Using Points for Surcharges

Discussion in 'Qantas Frequent Flyer Program' started by Shano, Oct 27, 2006.

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  1. Shano

    Shano Established Member

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    Not sure if this has arleady been posted.....

    The article is in todays Australian Points to 'double' flight cost | Aviation | The Australian:

     

  2. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    In my opinion the only ones who will benefit from this deal are Qantas and those who have more points than they will ever need.
     
  3. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Look on the bright side. Removes some competition for awards!
     
  4. one9

    one9 Active Member

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    If only you could use points for status credits!!!
     
  5. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    Hmmm... I like the idea of paying the fuel fines etc with FF points, but this does seem a bit rich when you look at it. :(
     
  6. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Thankfully you cannot. That would be bad for flyers since greatly expand the ranks of elites. Result - more competition for the few benefits and also removal of some of the remaining valuable benefits.
     
  7. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Totally agree. Airlines need to go back to rewarding their frequent flyers. It will be a truly sad day if all you have to do is be able to earn 2,000,000 FF points a year via credit card and qualify as a WP without having seen the inside of an aircraft.
     
  8. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    I must admit that I am liking the DJ "no status" model more and more. I always feel that with QF I am not actually getting what my status should give me (e.g. access to forward cabin seating, better access to award seats, etc) and the reason why is never clear. QFF seem good at dangling the carrot but not always delivering, and the benefits continue to decline over time.
     
  9. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    On AAdvantage 1 million miles total (earned any method, flying, hotel, credit card, flowers, etc) gets lifetime Gold and 2 million miles total gets lifetime Platinum.
     
  10. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    The reason is obvious to me - you need a name like Aaron Aarons instead of Yada Yada :D
     
  11. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    If only they would sort FF's in reverse. Perhaps they'd give me the jump seat. :shock:
     
  12. NM

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    That would be trumped by all the Aaron Aardvarks out there :p .
     
  13. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Yes I know but it still does not make it right. Anyway I was referring to QFF.
     
  14. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    or Aa Aa ...
     
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