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Qantas reduces Emirates carrier charges

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Ben reporting a huge decrease in EK award carrier charges. Has anyone been able to confirm Qantas is passing on the reduction in charges or are they greedily pocketing every cent?
 

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It seems to be true, and Qantas seems to be passing on the lower Emirates carrier charges.

There are some examples of previous Emirates carrier surcharges as of October 2019 here: List of Emirates Carrier Charges

Comparing those amounts with what is showing now on a couple of different routes:
  • SYD-DXB in Y: Was $148.40, now $76.50
  • SYD-DXB in F: Was $370.90, now $229.50
  • DPS-DXB in F: Was $666, now $115
 

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SYD-Europe is still very expensive though with a copay of ~$900+ in F. There is some savings as I recall this used to be around the ~$1.3k mark. CX is still the most affordable.
 

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It seems to be true, and Qantas seems to be passing on the lower Emirates carrier charges.

There are some examples of previous Emirates carrier surcharges as of October 2019 here: List of Emirates Carrier Charges

Comparing those amounts with what is showing now on a couple of different routes:
  • SYD-DXB in Y: Was $148.40, now $76.50
  • SYD-DXB in F: Was $370.90, now $229.50
  • DPS-DXB in F: Was $666, now $115
If you have the time, it might be an opportunity to republish or update the excellent article you wrote in October last year, Matt 😉 I realize you’ve just quickly plucked out three examples, but the DPS-DXB reduction is HUGE and I’m sure the community would be very keen to see by how much and where else the charges have changed.

Depening on the new surcharges, I may actually end up using my QF points on EK metal. That’s something I haven’t considered for years given their horrendous ‘How much can we get away with’ carrier surcharge.
 

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If you have the time, it might be an opportunity to republish or update the excellent article you wrote in October last year, Matt 😉 I realize you’ve just quickly plucked out three examples, but the DPS-DXB reduction is HUGE and I’m sure the community would be very keen to see by how much and where else the charges have changed.

Depening on the new surcharges, I may actually end up using my QF points on EK metal. That’s something I haven’t considered for years given their horrendous ‘How much can we get away with’ carrier surcharge.
I do plan to get to that in the next couple of days ;)
 

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SYD-Europe is still very expensive though with a copay of ~$900+ in F. There is some savings as I recall this used to be around the ~$1.3k mark. CX is still the most affordable.
But CX don't offer SYD-Europe in F (or at least not ex AU) - or do you mean generally their charges cheaper?

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But CX don't offer SYD-Europe in F (or at least not ex AU) - or do you mean generally their charges cheaper?

Regards,

BD
CX's charges are cheaper - well, they're zero now. You can fly J AU-HKG and then onwards to some European destinations in F. Personally, I'd choose the $$$ savings and fly CX over EK.
 

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Wonderful news.

The thread title could use a bit of work, though. It reads as though Emirates Skywards members will now pay less taxes when using their miles to book QF awards.
 

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The thread title could use a bit of work, though. It reads as though Emirates Skywards members will now pay less taxes when using their miles to book QF awards.
I spent hours devising that title thread... What would you like me to change it to Danger?
 

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is it just me or are EK flights thin on the ground for next year? barely seeing any, from LHR / NCL / AMS or CDG, the ones that are there are only showing Y of F
 

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Wonderful news.

The thread title could use a bit of work, though. It reads as though Emirates Skywards members will now pay less taxes when using their miles to book QF awards.
I guess it's in the Qantas forum.
 

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is it just me or are EK flights thin on the ground for next year? barely seeing any, from LHR / NCL / AMS or CDG, the ones that are there are only showing Y of F
It's not just you. There's particularly very little availability in J (it's just not being released on many routes). I think it's a systematic issue, rather than those seats all getting snapped up quickly. I suspect this will change once flights ramp back up.
 

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It's not just you. There's particularly very little availability in J (it's just not being released on many routes). I think it's a systematic issue, rather than those seats all getting snapped up quickly. I suspect this will change once flights ramp back up.
yea, realllllly weird, seems like qatar are doing similar, lots of Y only on routes even with 3 flights a day on that route, strange goings on
 

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Qatar's J & F yields must be extraordinarily high right now. Why compromise that by releasing award availability? ;)
I dunno about that they seems really cheap for cash money, sin to cdg bought on qatar website in J is like $2,400
 

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I can't seem to change the title thread... at least that I can work out. Is it an admin privilege after a certain time trigger from original post?
 

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I can't seem to change the title thread... at least that I can work out. Is it an admin privilege after a certain time trigger from original post?
As this thread is about Qantas passing on the reduced EK charges, I have amended the title accordingly.

And yes, titles can only be changed by a moderator or above.
 

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As this thread is about Qantas passing on the reduced EK charges, I have amended the title accordingly.

And yes, titles can only be changed by a moderator or above.
Well, not to labour the point, but with "Qantas follows suit", the heading now reads as though 'Emirates reduces carrier charges on rewards and Qantas reduces carrier charges on rewards'.
 

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