes" OR I can spend $59 in total for the two tickets and spend 0 points. Which brings me to another beef - how on earth can taxes and charges on a "free" flight that you have to redeem points for, be $20 per person greater than if I actually paid for a fare?
Interesting point.
Though the 2-for-1 offer is only limited - plus, if you spend the points you can actually fly QF instead of deathstar!
But nevertheless an interesting find!
 

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dajop said:
Wow how splendidly generous!! Hmm .... let me see I can book an award flight from Melbourne to Launceston 1 way for 7,000 pts + $48.02 in taxes, OR I can buy a fare for $59.00. Now if I want to go with my partner under this fantastic offer, I can spend 14,000 pts + $96 in "taxes" OR I can spend $59 in total for the two tickets and spend 0 points. Which brings me to another beef - how on earth can taxes and charges on a "free" flight that you have to redeem points for, be $20 per person greater than if I actually paid for a fare?
And when you pay for the fare, you would accrue 2,000 points!
 

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dajop said:
Wow how splendidly generous!! Hmm .... let me see I can book an award flight from Melbourne to Launceston 1 way for 7,000 pts + $48.02 in taxes, OR I can buy a fare for $59.00. Now if I want to go with my partner under this fantastic offer, I can spend 14,000 pts + $96 in "taxes" OR I can spend $59 in total for the two tickets and spend 0 points.
This cheaper fare is flying deathstar right?

dajop said:
Which brings me to another beef - how on earth can taxes and charges on a "free" flight that you have to redeem points for, be $20 per person greater than if I actually paid for a fare?
Are you comparing taxes/charges for award flights and paid flights on QF? In which situation are the taxes/charges $20 per person greater on an award flight rather than a paid flight?

I was curious with the statement you made and checked availability for MEL-LST next Sunday 11th. The one way fare is $130.52 ($75 fare + $55.52 taxes/charges). For the award booking on the same flight the taxes/charges are $48.02. The taxes/charges for the paid fare are exactly $7.50 more than the taxes/charges for the award fare which would be the GST component on the $75 paid fare.
 
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