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QF Email Survey ... "We'd like to know what you think"

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nonpop

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Anyone else get this survey and go through to the end?
The challenge I have in answering it is timing ... thatis are the talking pre-1st July or post 1st July ?
Can you throw some light on the intention of the survey?

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Paddy55

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I got the survey and got through to the end!
Let them know how I felt about award earn/burn changes and asked why they didn't ask for comparisons compare to AAdvantage :)
 

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It is based on everything you know about the QFFF program, including the announced changes.

how likely would you be to recommend the program to a friend (etc)... future tense.

Picture this for my situation during a conversation....

you could join qantas but:


  • they'll slug you a massive joining fee
  • you'll not earn many points on a lot of fares
  • redemption possibilities for premium travel are few and far between
  • economy tickets are plentiful, but you might pay up to half of the cost of a normal ticket just in Qantas charges, before tax is levied
  • you could redeem awards to travel around asia, except you could be slugged for assistance fees if you try to book from Thailand, or China
  • in addition to the reduced earning, the award prices are probably the highest in the industry
  • international upgrades are based on status, so while you work your way up to a higher level, you'll almost always be last even if you book a year in advance
  • the terms and conditions were recently amended to only give you three months notice if qantas wants to change anything, so be on the ball. Constantly.
  • the award booking tool is difficult to use.
 

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  • they'll slug you a massive joining fee Only a Melburnian would pay this fee.
  • you'll not earn many points on a lot of fares. Melburnians are cheap!
  • redemption possibilities for premium travel are few and far between. Melburnians always are slow to get out of bed.
  • economy tickets are plentiful, but you might pay up to half of the cost of a normal ticket just in Qantas charges, before tax is levied. Only Melburnians would use points for economy ie Melburnians are cheap.
  • you could redeem awards to travel around asia, except you could be slugged for assistance fees if you try to book from Thailand, or China Solution do not attempt this.
  • in addition to the reduced earning, the award prices are probably the highest in the industry Agreed.
  • international upgrades are based on status, so while you work your way up to a higher level, you'll almost always be last even if you book a year in advance When I was Bronze i never missed out on an upgrade request. Melburnians are disorganised.
  • the terms and conditions were recently amended to only give you three months notice if qantas wants to change anything, so be on the ball. Constantly. Melburnianians are never on the ball.
  • the award booking tool is difficult to use. Yes for Melburnians


Some "remedial work" required here.
 
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Posted this on another thread, but it's relevant here as well. It appears Qantas is using Net Promoter Score (NPS) as a way of measuring customer satisfaction. If that is the case, be aware that any rankings in the neutral zone will be discarded and only rankings that are explicitly positive or negative will count.
 

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I haven't gotten this. Are they being selective to who it's sent to?
 

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be aware that any rankings in the neutral zone will be discarded and only rankings that are explicitly positive or negative will count.
Then mine will count :) Although I expect that any changes which result from the feedback will be 'simpler and fairer'...

you could join qantas but:
You can add to this list:

- they only half reward you for flying on partner airlines, while other programs will reward you in full
- if you want to earn points through credit card spend, you basically have to be locked into a direct earn credit card, unlike other programs which allow you to warehouse elsewhere and transfer in if and when required
- a reward flight SYD-MEL-LAX-JFK will price out online at Business Class rates when only SYD-MEL is actually in J
- given it's the most profitable part of Qantas, you may want to consider why
 
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I'd be surprised if there's anyone left who'd defend them these days.
 

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LOL. And in some instances even more.

And I am usually one of the first to defend QFF. :(
Even in business class it's getting out of control. The current going rate for taxes on SIN-SYD-SIN is $777SGD ($670AUD). Still sounds good compared to commercial fares, but if you take into account an alternative of buying AAdvantage miles to access the same limited availability - it's worth less than 1c per point as well.
 

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Even in business class it's getting out of control. The current going rate for taxes on SIN-SYD-SIN is $777SGD ($670AUD).
My goodness that is exorbitant.

The equivalent economy airfare right now is SGD718 with a chance of an op-up. I don't want to throw away 120,000 points to sit in a better seat for a few hours.

And taxes and surcharges on a Oneworld award are now close to AUD2,000.
 

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Anyone ever replied to the email with a simple "No you wouldn't." **



​** I realise it would be a no reply email but surely it would be the best way to vent!
 

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A family member was sent an email today inviting them to be part of focus group about Qantas. It is to be held in the first week of June, and be about 1-2 hours (and they will be paid for there troubles). Does this mean QF does really care about their QFFers?
 

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A family member was sent an email today inviting them to be part of focus group about Qantas. It is to be held in the first week of June, and be about 1-2 hours (and they will be paid for there troubles). Does this mean QF does really care about their QFFers?
it depends what they're looking for from the focus group!

questions can be posed to produce any outcome you want, to support any proposition you want.


  • take the cafe breakfasts:

Ask a group of frequent flyers 'would you like a delicious cafe style breakfast, served as late as possible, to maximise your sleeping time?' and you'll probably get a 100 per cent approval.

Ask 'would you like to forego all hot breakfast options for a small cup of fruit just before landing?' and the answer might be different.​


  • take the recent removal of chauffeur drive:

Ask 'do you think Qantas should focus on its core activities to keep the Spirit of Australia flying internationally?' and most would probably agree.

Ask First class passengers 'do you want to give up your chauffeur car on arrival at LAX so Qantas can save money?' and the answer may be different.​
 
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  • take the cafe breakfasts:
Ask a group of frequent flyers 'would you like a delicious cafe style breakfast, served as late as possible, to maximise your sleeping time?' and you'll probably get a 100 per cent approval.

Ask 'would you like to forego all hot breakfast options for a small cup of fruit just before landing?' and the answer might be different.​


How has QF gone in improving the Cafe Breakfast offering? They have come out publicly stating that they would improve it.

 

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I recently completed a very interesting survey from QF regarding trans-tasman flights. Reading between the lines I think QF might be looking to refine the offering one-way or another. After checking who I knew flew T/T routes, a series of hypothetical product offerings for EK/QF/NZ/JQ/VA were listed, including baggage, inflight product, airport experience and price, with only one choice being able to be made. This occurred 8 times with the variables constantly changing.

Some of the more interesting options included EK flying a narrow body with no ICE and only a small snack and no bar service (yep, that'll happen :rolleyes:), QF only offering 'basic' IFE content and tea/coffee/meal, NZ lounge access on a $100 fare, VA wide-bodies and JQ IFE-streaming on a wide-body.

Survey then progressed to feelings on brand/reputation/service of VA/EK/QF, before asking questions about domestic-NZ flights (NZ vs JQ) and whether if QF flew NZ-dom instead of JQ would this influence decision making.

My personal favourite was how I would feel if JQ no longer flew T/T and if this "would damage the JQ brand" :mrgreen:

Interesting overall...
 

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I completed this Trans Tasman one as well. Very interesting mix of scenarios, I guess designed to find out through random scenarios what you favour more (eg price, baggage policy, on board food, seat choice and comfort, or earning of SCs/points/both/neither or brand loyalty). Seemed a bit leaning towards EK as the premium service and QF/Jetstar positioning as a lower cost offering. Maybe I'm misinterpreting but a bit unsettling if that's the direction.
 

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I completed this Trans Tasman one as well. <snip> Seemed a bit leaning towards EK as the premium service and QF/Jetstar positioning as a lower cost offering. Maybe I'm misinterpreting but a bit unsettling if that's the direction.
That was how I interpreted it as well, and I guess it is mostly in response to QFs lower loadings as opposed to NZ. I presume T/T has a large price sensitive leisure market considering the frequent NZ offers for $150 off etc, but also a strong premium leisure market (ZQN) and J demand for AKL/WLG.

I don't know how effective QF's "all the frills" campaign in NZ has been. I would't be surprised to see some form of lower-end HLO/no meal fare be introduced to boost loadings. No idea where JQ would fit in with it all though.
 
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