What $ value do you put on each Status Point?

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  1. rowdyrobbieflyer

    Mar 19, 2014
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    As the title says.

    Mainly to work out if it's worth paying for a more expensive flight to get the Status Points.

    (Sorry if it's been asked already!)
     

  2. smit0847

    smit0847 Established Member

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    Any SCs that can be obtained for under $5 each is fair value, anything under $4 each is excellent value.
     
  3. Willsmere

    Willsmere Intern

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    You would be lucky to get a SC point for under $10 wouldn't you??
     
  4. Pvcmenace

    Pvcmenace Member

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    Apart from MASA's, $10/sc is par for the course, better than this is good value.
     
  5. swanning_it

    swanning_it Enthusiast

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    $10? I certainly wouldn't be doing status runs at $10 :(. I agree with smit0847. I can recall getting around $2, but that's an exception rather than the rule.

    PS....I can recall considerably less than $2.....but was a stuff up rather than the rule :mrgreen:
     
  6. GPH

    GPH Established Member

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    I have paid around $7.50 on a discount in J
     
  7. serfty

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    #7 serfty, Apr 26, 2014
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    It is still easy to get SC's for under $5 each with travel in North America (even after June [although that with Qantas]).
     
  8. bass_ke

    bass_ke Active Member

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  9. TonyHancock

    TonyHancock Senior Member

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    What's happening in June with VA?
     
  10. swanning_it

    swanning_it Enthusiast

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    I have the feeling they haven't realised this is the VA forum board ;)
     
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  11. fantasy86dj

    fantasy86dj Member

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    I brought tickets MEL to PER in Fully Flex for 6.25 Status credits per $1 but that is on Double Status credits promotion - which will retain my Silver.
     
  12. medhead

    medhead Suspended

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    It's pretty easy to get $8-$10 per SC.

    We are talking about Virgin here, I assume.
     
  13. rowdyrobbieflyer

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    How so? As I'm there in June. Thanks.
     
  14. Aus ATC

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    Just returned from HKG via SIN with Singapore Airlines. 200 SCs for a little under $1200.00 (< $6.00 per SC) and the 50% bonus for the Velocity points. Pretty happy with that.
     
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  15. Gold Member

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    Agree with Serfty.

    There are many DL and VX status runs that will yield roughly $2 per status credit in the States. No different to AA status runs crediting to QF, but with different airlines and optimal routing which you then credit back to VA.

    I would not ever chase status with Virgin on my own dime for anything above $3 per SC.
     
  16. serfty

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    #16 serfty, Apr 26, 2014
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    In relation to VA, QFF are more aligning with Velocity earn ... :p


    [... note to self ... posting from mobile devices has its perils ...]
     
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  17. Sprucegoose

    Sprucegoose Senior Member

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    Is that on VA?
     
  18. fantasy86dj

    fantasy86dj Member

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    Yes. On VA - added bonus if seeing family as well. To stretch it out I am going via ADL
     
  19. Sprucegoose

    Sprucegoose Senior Member

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    Well done. I need 400 SC to retain gold so I am hoping for a DSC deal and do something like yourself. How many SC did you earn?
     
  20. fantasy86dj

    fantasy86dj Member

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    Due to my lovely promtion total of 200 status credits. This will retain my silver until jan 16 !!! But it is so easy to retain Silver. 95% of my travel is up to Sydney so I will be retaining for quite a while. I am fully self funded and do not travel enough for Gold
     
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