Hi all, Wondering if you could help us here.

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johnstra

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Feb 2015

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Hi all,

Wondering if you could help us here.

I am thinking of flying Melbourne to Phuket in January 2016 on Jetstar Dreamliner economy @ $1760 for two adults return. Singapore offer similar flights on the same dates for $2260

Or alternatively I have nearly 300000QFF points, was hoping to upgrade to business class with just two seats. Is this possible without paying double the price.

I would appreciate some help from the experts before I book

Regards

Ross

Andrew Barkery

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Mar 2011

Total posts 427

Just wanting to say, maybe/most likely you already know, you cannot use QF FF points on SQ flights.

As for using points to upgrade from Y to J on JQ using QF FF points, don't think it can be done.

Using straight points might be possible if you tick the rewards box on the QF website.

Andrew Barkery

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Member since 21 Mar 2011

Total posts 427

Just had a look, you can get it as a reward for 80,000 in J MEL - SYD (dom) and then 787 from SYD to HKT J.  Per person, so for 2, its possible for 160,000.

This is not upgrade though. 

And have to fly via (the pain of SYDi terminal)!

Straight using points, you would have enough.

Go to the QF website and do a dummy booking, you would need to log into your QF account though.

Andrew Barkery

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Member since 21 Mar 2011

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Ah, I see the folly of my ways now.

"Your seat from SYD to HKT will be in economy"... bad of me to give my twaddle.

Thought all your christmasses had come at once with my trash.

Sorry.

Back to square 1.

johnstra

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Feb 2015

Total posts 13

Thanks Andrew, 

yes it is all a bit confusing. It would seem that unless I tip in another $2000 it will be cattle class.

i guess that at least Jetstar are direct flights where Singapore air are to Changi then onto Phuket. Even though it is probably a better flight.

it would seem that giving up 16000 QFF points is a waste when I flew back from LAX business class fo 80000 last year, it doesn't add up hey?

Anyway, what do you suggest the best seats are in cattle class on the 787, I might have to sacrifice comfort for the dramatic cost to business. As you know it is hard To go back in class but I might have to.

thanks for you assistance

regards

Ross

Doubleplatinum Banned

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RealKid

Member since 20 May 2014

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You should look up fares for your relevant dates on Scoot.  They also have an a380 service and their ScootBiz service is comparable from a seat point of view to Jetstar business or Qantas premium economy.

Their ScootBiz fares are quite cheap as well (I've myself flown ScootBiz return to Singapore and back for $600 all up).

 

X

British Airways - Executive Club

Member since 24 Jan 2012

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Scoot have A380s now? I thought it was B772s and B789s only as far as I was aware? Unless I missed something.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

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STD/MEL to BKK require 60000 points for one way in business, so 300K are plenty for return for 2 in proper business. You better start to search those tickets that thinking about illusive upgrade.

Andrew Barkery

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Member since 21 Mar 2011

Total posts 427

You know, maybe go up with EK, with a QF flight number on the 380, and then 3K from SIN to HKT.  Or fly QF's single own flight daily, and then 3K to HKT.

Seeing you want to pay the fare, you might as well earn more QF FF points and  QF SC and use the reward points for (er) toasters, or maybe domestic upgrades when you next fly QF.

I would fly the 380 rather than the 787.

Thats the end of my trash, best of luck.

johnstra

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Feb 2015

Total posts 13

Thanks everyone for your reply,

i have been looking and to book with Jetstar cost is $4730, Expedia same flights is $3781 , go figure?

i will have a look on Scoot, will check out the rest of my options, happy to pay a couple of grand extra but some of these airlines know how to charge hey? 

Will let you know how I go, thanks again to the experts who know

Regards

Ross

johnstra

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Member since 10 Feb 2015

Total posts 13

Back on this again guys,

was about to book Jetstar business class and realised that the seats don't lay flat so  it is not really the best option?

would I be better to go with a really good airline and go for economy seats? Would they be as good as Jetstar business? 

Say singapore airlines, just a question that you good people out there will know the answer to.

regards

Ross

johnstra

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Member since 10 Feb 2015

Total posts 13

I think that I will go  Jetstar business class,

direct flights and must be better than cattle class

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