Award Surcharges, fees and taxes

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  1. vt01

    vt01 Member

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    I just received my QFF newsletter which contained the following:
    And once again the programme is 'enhanced'... Makes my decision to put all my points to AA seem even better...
     

  2. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Another exciting enhancement from the QF team!

    It don't see it as any great loss for me as I have hardly used it since it has been implemented.

    I can see how it will have an impact on someone who earns most points through a credit card and can't spend the points as quickly as they can earn them.
     
  3. Febs

    Febs Established Member

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    Has anyone got a real example of how this will affect redemption?

    Am I right in assuming, a one-way SYD-MEL will now be 14,000pts (eg: 8,000 + 6,000), but include all taxes and surchages. In effect, a truly "free" flight?

    So basically, the only difference is you now have to use your points to pay for taxes/surcharges on domestic flights?

    Cheers,
    - Febs.
     
  4. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Not quite. Currently if you want to travel one-way SYD-MEL-DPO on an award then it would require 12,000 points + $$$ for surcharges and taxes or 18,000 points inclusive of surcharges and taxes.

    When the new change takes effect it will still be 12,000 points + $$$ for surcharges and taxes or 24,000 points inclusive of surcharges and taxes as SYD-MEL-DPO is 2 segments.

    No. You will continue to have the option to pay surcharges and taxes with $$$.
     
  5. serfty

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    It does not replace the +++ in $'s, it is an alternative.

    When implemented back in late October last year it was per trip. i.e. SYD-MEL was 8000 points plus ~$50 or 6500 points. From August It will be f8000 points plus ~$50 or 6000 points.

    The big difference is the 6500 was applied to short trips, not segments. i.e. Today MEL-CBR-SYD (with a transit in CBR) is 8000 points plus ~$90 or 6500 points. After August, this will be 8000 points plus ~$90 or 12000 points.
     
  6. Febs

    Febs Established Member

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    Got it, thanks guys. :)
     
  7. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    And also longer trips as was the case for my upcoming trip around Australia. Including the 25% discount it only cost me 4,875 points for surcharges and taxes SYD-ADL-ASP-AYS-PER and 4,875 points for surcharges and taxes DRW-GOV-CNS-SYD.
     
  8. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    The points required to pay the fuel surcharge was recently dropped (same time the $ amount dropped). So the new change is "only" making it per segment.
     
  9. vt01

    vt01 Member

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    The same strategy they used with award points - Instead of a number of points per trip, it's now number of points per segment.
     
  10. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    I don't think that statement is quite right. SYD-MEL-DPO is 12,000 points and although it is 2 segments it still fits into zone 2 and is charged accordingly.

    If award points were charged per segment then SYD-MEL-DPO should be 16,000 points which clearly it is not.
     
  11. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    Just thought I'd point out that the calculation changes from today!!
     
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