Recently I cashed in 384,000 QFF points for 2 first class tickets on Emirates from New York to Sydney.

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Chrisor

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 Apr 2013

Total posts 134

Recently I cashed in 384,000 QFF points for 2 first class tickets on Emirates from New York to Sydney. The taxes and fees were only $55 US which I thought was extremely cheap considering I always pay much more than that in fees and charges for other flights I have booked.

I checked J class and they were the same price even on different dates, but if I mixed Emirates first from JFK to DXB then flew Qantas first to Sydney the fees jumped to $700 or so US. I got the Emirates flights only paying $55 US, but now all similar Emirates flights (Even in economy) are with fees and charges of $872.20. Do you think that there was a problem with the Qantas website at the time I booked or is it a change in their fee structure?

Ben84

Etihad

Member since 23 Jan 2013

Total posts 74

I wouldn't worry about it. I wouldn't point it out to Qantas either in case it was a mistake and they feel compelled to correct it. 

Enjoy the A380 (hope you got flights on at least one of them). Can't beat a shower and a bar/social area. 

Chrisor

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 Apr 2013

Total posts 134

No I won't be pointing it out to Qantas, I just hope they don't cancel my flights if they realise there was a problem, and yes A380 all the way home! Looking forward to trying Emirates first.

MartinS

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 05 Feb 2013

Total posts 16

How recentrly did you booked your tickets? Emirates recently aligned their taxes and fees (primarily the fuel surcharge, I think) with those of Qantas to eliminate the sort of anomolies that you saw.

Chrisor

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 Apr 2013

Total posts 134

I booked in early November, Emirates must have aligned after that date I would think.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

How can one be loyal to an airline when one is blatantly ripped off through "fuel surcharges" on redemption bookings?

It's funny how airlines are able to draw a line between the "normal" cost of fuel and what they perceive is a market premium that justifies them passing the cost to customers.

Why not pass the cost of extra superannuation of cabin crew, pilots and ground staff to passengers because changes in superannuation contribution is a "surcharge"?

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