20% off Award Flights

Discussion in 'Qantas Frequent Flyer Program' started by bambbbam2, May 31, 2006.

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  1. bambbbam2

    bambbbam2 Active Member

    Feb 13, 2005
    Perth, WA

  2. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

    Jul 1, 2002
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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?
  3. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

    Feb 15, 2005
    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!
  4. tanewi

    tanewi Intern

    Nov 30, 2005
    And when you pay for the fare, you would accrue 2,000 points!
  5. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    BNE, SYD and CNX
    This cheaper fare is flying deathstar right?

    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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