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Already Retained WP - Is it worth $400 for 200SC/17250 points on DeathStar

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Colster

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Hi All,
Pop quiz advice needed here. Have already retained WP but won't get to 2500 let alone WP1 before Aug31 (without some significant DSCs). Have to fly to Bali for work and got DeathStar J tickets and am wondering if it's worth adding the $400 for SCs and points, or not. Points look like 17250 for $400 - I don't need the lounge at either end as I get Flounge in Syd, and will use a Priority Pass in DPS on the way back...

What are the community's thoughts on this?
 

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That's what I was thinking... for some reason (AFF addict?) needed AFF's confirmation :)
 

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Whats your loyalty bonus situation, the 200 could get you another 8K you were not counting on.
 

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I'd go for it based on your 79% LTG. $400 for 200SC looks cheap.....SYD-BNE-SYD @ $200 would only reap 20SC
 

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Whats your loyalty bonus situation, the 200 could get you another 8K you were not counting on.
Good point... at 2 of 4, with 155 until the next which I will get through a BKK trip, as well as a RDU trip over the next couple of weeks. Even so, would 25k points be worth $400... hmmm
 

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As a personal choice I probably would go for the points, all that suffering on Jetstar so you may as well get something.

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For $400 you get:

- points which based on QF's "Pay With Points" value are worth about $138
- SCs which are only going to add to your LTG tally, something I suspect will be made "simpler and fairer" in the not too distant future.

I'd pocket the $138 for your next flight and use the remaining $262 to save/charity/buy something you want/gift to a loved one.
 

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For $400 you get:

- points which based on QF's "Pay With Points" value are worth about $138
- SCs which are only going to add to your LTG tally, something I suspect will be made "simpler and fairer" in the not too distant future.

I'd pocket the $138 for your next flight and use the remaining $262 to save/charity/buy something you want/gift to a loved one.
What if the OP is below qual level in the next three years, those 200 SC will come in handy when averaged across the years to get an average SC per year value? While its hard to say what that is worth, its certain the 200 SC wont be easily obtained in the future for $200.
 
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