- Jan 12, 2014
- LT Silver
I think "misleading and dishonest" is excessive - for Qantas FFs it makes virtually no difference what the booking class is for Qantas operated flights?
There are some fringe exceptions where it can make a difference, e.g. FFs using partner programs, and itineraries including non Qantas coded flights, but for the vast majority of cases there's no disadvantage.
You can always take a booking all the way to the payment page, not complete payment, then go find the booking in MMB to check the booking class if it's critical before making payment.
I disagree. SCs and points are awarded by the fare class yet when you book you shouldn't need to jump through hoops to find this out. My wife once booked a cheap business class domestic ticket to qualify for another year of gold but then found the fare class was discount economy. Unfortunately she didn't find out until after she had taken the flight.