D-Day 25th May 2005

Discussion in 'Qantas Frequent Flyer Program' started by dvmcl54, May 23, 2005.

  1. dvmcl54

    dvmcl54 Junior Member

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    I think I will be logged on to www.qantas.com.au at 12.01am 25/05/05 too take advantage of new scheme offers if any from QFF.
    The recent publicity might have been good for us.
    I have been looking at bookings MEL to LAX and capacity has been increasing over last few days for Oct 2005 for Y.
    Keep an eye on other airline websites too
    dvmcl54
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  2. danielh

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    If that is the case then go get your tickets at the cheaper cost NOW rather then pay 16,000 points more.

    Regards
    Daniel
     
  3. dvmcl54

    dvmcl54 Junior Member

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    D-day 25/05/05

    Thanks for your interest and concern I have found syd-hnl rtn or syd lax ret is 16K points less because of zone 6 miles travellrd
    thanks
     
  4. danielh

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    HAHA, you are correct about that. I posted the new point costs in this link.

    http://www.frequentflyer.com.au/discus/viewtopic.php?t=579&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=75

    Here is a badly formatted copy. I think Lindsay or NM formatted a copy for us but I can't find that thread.

    ---------------Old Sys-------New Sys
    Wellington 30000-----36000
    Auckland 30000-----36000
    Ho Chi Minh 50000-----60000
    Bangkok 50000-----60000
    HK 50000-----60000
    Shanghai 50000-----72000
    Tokyo* 80000-----72000
    Seoul* 80000-----72000
    Honolulu* 80000-----72000
    LA 80000-----96000
    Paris 110000-----128000
    London 110000-----128000

    * Cheaper for ex-MEL

    This is only for MLB people though. For example it is cheaper for Sydney people to fly to Japan (50,000 points) BEFORE 25th May then AFTER (72,000 points).

    Regards
    Daniel[/quote]
     
  5. QF WP

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    I just went back to check my QF account and sure enough, I am 15 SC's short of another UC. I have only one flight prior to 25 May (24 May BNE/SYD in V class, thus only 10 SC's) and I realised that I was going to fall 5 SC's short of an UC (and I don't want 5K points instead on 29 May, when I return SYD/BNE).

    So, I've just upgraded that BNE/SYD sector to a K class (and 20 SC's) for an extra $126...I think the cost is well worth an UC rather than 5K points.
     
  6. NM

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    Good move. For me, an extra UC is worth a lot more than 5K points - unless it is a lonly single UC all by itself.

    I took a strage routing home from FRA on my last DONE4 so I didn't fall 30SC's short of my next UC. Now I have 4 UC's available which is enough for a trans-Pacific upgrade, which is worth way more than 20,000 points!

    When I checked in for the return flights (FRA-LHR-SIN-MEL-SYD-BNE), the agent at the LHR Flight Connections transfer desk asked why I was going that way and not just FRA-SIN-BNE. I explained about 25th May changes and my UC balance and she nodded in agreement and issued my boarding passes (complete with F upgrade LHR-MEL and MEL-SYD :lol: ). I also mentioned the lack of Skybeds on QF6 FRA-SIN and the lack of anything higher than J on those flights, and the better scotch in the LHR Concorde Room than the Delta Crown lounge at FRA. All good reasons for me to spend a few more hours on planes on my way home.
     
  7. Grmey

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    Hi guys,

    Long time viewer, first time poster. Thanks for having me on board!

    For everyone's information, Qantas has dumped a load of extra award seats for travel to US in 2006. There are a heap of days with seats (including returns) available for 80K. You better hurry, this sale will only last approx seven hours!

    Cheers,
     
  8. danielh

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    Thanks. Checking it out now.

    Regards
    Daniel
     
  9. danielh

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    Just found 15 seats leaving MLB-LAX on Dec 17th. Perfect for Holidays.

    Departing Arriving Flight Aircraft Stops Econ. Bus. First
    10:00 Melbourne 11:20 Sydney QF422 332 0
    12:35 Sydney 07:00 Los Angeles QF107 747-400 0


    09:30 Melbourne 10:50 Sydney QF420 767-300 0
    12:35 Sydney 07:00 Los Angeles QF107 747-400 0


    09:00 Melbourne 10:20 Sydney QF418 767-300 0
    12:35 Sydney 07:00 Los Angeles QF107 747-400 0


    08:30 Melbourne 09:50 Sydney QF416 767-300 0
    12:35 Sydney 07:00 Los Angeles QF107 747-400 0


    08:25 Melbourne 09:45 Sydney QF10 747-400 0
    This flight leaves from the International Terminal.

    12:35 Sydney 07:00 Los Angeles QF107 747-400 0


    08:00 Melbourne 09:20 Sydney QF414 767-300 0
    12:35 Sydney 07:00 Los Angeles QF107 747-400 0


    07:30 Melbourne 08:50 Sydney QF412 737-800 0
    12:35 Sydney 07:00 Los Angeles QF107 747-400 0


    07:00 Melbourne 08:20 Sydney QF408 332 0
    12:35 Sydney 07:00 Los Angeles QF107 747-400 0


    06:30 Melbourne 07:50 Sydney QF404 737-400 0
    12:35 Sydney 07:00 Los Angeles QF107 747-400 0


    06:00 Melbourne 07:20 Sydney QF400 767-300 0
    12:35 Sydney 07:00 Los Angeles QF107 747-400 0


    08:25 Melbourne 09:25 Canberra QF814 737-400 0
    10:30 Canberra 11:20 Sydney QF1414 Dash 8-300 0
    OPERATED BY /QANTASLINK - EASTERN AUSTRALIA A/L

    12:35 Sydney 07:00 Los Angeles QF107 747-400 0


    08:25 Melbourne 09:25 Canberra QF814 737-400 0
    10:00 Canberra 10:50 Sydney QF1410 Dash 8-300 0
    OPERATED BY /QANTASLINK - EASTERN AUSTRALIA A/L

    12:35 Sydney 07:00 Los Angeles QF107 747-400 0


    06:55 Melbourne 08:15 Canberra QF2800 Dash 8 0
    OPERATED BY /QANTASLINK - EASTERN AUSTRALIA A/L

    10:30 Canberra 11:20 Sydney QF1414 Dash 8-300 0
    OPERATED BY /QANTASLINK - EASTERN AUSTRALIA A/L

    12:35 Sydney 07:00 Los Angeles QF107 747-400 0


    06:55 Melbourne 08:15 Canberra QF2800 Dash 8 0
    OPERATED BY /QANTASLINK - EASTERN AUSTRALIA A/L

    10:00 Canberra 10:50 Sydney QF1410 Dash 8-300 0
    OPERATED BY /QANTASLINK - EASTERN AUSTRALIA A/L

    12:35 Sydney 07:00 Los Angeles QF107 747-400 0


    06:55 Melbourne 08:15 Canberra QF2800 Dash 8 0
    OPERATED BY /QANTASLINK - EASTERN AUSTRALIA A/L

    09:40 Canberra 10:30 Sydney QF704 737-400 0
    12:35 Sydney 07:00 Los Angeles QF107 747-400 0
     
  10. danielh

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    I take it back.

    There is only ONE seat available but there are 15 different options to get that last seat.

    Regards
    Daniel
     
  11. SFU

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    I might have missed some detail in the barrage of FT information leading up to D-Day (Devalue Day), but will QFF points be devalued across other OW carriers, or is it simply a case of QF redemption flights being affected?
     
  12. NM

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    Most redemptions will cost more points, whether it is on QF or a partner airline. There are few which will require less points, but only for city pairs that fall into some certain ranges. One of these is of course the one QF keep promoting, being SYD-MEL dropping from 20,000 points return to 8,000 points each way. Similarly, some short USA or European routes in the <600 miles range will decrease similarly.
     
  13. dvmcl54

    dvmcl54 Junior Member

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    D-Day 25/05/05

    I am slightly embarrassed all the ff heavies have responded in one way or another to my first posting D-day etc Your discussion has even brought a long time observer out of he woodwork like me.

    Great detective work and interestin results.
    Al I can say is its great to zone out here durig the day when i=t is a bit stressful and see logic and commonsense prevail
    grateful jabez :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  14. danielh

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    Looks like someone got the MEL-LAX flight on Dec 17th. Good luck trying to get back though. I do not recall seeing an award flight back from LAX for quite a while.

    Regards
    Daniel

    PS: There seems to be HEAPS on 27th Jan onwards leaving MLB though.
     
  15. NM

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    Perhaps it was snapped up as part of a OneWorld RTW award?

    Now, how many people logged onto the QF site this morning to book those very popular <600 mile awards that Qantas has been telling us all about. The ones that most FF members want to redeem and now cost 8,000 points each way instead of 20,000 return?
     
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