Share your Oneworld Classic Flight Reward redemption routes 😁

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Hi Everyone,
I never thought of accumulating QFF points before, and focusing on Velocity-Krisflyer isntead, thinking its much more doable. Anyway, after reading more about the One World RTW, i started to think that it’s worth a shot :)

Been scouring the pages on the main OW RTW thread but thought i’ll post here. i just want to get the idea of other people’s interesting J redemption routes 😉 from the usual to not-so-common ones, if it turned out to be great value and if there was anything they would have done differently.

Thank you!!
 

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I never thought of accumulating QFF points before... after reading more about the One World RTW, i started to think that it’s worth a shot :)

... i just want to get the idea of other people’s interesting J redemption routes 😉 from the usual to not-so-common ones, if it turned out to be great value and if there was anything they would have done differently.
Just to be clear, I believe you are referring to the QANTAS OneWorld Award which is a multi-city award booking including 5 stopovers but does not require a RTW routing, and not the fare-based OneWorld Explorer (or the related Oneworld product Global Explorer) both of which must be RTW.
FWIW, I have booked some interesting RTW Oneworld Award itineraries for Mrs. Jrobin to use up QF points. (Usually I have booked an almost identical fare-based product for RTW itineraries for myself to earn status credits and QF points.)
However, these routes may not be of interest to you since they have been in Y.
Or they may be of interest because they could mostly be done in J also.
 

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Well a couple of the Oneworld Classic Flight Rewards I've done were:

Trip 1 (Economy)
SYD-BNE (QF)
BNE-ADL-KUL-PEK (QF/MH)
PEK-NRT-CDG (JL)
ORY-LHR-GIG (BA)
GIG-MIA-DFW (AA)
DFW-SYD (QF)

Trip 2 (Business)
HAM-MAD-GRU (IB)
GRU-SCL-SYD-CBR (LA/QF)
CBR-SYD-JNB (QF)
WDH-DOH-DEL (QR)
DEL-HEL (AY)
HEL-VIE (AY)
 
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Just to be clear, I believe you are referring to the QANTAS OneWorld Award which is a multi-city award booking including 5 stopovers but does not require a RTW routing, and not the fare-based OneWorld Explorer (or the related Oneworld product Global Explorer) both of which must be RTW.
FWIW, I have booked some interesting RTW Oneworld Award itineraries for Mrs. Jrobin to use up QF points. (Usually I have booked an almost identical fare-based product for RTW itineraries for myself to earn status credits and QF points.)
However, these routes may not be of interest to you since they have been in Y.
Or they may be of interest because they could mostly be done in J also.

You are right JRobin 😅 Rookie mistake lol. Its the Qantas One World Award that I was thinking of.
 

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Well a couple of the Oneworld Classic Flight Rewards I've done were:

Trip 1 (Economy)
SYD-BNE (QF)
BNE-ADL-KUL-PEK (QF/MH)
PEK-NRT-CDG (JL)
ORY-LHR-GIG (BA)
GIG-MIA-DFW (AA)
DFW-SYD (QF)

Trip 2 (Business)
HAM-MAD-GRU (IB)
GRU-SCL-SYD-CBR (LA/QF)
CBR-SYD-JNB (QF)
WDH-DOH-DEL (QR)
DEL-HEL (AY)
HEL-VIE (AY)
Thanks Mattg 😁 May i ask how long did it take you to complete the trips?
 

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Hi Everyone,
I never thought of accumulating QFF points before, and focusing on Velocity-Krisflyer isntead, thinking its much more doable. Anyway, after reading more about the One World RTW, i started to think that it’s worth a shot :)

Been scouring the pages on the main OW RTW thread but thought i’ll post here. i just want to get the idea of other people’s interesting J redemption routes 😉 from the usual to not-so-common ones, if it turned out to be great value and if there was anything they would have done differently.

Thank you!!
Great idea for a thread!

Below with minor variations but same stopovers originally booked for May 2020, then October 2020, then May 2021 and now booked for May 2022:

2 pax in J - about 34,500 miles

MEL-KUL-DOH-ZRH (MH/QR)*
ZRH-MAD-BCN (IB)
BCN-MAD-LIM (IB)
LIM-MIA (AA)
MIA-ATL-ORD (AA)
ORD-PHL-SFO (AA) - still hoping find an easier way to get to SFO than this!
SFO-NRT-MEL (JL)

* Original 2020 bookings were MEL-ADL-DOH in QR QSuites but QR won't release more than 1 J seat on flights out of Australia these days - whole separate thread on that!

Interestingly I recently tried to change ZRH-MAD-BCN to GVA-MAD-BCN but was told the ZRH-GVA surface sector would count as another stopover - from what I've read here that's just wrong but I couldn't be bothered wasting more hours on the phone with poorly trained agents.
 

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… but was told the ZRH-GVA surface sector would count as another stopover - from what I've read here that's just wrong but I couldn't be bothered wasting more hours on the phone with poorly trained agents.
Agree that it is usually a waste of time arguing. Unfortunately, you were talking to the wrong person, not that we have a choice in who answers the call.

Call again if you are up to it. 😀. The number of stop-overs is up to you.

If it books successfully (with the so-called extra stop-over), then it’s within the rules.
 

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Thanks Mattg 😁 May i ask how long did it take you to complete the trips?

The first trip took 8 months (with a very long stopover in Paris while I went away and did other things, then came back to pick up the second half of the trip). The second trip took 5 months (with a very long stopover in Canberra, where I normally live).
 

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Awesome thread. Just what I need to reinvigorate my imagination for travel and to use up some points. Cant wait to read everyone’s awesome plans that came to life.
 

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Until Covid rudely interrupted my annual flow, up to 2019 I had done 15 successive DONEx and 1 AONEx - aka true RTW ;), but never a OneWorld Classic Award (for a leisure traveller they don't earn enough SCs to stay WP/elevate to LTG... 😜).

I've tended to use a lot of my points for F flights or UPGs. :cool:
 

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but isn't this award tickets - you don't use a TA for that
You can, or at least I could, but yes you are correct for the most part.
There are TA's who will book these on your behalf.

Award Flight Assist is such a service and is provided by AFF.


Now, back to posting successful routings ..
 
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Many years ago:
2xJ seats plus an 18-month old lap infant! (no cost for a lap child)
CPT-LHR(<24hr stopover to catch up with friends and wander around Kew Gardens)-AMM (BA/RJ)
AMM-HEL (RJ)
HEL-MAN (AY)
MAN-LHR-YYZ(<24 stopover to spend the night at Niagara Falls)-DFW-YVR (BA/AA)
LAS-LAX-NRT (AA)
NRT-HKG-JNB (CX)

Add in the Y round trip QF positioning flights SYD-JNB-CPT/JNB-SYD and this was a two month trip. Side trips included:
- self-driving around Jordan to check out Dead Sea/Petra/Aqaba
- ferry to TLL for a few days and 25 min AY flight back to HEL
- two and a half weeks, one-way RV trip from Seattle to Las Vegas
 

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Here are four QF Oneworld Award Bookings I have made for Mrs. Jrobin. Official airline stops are noted; additional planned stops of ~23 hours to visit friends are not noted as stops.

QF ONEWORLD Award 2018
YYZ-LHR (BA)
LHR-SEZ (QR) (stop)
SEZ-CMB-SIN (UL)
SIN-MEL-CBR (QF)(stop)
[CBR-MEL paid fare] (QF)
MEL-SYD (QF)(stop)
[SYD-VLI-SYD paid fare] (QF)
SYD-DFW (QF)(stop)
DFW-YYZ (AA)

QF ONEWORLD Award 2015
YKF-ORD (AA)
ORD-DOH-SIN (QR) (stop)
SIN-SYD-CBR (QF) (stop)
CBR-MEL (QF) (stop)
MEL-SYD (QF) (stop)
[SYD-NLK-SYD NZ (paid fare)]
SYD-HNL (QF) (stop)
[HNL-OGG (HA) (paid fare)]
OGG-DFW-ORD

QF ONEWORLD Award 2012
YYZ-DFW-LAX (AA)
LAX-AKL (QF) (stop)
[AKL-PPT-AKL (NZ) (paid fare)]
[PPT-BOB-PPT (VT) (paid fare)]
AKL-SYD-CBR (QF) (stop)
CBR-MEL (QF) (stop)
MEL-SYD-SIN (QF) (stop)
SIN-FFT (QF)
FFT-LHR-IST (BA) (stop)
IST-LHR-YYZ (BA)

QF ONEWORLD Award 2010
YYZ-ORD-PVG (AA)
PVG-SYD-CBR (QF) (stop)
CBR-MEL (QF) (stop)
MEL-HKG (QF)
HKG-SGN (CX) (stop)
SGN-HKG (CX) (stop)
HKG-LHR-BOS (BA)
BOS-YYZ
 
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