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How many SCs do you get in a year?

Discussion in 'Qantas Frequent Flyer Program' started by duffshot, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. duffshot

    duffshot Member

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    I have done what I consider way too much travel this year but I'm sure other Platinums have done more and I'm curious what kind if range people do. I am sitting on 4605 this year with an anniversary date of 1 Dec and would be happy to never get on a plane again but I wouldn't be surprised to top 5000 this year.

    What is the most you have done in a year?
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  2. NM

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    3700 last year is my highest in a single year.
     


  3. danielh

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    Both of you are CRAZY!!!

    Actually, I think I'm the crazy one to fly each week for 30 consecutive weeks (MLB-SYD-MLB) and only be at about 1,140 points. My anniversary date is on 28th Feb so got a bit more time to hit WP.

    Currently I'm planning to finish my Syd trips at 1,200 points but hope to get some work in BNE to hit that platinum (1,400) before my trip to the USA on 15th Dec.

    I don't fly OS much for work (last time was J class MLB-HKG-MLB on Dec 2003-100 SC each way) and most of my other international flights are award flights so I don't get any points for those. :(

    I'm very impressed with the amount of points you have collected but its a bit of an overkill once you hit the 1,600 (partner gold) mark. :)

    Regards
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  4. NM

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    Yep. that sounds more crazy than my activity last year.

    I did one domestic BNE-MEL-BNE trip (economy), plus a BNE-MEL-SYD-BNE tagged onto the end of a RTW trip (paid J except for SYD-BNE in economy).

    International included one economy BNE-SIN-KUL-SIN-BNE. The rest was all paid business class, including 2 x DONE4, 1 x DONE3 and 1 x DCIR22 plus a couple of BNE-SIN-KUL return trips. Each of these being 2 to 3 weeks duration.

    Must have been 100 nights away from home since my Hilton Honors profile shows 100 nights, but that includes 3 or 4 nights locally with my family.

    Between April and July I was away more than home, spending 200+ hours sitting on planes. But have not flown since then :) .
     
  5. Mal

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    I have booking and flights already taken this year for a total of 2080 SC.

    Will probably end up just over 2100 at this stage. Trying to avoid a lot of excess flying until my next status year for obvious reasons...

    As I've said before... amazing how it all adds up!
     


  6. Mal

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    Partner Gold is 2100 SC per year. Where to after that? Building up Lifetime Gold. After Lifetime gold? AA? Then someone else...
     
  7. coyote25

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    Well the most I've ever done is 1460 last year however I should do about 1600 this year. Now that's not much compared to others except it is all dom travel with only two business flights (Mel-ADL & Mel-CBR).

    Yes this is all cattle class travel. Not sure how many flights but a lot (MEL-SYD & MEL-CBR being the regulars). Checked my profile and for the first time since I joined QANTAS I have no booked flights after tonight (other than an award next year).

    QANTAS might ring me to see if I'm all right!

    Coyote25
     
  8. Warks

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    How many SCs for Lifetime Gold?
    My statement just says 7000 for Lifetime Silver (big deal). Might take me a lifetime to get even that. I manage around 600 per year but have been under lately thus my struggle this year (and the please explain from QFF). Looks like I'll finish 100 short but will go on bended knee if that will help. Used to do overseas J travel once or twice a year but haven't been since 2003. Hard to get there without it.
     
  9. oz_mark

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    14,000. Might need more than one lifetime
     
  10. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Not wrong. My lifetime status is now officially "tin". Hope to reach lifetime "aluminium" shortly.

    I had 370 status credits last year. My best year ever and it was a lot of flying in paid discount economy and still only 10% of NM's flying for 1 year. Although I am pleased to announce that I spent a lot of time at home with my 4 blurred cream walls. Not sure if it is the alcohol or needing glasses that causes the walls to be blurred like that. :lol:
     
  11. Kiwi Flyer

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    Most of my flying is on *A. If all my paid (non-award) travel was all on one world, then this year I'd have about 9,000 SCs.
     
  12. duffshot

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    Kiwi Flyer you shouldn't really be in this forum as a *A wacker :D

    Even a theoretical 9000 SCs is seriously disturbing though, and is almost an illness that should be treated - you must spend more time with airline staff than your own family / friends / colleagues. I thought my 4600 was sad!
     
  13. Kiwi Flyer

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    I do enough on one world to maintain QF WP - am I allowed to stay here?
     
  14. duffshot

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    OK fair enough you win fair and square.
     
  15. NM

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    For me, I will be putting enough to QF each year to retain Platinum status so I get the QF and OneWorld Benefits that come along with that level. Then the remainder will go to AA via a Platinum Challenge.

    I doubt I would be able to earn and retain AA Exec Platinum each year, so will rely on QF for my OneWorld Emerald card.

    We would not want it any other way! We need someone educated in the dark side to let us all know how much greener the grass is over there :lol: .
     
  16. QF WP

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    duffshot, that's an impressive total for a YTD. Thrashes my best year (2,365) but more than half of that total was from an F RTW ticket. Anybody who does Plat on mainly domestic flying has a third home.

    KiwiFlyer, I knew you'd have a lot if you converted your *A flights to QF, just I didn't realise it would be that many.

    I have found they have averaged SC's over 2 or 3 years. After my first year above, I was comped Plat at 985 SC's the next year (about end Dec, as my renewal is 28 Feb). I ended up getting exactly 1,200 so felt comfortable with their decision to comp me. Total over 2 years = 3,565; two year average = 1782; requirement of 2,600 for Plat achievement and renewal.

    The next year was 895 SC's total and they comped me again. Total over 3 years = 4,460; three year average = 1,486; requirement of 3,800 to have re-qualed to this point.

    My YTD is only 405; but have ~800 in ticketed travel showing in my QFF account bookings area. so should make it again this year to Plat. But might be the last year, who knows :roll:
     
  17. oz_mark

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    My last 4 years has been 1500, 300, 1800, 300.

    Aside from one trip to Hong Kong all has been domestic, and mostly discount economy at that.
     
  18. straitman

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    I think I'll get really excited if I ever make the 7000 mark :!: :(

    14000 would be akin to a lottery win. :twisted:

    My most ever was last year at around 1100. Hopefully will reach the magic 1400 this year. :D :lol: :eek: :shock:

    Currently have 170 with renewal at the end of November so I hope my calculations are correct. :wink: :roll: :shock: 8) :lol:
     
  19. Dave Noble

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    I think that you just need 1230 points over the next 43 days which is less than 29 per day... Just 1 short flight in J is per say is all thats needed :)

    Dave
     
  20. danielh

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    I'm curious to know what sort of flights the people with extremely high SC per year are doing and if it is funded via work or personal travel.

    Personally, almost 100% of my SCs are via work related flights. All Domestic for this year, Y/H class MLB-SYD-MLB.

    I've done the odd J MLB-HKG-MLB flight for work but other then that I try to use my points of which I try to grow as quickly as possible via as many CCs expenses, money transfers, flights, certain hotels that give 3x points, eTrade deals (etc) I can figure out.

    I have averaged about 7,100 points a week for the last 30 weeks due to business related expenses. Personal adds a bit more. Hmmmmm, points.....drooooool,,,,,,,

    One day I will do a fully paid DONE to earn points but only when I can afford it (in about 50 years. :) hehe).

    Do you guys fly OS a lot on J to get these SC points? It it all work related?

    Regards
    Daniel
     
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