Back in the day, I'd often commute daily NTL-SYD-NTL on QF1647/ 1648 - the QF Link 717 services. There were half a dozen guys who literally did it every day - I would 1-3 times a week, either getting the train or driving the other days. At $49-$69 for a red e-deal on those flights, it was points and SCs aplenty for me.Commuter said:Just wondering if anyone else is commuting by air (not necessarily every day, but every week, for instance)?
That sounds like a rather painful commute!oz_mark said:Living in Perth and working in Canberra for a while, I did a weekly return trip (which was how I got to platinum in the first place). At the time there were no direct between PER and CBR, so was always via somewhere.
And on discount economy tickets it is a lot of flying to get to platinum. At the time I usually got 60 SC for the round trip. Usually went PER/SYD/CBR and return was CBR/ADL/PER.Commuter said:That sounds like a rather painful commute!
It is, isn't it.oz_mark said:And on discount economy tickets it is a lot of flying to get to platinum.
Flexi-Save is now counted as Full Economy. I would need to check, but when I was doing most of my commutes to Canberra I think it actually had to be Y class to be counted as full economy.Commuter said:It is, isn't it.
Some of the time, the difference between the available discount economy and the FlexiSaver is about $100 and it may be worthwhile for me to start using FlexiSaver on those occasions (if I remember correctly, FlexiSaver is counted as a full economy on domestic?).
I thought so. Thanks for the confirmation. I might start travelling on FlexiSaver if it looks like I'll miss out of Platinum (I think I'll make it in another 6-9 months by just travelling on discount economy, but it might be a bit of a close shave). I'm getting an average of 120 SCs per month, so it's cutting it somewhat fine, although my planned visit overseas in J should bump it up quite nicely (but depends on the leave and workload).oz_mark said:Flexi-Save is now counted as Full Economy.