Booking RTW (QFF reward redemption) AND a simple return (cash) 18+ months in advance | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

Booking RTW (QFF reward redemption) AND a simple return (cash) 18+ months in advance

Status
Not open for further replies.

BenAlexander

Junior Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2015
Messages
42
Flights
My Map
We need to be in Canada in October and current prices appear to be close to $3k each in Y. We have hundreds of thousands of points in QFF, Krisflyer and Virgin reward programs so I started looking into RTW trips and think I could find something that also gets me a Euro holiday the following year...

My original plan was to book the RTW with QF in J. I can do this, with all layovers and ground segments totalling just under 35k miles. This includes a stop over in [NRT/HKG/LAX/ORD] where I intend to make another booking to return to BNE for 10 months, before returning to carry on my RTW journey from that airport.

Roughly it would be:
1) BNE-xLAX-xORD-YTO (Oct 2019) (QF-AA)
2) YTO-HKG (Oct 2019) (CA)
... New booking, return HKG-BNE-HKG (miles not counted)
3) HKG-xHEL-TOS (SEP 2020) (CA/AY)
4) TOS-xHEL-MUC (SEP 2020) (AY)
... Surface sector MUC-ZAG
5) ZAG-xDOH-BNE (OCT 2020) (QR)

= 34,703 Miles
Great Circle Mapper

My questions are:
- How do I book the RTW, as some flights are 9 months out, and others are 21 months.
- How do I book the separate return flight, when again, some legs are well into the future. Would it be possible to find a sale fare (as most sale fares only seem to cover a few months worth of travel).
- I selected HKG as my mid point as I believe it will be easier to get one way (or return) flights there. If you believe this is wrong, and I could pay a similar price for a flight from North America to BNE return, I'd love to know about it!!


Is there anything I haven't considered?
 

fifo

Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Messages
294
I could be wrong, but from my prior RTW reading for the rules for OW, you need to complete all flights within 12 months of first flight.
 

BenAlexander

Junior Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2015
Messages
42
Flights
My Map
I could be wrong, but from my prior RTW reading for the rules for OW, you need to complete all flights within 12 months of first flight.
This is correct. My first flight will be in 8 months from now and my last will be in 20 months.
(EG: Fly out the 15th of October 2019 and make sure I am finished before the 14th of October 2020)
 

tharaka

Intern
Joined
Oct 28, 2010
Messages
90
We need to be in Canada in October and current prices appear to be close to $3k each in Y. We have hundreds of thousands of points in QFF, Krisflyer and Virgin reward programs so I started looking into RTW trips and think I could find something that also gets me a Euro holiday the following year...

My original plan was to book the RTW with QF in J. I can do this, with all layovers and ground segments totalling just under 35k miles. This includes a stop over in [NRT/HKG/LAX/ORD] where I intend to make another booking to return to BNE for 10 months, before returning to carry on my RTW journey from that airport.

Roughly it would be:
1) BNE-xLAX-xORD-YTO (Oct 2019) (QF-AA)
2) YTO-HKG (Oct 2019) (CA)
... New booking, return HKG-BNE-HKG (miles not counted)
3) HKG-xHEL-TOS (SEP 2020) (CA/AY)
4) TOS-xHEL-MUC (SEP 2020) (AY)
... Surface sector MUC-ZAG
5) ZAG-xDOH-BNE (OCT 2020) (QR)

= 34,703 Miles
Great Circle Mapper

My questions are:
- How do I book the RTW, as some flights are 9 months out, and others are 21 months.
- How do I book the separate return flight, when again, some legs are well into the future. Would it be possible to find a sale fare (as most sale fares only seem to cover a few months worth of travel).
- I selected HKG as my mid point as I believe it will be easier to get one way (or return) flights there. If you believe this is wrong, and I could pay a similar price for a flight from North America to BNE return, I'd love to know about it!!


Is there anything I haven't considered?

Isn't this backtracking in either case?
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

AFF on Air Podcast

  • Summer in Europe – AIR021
    Sat, 05 Oct 2019 17:28:53 AEST
      Qantas and Virgin Australia are fighting over two rare and lucrative new landing slots for Tokyo's Haneda Airport. Meanwhile, four European airlines have gone bankrupt in ...
  • Are Loyalty Programs a Scam? – AIR020
    Sat, 21 Sep 2019 08:36:18 AEST
      The ACCC recently released a damning draft report into Australian loyalty schemes, calling out practices that it says may shock consumers and putting loyalty program opera ...
  • Air Chathams – AIR019
    Sat, 07 Sep 2019 16:41:06 AEST
      With less than two weeks until the upcoming Qantas Frequent Flyer changes, now is the time to make any last-minute Classic Flight Reward bookings! In this episode, Matt ch ...
  • Project Sunrise – AIR018
    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 16:12:31 AEST
      Later this year, Qantas will decide which aircraft it will use to operate non-stop flights from the east coast of Australia to London and New York - a feat it aims to achi ...
  • Choosing a Rewards Program – AIR017
    Sat, 10 Aug 2019 13:32:24 AEST
      If you're new to the world of frequent flyer points - or moving to a new country - it can be difficult to know where to start. In this episode, Matt discusses the consider ...

Community Statistics

Threads
83,275
Messages
1,933,931
Members
50,901
Latest member
Nobleoz
Top