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Whats the least amount of money you'd need to earn 1400 Qantas SC

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markis10

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I would be interested to hear of the best value ASA when it comes to SC's! No money required.
 

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Depending on ability to actually find the flights, based on comments here of people paying as low as $2.20 per SC. Then something like $3000. But you gotta find the flights, that would be a little bit hard I guess. ;)
 

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You need 4 qantas segments in there too if those sc are going towards status... If you factor that in then the price can rise considerably!
Or if you can pick up something like the $55 qantas link fares only $220 extra.

All this is dependent on so many factors it is hard to give a proper answer. Given a full year, unlimited free time and finding the right fares then 1400 SC could be very cheap.
 

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Depending on ability to actually find the flights, based on comments here of people paying as low as $2.20 per SC. Then something like $3000. But you gotta find the flights, that would be a little bit hard I guess. ;)
It ends up being a bit more than $3000. Those crazy cheap fares with high SCs tend to either be in the USA on AA or in Asia on CX - my personal best effort (and this was a fare on AA that won't price out any more) was AUD 1.81 per SC. Multiply that by 1200 and add about $1000 in QF fares to get me there and back (another fare that I'm not sure I'll be able to get again); so far we're at $3172.

Now start adding accommodation and living expenses (I'm not talking about staying at Ws or fine dining every night, but I can't bring myself to stay at Days Inns or eat the cheapest dodgiest take away I can find -- and Denny's most definitely doesn't count as food :shock:), sightseeing, incidentals ... you're not really going to get much change from $5000 if any at all. And that's on an AA Y/UPP fare that won't price any more.
 

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It ends up being a bit more than $3000. Those crazy cheap fares with high SCs tend to either be in the USA on AA or in Asia on CX - my personal best effort (and this was a fare on AA that won't price out any more) was AUD 1.81 per SC. Multiply that by 1200 and add about $1000 in QF fares to get me there and back (another fare that I'm not sure I'll be able to get again); so far we're at $3172.

Now start adding accommodation and living expenses (I'm not talking about staying at Ws or fine dining every night, but I can't bring myself to stay at Days Inns or eat the cheapest dodgiest take away I can find -- and Denny's most definitely doesn't count as food :shock:), sightseeing, incidentals ... you're not really going to get much change from $5000 if any at all. And that's on an AA Y/UPP fare that won't price any more.
Well that's certainly a decent and fair price estimate. Thanks. I might suggest some reduction on the sightseeing front, as it could be assumed that someone looking for the cheapest 1400SC regardless of route, might be doing the trip more for the SC than for the sightseeing, and hence might minimise transit times and hence sightseeing as much as possible.

But a good estimate and for comparison $5000 on DJ will get silver.
 

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With the QF SC Promo, doing a NAN J Run twice, QF WP can be achieved for around $2500 (add on to that, another $300-$500 for taxis, hotel, repositioning if need be), so, yes, with the Double SC Promo, QF WP can be attained for under $3000, from zero SC starting base.
In QF eyes, they really want people to be spending around 10k p/a to get WP, just a guess.
 

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There are some very good ASA that work well, especially during the double SC promo.

1480 SC for approx 180,000 points.
 

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Next week I am spending 121,000 points for a trip I needed anyway. I'm just going a slightly longer way.

The earn is 680SC and 12,150 points plus 10,000 points for two loyalty bonuses.
 

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Is the double SC promo still ongoing? Like, in terms of members continuing to receive promo? I did not get it but would find it an incentive to book, as for Jetstar' $1 fare promotion explained in an email I got yesterday.
 

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Got 180- SC's for US $379 ORD/SLC via DFW. Thats the cheapest i've got.
 

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This routing can be optimised, but you can earn 640 SC's for USD1362 LAX to BGI via ORD and MIA.
 

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It ends up being a bit more than $3000. Those crazy cheap fares with high SCs tend to either be in the USA on AA or in Asia on CX - my personal best effort (and this was a fare on AA that won't price out any more) was AUD 1.81 per SC. Multiply that by 1200 and add about $1000 in QF fares to get me there and back (another fare that I'm not sure I'll be able to get again); so far we're at $3172.
If you wanted to do it as purely a Status run then it is possible to get 1200 SCs for ~AUD3,000 including accommodation and using some points/miles to get to starting point. In fact in SE Asia I could it for significantly less.

There is also the other way of doing things. Don't do status runs, per se, but go on holidays and spend a day before and a day after to do some additional flights. Not goung to be as cheap but still have the holiday and earning status is a bonus.

With the QF SC Promo, doing a NAN J Run twice, QF WP can be achieved for around $2500 (add on to that, another $300-$500 for taxis, hotel, repositioning if need be), so, yes, with the Double SC Promo, QF WP can be attained for under $3000, from zero SC starting base.
How often do you think QF will release double SCs promotions and more importantly how long do you think the NAN loophole is going to last?
 
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