Febs said:It's probably something I should do one day, but right now (and up until Sept '07) I'm hell-bent on getting enough QFF points for SYD-LAX return for myself and my girlfriend. Have more than enough for one trip, and by my calculations I should have enough for two flights in 11 months. The SYD-LHR 30,000pts will be a welcome boost.
SYD-LHR-MAD collecting to AA would earn you the same number of points of approx 11,346 base plus 11,346 platinum bonus for economy class = 22,692 .
For a SYD-LAX return using QF points will cost 96,000 points for economy and 192,00 points for business plus about $230 in fuel fines whilst using AA points it would cost 75,000 points for economy , 125,000 for business and 145,000 for 1st class and no fuel fine
Even against an economy ticket it is 21k points and $230 using AA. Given that the earning rate would be the same on high economy fares ( and attaining / maintaining status is also would say easier ) I would consider whether you might not be better off