QF Buy v/s Award | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

QF Buy v/s Award

Status
Not open for further replies.

Andy

Junior Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2006
Messages
43
Hello frequent flyer experts,

This is my first post on this forum but am convinced that i will get the best advice here as I have seen from the posts the number of people who have benifited from this forum.

My situation:

I am a QF Silver FF memeber and require 140 SC more to make it to Gold.

I have trip coming up in October to Europe but I need to stopover in Mumbai (BOM).

My confusion:

1. Should I buy a BA/QF kticket for this travel via BOM? I will use the QF 123 SYD-BOM and then BA for BOM-LHR earning me 70 SC points but from what I understand I will only get 25% points for the BOM-LHR leg. On completion of this leg I will get 140 SC and the Gold status but is it worth it as buying a ticket via BOM is about 500 $ more than the tickets via other countries in asia (SIN, BKK etc)

2. My other option is use my QFF points to buy this ticket 64K outbound via BOM. The following is possible on 64K
SYD-BOM-LHR-CDG-LHR-ZURICH-LHR-ATH. provided I dont stop at these destinations for more than 24 hrs which I am fine with as I will get to see 2 more cities and maximise my burn rate. On return I will spend 35 K from Milan to BOM and 42 K from BOM to SYD

After reading the AAadvantage forums sometimes I feel that I should burn out my QFF and start fresh with AA.

Do you think I can complete the AA Plat challange with my first option.

Thanks for all the help
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

AFF on Air Podcast

  • British Airways Executive Club – AIR025
    Sat, 30 Nov 2019 22:53:26 AEDT
      Many Australians join Qantas Frequent Flyer by default. But even if you fly with Qantas regularly, you could benefit by using the British Airways Executive Club frequent f ...
  • Married Segments & More – AIR024
    Sat, 16 Nov 2019 04:32:20 AEDT
      Airlines seem to love married segments, but for frequent flyers and travel agents they can be extremely frustrating. Sometimes you'll find an award seat on a flight you w ...
  • HARS (Historic Aircraft Restoration Society) – AIR023
    Sat, 02 Nov 2019 13:24:03 AEDT
      The Historic Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) boasts a collection of over 60 aircraft, including a retired Qantas 747, Super Constellation and DC-3s. John Travolta's Bo ...
  • “Hidden City” Court Case – AIR022
    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:30:46 AEDT
      Earlier this year, German airline Lufthansa tried to sue a passenger that exploited the loophole of hidden-city ticketing by skipping the last flight on their ticket. This ...
  • Summer in Europe – AIR021
    Sat, 05 Oct 2019 17:28:53 AEST
      Qantas and Virgin Australia are fighting over two rare and lucrative new landing slots for Tokyo's Haneda Airport. Meanwhile, four European airlines have gone bankrupt in ...

Community Statistics

Threads
83,930
Messages
1,953,522
Members
51,383
Latest member
MJP1961
Top