Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 08 Jun 2014
Total posts 308
My anniversary date is next march and I will fall 275 status credits short of P status. I have no international travel booked b4 then. I am time poor and cannot spend several weekends flying around Australia. Ideally I would wish for 1 flight.
What suggestions do you have to acquire these status credits in a time efficient and cost efficient manner. I could fly somewhere with the wife for a weekend and I have more than enough FF points to fly her anywhere in any cabin.
Your suggestions would be mst gratefully received
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,114
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I need to accrue 275 SC's by next March.
I am time poor and wish for only 1 trip, perhaps with my wife for whom I can pay with FF points. Probably only a weekend.
I would welcome suggestions, also are Qantas likely to have any more double Sc promotions before then?
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 441
Is this to acquire Platinum? Or retain?
To get that level of SC earn you'll be looking at either a single trip in First, or a couple of biz class trips to either LA or Dubai (LA in biz for a Platinum is 180 SC).
Member since 09 Jun 2011
Total posts 40
Where is your home port? Syd-LAX-Syd in business is 360 SCs. ADL-SYD-NAN and vv is 240 SCs - throw in a couple of domestic J trips to top it up.
home is abx but I can drive to mel and fly or fly abx to syd and on
Member since 21 Mar 2011
Total posts 428
If you don't want to fly as far out as DXB/LAX/DFW, then SYD - AKL - BNE - SYD with the SYD - AKL in F, and all the rest in J should do the trick.
Oh, one more thing, if you fly all in whY, you can do the whole booking online, but won't earn enough SC. Flying from ABX (Albury) to SYD will give you whY 10x2=20, 240+20 (SYD - AKL F (120), AKL - BNE J (80), BNE - SYD J (40) =260 just right.
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 375
Alternatively, as an existing Plat - you could simply do:
ABX-SYD (Flex Y at 20 credits), SYD-AKL (F at 120 credits) and return the same way - resulting in 280 credits total... and 13,400 points per person. Sample trip for the first weekend in February 2017 at today's QF website pricing, using sector fares:
ABX-SYD for Fri 3rd Feb [Y Flex $370 OW] - no J or F offered
SYD-AKL for Fri 3rd Feb [First Saver ($1385 OW) or First Flex $1550 OW] AKL-SYD for Mon 6th Feb [First Saver ($1327 OW) or First Flex $1492 OW]
SYD-ABX for Mon 6th Feb [Y Flex $370 OW] - no J or F offered
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