For those of you who dont already know Qantas charges 5 000 points to book on the phone! what really annoys me is, you Cant book Sydney- Seattle online, As LAX- SEA Is operated by Alaska Airways. I'm sure this isn't the only route with this problem, that said dose anyone know a way around this? I joined QFF years ago, I'm a platinum member with lifetime Gold membership, and partner Gold, but the QFF program is really getting ridiculous, flying economy full price, it takes 16 trips SYD-MLB to earn 1 reward flight! Anyway, is there Anyway to evade the 5000 point fee for your loalty?