Does anyone know why Qantas has stopped the 'Qantas Drive' program?

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lind26

Member since 24 Apr 2014

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Does anyone know why Qantas has stopped the 'Qantas Drive' program?

watson374

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Member since 17 Aug 2012

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It's probably been de-scoped as part of the drive to lower costs.

11sjw

Member since 11 Mar 2012

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It's "simpler & fairer" not to have it. :-)

johnaboxall

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Member since 24 Aug 2011

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It's an enhancement - now you have the freedom to choose your own transport. 

gumshoe

Member since 04 Nov 2012

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Its best not to use the word "enhancement" in regard to...

TheRealBabushka

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AusFlyer

Member since 10 Mar 2011

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They still offer it on the Dubai / London flights but has been taken off the US flights most likely to save costs. 

Hugo

Member since 12 Jun 2013

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Because they reckon they'll make more money by not having it than by having it. 

Drilling down a bit, because they can more successfully sell plane rides than bundled plane rides plus car rides. People (or more frequently, corporate travel departments) don't like paying a couple of hundred dollars extra on the cost of their plane ride to get a car ride thrown in as well. Debundling is especially important when you're dealing with customers who are under instructions to get the cheapest possible fare. 

moa999

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The competition only offer it on Dubai/ London, whereas QF were only ones offering it on other routes which meant their published fares looked higher

lind26

Member since 24 Apr 2014

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Hi

I actually meant the Qantas Drive program that gave you points regardless of the Airline or Class you travelled on. You paid it yourself but they gave you 3 points to a dollar

moa999

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Member since 02 Jul 2011

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Google seems to show it has been renamed as:

Qantas Chauffeur Transfer, but seems to be limited to those using Qantas Valet

lind26

Member since 24 Apr 2014

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If you used Valet for your own car then got a Chauffeur at your destination? Is that what you mean?


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