QF 2326 then 2327 BNE-BDB-BNE - can I do it?

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juddles

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G´day all, just a fairly simple question. I am based overseas and this year all my QF metal flights are purchased as other carrier codeshares. So to retain my status I need to do a couple of QF qualifying flights. (Have only done 2 of the 4 required). My only interest is that they qualify as QF sectors, dont need SC or miles.

I am in Brisbane for a few days as thouught I might just do a quick return trip ex BNE. The quickest one I can see is to pop up to Bundaberg on QF2326 and return on QF2327. Given the arrival departure times (arrive BDB 1310hrs, depart there 1335hrs), can I do this?

Will they let me jump off at Bundaberg and immediately reboard?

I could get the QF2329 back at 1620hrs, but am unsure what I could possibly find to do in Bundy for a couple of hours. I have lived in Gympie so I already know backwaters :)

Any advice much appreciated!
 

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Many of us have done similar in the name of status - provided you are on the same plane up and back it shouldn't be a problem.
 

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BDB, ROK or GLT would all work as they often just turn around the plane, ROK and GLT do have a club to ease any waiting strain.
 

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Thanks markis10 and mannej. Decided to take the leap, but in the end the Qantas booking engine wouldn´t allow it - less than the ¨40 minute mínimum connection time¨ :/

Unless anyone knows how to get around that, will probably just do trip to Gladstone who have zillions more flights, and take the opportunity to get to know a new airport and lounge.
 

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You may want to have checked-in for the return leg prior to the outward journey. Check-in may have closed by the time you land in BDB.
 

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You may want to have checked-in for the return leg prior to the outward journey. Check-in may have closed by the time you land in BDB.

Being a status run, most just do it online 24 hours before.
 

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And don't forget to buy a $50 gift voucher for each trip. They come through in a couple of minutes and mean you don't pay credit card fees for the booking(s).
 

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And don't forget to buy a $50 gift voucher for each trip. They come through in a couple of minutes and mean you don't pay credit card fees for the booking(s).

And again more good advice!
 
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It's always the same plane so you won't miss it if the first flight is late.
 
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