Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 16 Nov 2017
Total posts 95
So you have selected your date/s, fare type and have opted to use points plus pay.
Member since 10 Jul 2018
Total posts 105
Yes, points plus pay fares are the same as the ones you'd normally buy with cash, so you'll get the same status credits as the fare dictates.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 730
Points plus pay makes sense if you are less than Gold as the chance of an upgrade is quite low. If you have Platinum it makes no sense at all as an upgrade is much more likely for far fewer points. Also the higher the fare type the more status credits and points awarded. But note there is quite a few points being asked for to cover that additional $300-500 for a more flexible and thus rewarding ticket.
Can anybody confirm this 100%? That is, If you purchase a certain fare ie Mel->Syd Flexible Economy (20 SC) and use a mix of points and cash, you DO receive those SC's?
Member since 18 Aug 2017
Total posts 42
Usually around late Feb / March each year Qantas offer double SC’s, can you not fit another flight in before July 31 using the double SC’s offer?
I guess that is one way to do it. See what my budget situation is then.
You will certainly get the bonus 50 SCs but it is not immediate. It takes a little while to come through. Note the 50 SCs do not come, as far as I can tell, on the bonus SCs on double bonuses or on those accrued on othe One World airlines only those on a QF ticket. This last year For example, had 2100 SCs but did not get four sets of bonuses for this reason.
Thanks for reply again. All but 10 of my 320 SC's have come from QF Metal.
I would ask the call centre on the finer points of timing, and yes go for points plus pay for the last 25 SCs if the $s are too much, as their marginal value at where you are is quite high.
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