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darvard

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Travelling Sydney > Tokyo > Sydney, the points calculator on the QF site states that 140 status credits can be earned on an economy ticket.

However, for the last trip (full economy) I was only credited with 35 SCs each way. Due to the return flight being full, an upgrade to business was a pleasant surprise.

Should I be chasing these points up, or am I missing something?
 

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The program changes on 25 May 2005 will be confusing you (where the SC bands were changed).

I'll bet your last trip where you earned 35SC's each way, was before the changes (thus under the old SC earning rates).

Your curent search for SYD/TKO/SYD would indeed be giving you 70 SC's each way for full economy.
 

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My trip was only a couple of weeks ago. There and back in the last week of July.
 

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You may want to check out the Status Credits earning chart.

Note the small print:

+ For international flights, <snip> Discount Economy includes classes B, G, H, K, L, M, N, O, Q, R, S, V, W.

# <snip>...For international flights, <snip> Full Economy is class Y. If you fly on a Flight Upgrade Award you will receive Status credits for the fare class originally purchased.

What was the fare code (6 letters &/or numerals) shown on your ticket?? Unless it started with Y, then you'll only get credited with discount economy SC's
 
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Called Qantas. My work told me they had a full economy ticket but this wasn't correct. It was a flexible discount economy, so the SC points are correct.

Thank you for the replies to my misguided question.
 

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A full economy (Y) return fare SYD-NRT-SYD will cost over $6500. A fully-flexible economy fare such as B comes in at around $3000. Business Class is often available for just over $5000. So you can see why it is very rare for anyone to actually have a full Y fare for an international trip. The only time they are purchased is if the flight is almost completely sold and only Y is available, Platinum FF's exercising their seat guarantee (which required full Y fare), or if your company has a special deal with Qantas where they heavily discount full Y fares.

This last option is rare now since Qantas seems to negotiate special fares from B or K buckets.
 
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