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Global Qantas Double Status Credits Offer (Book 20-26 Feb 2020; Fly: 28 Feb 2020-14 Feb 2021)

Nadal123

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Apologies if this is not the place to ask this question.

But if I book Sydney to Auckland return in such a way that it will be Sydney to Melbourne to Auckland to Melbourne to Sydney. Then does that count as four eligible Qantas flights?

Thanks
 

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The flight number has to change or have say a day between flights. So QF1 SYD-SIN-LHR only counts as one segment whereas QF35 MEL-SIN + QF1 SIN-LHR counts as two.

For me the flight segments won’t be a problem, it’s earning sufficient SC that will be the challenge.
 

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Apologies if this is not the place to ask this question.

But if I book Sydney to Auckland return in such a way that it will be Sydney to Melbourne to Auckland to Melbourne to Sydney. Then does that count as four eligible Qantas flights?

Thanks
 

sxc

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Qantas site seems verrrrry slow and unreliable tonight and since this afternoon. Overloaded by bookings?
 

RSD

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Qantas site seems verrrrry slow and unreliable tonight and since this afternoon. Overloaded by bookings?
Was very quick just a minute ago when I made my two dummy bookings using the @Matt_01 method
 

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Was very quick just a minute ago when I made my two dummy bookings using the @Matt_01 method
Seems erratic. I’ve just stumbled on this thread that shows I’m not the only one

 

peter_g

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Hello from the other thread - I've now generated 16 PNRs. Only one I have been able to pay for, the others all crashed at the payment page. The bookings stay visible for an hour or so and then dissappear.
 
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The T&C's make me question if they may have closed this loophole....?

"Flight gift vouchers purchased during the promotion but not redeemed for an eligible flight booking during the promotion period will not earn double Status Credits."

I assume 'redeemed for an eligible flight booking during the promotion period' means redeemed before 25 Feb 2020, for travel by 14 Feb 2021?
I think they may have closed this loophole. I bought some gift vouchers on the assumption I'd be able to use them to book DSC-eligible flights after the 25th of February (but travelling before the travel expiry period in February 2021). However I noticed - only after the fact - that there's no way of recording the FF number when purchasing the gift vouchers. So the gift voucher PNRs do not appear in my Manage My Bookings screen.

Is there a way of linking my FF with the gift voucher PNRs and would that make these GVs eligible for the promotion?
 

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I think they may have closed this loophole. I bought some gift vouchers on the assumption I'd be able to use them to book DSC-eligible flights after the 25th of February (but travelling before the travel expiry period in February 2021). However I noticed - only after the fact - that there's no way of recording the FF number when purchasing the gift vouchers. So the gift voucher PNRs do not appear in my Manage My Bookings screen.

Is there a way of linking my FF with the gift voucher PNRs and would that make these GVs eligible for the promotion?
That’s always been the case that they don’t show but when you make the booking you add in the FF number.
 
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That’s always been the case that they don’t show but when you make the booking you add in the FF number.
Hm. I seem to recall seeing gift voucher bookings on my MMB screen even before making the actual flight booking. That gave me some comfort that the DSCs would come through even if I booked the flight after the "book by" offer period (as long as the travel was within the "travel by" offer period of course). But maybe I'm mis-remembering?
 

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Hm. I seem to recall seeing gift voucher bookings on my MMB screen even before making the actual flight booking. That gave me some comfort that the DSCs would come through even if I booked the flight after the "book by" offer period (as long as the travel was within the "travel by" offer period of course). But maybe I'm mis-remembering?
You may be thinking of the voucher that is created when you have cancelled a flight and accepted the voucher instead of a refund.
 
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You may be thinking of the voucher that is created when you have cancelled a flight and accepted the voucher instead of a refund.
You might be right - my memory is a bit fuzzy.

I've bought four gift vouchers and am trying to decide if I should buy some more before tomorrow for travel I'm likely to take in the next 12 months (but don't have dates for yet).
 

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You might be right - my memory is a bit fuzzy.

I've bought four gift vouchers and am trying to decide if I should buy some more before tomorrow for travel I'm likely to take in the next 12 months (but don't have dates for yet).
Well, they aren’t dead money regardless and using them avoids the credit card surcharge I believe. But my memory is fuzzy on that! 😂
 
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Well, they aren’t dead money regardless and using them avoids the credit card surcharge I believe.
That's true. But you can't use gift vouchers for Qantas Business Rewards bookings (as far as I can tell), and you can get cheaper seats through QBR than for persona bookings. This (depending on the price difference for the fare involved) can make booking through QBR more cost-effective than using gift vouchers, even with the CC surcharge included. Of course being eligible for DSCs more than makes up for any saving gained through QBR.
 

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That’s always been the case that they don’t show but when you make the booking you add in the FF number.
Hm. I seem to recall seeing gift voucher bookings on my MMB screen even before making the actual flight booking. That gave me some comfort that the DSCs would come through even if I booked the flight after the "book by" offer period (as long as the travel was within the "travel by" offer period of course). But maybe I'm mis-remembering?
In the early days of gift vouchers being set up as PNR's one indeed had the opportunity to enter a frequent flyer number when buying.

This facilitated bonus point promotions where for example 10 bonus points per $ could be earned.

See this thread from December 2011: Qantas Flight Voucher Promo - earn 10x points [Expired 26DEC11]
 

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Just on gift vouchers. I have noticed that for the last two DSC promotions the DSC have been very hit and miss when using vouchers. In some cases a few legs get credited with DSC while others don't.
 

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If booking through a travel agent, is the 25th Feb cut off for this deal the date you need the flights confirmed by or if you hold flights and subsequently confirm after the 25th is it still eligible? Assume the former, just checking.
 

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Hi All

Have been playing around with the Amex Travel site over the last day or so looking at some options for a trip to SE Asia in August.

Just hoping to confirm from people's previous experiences that:
- The DSCs will apply for bookings on the Amex Travel website? (I think so, as travel agents are included within the T&Cs of the offer)
- The Amex Ultimate $450 travel credit can be used without affecting earning of DSCs?

Thanks!
 
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- The DSCs will apply for bookings on the Amex Travel website? (I think so, as travel agents are included within the T&Cs of the offer)
- The Amex Ultimate $450 travel credit can be used without affecting earning of DSCs?
I used my $450 Amex travel credit, booked via the Amex travel website, for a DSC trip in late 2018 and received the extra SCs. I haven't used the travel credit for DSC bookings since then, but assume that it will continue to work.
 

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