The Qantas Newbie Questions Thread

Half of them are in the air on the delayed plane i imagine given that it is QF2 after all.
QF36 to MEL is also cancelled today, and QF38 to MEL is zeroed out in all classes. QF52 to BNE is also J1Y5, so it's going to be fun for QF staff at Changi....

Best bets remain direct and on one of these (included BA on the off chance they might be able to do something given broader disruption... ). Hope you get something better than the advice. QF292 (on the AY 333) looks alright for the moment.
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Cheers
Matt.
 
QF36 to MEL is also cancelled today, and QF38 to MEL is zeroed out in all classes. QF52 to BNE is also J1Y5, so it's going to be fun for QF staff at Changi....

Best bets remain direct and on one of these (included BA on the off chance they might be able to do something given broader disruption... ). Hope you get something better than the advice. QF292 (on the AY 333) looks alright for the moment.
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Cheers
Matt.
I just got shifted to qf292 from a call to the south african call center.

Lose my upgrade from Y-J from the QF2, but i dont mind that too much and who knows did put in a points upgrade again and see if that goes through again.
 
I just got shifted to qf292 from a call to the south african call center.

Lose my upgrade from Y-J from the QF2, but i dont mind that too much and who knows did put in a points upgrade again and see if that goes through again.
Your newly minted WP status might help... but expect the worst on a day like today. Are you travelling solo?
 
Your newly minted WP status might help... but expect the worst on a day like today. Are you travelling solo?

Yeh solo travelling, will see what happens, lounge was super helpful, rechecked me in and assigned seats as all of that was locked out (as I was already checked into QF2 at HND).
Elanshin, at least you get to feel QF292, ie, its an AY plane.
Maybe premY.
Yeh that was my logic. Definitely said I wanted QF292 over QF84 even though i think QF84 load is lighter.
 
Yeh solo travelling, will see what happens, lounge was super helpful, rechecked me in and assigned seats as all of that was locked out (as I was already checked into QF2 at HND).

Yeh that was my logic. Definitely said I wanted QF292 over QF84 even though i think QF84 load is lighter.
QF84 is quite full, and no Y+ option... you're on the best flight you can be, I think
 
QF84 is quite full, and no Y+ option... you're on the best flight you can be, I think
Cheers for the help.

QF36 to MEL is also cancelled today, and QF38 to MEL is zeroed out in all classes. QF52 to BNE is also J1Y5, so it's going to be fun for QF staff at Changi....

I just had a look QF38 seems to be flying as an a388. They must have 330 problems and a spare 380. Seems to have shuttled yesterday as qf36 was also cancelled and qf38 was a380. Today it's listed as a380 again.
 
Got a couple of domestic Flex Y bookings that I no longer need. Change of plans, unfortunately.

I thought I’d cancel those and take a refund, but I note that there is a $99 cancellation fee. I had assumed Flex bookings didn’t have a cancellation fee, but I’m in the wrong now.

The other option is to take the $ value of the booking as a flight credit, to be used within 12 months of the original ticket booking date.

QF website says that there may (depending on the date type of the original booking, which is Flex in my case) be a change fee associated when trying to use the flight credit.

1. My understanding is as there is no change fee for a Flex booking, I would not be expected to pay a change fee when I redeem the flight credit. Is my understanding correct?

2. The flight credits need to be redeemed within 12 months from the date of original booking. In my case these bookings were made in March last year AND I don’t think I’ll be able to utilise the flight credits before March this year anyways. So there is an option to request a refund of the flight credit before the credit expiry date (12 months from date of original booking), however, what is not clear is will the cancellation penalty of $99 apply when requesting a refund of a flight credit.

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Anyone come across this please?
 
Newbie Question. So if the Qantas point calender says I need around 126k to 144k point for business class Perth to Europe one way, how come I’m seeing in the rewards booking I’m needing like 700-800k points each way, for a trip I intend to take October this year? Can anyone point me in the right direction?

TIA.
 
Newbie Question. So if the Qantas point calender says I need around 126k to 144k point for business class Perth to Europe one way, how come I’m seeing in the rewards booking I’m needing like 700-800k points each way, for a trip I intend to take October this year? Can anyone point me in the right direction?

TIA.
You need to search for "Classic Rewards" only, ie select "Reward Seats" filter option when doing your search.

You will want to use flexible with dates - and be prepared to be very flexible. Good luck!
 
Newbie Question. So if the Qantas point calender says I need around 126k to 144k point for business class Perth to Europe one way, how come I’m seeing in the rewards booking I’m needing like 700-800k points each way, for a trip I intend to take October this year? Can anyone point me in the right direction?

TIA.
Welcome to AFF @Jason R
Have you clicked on Rewards Seats?Screenshot_20240217_212726_Qantas.jpg
 
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I'm flying from MGB to ADL to CDG in a couple of weeks - QF award booking MGB-ADL, then EK ticket with a QF codeshare ADL-PER, then on EK metal PER-DXB-CDG. In economy, alas, but we make do.

Anyway, a couple of questions:

I'm flying up from MGB earlier in the day on a separate QF itinerary (couldn't get an EK itinerary with it all on one ticket) - if I understand correctly, I can ask the check in staff here to check my bag and I through to CDG and issue all four boarding passes - presuming they know how to do that?

Also, as I have about five hours in ADL before leaving for the Perth leg. If I get a QF lounge pass, am I able to use the Adelaide lounge even though I'm travelling on an EK flight number\itinerary on Qantas metal for the first leg?

(In hindsight, booking through EK rather than QF was probably not a smart move, as I won't get any QF status, but live and learn I guess.)
 
Got a couple of domestic Flex Y bookings that I no longer need. Change of plans, unfortunately.

I thought I’d cancel those and take a refund, but I note that there is a $99 cancellation fee. I had assumed Flex bookings didn’t have a cancellation fee, but I’m in the wrong now.

The other option is to take the $ value of the booking as a flight credit, to be used within 12 months of the original ticket booking date.

QF website says that there may (depending on the date type of the original booking, which is Flex in my case) be a change fee associated when trying to use the flight credit.

1. My understanding is as there is no change fee for a Flex booking, I would not be expected to pay a change fee when I redeem the flight credit. Is my understanding correct?

2. The flight credits need to be redeemed within 12 months from the date of original booking. In my case these bookings were made in March last year AND I don’t think I’ll be able to utilise the flight credits before March this year anyways. So there is an option to request a refund of the flight credit before the credit expiry date (12 months from date of original booking), however, what is not clear is will the cancellation penalty of $99 apply when requesting a refund of a flight credit.

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Anyone come across this please?
Bumping this one please
 
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You need to search for "Classic Rewards" only, ie select "Reward Seats" filter option when doing your search.

You will want to use flexible with dates - and be prepared to be very flexible. Good luck!
Yes, I finally figured it out. Thanks for your help!
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Welcome to AFF @Jason R
Have you clicked on Rewards Seats?View attachment 371530
Yes, thanks for your help.

I've figured I'll need to create a multi city itinerary, but given I have enough points to do the trip business class to Amsterdam I'll enjoy the various stopovers!
 
Just because you have enough QFF points, and the website shows the requisite number of QFF points needed, its your QFF status, that will see your chances of succeeding as high/medium/low.
QF WP members can request that seats be opened, if there is inventory, or if they (QF) have the capacity on that flight.
 
Looking into best ways to maximise QF Status Credits on next trip to USA over June / July.
Currently Gold, with SC resetting on 1 June, so the goal would be to get back to Gold.

Did the same trip last year at late notice, but have now been given pre warning that it may need to occur again.

Last year, flights booked (flexible economy)
BNE - SYD, SYD - LAX (points upgrade to premium economy), LAX - PDX
PDX - LAX, LAX - BNE (points upgrade to business).

With early notice, can spend some time planning and have an itinerary ready to go for when the next DSC offer is released.

Flights would be roughly the same, with the idea to fly out of SYD or MEL to LAX (higher chances of upgrade with the A380).

This time the only difference would be I can plan an internal trip to Chicago prior to returning back to Australia.

Plan for something like:
BNE - SYD, SYD - LAX (try for upgrade), LAX - PDX
PDX - LAX
LAX - ORD, ORD - LAX (plan from LAX as the other flights are covered as work expense)
LAX - BNE (try for upgrade).

I would most likely need to keep the LAX - ORD (return) separate as this would be a personal expense, not work, so looking on QF website it only gives me the option to book as points.

Should i be looking at trying to keep all the booking together (multi city) and work out something with the work expense, or book directly with the other airlines (AA) and earn QF SC that way? However perhaps forgoing the DSC on the LAX - ORD flights..

Thanks in advance
 
Looking into best ways to maximise QF Status Credits on next trip to USA over June / July.
Currently Gold, with SC resetting on 1 June, so the goal would be to get back to Gold.

Did the same trip last year at late notice, but have now been given pre warning that it may need to occur again.

Last year, flights booked (flexible economy)
BNE - SYD, SYD - LAX (points upgrade to premium economy), LAX - PDX
PDX - LAX, LAX - BNE (points upgrade to business).

With early notice, can spend some time planning and have an itinerary ready to go for when the next DSC offer is released.

Flights would be roughly the same, with the idea to fly out of SYD or MEL to LAX (higher chances of upgrade with the A380).

This time the only difference would be I can plan an internal trip to Chicago prior to returning back to Australia.

Plan for something like:
BNE - SYD, SYD - LAX (try for upgrade), LAX - PDX
PDX - LAX
LAX - ORD, ORD - LAX (plan from LAX as the other flights are covered as work expense)
LAX - BNE (try for upgrade).

I would most likely need to keep the LAX - ORD (return) separate as this would be a personal expense, not work, so looking on QF website it only gives me the option to book as points.

Should i be looking at trying to keep all the booking together (multi city) and work out something with the work expense, or book directly with the other airlines (AA) and earn QF SC that way? However perhaps forgoing the DSC on the LAX - ORD flights..

Thanks in advance
This is probably a better thread to pose your questions:

But also look at Alaska (AS). They were much better for discount First (post SCs as Biz to QFF - the same as AA) in my recent experiences.

Hubbing between LAX and ORD via SFO, PDX, SEA, DFW etc will reap the best SCs.

Be aware that the lowest whY fares may not earn points/SCs at all. Check the fare class quoted against the QFF warn tables.

Your SG status will get you into both AA and AS lounges.
 

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