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*Good* Uses of Qantas FF Points Apart From Flying

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inpd

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Hi,

I'm an Aussie living in the U.S. I've got a bunch of Qantas points,
but not enough to get a free trip to the Australia.

Any suggestions of *good* FF point usage. Note I don't
count burning 20K points for one nights accomodation
or 10K points for one days car hire as a good use!

With AA frequent flyer program you can get subscriptions
to magazines (600 points gets Golf Digest for a year,
3000 points the economist for one year).

United's program got me a year's subscription to the
Wall Street Journal for a mere 800 points.

These are not widely advertised and appear intermittenly
on their web sites.

Any good hidden FF Awards beyond flying?
 

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inpd said:
Any good hidden FF Awards beyond flying?
Nope.

As you don't have enough points for a trip home, you might like to burn them on AA reward flights.
 

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AA flights to the Carribean are reasonable value when using Qantas FF points.
 

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AA flights are very good value, as (unless this has changed recently) they don't come with a significant tax/surcharge $$$ component that similar length QF flights do. The non-flight awards offer pretty slim pickings.
 

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NM said:
AA flights to the Carribean are reasonable value when using Qantas FF points.
Hmmm. I'm missing something. From Qantas's FF website
I don't see travel between the U.S. and the Carribean.
How do you book these rewards and how do you book
rewards on AA. AA's network is huge, but I don't see
any of their routes on the Qantas booking site.
 

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inpd said:
NM said:
AA flights to the Carribean are reasonable value when using Qantas FF points.
Hmmm. I'm missing something. From Qantas's FF website
I don't see travel between the U.S. and the Carribean.
How do you book these rewards and how do you book
rewards on AA. AA's network is huge, but I don't see
any of their routes on the Qantas booking site.
You can always call Qantas Reservations and pay the 2500 point assisted booking fee.

You can redeem on all OneWorld airlines pending availability on the specific flight you want.
 

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inpd said:
Hi,

I'm an Aussie living in the U.S. I've got a bunch of Qantas points,
but not enough to get a free trip to the Australia.
The best thing to do is keep them until you go/come home for good.

This will be the best value for your points, as 1 way tickets run 3/4 of return $$$ and sometimes higher.
(I'm probably the only one who benefited from QF changing Intl awards to a 1 way system ).

Just an idea... Thats what I'm doing.. :)


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I'll agree with NM here and from first hand experience.

I was needing MIA/MBJ flights on my upcoming trip after Christmas. Our first sectors on the trip are BNE/LAX/DFW/MIA on 26 Dec. Our two options were:

1. Fly MIA/MBJ on 27 Dec and pay USD$600 per person, one way.
2. Wait until 28 Dec and snag 2 Award seats (Business) for 16K +2.5K booking fee.

Do I think 37,000 points was worth less than USD$1,200. Yes :wink:
 

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Lindsay Wilson said:
Do I think 37,000 points was worth less than USD$1,200. Yes :wink:
And that is before consideration is given to the brownie points scored for sitting in the pointy end rather than seats 86P and Q :p .
 
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