Emirates Taxes through the roof!

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 Sep 2022

Total posts 10

Why all of a sudden has Emirates started to charge such exorbitant taxes when booking Emirates flights via Qantas Classic Rewards, I flew Business Class to Europe and back with Emirates using Qantas FF points a few years ago and the taxes were far less? They are basically pricing themselves out of the market for the average Jo wanting to use FF points, yet more damage to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program!


Member since 08 Feb 2018

Total posts 200

Does qff fall into the category of a scam yet?


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jun 2015

Total posts 61

I think it’s becoming a scam. I’ve stopped collecting QFF points and switched to American Express Membership Rewards. I have millions of points are I can’t use. Pre- Covid days if you were organised and booked 355 days in advance, no problem, but I don’t think they are even making any seats available on long hall premium classes. Emirates and Qantas extra charges are now a joke. They are certainly double dipping if you’re lucky enough to bag a seat!


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Feb 2016

Total posts 63

EK started hiking up their carrier fees in late Feb or Mar 22 and they have increased about 4 times since then. Nothing to do with QF it was and EK rise across the board including their own program and other partner airlines.



Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 923

They (Emirates) went mad. I flew with them few times in the past, but I never actually liked them. Now it out of questions altogether. Not only they release so few award seats that it became impossible to find them, but also they charging ridiculously high taxes. I found award flight London-Dubai-Hong Kong in economy by EK and price is 99500 points + 630GBP in taxes. Meanwhile commercial ticket put you back on 550GBP. I only can say W.T.F.??? It is clear for me that EK is obligated to release award seats, but they still like to sell them for price they believe is "fair". Anyway I never been a fan of EK and now I became a hater.

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