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Some of the Qantas shop items pretty bad value.

Using 8,000 points for SYD-MEL when there is a sale on (admittedly this one used to be even worse value at 10,000 points).
 

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I agree that it's "each to their own". For those that have a low FF balance (low number of flights and CC earning), then any free flight might look good. The ability to use them is what it's all about.

For those of us with multiple CC's all linked to our QFF account, plus being regular travellers, then the ability to garner large number of FF points means we can be more selective with how we use them.

My wife and I agreed that burning 288K points (4 x 72K) for J upgrades BNE/LAX and LAX/AKL/BNE for us was well worth it. So was burning all her AA points for upgrades to First on our USA domestic flights.

The value of a Skybed for a 13.5 flight on the way over and a 17 hour flight (plus a 100 minute layover in AKL) was outstanding value - not just from our comfort viewpoint, but also how happy we were with each other...brownie points are hard to come by and easy to lose.

Similar for Australian domestic upgrades...I use points generally only for flights in excess of 2 hours (with a couple of recent exceptions). Find me anybody who wouldn't want to fly in J for those sectors, rather than Y.
 
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Companies from American Express to EarthLink buy miles from Delta in bulk, paying between 1 and 3 cents a mile, to use as customer rewards. But their faith in frequent-flier miles depends on customers' satisfaction with the program, which has continued to grow even after the bankruptcy filing.

The above comment was from the page of the Orlando Sentinel, and it relates to an article about redeeming points, specifically on Delta:
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/busi...22,0,318498.story?coll=orl-business-headlines

This might be something to consider when trying to determine what a status run is worth from a point value aspect, and what companies, such as amex etc, pay for them.
 

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Lindsay Wilson said:
The value of a Skybed for a 13.5 flight on the way over and a 17 hour flight (plus a 100 minute layover in AKL) was outstanding value - not just from our comfort viewpoint, but also how happy we were with each other...brownie points are hard to come by and easy to lose.

You know, I think that this is the best answer of any. Spending points on making you and your partner happy is always the best value. The smile on a partner's face at some little luxury, some thoughtful act, some act of kindness, well, what price can you put on that?

Thanks, Lindsay, for putting this in perspective for me.
 
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