Member since 19 Jan 2012
Total posts 138
QF devalues FF scheme - according to an email notice just send to my mother who is bronze it appears that the points required for a domestic upgrade are going up in January 2014: has anyone heard about this or any other possible devaluations of the QF FF scheme?
Member since 12 Jul 2011
Total posts 24
It's not horrendously bad -- only a small increase (2000 extra points on SYD-MEL for example). Flex ticket upgrade costs remain the same though so it's pretty clear where their loyalties lie!
Looks like a 25% increase, which is arguably significant over a longer flight (where you would most want to upgrade).
QF has ignored its own terms and conditions, which specify 3 months notice for changes.
Member since 18 Apr 2012
Total posts 15
this isn't a change to the benefit - it's still there. just the cost has increased - much the same as fuel fines and taxes.
Member since 24 Feb 2012
Total posts 59
In fairness, at least QF offer an upgrade on the cheapest fare, unline VA where you need a flex ticket
Member since 10 Mar 2011
I'm not that fussed by it to be honest. We can't expect the points required to remain the same permanently.
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Member since 28 Sep 2011
Total posts 302
The price of QF goods, paid for in the currency of QF points, has gone up. Happens all the time throughout the economy. Money in the bank loses value to inflation. Problem with FF programs, any airline, is that cost increases in "points currency" always far outstrip reasonable inflation. Only way to avoid is use points asap, don't hold them in your account.
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