Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 346
Just checking if QF/JQ offer the option of redeeming tickets 100% using points or do all their tickets on redemption have to have a component of money rather than points? Just checked VA, they seem to give you both options, which is nice.
Member since 02 Apr 2017
Total posts 167
You can, but it's insanely bad value. Points+Pay is what it's called - just slide it all the way to 100%. (Sorry, on Qantas's new site, on the top right of the search results, press "use points".
Classic rewards are much better value, but you do have to pay tax on top of them.
Member since 06 Nov 2014
Total posts 158
I think he meant that with VA saver awards, you can use points to pay for the taxes instead of cash (it's a bad value by the way).
Member since 16 Jun 2011
Total posts 227
There's a slider (at least on domestic) that you can use on the Qantas site.As an example, a Qantas Business redemption PER-MEL is 36,000 points + $36.51You can opt pay the cash component with points, and in this case the total in points is 41,400 Points.
I see the point regarding poor value. I have plenty of points and barely use them. Are you guys saying the points value for the surcharges is poor value or the whole thing is?
For classic award it's good value. For ASA, it's poor value.
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