Member since 15 Sep 2016
Total posts 7
QF domestic status run ex-SYD. Need 200SC by end of Jan.
Any route with a similar (or better) value of MEL-SYD-OOL would be highly appreciated.
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 322
For a domestic only run going to tourist destinations in Queensland e.g. OOL or CNS possibly indirect does provide good value.
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Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 766
200 status credits is a lot so you need to be smart about how you get them. An international flight would be cheapest and currently, you could do it for $1406 if you were willing to fly to Noumea in Qantas business class. Dates in November would be cheapest so have a look around then.
A few domestic options include some Jetstar flights a return journey from SYD-DRW done 5 times would get you the 200 and cost $2200. The flight leaves Sydney at 9pm and arrives in darwin at 1:05am and then returns to Sydney at 1:50am and arrives back at 6:35am so you could do it overnight 5 times.
Another better value option would be a weekend in Noumea (yes it's international but it's good value)
Doing something like SYD-MEL (on JQ) and then MEL-SYD-NOU-SYD-MEL (on QF in Business) and then MEL-SYD (on JQ) would get you the full 200 status credits for $1406. (you'd need to book this in the next 2 days as that's when the sale finishes)
Something like what you asked for above say SYD-MEL-SYD-OOL-SYD would be around $2310 if you did it 5 times to collect the needed points. Even if you did that same route in a flexible class it would still require you to fly it twice to collect 160 credits and then once non-flexible to collect 40 credits and that would cost $2350.
Member since 04 Sep 2012
Total posts 70
I'm curious why you are prepared to spend so much for status. If you are after free lounge access, it would be better value to use the money in airport restaurants. I have been QF platinum in the past and found the experience to be underwhelming.
Because I will be flying a lot after Jan with One World - and would be handy to have extra checked-in lugguages, etc.
I would probably get a higher status after those trips anyway, but then I would have no status at all during this trips.
Total posts 43
Try jetstar from Syd or Mel to Bail (denpasar) - business fares can be as low as 800AUD oneway, and you get 120 Qantas Status credits - I have done return to bali business ~$2000 and get 240 Qantas status credits + 20000 points if your plat, or ~12000 if your gold
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 290
Why domestic? These fares are a rip off compared to what you can get international like others have suggested, even paying for a passport if you don't have one will still work out better value. If you are restricted to domestic look for 15, 30, 60 SC trips amd stay away from the 10,20,40 SC legs, MEL - BNE - CNS will give you 50% more than MEL - SYD - OOL.
Thanks GBRGB. While I metioned "status run" - I also want to hopefully explore a few new places if I can. (So hoping to do a few weekend getaways.)
International can be considered but has to be on QF metal or codeshare. (This restriction is imposed by QFF.)
Member since 27 Jun 2013
Total posts 72
Go to Townsville in business. Should be $900 each way (without a sale) and will give you 200 sc return.
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