How many points

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  1. Russell Corr

    Russell Corr Junior Member

    Apr 21, 2004
    Gold Coast
    Have been looking for this but cannot seem to find it. Please put me out of my misery someone.

    How many points PRE MAY 2005 was a SYD-PER return in J??

    Ta in advance.
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  2. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

    Jul 1, 2002
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    45,000 pre MAY 2005.

    Now 72,000. Doh! Even 1 way J/1 way Y is going to cost 54,000 pts.
  3. Russell Corr

    Russell Corr Junior Member

    Apr 21, 2004
    Gold Coast
    Thanks dajop I thought it was somewhere around 40k. I am out of my misery.

    Shame I used to book those J flights a fair bit when I lived in Perth. Crazy number of points now!
  4. serfty


    Nov 16, 2004
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    It used to be the old Zone 2 travel (2,001-5,400 miles) at 2 x 2,041 miles return or 4,082. As per previous answers, this was was 45,000 points in J. FWIW, Zone 2 Y was 30,000.

    Now it is calculated as two one way trips, when, if direct, each in Zone 3 (1,201-2,400) at 18,000 per trip in Y and 36,000 per trip in J. This totals 36,000 in for a Y return trip and 72,000 for J return.
  5. NM


    Aug 27, 2004
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    Another anomaly of the new system is when booking an award BNE-PER. Awards are rare on the non-stop flights now that the A332 has been replaced by 73H aircraft. But there is plenty of availability via SYD, MEL, ADL, CNS etc.

    With the one-way distance being the sum of the individual legs, the various options span zones 3 or 4 depending on the transit point. So BNE-ADL-PER is 2324 miles, while BNE-SYD-PER and BNE-MEL-PER are both over 2400 miles.

    So the routing does make a difference for the points calculation, and is why Mrs NM and Mini NM#2 and 4 are going to PER via ADL in January.

    But one advantage of the one-way awards is that we were unable to find availability on daytime return flights in business class, so ended up booking 2 x business class seats BNE-ADL-PER and 3 x economy seats PER-ADL-BNE. Meant we had to pay the surcharges for the infant in economy, but we were happy with the end result. 2 x 36K = 72K points outbound and 3 x 25K = 75K points for the return flight.

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