Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 16 Jun 2011
Total posts 226
Qantas have introduced a couple of new Frequent Flyer Earn CategoriesDiscount Business: International 'I' class fares are classified as Discount Business.Discount Premium Economy: For bookings from October 24, bookings in 'T' class will be classified as Discount Premium EconomyThe earn tables also map Premium Economy fares for domestic flights (not sure that they did before)
Member since 22 Jan 2015
Total posts 87
Phew, seems like the new Discount Business aligns with the old Business fare bucket in terms of SC earn, the new Business category just earns slightly more. Was worried that it would be the same as Flexible Premium Economy or something.
There are two main effects of the change I can see:1) The decreased earn if you are travelling in those classes2) Rough;ly a 10% increase in the number of points required for an upgrade
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 290
I think a lot of people found it confusing that Premium Economy seats were classed as Flexible Economy for earn rate and for upgrades. Classifying the cheapest Premium Economy seats as Discount Premium Economy will be much easier for people to follow.
Member since 14 Oct 2016
Total posts 129
The points calculator is currently showing the Points/SC earn on the Premium Economy Sale and the Flexible Economy as the same for a flight SYD-LHR. So there appears to be no change to the earn rates there. Can't comment on the Business Side of things. Out of interest has anyone checked the other tiers for inflation/deflation?
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,112
We've analysed the changes and found some improvements to earning rates on fares marketed as Business Saver, and some reductions in the number of points requred for upgrades from Flexible Premium Economy to business class and from those same Business Saver fares to first class.Full analysis here: Qantas boosts points, status credits on international flights
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