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

Benn49

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Is there anything similar starting in MEL or would I need to do a positioning flight somewhere before starting a run?
A quick look found this.

MEL-AKL-SYD-HTI-SYD-AKL-MEL around $2500 for 880sc. does require 2 nights in AKL though but is available over the queens birthday long weekend.

 

Deviat

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Newbie question, I've been researching using comfort seats to double SC. My understanding is the base fare can be quite low for the second seat but receives full allocation of points and SC. Has anyone manged to get quadruple SC by adding a comfort seat during the DSC promotion?
 

RichardMEL

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Newbie question, I've been researching using comfort seats to double SC. My understanding is the base fare can be quite low for the second seat but receives full allocation of points and SC. Has anyone manged to get quadruple SC by adding a comfort seat during the DSC promotion?
In theory it makes sense but I'd be willing to guess it would just be 3x as the comfort seat SC possibly is treated differently. However interested to hear of actual experience with this - it's an interesting idea! :D
 

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Is there anything similar starting in MEL or would I need to do a positioning flight somewhere before starting a run?
I have not fully explored the options ex- MEL but check out MEL-ADL-SYD-CHC-SYD-ADL-MEL. This routing is showing promising prices on Matrix but would need to check on the Qantas website to confirm.

@wingtip626

Thank you so much!
That does work. Does it have to go on a loop? Or doesn't matter where it ends?
Seems to work with differing starting and ending destinations. Found a fare for CBR-MEL-SYD-WLG-SYD-MEL-ADL for $1,891 but requires an overnight in both WLG and MEL (return visit). YMMV but run a few test bookings and see what works.
 

justinbrett

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Trying to book BNE-SYD-SCL-GIG//HNL-SYD-BNE. For some reason QF won't sell me the SYD-BNE connection at the end (and removing it increases the fare). It shows on QF, google flights and expedia but none will let me book. Expert Flyer shows I class in both legs, but if you search for HNL-BNE via SYD only J and C are available.

Once you include the stop in SYD to 24 hours or more it will let me book it. I've been on chat for an hour now trying to sort it, the guy doesn't know why. Worst case he said he'll book it with a 24 hour stop and then we can try to change it after ticketing and they'll waive the change fee and/or fare increases.

I'm in NTL (and it won't let me combine NTL-BNE due to no J) so I might just hire a car and drive home and then do a weekend trip to Brisbane the following weekend.
 

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Trying to book BNE-SYD-SCL-GIG//HNL-SYD-BNE. For some reason QF won't sell me the SYD-BNE connection at the end (and removing it increases the fare). It shows on QF, google flights and expedia but none will let me book. Expert Flyer shows I class in both legs, but if you search for HNL-BNE via SYD only J and C are available.
Could it because the connection is too short from Qantas’ side? I had that problem recently
 

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Could it because the connection is too short from Qantas’ side? I had that problem recently
No, because I can search for HNL-BNE in the multi city tool and it shows up the same flights, but it bumps it from I to C class so the fare goes up over $700.
 

Maccaj73

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Hi Guys apologies if already answered but does a “Business Sale” Fare earn DSC? A “Business Sale” is cheaper and more of a promo than a Saver Farr so just wanted to check no one knows of an exclusion?

Obviously it’s QF flights...
 

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Hi Guys apologies if already answered but does a “Business Sale” Fare earn DSC? A “Business Sale” is cheaper and more of a promo than a Saver Farr so just wanted to check no one knows of an exclusion?

Obviously it’s QF flights...
Yes.
 

justinbrett

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Trying to book BNE-SYD-SCL-GIG//HNL-SYD-BNE. For some reason QF won't sell me the SYD-BNE connection at the end (and removing it increases the fare). It shows on QF, google flights and expedia but none will let me book. Expert Flyer shows I class in both legs, but if you search for HNL-BNE via SYD only J and C are available.

Once you include the stop in SYD to 24 hours or more it will let me book it. I've been on chat for an hour now trying to sort it, the guy doesn't know why. Worst case he said he'll book it with a 24 hour stop and then we can try to change it after ticketing and they'll waive the change fee and/or fare increases.

I'm in NTL (and it won't let me combine NTL-BNE due to no J) so I might just hire a car and drive home and then do a weekend trip to Brisbane the following weekend.
2:30 on webchat and it could not be done. So we moved the SYD-BNE leg for a few weeks after to co-incide with the Labour Day long weekend. I'll just drive home SYD-NTL after the intl trip and then drive back down to SYD for a long weekend in BNE two weeks later. It's been referred to technical support to review but now I think about it I'll just stick with this plan - saves me flying HNL-SYD-BNE-NTL which would require an overnight stop in either SYD or NTL.
 
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markus2578

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Just booked adl-bne-chc-bne-adl to get 580 SC. Flying 14/15th April. (Already have 130 SC, currently bronze). My concern is my membership year ends 30 April. If the bonus credits take 6 weeks that will be in the next membership year. Any ideas on whether they will count in this membership year? Or if they have previously taken 6 weeks to land?? Thanks!
 

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Just booked adl-bne-chc-bne-adl to get 580 SC. Flying 14/15th April. (Already have 130 SC, currently bronze). My concern is my membership year ends 30 April. If the bonus credits take 6 weeks that will be in the next membership year. Any ideas on whether they will count in this membership year? Or if they have previously taken 6 weeks to land?? Thanks!
Usually they land within a few days. They should count towards this years retention. Our year ends 30 April too but have a flight booked for 5 March so I’ll post when they arrive.
 

markus2578

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Usually they land within a few days. They should count towards this years retention. Our year ends 30 April too but have a flight booked for 5 March so I’ll post when they arrive.
Legend - thank you. Have noticed recently the normal credits/points arrive mid flight! So I have my fingers crossed. Otherwise I’ve just wasted $1500 haha
 

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Legend - thank you. Have noticed recently the normal credits/points arrive mid flight! So I have my fingers crossed. Otherwise I’ve just wasted $1500 haha
You’ll be fine! Contact Customer Service if they haven’t arrived near the end of April so they have a record of your enquiry but I don’t think you’ll need to.
 

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To be simple and clear (but maybe not fairer :D)

Any fare that earns SC on QF metal with a QF flight number normally will earn DSC under this promotion... From Red-E-Deal to Full First.

There are some fares like group fares, and those weird international E class (if they still exist?) that (sometimes) earn SC normally, but normal commercial fares and booking classes that earn under QFF for QF operated flights with a QF flight number will earn DSC.

And "QF metal" is basically anything with a roo on the tail - QF domestic and international. QF Link and all the regional carriers under that umbrella and JetConnect for trans tasman flights.

Pretty much anything else without a roo on the tail will not.

Clear as mud? great! :D
 

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once again, these offers only ever seem to come up for booking dates when I have nothing to book. :(
Same here. Just got the foreseeable work trips booked earlier this week and my next holiday booking is already in the works with Madrooster with only the domestic positioning on QF. 🙄
 
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