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"oneworld" award (132.4K/249.6K/318K/455K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

hanrahs

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Vladivostok to Helsinki overland? That sounds like an epic journey.
We drove from London to Mongolia via the Caucasus and the Stan's a few years back and had a great time, and decided its time to do the "return" journey (well as far as helsinki) via Russia on the train. Looking forward to it.
 

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A question I had that may get lost in an earlier post, I understand that I can have two layovers (less than 24 hrs) and 1 stop over (more than 24 hours) at a particular city. When traveling to that city overland does that count as the longer or shorter stop?

edit... after playing around with the Qantas booking system it looks like if you travel overland to a city it treats it as a layover (less than 24 hours)
 
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I've been trying to find J availability for QR304 (HEL - DOH) and QR904 (DOH - MEL) same day on Qantas and BA for sometime in October 2019 but have been unsuccessful. Logged on to AA today and found reward availability for the day I want.

Will Qantas call centre be able to locate this availability?

For additional information - I currently have HEL>DOH>MEL booked for dates in May on a OneWorld ticket that I have already commenced, however need to change these segments to later in the year, which ideally is in October.
 

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highly unlikely....think you just need to call Hobart and hopefully you will find a very helpful consultant
 

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Hi, Planning my first 280k trip and having the usual trouble getting back to AKL from SFO / LAX in Oct 19. I understanbd American Eagle can be used as it';s an affiliate of AA. Can a flight is operated by Compass Airlines As American Eagle also be used? TiA.
 

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Hi, Planning my first 280k trip and having the usual trouble getting back to AKL from SFO / LAX in Oct 19. I understanbd American Eagle can be used as it';s an affiliate of AA. Can a flight is operated by Compass Airlines As American Eagle also be used? TiA.
Yes, if it has an AA flight number.
 

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Seeking help with the booking of a 280K (Business Class) OW/QF Award trip:
1 July 2019 SYD-WAW with a short stopover (optional) anywhere in Asia, preferably HKG, BKK, SIN, NTR.
25 September 2019 WAW-SYD via either USA or again Asia.
Should I try to call QF Premium Desk and ask to release a seat for me? Have never done it before but now this would be a handy benefit as a QF Platinum FF. Thanks for any help.
 

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So I've finally ticked over 280k QF points. I don't plan on using the points until mid-late 2020, so I've plenty of time to book and research for the 280K Business Class Oneworld Award fare.
I've read through this thread fairly extensively, and just want to clarify a couple of (hopefully, simple) things before I continue on and try to get my head around married segments and the like!

- I checked the AFF Glossary/Abbreviations thread. Am I correct in saying that the 280K J OWA (280k points, Business Class, Oneworld Award) fare is simple referred to as a "280K OWA" here? Or is it something like dONEx?


- Secondly, I note the fare conditions stipulate:

Up to five free Stopovers are permitted;
Additional Stopovers are not permitted;
Only one Stopover is permitted in any one city in the Itinerary; and
Only two Transfers may be taken at any one city in the Itinerary.
Surface Segments are permitted as part of oneworld Classic Flight Reward Itineraries, but the distance between the disembarkation point and the next embarkation point will be included in the Reward Point zone calculation for that Itinerary.

As a mock example itinerary:
MEL > HKG (stopover 1)
HKG > DOH (layover <24h) > ATH (stopover 2)
ATH > BCN (stopover 3)
surface segment BCN > MAD
MAD > JFK (stopover 4)
JFK > LAX (stopover 5)
LAX > MEL

- If I'm correct, surface segment BCN > MAD does not count towards a stopover, but does count toward the total distance limit (35k miles travelled)?
- Does the final leg (LAX > MEL) count as a stopover?
 

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- If I'm correct, surface segment BCN > MAD does not count towards a stopover, but does count toward the total distance limit (35k miles travelled)?
- Does the final leg (LAX > MEL) count as a stopover?
Basically that is all correct. 5 stopovers (LAX would be your last stopover. Melbourne is where you start and end.

You would need to find a HKG xDOH ATH flight, if you want to fly with Qatar all the way (due to married segments). Otherwise you can fly Cathay to Doha (if they fly there) and then Qatar to Athens.

You won't be able to use Doha in the Qantas search. Doha does not show up as a starting point (to the best of knowledge). Would have to call if doing two seperate flights.
 

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As a mock example itinerary:
MEL > HKG (stopover 1)
HKG > DOH (layover <24h) > ATH (stopover 2)
ATH > BCN (stopover 3)
surface segment BCN > MAD
MAD > JFK (stopover 4)
JFK > LAX (stopover 5)
LAX > MEL

- If I'm correct, surface segment BCN > MAD does not count towards a stopover, but does count toward the total distance limit (35k miles travelled)?
- Does the final leg (LAX > MEL) count as a stopover?
Correct, it's not counted as a stopover, but the distance will be calculated and also will count as a segment, you are allowed 16 segments, travel between airports in the same city also count as segments i.e. NRT-HND, LHR-LGW, CDG- ORY so if arriving and departing from a different airport in the same city, this will need to be taken into account

The final leg is not a stopover
 

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Basically that is all correct. 5 stopovers (LAX would be your last stopover. Melbourne is where you start and end.

You would need to find a HKG xDOH ATH flight, if you want to fly with Qatar all the way (due to married segments). Otherwise you can fly Cathay to Doha (if they fly there) and then Qatar to Athens.

You won't be able to use Doha in the Qantas search. Doha does not show up as a starting point (to the best of knowledge). Would have to call if doing two seperate flights.
Correct, it's not counted as a stopover, but the distance will be calculated and also will count as a segment, you are allowed 16 segments, travel between airports in the same city also count as segments i.e. NRT-HND, LHR-LGW, CDG- ORY so if arriving and departing from a different airport in the same city, this will need to be taken into account

The final leg is not a stopover
Fantastic, thankyou both, I did think that was the case - just wanted to be certain before I started throwing together ideas. Apologies for the beginner-esque questions.
 

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Most definitely not a DONEx. DONEx is completely a revenue fare and must be RTW.
Thanks John - I recalled reading something in this thread some weeks ago (and many pages back) where someone had either misreferenced the acronym, or been corrected to use said acronym - for the life of me I can't find the post now!
 

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Thanks John - I recalled reading something in this thread some weeks ago (and many pages back) where someone had either misreferenced the acronym, or been corrected to use said acronym - for the life of me I can't find the post now!
It's done a lot here, people fail to read the wiki. Then stick to their incorrect belief. Wrong but strong.
 

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If any one after OneWorld Business point awards(280K) for Syd to London, now have 2 extra stop overs, Beijing and Shanghai. Since QF land late at 10 pm you need to stay overnight and get morning BA flight to London.
Best option is via Shanghai since QF land around 6.30 pm and connecting BA flight is at midnight so that its not a bad transit point.
BTW at the moment SYD-SHA-LHR is available on business points.
I have booked 2 tickets, SYD-SHA-LHR, LHR-NY, NY-HK, HK-Toky, Tokyo-Sydney . Starting mid june 2019.
 

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Thanks John - I recalled reading something in this thread some weeks ago (and many pages back) where someone had either misreferenced the acronym, or been corrected to use said acronym - for the life of me I can't find the post now!
I have several times tried to stop people calling the 280K Award a RTW fare, thereby conflating it with a DONEx and causing great confusion :mad::rolleyes:.
 

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Seeking help with the booking of a 280K (Business Class) OW/QF Award trip:
1 July 2019 SYD-WAW with a short stopover (optional) anywhere in Asia, preferably HKG, BKK, SIN, NTR.
25 September 2019 WAW-SYD via either USA or again Asia.
Should I try to call QF Premium Desk and ask to release a seat for me? Have never done it before but now this would be a handy benefit as a QF Platinum FF. Thanks for any help.
It doesn't hurt to try. Note, though, Qantas can only release seats on QF-operated services so that's only going to get you to Asia or LHR. July is also school holidays.

If you can get a seat from Australia to Asia, don't be afraid of having to go Asia-transit-WAW (i.e. two flights to get to WAW). For example, Asia-DOH-WAW; Asia-LHR-WAW.
 

Aussiejosh

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Seeking help with the booking of a 280K (Business Class) OW/QF Award trip:
1 July 2019 SYD-WAW with a short stopover (optional) anywhere in Asia, preferably HKG, BKK, SIN, NTR.
25 September 2019 WAW-SYD via either USA or again Asia.
Should I try to call QF Premium Desk and ask to release a seat for me? Have never done it before but now this would be a handy benefit as a QF Platinum FF. Thanks for any help.
Sydney - Kuala Lumpur via Bris, Melb or Perth - Plenty of availability around your dates
Kuala Lumpur - Bangkok - Plenty of availability
Bangkok - Warsaw via Doha - Once again plenty of availability

Warsaw - JFK via London - Same again
JFK - Tokyo - Availabilty after the 30th
Tokyo - Perth - Heaps
Perth - Sydney


A bit of searching of nearby airports and different transit options find plenty of fares. Spend a bit of time on it and you will find it no problems. Took me about 15 mins to get the above.
 

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