Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 15 Sep 2016
Total posts 42
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 281
If you don’t fly you don’t earn points or SC. Cancel the trip for a refund and book a new trip under the current DSC promotion.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 08 Jun 2018
Total posts 121
Pretty binary on this one. No fly, no points, irrespective of whether you cancel or no show you will not get your points or SC's. I have had (some) success in the past actually getting on the phone to the Customer Service Team and pleading my case to move flights when there have been extenuating circumstances (including waiving all change fees on one occasion when a family members illness meant I had to move flights) but I think that’s the luck of the draw in terms of who you get through to. Given what you've outlined above I suspect thats probably not an option, especially as it appears you just want to effectively cancel them. I'd follow mviy's advice above.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Its a frequent flyer program not a frequent booker program... Thems the T&Cs
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 210
Do you get the points? No. Should you get the points seeing you've paid for them? Different question. Morally the answer would be yes - but that's not how it works. I guess the airlines fear they'll end up flying a significant number of empty seats when there are things like the DSC promotion on......
Member since 14 Nov 2015
Total posts 41
Should have gotten travel insurance? The policies I've had have always covered the rescinding of leave by an employer.
Member since 06 Nov 2014
Total posts 148
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 334
Some small parts of your last paragraph are a bit on the fallacious side, I'm afraid. If you and your partner do a 'no-show', sure - QF will benefit from the lack of passenger weight and passenger baggage weight.
However, you forget that they have to provision (what will become) unconsumed food for both of you - which will have to be 'binned' at your destination arrival point. And whilst you mightn't be consuming alcohol on the flight, all opened bottles also need to be binned as well due to Customs requirements.
As suggested upthread, the better course may be to cancel the booking(s) and apply whatever meagre amount of refund towards another trip. As a 'no-show', you'll get nothing back.
Member since 24 Apr 2018
Total posts 14
Hard to see how unconsumed food or drink is a greater cost to the airline than consumed food and drink. Either way, OP has paid for it.
Member since 22 Feb 2011
Total posts 1
If you no-show you are effectively cancelling your flights.
^Pretty simplistic view. You can earn hundreds of thousands of 'frequent flyer' points despite never buying an ticket, nevermind setting foot on a plane.
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