Cheap Status Run Need to earn 30 status points on VA before March.

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ads086

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Member since 14 Apr 2014

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Cheap Status Run

Need to earn 30 status points on VA before March. I live in Brisbane - any ideas on what the cheapest way for me to do this is?

Gian

VA Platinum

Member since 26 Mar 2014

Total posts 88

A Saver return to Melb will net you 30 SC and will cost approx $358 without the booking fee. They do have sales to Melb on at the moment at $115 each way but the travel period isn't before March.

That is about all I can think of that would be cheapest this close to the review.

watson374

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Member since 17 Aug 2012

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How about a CNS return? Each leg in Discount Economy is 15SC.

Hugo

Member since 12 Jun 2013

Total posts 216

Good idea. I had a quick look and it seems you can do BNE-CNS in Feb as cheap as $125 each way. That's 30 SCs for $250. 

Looks like you can also get OOL-MEL for the same price if you'd prefer a Melbourne trip and don't mind a bit of a drive.

I doubt you'll do much better than that, but wait 'til 4pm today for the Happy Hour specials and see if you can snap up a bargain, you never know your luck. 

Hayden

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Member since 28 Jan 2015

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Do you need the 30 points before the 1st of March? As the date would impact your options massively

ads086

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Apr 2014

Total posts 43

I lose 20 SCs on 1st March

Hayden

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Jan 2015

Total posts 94

Ok, Cairns return would probably be the cheapest option then at $280 return to brisbane

riley

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 19 Mar 2014

Total posts 358

What's the 30 points for? if it's retaining status, they have a grace window of 30 points. Would be worth contacting them.

ads086

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Apr 2014

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Its to earn it in the first place

ads086

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Apr 2014

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Big thanks for the tips guys. Gonna check out what happy hour has tonight, otherwise Hello Cairns!

rob01

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 10 Nov 2011

Total posts 94

The Cairns lounge is very nice too - great view of the runway.

Gian

VA Platinum

Member since 26 Mar 2014

Total posts 88

Happy hour has BNE-MEL $135 each way from 27 Feb. Might be able to squeeze one in if you cant get BNE-CNS cheaper. Goodluck.

ads086

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Member since 14 Apr 2014

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BNE-MEL return booked! Thanks again all!

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