Qantas Voucher - Its expiring soon, any good ways of extending it

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Hi Everyone,

I have $1000 voucher sitting in My Bookings in QFF login.. it is expiring at the end of this month..

I dont have any travel to book in the next few days so am trying to figure out ways to extend the voucher...

Any great ideas?

Thanks
Fuzz
 

djfuzz

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Book a fully flex ticket to MEL, then cancel that and hold onto the credit?
 

opusman

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It won't work, the new ticket will have the same validity date as the voucher. When you use a voucher you are effectively just rebooking your old ticket (less the change fee), you're not buying a brand new ticket outright.
 

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I believed any booking made using a voucher must have travel completed by the same date as the voucher expires. However, I am unable to confirm this.

[h=3]Voucher Conditions[/h]
  • Valid for 12 months from the original booking creation date.
  • If not used within the 12 month validity period, the voucher value will be forfeited unless the original fare permits a refund.
  • Can only be used towards one way or return bookings for travel from or within Australia. Multi-city bookings are not permitted.
  • Are non-transferable. Name changes are not permitted.
  • Can be redeemed for any Qantas operated flight at qantas.com/yourbooking.
  • Any Change fees that were applicable to the original booking apply when redeeming the voucher.
  • Can only be used towards a fare of equal or higher value.
  • A Service fee will apply for vouchers redeemed through Qantas Telephone Sales.
 

rocketaus

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I have a $500 credit sitting on my desk that expires at the end of the month and no flights planned to be booked. So I was just going to ring to have it turned into points to use as an upgrade down the track. I see on their site $500 = 17,000 points. Although reading this, now I'm not sure if I can do it........
 

fjc

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I had a similar problems a couple of years ago. Teaching out west and very limited travel options. I spoke to Qantas, who told me that I could only use it for travel past the expiry date if I booked an international flight with it. Promptly booked a flight to Fiji, flying some months after the expiry date. You would have to check with Qantas if you can still do that, but it certainly worked at the time.

I now try to have no vouchers, having been charged some horrendous fees for changes etc in the past. I now book only when I'm sure that I'm going to fly - might pay a little more, but I'm sure that it saves me money. Of course, that can be difficult with international travel.
 
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