Requalifing for Gold - so close but so far......

Discussion in 'Qantas Frequent Flyer Program' started by nickn380, Apr 29, 2014.

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  1. nickn380

    nickn380 Newbie

    Apr 8, 2012
    7
    4
    Melbourne
    Hey everyone!

    So I have a small challenge....I am currently a gold with QF sitting on about 510sc's and have some major travel booked for the end of the year and would love to use the privileges. But, my rollover period is for end of this may. I am considering doing a mel to ool (via syd) in Y for 80 sc's (flexi) which would get me to 590. In that case, do you think it is possible to be re-qualify by the ff gods or should I get another trip booked in somewhere (be it a syd/adl/etc)?

    Thoughts/people who have been there and done that/etc would be appreciated! :)

    Cheers,
    Nick
     

  2. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    30,091
    5,548
    BNE & SYD
    Very rare to get a comp when your short of a qual level. 90SC is easily obtained on a JASA which is what I would be looking at, such as going to OOL via SYD then just a red e deal home.
     
  3. AustraliaPoochie

    AustraliaPoochie Established Member

    SYD - AKL with EK in J or subclasses of it.
    Not cheap, but that will get you some QF points, and if you book with a QF flight number, some (more) SC to boot!
    SYD - CHC is also another one, ...
    Both in wide bodied, 777 or 380.
    EK lounge/QP lounge at SYD entry too.
    I will be trying EK J or a subclass of it, later this year.
     
  4. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    30,091
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    If you were going down that path, LAN is normally around $700 return in J.
     
  5. nickn380

    nickn380 Newbie

    Apr 8, 2012
    7
    4
    Melbourne
    Thanks for the advice markis10. So J up and y back - that could be worth it! I haven't done a jasa yet, but you have to call up to request that correct? Would you have an idea how many points it would be?

    thanks!
     
  6. nickn380

    nickn380 Newbie

    Apr 8, 2012
    7
    4
    Melbourne
    Oh lord.......hmmm maybe just pay it? I'll give them a ring and see what they say!
     
  7. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    30,091
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  8. nickn380

    nickn380 Newbie

    Apr 8, 2012
    7
    4
    Melbourne
    Thanks for that, didn't realise that existed! :eek:
    That's not too bad - done deal
     
  9. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    40,244
    8,715
    BNE, SYD and CNX
    Unfortunately with LAN a day return is not possible. Flights TUE, THU, SAT and SUN only.
     
  10. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    30,091
    5,548
    BNE & SYD
    Who said anything about a day return :confused:
     
  11. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    40,244
    8,715
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    So then the overall cost would be higher as one would need to factor accommodation/taxis etc?
     
  12. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    30,091
    5,548
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    #13 markis10, May 8, 2014
    Last edited: May 8, 2014
    How would it be higher than EK even with a few days in AKL, hardly stratospheric hotel pricing??? :confused: Not hard to get a room at a four star for $50-80.

    Overnight stay then back, it's a daily flight?????
     

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  13. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    40,244
    8,715
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    Hmmm. I must have been seeing things. It certainly wasn't daily in April. I know because I was trying to book it for a weekday and in the end settled for weekend.
     
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