Has anyone used points top-up?

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Anyone used points top-up?

  1. Yes, its good value

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  2. Yes, I didn't want to, but had to

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  3. No, haven't had the need, but would if necessary

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  4. No, ridiculous price

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  1. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

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    Just curious...
     

  2. QF WP

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    I haven't had a problem with having enough points, I think anybody with a couple of credit cards linked to their QFF account and does a bit of flying might not have too many problems.

    But if I was desperate enough :roll:
     
  3. straitman

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    The same as Lindsay.

    I can't see that I'll need them, however..............

    :eek: :D :) :D
     
  4. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    I certianly don't plan to ever get a top up, but always nice to have the option...
     
  5. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    I don't see that I will ever need it and it is overpriced!
     
  6. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    The one person who said yes - what did you use them for?

    While my current circumstances makes it most unlikely I would buy points to top up account, I can see some possibility in future as there are some times when it would be worthwhile.
     
  7. browski

    browski Established Member

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    Yes. I had 151000 Krisflyer points and needed 2000 extra points to make the 153000 I needed for 2 x Mel-Johannesburg return flights

    I had 2 weeks to redeem points before a number of points expired, so did not think I would have another flight in that time to acquire the extra points.

    Transferring points from Amex to Krisflyer was only 1 Krisflyer point for every 2 Amex Rewards points; so I gave this a miss and purchased the points instead.

    2000 points @ US$20 per thousand was the cost; didn't think it was such a bad deal - if I had botched getting the tickets, no excuses were going to cut it with my wife.
     
  8. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Would your answer have been different for QFF points top up? (This is after all posted in QFF forum.)

    FYI QFF top up points cost from A$20 per 500 on a sliding scale to A$557.50 for 20,000
     
  9. browski

    browski Established Member

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    Like the other respondees I always seem to have ways of finding extra QFF points from credit cards etc so would probably not buy the top up points for Qantas

    Having said that, if I was 500 points short and had exhausted all avenues, then sure I'd pay the $20. However, and I think this is the key, I would never buy top-ups on domestic flight redemptions. I'd just do it to secure long-haul international flights if I was a bit short on the points.
     
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