Good Qantas status runs

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Kevin Cheung

Member since 13 Sep 2016

Total posts 8

Qantas has made its Sydney-Bali (Denpasar) flights daily now and this can be a good status run on a 'double status credits' offer in business class. A shame it's only a Boeing 737, I'd much rather spend the six hours in the A330 business class, especially on the overnight return leg of QF44. You earn 120 status credits each way so that's 240SCs return, so under a double status credit deal you're looking at 480SCs. Anyway, QF43 leaves Sydney at 5.10pm, gets you into Denpasar at 8.50pm, then you can transit and jump straight back onto QF44 at 9.50pm to get back to Sydney at 6.50am.

Martin Haynes

Member since 13 Sep 2016

Total posts 17

I prefer Sydney-Jakarta, exact same number of SCs but you get the A330 Business Suites :)

ajstubbs

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Mar 2016

Total posts 117

Another good status run, if you happen to be in EU is to jump on the LATAM flight between FRA and MAD. 2 hour flight, 787 J, about $AUD250 - 300 return; 120SC and 2,750 pts. 

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Isn't "good Qantas status runs" a contradiction in terms? Qantas revenue management across its network is so tight it's challenging to find sweet spots. What is the $/SC rates for DPS and CGK?


heathcor

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Oct 2012

Total posts 20

I typically head up to BKK with the new layout on the A330.(for a few days rather than straight back); its around 320 SCs return (via mel): so around 640 if a double SC offer that is handy...  


I'm keeping my eyes and ears open as I need a large flight to keep platinum...   

Theresnormissin

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Member since 14 Oct 2016

Total posts 129

Re: The Bali and Jakarta return flights, I'm assuming these need to be made as separate bookings? I just jumped on the Qantas website to have a look at prices and it wouldn't allow me to book an out going and return journey departing on the same day.


Also for London based people I found flying BA Club Europe to LHW to Lisbon return yields 120 SC's and 2,750 pts for around $550-$600 if it is booked as a 'city break'. Okay it's BA and an A320, but if you are doing a points run it's not a terrible experience...

Last editedby Theresnormissin at Mar 01, 2017, 04:54 PM.

Martin Haynes

Member since 13 Sep 2016

Total posts 17

The thing about Jakarta fares is how amazingly cheap they can be had, around $2300 return in business class, especially on weekends or when Qantas has its 'mid-week Jakarta sale'. Do that under a double status credit booking and it's best value for 480SCs in town.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 988

Perfect timing, Qantas has just unleashed a double status credits promo – but be quick, it ends on March 6th!


Theresnormissin

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Member since 14 Oct 2016

Total posts 129

Any other routes people can reccomend ?

fatty

Member since 24 Feb 2015

Total posts 55

Wait till Monday - see if there's a sale...first class on EK Metal, QF No. but from AKL to SYD/MEL/BNE return....should be about $1800/1900.  240SC, 480 with the double SC offer. Business would be about 1300 return and net 320 with the double. I rarely see specials going AU to NZ return though. 

ajstubbs

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Member since 15 Mar 2016

Total posts 117

Wait till Monday - see if there's a sale...first class on EK Metal, QF No. but from AKL to SYD/MEL/BNE return....should be about $1800/1900.  240SC, 480 with the double SC offer. Business would be about 1300 return and net 320 with the double. I rarely see specials going AU to NZ return though. 
That's actually a pretty common sale at around $1100 return in J. Doubt it'll crop up during the double SC promo though.

AFF has a massive, and I do mean massive, thread on QF status runs :)

Susan White

Member since 13 Sep 2016

Total posts 2

Qantas still has US fares on sale until 13 March, you are restricted to certain travel dates but plenty of scope to book under double status credits through to February 2018!

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 988

One of AusBT's favourite travel agents, Alicia Clark [from Travel Managers Australia, who is perhaps the most status-savvy frequent flyer-friendly agent we've ever found, and can be reached at [email protected]] has compiled this list of good business class status runs for consideration under the current Double Status Credit promotion:

* Melbourne-Sydney-Denpasar-Sydney-Melbourne: $1763, double status credit earn is 640SCs
* Sydney-Melbourne-Christchurch-Melbourne-Sydney: $1617, double status credit earn is 480SCs
* Canberra-Melbourne-Sydney-Christchurch-Sydney-Melbourne-Canberra: $1922, double status credit earn is 680SCs
* Melbourne-Sydney-Jakarta-Sydney-Melbourne: $2288, double status credit earn is 640SCs
(note that fares are subject to advance purchase periods and of course subject to availability)

Last editedby David at Oct 21, 2018, 11:08 AM.

ecbailey

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Jan 2016

Total posts 32

So working on the basis of flying the first sugested route, you can go from zero status credits to life time gold in 20 return trips and $35260....what grants the question, how much is QFF status worth?

alansu

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Member since 22 Jan 2015

Total posts 85

Just booked SYD/MEL/CHC/BNE/SYD for $1617 for Queen's B'day.. had a scare there though.. got to the checkout but tried to see if one of the SYD/MEL flights were operated by an A330, but when I searched again, the fare went to ~$2600... thankfully QF had already generated a PNR and held the price!

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