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  1. smit0847

    smit0847 Established Member

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    #1 smit0847, Jan 4, 2013
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    So can we resurrect this thread now that SCs will be calculated per sector, not per journey?!

    I have already found a CRACKER out of MEL - 50 SCs for $179!

    Registered Users have the option of removing this and all other advertisements.  Moreā€¦

    I've had a lot of people PM me asking for access to the spreadsheet. Although I started this thread, I can't grant you access - you need to PM lobo76 for access.
     
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  2. robd

    robd Established Member

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    Re: Need 4 DJ sectors and 130 SCs by Sept 1

    Go ahead - you start.

    What's the "CRACKER"?
     
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  3. smit0847

    smit0847 Established Member

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    Re: Need 4 DJ sectors and 130 SCs by Sept 1

    Look for cheap Flexis that route you through either BNE or OOL so you get 30+20......
     
  4. Jousams

    Jousams Active Member

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    Re: Need 4 DJ sectors and 130 SCs by Sept 1

    Found it!
    Thats pretty amazing.
     
  5. lobo76

    lobo76 Member

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    Re: Need 4 DJ sectors and 130 SCs by Sept 1

    My skills are not up to scratch :/
     
  6. Mak404matt

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    #6 Mak404matt, Jan 4, 2013
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    Re: Need 4 DJ sectors and 130 SCs by Sept 1

    PER - MEL - DRW Flexi is $319, comes out to $3.98/sc

    CNS - BNE - TSV Saver is $99, comes out to $3.96/sc
     
  7. smit0847

    smit0847 Established Member

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    #7 smit0847, Jan 4, 2013
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    Re: Need 4 DJ sectors and 130 SCs by Sept 1

    Remember, Flexi fares earn twice the amount of SCs as a Saver fare, so where the price of the Flexi is not much more than the Saver think about the value of the double SCs, Look for where the price of the Flex is the same whether you take the direct flight or not. Business Class earns twice as much as Flexis (i.e. 4 x as much as Savers) but Business is usually well over twice the cost of the Flexis.

    My example was MEL-BNE-NTL Flex - $3.59 per SC.

    If anyone wants to share great deals they have found - I consider anything under $5 per SC to be excellent value, and anything under $4 to be outstanding value.

    If anyone ever sees MEL-BNE-DRW flex under $300, grab it - that's 30+40 = 70.
     
  8. AdMEL

    AdMEL Established Member

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    Re: Need 4 DJ sectors and 130 SCs by Sept 1

    Have been looking but can't find it! Mind sharing which month(s)?
     
  9. lobo76

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    Ahhh I was trying Cairns, Townsville etc. didn't tyhink of Newcastle :)

    That is a great deal and without too much travel time....
     
  10. AdMEL

    AdMEL Established Member

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    Re: Need 4 DJ sectors and 130 SCs by Sept 1

    Me too! Tried Rocky and Mackay as well.
     
  11. Re: Need 4 DJ sectors and 130 SCs by Sept 1

    One I would consider is MEL-CBR-OOL, which has the oddity that it's usually cheaper to buy the Flexi than the Saver.
    Sadly it only averages out at $5 per SC.

    (Long time reader but first time poster)
     
  12. AdMEL

    AdMEL Established Member

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    Re: Need 4 DJ sectors and 130 SCs by Sept 1

    As I posted in the Sabre changes thread:

    Whilst there seems to be a number of positive benefits for us as flyers from change to calculation of SC's, I can't help but feeling we haven't yet been told the full picture and there will be further changes (QF style enhancements) that will erode all of these perceived benefits. I think there will be a very limited opportunity to take advantage of the SC per sector anomaly. Just my gut feel.
     
  13. Jama

    Jama Active Member

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    Re: Need 4 DJ sectors and 130 SCs by Sept 1

    Yep. I wouldn't be surprised to see the SC requirement for each status level and retaining it increased. Which means the majority of flights being single sector would leave everyone worse off.
     
  14. AdMEL

    AdMEL Established Member

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    Re: Need 4 DJ sectors and 130 SCs by Sept 1

    I can also see points upgrades per sector, resulting in higher points required for multi sector trips, not to mention a change to the fare structure to remove the cheap SC earners being discussed here. This would be easy to change as part of the change to incorporate the new Saver Lite fare.

    The other change I see is to SC earn as a result of the new Saver Lite fare, which I suspect will be priced the same as the current Saver, with reduced SC earn.

    Hope I'm wrong though!
     
  15. 777

    777 Established Member

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    Re: Need 4 DJ sectors and 130 SCs by Sept 1

    I actually posted the MEL-NTL one last time when we briefly thought it was by sector. It fly MEL-NTL every couple of months on average an the afternoon departure via BNE is suddenly seeming like i could put up with it.
     
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  16. pmdg7444

    pmdg7444 Member

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    Re: Need 4 DJ sectors and 130 SCs by Sept 1

    This is a good change----- now ALL my flights will adhere to the motto : why fly direct when you can connect
     
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  17. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    Re: Need 4 DJ sectors and 130 SCs by Sept 1

    It was sector by sector for a short time, which some of us took advantage of, before the Fokker tax was imposed.
     
  18. Princess Fiona

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    Super excited now, have always avoided the silly backwards leg through BNE
    This even makes up for the lack of a lounge :cool:
     
  19. hydrabyss

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    Booked Business to DRW from SYD end of last year, at the time I had the opportunity to go via Perth for the same price which was $599.The thought of 8 hours in J turned my partner off. But earning 560 status points between us would have been handy.
     
  20. swanning_it

    swanning_it Senior Member

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    Throw a slight twist on that one.......241, family pool, 100SCs for $179.........$1.79 each......Enhancement likely.
     

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