Does anyone else find it strange the status credit earn rates on QF?

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Joshb

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Member since 20 Mar 2012

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Does anyone else find it strange the status credit earn rates on QF?

I flew biz MEL - LHR in September on QF9 and earned 240 status credits and then returned biz on QF8102/QF9 MXP - DXB - MEL earning 100 for MXP - DXB and 180 for DXB - MEL.

So despite flying a shorter distance on my return I was awarded an additional 40 status credits

Strange?

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,293

MEL-DXB-LHR on QF 9 is treated as a single flight, earning status credits for the total distance. MXP-DXB-MEL is treated as two separate flights which earn status credits for their respective distances.

This is absolutely correct.

Joshb

Qantas - QFF Platinum

Member since 20 Mar 2012

Total posts 122

Thanks Watson, I know thats how they're treated - it just seems a little odd to be earning more credits for shorter distance is all. 

watson374

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Member since 17 Aug 2012

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That's just how it works. It's by flight numbers, not takeoffs and landings.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

It is not logical but if they can get away with it, why fix it?

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

P.S: Don't passively take it. Play the game; switch between QF 9 and QF1 and QF 2/10 on the return. Hopefully if more people do it the law of unintended consequences kicks in and they'll reactively rectify it!

KG

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Member since 10 May 2011

Total posts 249

I agree and always try to do this myself, however, switching sometimes results in a more expensive ticket (depending on which it might or might not be worth it).

jordanmyer-smith

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Member since 21 Apr 2011

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or break from the QF flt number and transfer to a gatwick service (yeah you do loose the 380 but sure as hell gets you out of the hell hole that is LHR)

jordanmyer-smith

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Member since 21 Apr 2011

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its like how business SYD ADL PER nets 140 status credits, while business SYD PER 80 status credits - yet the fare isnt any different normally. 

highflyer

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Member since 10 Apr 2012

Total posts 178

Same with MEL ADL PER, which i'm more than happy to do all the time :)

sq421

Member since 21 Apr 2011

Total posts 21

Hence, folks, why fly direct when you can connect!

watson374

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Member since 17 Aug 2012

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Exactly, especially when there is a partial sale, like currently with the MEL offers - it is cheaper (and nets more SCs) to fly SYD-MEL-PER than it is to fly SYD-PER nonstop.

jordanmyer-smith

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Member since 21 Apr 2011

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The trick there is to go for the SYD MEL ADL PER option ;) and yes I have done it before 

watson374

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But of course! Especially on a nationwide sale.

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