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tuzza1

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Aug 2012

Total posts 88

So, we can now earn qf points by booking on airbnb...or can we, or at what price?

I looked up a property I was interested in without using qf connection as I had forgotten about that . The property was listed as $72 thats total of everything.
Then I remembered that I could get point by signing in via QF.....
Lo and behold, the same property on the same date was now $99...
checked that all the info was identical......so, is this a scam?
Have any other members had experiences like this????

mberzins

Qantas - Platinum (Lifetime Gold)

Member since 25 Apr 2013

Total posts 51

Were both viewings in the same currency?

tuzza1

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Aug 2012

Total posts 88

Yes, they were both AU$


Kitch

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Jun 2015

Total posts 72

I found an apartment in docklands, 110 on qantas, 95 on airbnb. 

mberzins

Qantas - Platinum (Lifetime Gold)

Member since 25 Apr 2013

Total posts 51

I don't feel so bad now, I booked $2800 worth of Airbnb in the USA over Christmas/New Year and only realised afterwards that I forgot to do it via QF, seems that was a good thing after all!!

harrribo

Member since 27 Nov 2016

Total posts 1

no surprise there with Q taking the ' pimp fees'

markpk

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Nov 2013

Total posts 436

no surprise there with Q taking the ' pimp fees'

Yeah, like TripAdvisor, Wotif.com, bookings.com, hotelscombined.com, trivago.com, expedia.com, orbitz.com, kayak.com, travelocity.com, hotwire.com, virginaustralia.com.au, emirates.com.au...

Should I go on? 

Or are you still of the opinion that this 'exclusively' a Qantas gouging/pimping issue?  

Himeno

Member since 12 Dec 2012

Total posts 289

I had a airbnb in Osaka last week. When I booked, I was first quoted $172. It was confirmed at $199 (4 nights).
Not sure if that is due to currency changes and/or QF linked. There didn't appear to be any changes in price to the Seoul booking right before the Osaka stop, also booked via the QF link.

traveller99

Member since 18 Nov 2015

Total posts 110


Then I remembered that I could get point by signing in via QF.....
Lo and behold, the same property on the same date was now $99...


Hardly surprising?  QFF points aren't free.

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Porter

Member since 23 Aug 2013

Total posts 1



Yes I experienced this as well. Roughly about a 30% knock on.  Frequant Flyers is a business so going through them will always cost you.  It was more interesting that Air B N B took the risk with this.  I ended up booking a room through another site.  Not a massive fan of such a money grab.




So, we can now earn qf points by booking on airbnb...or can we, or at what price?
I looked up a property I was interested in without using qf connection as I had forgotten about that . The property was listed as $72 thats total of everything.
Then I remembered that I could get point by signing in via QF.....
Lo and behold, the same property on the same date was now $99...
checked that all the info was identical......so, is this a scam?
Have any other members had experiences like this????

worldweary

Member since 01 May 2016

Total posts 4

Good for you, tuzza1 for pointing this out.

amackrill

Qantas

Member since 16 Jan 2014

Total posts 1

I just tried to check this before making more Airbnb bookings. I picked a couple of Sydney properties and via the Qantas Airbnb portal or direct through Airbnb (while logged in and logged out) the prices were the same??  I tried it over two different browsers as well, so via Qantas on one and via Airbnb on the other.  I'll check it again before confirming any more bookings but so far I'm not seeing a markup via the QF FF portal?

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