Family Transfers

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  1. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    My wife has 925 points in her QFF NB account and they expire next month. She won't be flying any time soon so they will be wiped in due course. I tried to transfer them to my account but... "computer says noooooo...". Specifically, it said:
    I checked the T's&C's and found the following:
    So... it looks like it should be possible for me to transfer 5,000 points to my wife and for her to transfer 5,925 points back to me. Do others agree with my interpretation? And has anyone actually done this successfully?
     

  2. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Just check that one transfer per year does not mean a transfer in or out. Which would mean you could use your transfer going one way but not coming back.

    At worst your other option is to transfer 5,000 points into her account now to maintain some activity in the account, which would mean points will not expire for another 3 years, and if you can't transfer back now then wait 12 months before you can transfer the 5,925 points back again.
     
  3. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    John - I hadn't though about the transfer causing activity on the account, thereby helping keep the points current!

    Thanks.
     
  4. serfty

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    Not a problem with doing that; when Family transfers first came in late November '04 Mrs Serfty had over 5k, mini serfty had 3½K. Shortly thereafter, mini serftyhad over 8½K andMrs Serfty had nil. Not too long after that, they both had zip and my balance increased by over 8½K. 8)

    Of course, one does this as we all know that Qantas FF points are FAR more valuable in an SG's/WP's Account than one of a PS/NB. :D
     
  5. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    Thanks serfty. I just performed the operation successfully! :D
     
  6. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Cough! What is wrong with being a pleb? Some of us just do not have the luck to make it to scum status. :(
     
  7. straitman

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    JohnK

    We'll happily call you scum if you like :!: 8) 8)
     
  8. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    You can call me anything you like, I don't mind. You can even call me late for dinner. :D
     
  9. straitman

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    No we wouldn't be that rude to you. :p :p :p
     
  10. kpc

    kpc Senior Member

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    great minds...

    I was only thinking of this the other day...how to transfer the 1500 expiring points from my son's account to mine...I thought about the above but wasn't sure it was doable and did not want to risk orphaning another 5000 points. Anyway, thnkas to you guys, I have an extra 1500 points in my account tonite :D
     
  11. serfty

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    JohnK,

    I'm sure you are soon to join the ranks of the upper tiers, where one can change an award booking (revalidate) with incurring a 2½k penalty!
     
  12. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    I would love to, as this was the purpose of the status runs but have only received negative feedback from Finnair and QF as I posted in the other thread. That is 135 SC's they have stolen from me. Very disheartening. To start from scratch again when I was so close is not easy.
     
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