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Award tickets further devalued with a new peak surcharge for tickets

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markis10

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In addition to fuel and the Dallas tax, Qantas are now introducing a "peak" surcharge

Peak Surcharges - Effective 15 May 2014
Qantas will apply a peak season travel surcharge – “Q Surcharge” – to tickets issued in Australia for select Qantas International routes and cabins.

The Q Surcharge will be applied to routes on certain days/holiday periods where the demand for travel is high. The surcharge will be applied to routes on certain days/holiday periods where the demand for travel is high. The Q surcharge will be shown automatically for Travel Agents at the time of fare quote via the GDS in the fare calculation line

Peak season fare surcharge

RouteCabinsTravel dates (outbound)Travel dates (inbound)Q Surcharge per direction
AUS-Hong KongEconomyWed 3- Fri 5 Dec 2014
Sat 13 - Sun 21 Dec 2014
Mon 19 - Mon 26 Jan 2015$25
Sydney-ShanghaiEconomyWed 3- Fri 5 Dec 2014
Sat 13 - Sun 21 Dec 2014
Mon 19 - Mon 26 Jan 2015$25
Sydney-ManilaEconomyFri 12- Sat 20 Dec 2014Fri 2- Mon 5 Jan 2015$25
Sydney-HonoluluEconomy
& Business
Fri 27 June 2014 –Sun 6 July 2014
Fri 19 Sep 2014 – Sun 21 Sep 2014
Fri 19 Dec 2014 – Sat 27 Dec 2014
Fri 11 July 2014 – Fri 25 July 2014
Sun 28 Sept 2014 – Mon 6 Oct 2014
Fri 2 Jan 2015 – Sun 25 Jan 2015
$50
Australia – Middle East, North Africa, UK and EuropeEconomy19Jun 2014-28Jun 2014
21Aug 2014-6Sep 2014
12Dec 2014-23Dec 2014
N/A$200 (outbound only)


Peak day of week fare surcharge

Qantas and Emirates will also apply a weekend travel surcharge for tickets issued in Australia as follows:
  • A surcharge of $25 will apply for all outbound travel from Australia on Fridays and Saturday on routes across the joint network (excluding Singapore, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur).
  • A surcharge of $25 will apply for all outbound travel from Australia on Saturdays and Sundays (Qantas operated services) and on Fridays and Saturdays (Emirates operated services) for travel to Thailand.

The Q Surcharges are effective for all bookings ticketed on/after 15 May 2014, for immediate travel.

Customers booked and ticketed before 15 May 2014, for travel on the selected routes, will not incur the Q Surcharge.
 

marki

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Oh no another enchantment

So star alliance seems to be the way to go ?


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Just makes me glad I decided to switch to Velocity & AMEX MR when it comes to CC and AA when it comes to *O travel/redemptions...


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Award tickets further devalued with a new peak surcharge for all tickets

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*opps - I should read the title better.....anyway just another cash grab by them!!!
 

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Award tickets further devalued with a new peak surcharge for all tickets

There won't be many on here affected by this (ie a devaluation of Award tickets as per the thread title) I wouldn't have thought.
Economy awards are already atrocious value IMHO and the only premium awards affected are a couple of weeks to HNL at Oct and Xmas school hols.
YMMV
 

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There won't be many on here affected by this (ie a devaluation of Award tickets as per the thread title) I wouldn't have thought.
Economy awards are already atrocious value IMHO and the only premium awards affected are a couple of weeks to HNL at Oct and Xmas school hols.
YMMV
Note the EK/QF peak day of the week network charge is not cabin specific and covers the whole network with some Asian exceptions.

Qantas and Emirates will also apply a weekend travel surcharge for tickets issued in Australia as follows:

  • A surcharge of $25 will apply for all outbound travel from Australia on Fridays and Saturday on routes across the joint network (excluding Singapore, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur).
  • A surcharge of $25 will apply for all outbound travel from Australia on Saturdays and Sundays (Qantas operated services) and on Fridays and Saturdays (Emirates operated services) for travel to Thailand.


The Q Surcharges are effective for all bookings ticketed on/after 15 May 2014, for immediate travel.
 

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Award tickets further devalued with a new peak surcharge for all tickets

Note the EK/QF peak day of the week network charge is not cabin specific and covers the whole network with some Asian exceptions.

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Not too fussed by a $25 surcharge for Fri/Sat travel. I agree some people may be.
 

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It's a slippery slope that gets even more slippery by the day.

Seriously this just isn't cool.

Whilst as pointed out above it won't really affect me it's more that the extra charging mechanism is now in place, watch out for all sorts of other nonsense riding on these initial steps.
 

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Re: Award tickets further devalued with a new peak surcharge for all tickets

There won't be many on here affected by this (ie a devaluation of Award tickets as per the thread title) I wouldn't have thought.
Economy awards are already atrocious value IMHO and the only premium awards affected are a couple of weeks to HNL at Oct and Xmas school hols.
YMMV
Definitely true as economy awards are woeful value with the taxes and surcharges QF already imposes.

QFF seems intent on converting points into something which is used along with a not insignificant cash co-pay. This might provide them with some short term financial benefit but ultimately they start discouraging the "Pavlov's dog" behaviour which has so many people collecting them in the hope of a 'free' flight.
 

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Re: Award tickets further devalued with a new peak surcharge for all tickets

There won't be many on here affected by this (ie a devaluation of Award tickets as per the thread title) I wouldn't have thought.
Economy awards are already atrocious value IMHO and the only premium awards affected are a couple of weeks to HNL at Oct and Xmas school hols.
YMMV
They are "managing" that by the continued decline in availability of premium cabin award seats. where is was once possible to obtain say 3 x J awards on the same flight, its getting harder and harder to find multiple premium seats available and U awards on anything other than a domestic flight.
 

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Re: Award tickets further devalued with a new peak surcharge for all tickets

They are "managing" that by the continued decline in availability of premium cabin award seats. where is was once possible to obtain say 3 x J awards on the same flight, its getting harder and harder to find multiple premium seats available and U awards on anything other than a domestic flight.
I think that's true for non status pax, but those with status can quite easily get big blocks if seats if booked in advance. Case in point we got 4x J seats MEL-JFK return for November about a month ago. We did have 6 seats reserved but the grandparents were non starters.
 

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They are "managing" that by the continued decline in availability of premium cabin award seats. where is was once possible to obtain say 3 x J awards on the same flight, its getting harder and harder to find multiple premium seats available and U awards on anything other than a domestic flight.
Oh I don't doubt that. I think the people worst affected by this surcharge will be those trying to take the family to Europe during the holidays, and trying to stay loyal to QF whilst on a budget. $200 per person on top of the premium QF are already charging on Y fares is likely to be yet another nail in the coffin of QFi.
Sometimes I wonder if that is the end-game :confused:
 

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Is the "Q Charge" per booking (i.e. several Award flights booked at the same time all with the same PNR) or per pax, even if on the same booking?
 
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