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Yada Yada

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Hi there folks,

I returned from my working trip to SIN on Weds evening - very tired but worthwhile. I logged into my QFF account today to see if the points had credited, and it was all OK (earned 180 SCs each way), but there was also this entry:

18 JAN 06 CONGRATULATIONS! LOYALTY BONUS 18JAN06 - - - 5,000 0

The return leg of my trip was also on 18 Jan so is this related? Or is it because I entered one of those website competition thingies?
 

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You get a loyalty bonus of 5000 points after each 450 SC's you collect. This replaced the Upgrade Credit that you used to get.
 

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In my opinion the loyalty bonus is of a slightly lesser value to the old upgrade credit. But it will suit people that did not really have a need for upgrade credits as they now have points instead and can use them for something other than an upgrade.

I got the 5,000 points when I returned from Thailand in the New Year. Hopefully won't have to wait long before the next one.
 

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While I agree that the UC's were worth more on paper, in practice I found that I had several of them expire before I could get to use them. FLying out of Perth as I do, using them for upgrades was not always possible.
 

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Ah, OK. Thanks.

I also have 3 unused upgrade credits. One expires this coming Nov. Will have to work out how to use them!
 

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Likewise have some residual UCs that have to work out how to use. Not enough for longhaul. Seems a bit of a waste to use 2 for one-way trans-tasman (just into zone 3).
 

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Anything up to 1200 miles on an eligible fare. So between any of the east coast main cities would do it (as long as no red-edeal fare).
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
Anything up to 1200 miles on an eligible fare. So between any of the east coast main cities would do it (as long as no red-edeal fare).
Agree and understand however I'm not sure it's worth the extra initial outlay when I'm paying myself. :roll: 8) :roll: 8)
 

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I have 4 remaining UC's with the first to expire in December. I value them at significantly more than 5000 points each. They are worth a trans-Pacific upgrade to me!
 

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I was saveing mine as much as possible, but ended up burning my last 10 UC's on Trans Tasman trips before May last year.

As 90% of my segments over the last two years have been in fare classes that no longer can have upgrades I did not want to get stuck with them.

As a matter of interest, my Current DONE4 trip would have resulted in 5 more of these; instead I'll get 25000 points. :(
 

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I think I know the answer to this - expiring UCs dont convert to points do they (like United's 500-milers)?
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
I think I know the answer to this - expiring UCs dont convert to points do they (like United's 500-milers)?
Nope. Expired UC go the same way as Ansett FF points.
 
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Kiwi Flyer said:
Thought so.

Any bright ideas on best use of my remaining 2 UCs?
QF134 AKL-MEL!

Come over and visit! ;)

(of couse, you'll need a "Super Saver" or better; current from NZD366 inclusive, not one of those cheapskate Red e-Deals...)
 

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AKL-MEL is just in zone 3 so poor use, especially when the cheapest econ fares arent eligible (and there is quite a jump to eligible fares).
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
AKL-MEL is just in zone 3 so poor use, especially when the cheapest econ fares arent eligible (and there is quite a jump to eligible fares).
:)

Of course I only mentioned that one as it was my main source of expenditure for my remaining UC's last year.

(...actually QF25 MEL-AKL has nice comfortable PM timings later this year and you'd get a shybed as well!)
 
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