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Qantas J vs Jet* * class

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grey goose

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Could someone please explain to me why the cost in Frequent flyer points is the same for a Qantas J class seat and a Jetstar Star class seat even though the difference in the cash price is more then double or triple the amount more for J class.

Seems a little absurd to receive such a low FF to $ redemption rate, or does the extra availability of star class make this 'worthwhile'?

It makes sense to accumulate FF points in starclass because of the Business class rate of accumulation for a much lower price but seems ridiculous to expect the reverse to also be true.

Seems to definitely be a raw end of the deal here.
 

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Agreed, but then I find that generally Qantas FF award flight bookings are an inefficient way, in $ value terms, of using QFF points - with the possible exception of QFF oneworld awards.
 

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grey goose said:
Could someone please explain to me why the cost in Frequent flyer points is the same for a Qantas J class seat and a Jetstar Star class seat even though the difference in the cash price is more then double or triple the amount more for J class.
Because they can.

You earn at the business class rate and you burn at the business class rate.
 

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NM said:
Because they can.

You earn at the business class rate and you burn at the business class rate.

Ohh okay, i suspected that but i thought there might be a reason that made sense .
 

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QF have a 20% discount on FF points required for most, if not all, current JQ *class routes. This has been in place since 15 November 2006 and has been extended until 31 August 2007. It would not surprise me if this discount continues indefinitely.
 
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