Need some help and advice on getting to Stockholm - best way to maximise SC earn.

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artemis

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I know this is very last minute, but I'm a bit new to all of this so I thought I'd put it out there to the brainstrust that is AFF. I'm hoping to get to Stockholm in J leaving Australia on 9th April and then leaving Stockholm on the 14th April (though dates are flexible).

I would prefer to try and maximise my QF points and SC earning potential. All the searches I have show J class for most ports in Aus to DXB and then economy from DXB-ARN. Has anyone flown Emirates economy within Europe? Is it manageable for 6 1/2 hours?

What happens with 16hr layovers in Dubai? Hopefully by the time I arrive, I'll have enough SC for platinum status, though how long it takes to credit, I don't know.

Should I even be crediting SCs to qantas, or should I open an account with Emirates. I'm hopeful for another Europe trip this year but otherwise, mainly stateside trips.

Many thanks in advance!
 

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Have you looked at QR via DOH?
[h=3]Outbound: Melbourne to Stockholm /Wed, 09 Apr 2014Total Time: 22:50 hrs[/h]
FlightDepartsArrivesClass *Operated By
Time between sectors : 02 hrs 15 mins
QR 167
787-8 Dreamliner
Doha (DOH)
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:25
Terminal 2
Stockholm (ARN)
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:45
Business (D) Qatar Airways

[TD]QR 905
777-300ER [/TD]
[TD]Melbourne (MEL)
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:55
Terminal 2 [/TD]
[TD]Doha (DOH)
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:10
[/TD]
[TD]Business (D) [/TD]
[TD]Qatar Airways
[/TD]

[h=3]Return: Stockholm to Melbourne /Mon, 14 Apr 2014Total Time: 21:20 hrs[/h]
FlightDepartsArrivesClass *Operated By
Time between sectors : 02 hrs 00 mins
QR 904
777-300ER
Doha (DOH)
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:55
Terminal 2
Melbourne (MEL)
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:25
Business (D) Qatar Airways

[TD]QR 168
787-8 Dreamliner [/TD]
[TD]Stockholm (ARN)
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:05
Terminal 5 [/TD]
[TD]Doha (DOH)
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:55
[/TD]
[TD]Business (D) [/TD]
[TD]Qatar Airways
[/TD]
 

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Look at AY although IiRC will involve 2 stopovers in either SIN, BKK or HKG then HEL
 

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To maximise QF points and SCs you should fly QF to LHR and BA to ARN. To book this online you need to do a multicity search, if not only the EK/QF flights will show. I go to ARN 2-3 times every year and since I fly economy there is no way I'll get on an EK 777 or QR 787.
 

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I would be looking at QR via DOH on the 777 and 787 in J. This will get you QF SC but not a lot of points.

Although I wouldn't be looking at revenue flights from MEL anyway, I would try and purchase points and get to Europe that way!
 

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3 questions:
1. Do you have a budget?
2. What is your preferred Australian city of departure.
3. Why are you contemplating a 6.5 hour economy leg when there are so many airline options available?
 

artemis

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3 questions:
1. Do you have a budget?
2. What is your preferred Australian city of departure.
3. Why are you contemplating a 6.5 hour economy leg when there are so many airline options available?


Umm no budget really (ok, less than $10k or Mr Artemis will kill me!)

No preferred Aus city of departure (I'm flitting between Syd/Bne so these are a bit easier)

I'd prefer not to do 6.5hrs in economy if possible... but when I did a rough search, that's the way the fare came up (and no, I wasn't impressed since for $9k I really think it should be J all the way!).

Any tips? Please?
 

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Umm no budget really (ok, less than $10k or Mr Artemis will kill me!)

No preferred Aus city of departure (I'm flitting between Syd/Bne so these are a bit easier)

I'd prefer not to do 6.5hrs in economy if possible... but when I did a rough search, that's the way the fare came up (and no, I wasn't impressed since for $9k I really think it should be J all the way!).

Any tips? Please?

My tip is to forget Qantas.
Just fly Thai Airways J Class from BNE/SYD to ARN return for $7800

I'll look for better options tomorrow; or PM me if you struggle with booking this route.
 

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Here are some prices and carriers options for your dates (SYD-ARN) return. For 10K you can also fly BA in First.
 

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browski

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Hi Artemis, this looks like the best compromise between prices, flight duration and QFF status credits and QFF points.
Book on Finnair website for $6787.00. You can also book on other dates if you wish to leave earlier etc. Seems a long way for just 3 or 4 days visit.

DEPARTURE
Sydney - Singapore
Wed 09 April 2014
AY5916 I
15:30 - 21:45
Business cabin

Singapore - Helsinki
Wed 09 April 2014
AY082 I
23:35 - 06:35 (Thu)
Business cabin

Helsinki - Stockholm
Thu 10 April 2014
AY635 I
09:30 - 09:30 (Thu)
Business cabinBusiness Saver



RETURN
Stockholm - Helsinki
Mon 14 April 2014
AY650 I
20:45 - 22:40
Business cabin

Helsinki - Singapore
Mon 14 April 2014
AY081 I
23:55 - 16:40 (Tue)
Business cabin

Singapore - Sydney
Tue 15 April 2014
AY5915 I
19:20 - 05:05 (Wed)
Business cabin
Business Saver


PRICE
6878.36 AUD

SYDNEY - STOCKHOLM
Wednesday 09 April 2014
AY5916
SYD
15:30
SIN
21:45
Operated by British Airways
AY082
SIN
23:35
HEL
06:35
(Thu)
AY635
HEL
09:30
(Thu)
ARN
09:30
(Thu)
Total duration: 26h 00min
STOCKHOLM - SYDNEY
Monday 14 April 2014
AY650
ARN
20:45
HEL
22:40
AY081
HEL
23:55
SIN
16:40
(Tue)
AY5915
SIN
19:20
(Tue)
SYD
05:05
(Wed)
Operated by British Airways
Total duration: 24h 20min




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