- Jun 18, 2006
And just to report back - as advised, a bit slow but completely painless. I had already checked availability on Velocity, and we just went through all four bookings - one by one - which then arrived by email.
I guess you can only try HUACA. Children under 12 aren't charged the $60 departure tax (by the government, anyway).Call EY and book 3 ticket SYD-ZQN on VA163 . Agent calculate the tax and come back with total amount ~ $120 per person , while it correct for Adult , agent refuse to discount $60 passenger tax for 2 x child ticket saying their ticket will be treat as adult
Anyone here have successfully redeem this award with lower tax for child ticket ?
Cheers. I sort of did answer the question, but unsure mainly due to their current financial troubles sending them into receivership. I really have no idea however if this is likely or not. No real plan b if VA devalues as the partners sort of fall into the same category of no plans that suit their use within expiry period, so would probably be used as devalued VA or if absolute worst happened, gift cards. If they gave warning of a devaluation it would be ok though. Financial troubles probabaly the biggest concern, but tough to have much foresight on this.I think you've answered your own question haha. All programs are subject to changes anytime, although you could argue Etihad are more likely than the others you mentioned as I think there's was last done longer ago.
Have you got a plan B for EY miles if they do devalue their VA redemptions?
Agreed. I’ve had great value in the last few years. Syd-zqn (a couple of times), bne-hba, Syd-cns, Syd-ayq. That’s the main reason I am keen to transfer all my soon to be devalued Amex points there, if they were to be safe there...I had a lazy 7,600 in mine and my wife's account, as a result of a Garuda J flight. Managed to use them on a SYD-HTI return, redeeming a credit card flight for the second pax. Been a while since I've been up to Hammo so looking forward to it. The ZQN redemption though is a really good deal.
Even if they devaule, I doubt it will be 50% like amex are about to do across the board.Agreed,
That’s the main reason I am keen to transfer all my soon to be devalued Amex points there, if they were to be safe there...