*Good* Uses of Qantas FF Points Apart From Flying

Discussion in 'Qantas Frequent Flyer Program' started by inpd, Nov 3, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource!
(Click HERE for a welcome message from our founder.)

Our site contains tons of information that is guaranteed to improve your travel experience. Be it tips on how to fly in First/Business at a reduced cost, smart ways to earn more points, the best way to use your points, cheap deals, hand-picked hotel recommendations, detailed trip reports.

We hope you find the information useful and decide to join our online community.

Joining AFF is fast, simple and ABSOLUTELY FREE - so why not join now by clicking on the JOIN NOW button, and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

    
Once registered, this box will disappear freeing up more space on your screen!
And you will see fewer advertisements :)

  1. inpd

    inpd Member

    Oct 29, 2005
    103
    0
    0
    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.
    Advertisement



    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?
     
  2. Damien

    Damien Member

    Aug 29, 2005
    300
    2
    0
    BNE
    Nope.

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

    NM
    Moderator

    Aug 27, 2004
    15,729
    1,190
    15
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    AA flights to the Carribean are reasonable value when using Qantas FF points.
     
  4. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    8,385
    1,691
    15
    SIN
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    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.
     
  5. inpd

    inpd Member

    Oct 29, 2005
    103
    0
    0
    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.
     
  6. NM

    NM
    Moderator

    Aug 27, 2004
    15,729
    1,190
    15
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    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.
     
  7. robertz

    robertz Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    134
    2
    0
    Atlanta, GA, US
    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.. :)


    Rob
     
  8. QF WP

    Moderator

    Jun 20, 2002
    14,830
    6,625
    15
    Brisbane
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    Twitter:
    Facebook:
    Linkedin:
    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:
     
  9. NM

    NM
    Moderator

    Aug 27, 2004
    15,729
    1,190
    15
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    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 .
     
Loading...

Share This Page