Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 03 Jul 2018
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Dear fellow members,
Member since 19 Jun 2017
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Will need to wait to check when's the next DSC promo, but if you fly Y I would suggest to fly indirect. For example, SYD-BNE/MEL-SIN or HKG, then SIN or HKG-MAA. (unsure whether there would be a connection from SIN-MAA on Oneworld, hence also suggesting HKG).
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 15 Nov 2017
Total posts 143
Qantas has some cheap J to Honolulu which could be used for a quick holiday from the east coast
Member since 04 Nov 2011
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You are assuming there will be one.....There is every chance they wont do one this year if their needs were met during the last couple of years worth.
Thanks silvyvc - I have thought about doing indirect/multiple stopovers - I have a similar route in mind. Last year, I did SYD-MEL-BNE-SIN-CMB-MAA and return MAA-CMB-SIN-BNE-SYD . got an amazing 180 credits on a "Saver" fare (although this was a non DSC promo time) .. I might try something similar ... Thought I'd ask around for any other suggestions
Fair point, Russell. Hope QF does a DSC very soon
Thanks for your suggestion Jch., but I'm on an Indian passport and would need a visa to travel to HNL. Not really keen to do that ATM.
Member since 20 May 2016
Total posts 33
Given you only earn double status credits on QF I would suggest taking an indirect flight to Singapore (SYD - BNE/MEL-SIN) and then pick up a bargain Singapore to Chennai (via KL) business class ticket on Malaysia Airlines as a separate ticket. There are usually some very good Malaysia sales for flights originating from Singapore and this would give you 100 status credits each way.
Thank you Lost_in_SIN - that is a great idea :) Let me look into it. Thanks much
Member since 15 Feb 2018
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Remember, double Status Credits only applies on QF metal, and if it is a code share, or operated on another airline, even with a QF flight number, the status credits will be issued at a normal rate.
Member since 25 Feb 2014
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Given you have a few trips why not use points one way. Then keep buying MAA to CMB return on UL then I class business CMB to Australia return Can get tickets for 2200 AUD or so. During promo you get on CMB to Syd for instance 320SC one way. One return in business will get you gold. Do all and you would be close to platinum.
Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 24 Aug 2018
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Be interested to have Red Cee’s comments confirmed as we booked Melbourne to LHR in J and registered for the DSC. Will connect from LHR direct to Barcelona with BA also in J and the return to Aus will involve BA flight from Budapest with BA in J to LHR and back to Melb. Had hoped to score enough SCs to get to platinum. Bummer if he is correct- any other information?
Hey Anjan, Thanks for your suggestion. So if I understand what've said ;
Yes I have been doing it for a few years now. If your dates are flexible. I have been trying out SQ same price better availability. QF price varies more. Check out on Expedia. If you have time pricing for CMB Sydney via sing and melb is the same but during DSC 400sc each way excluding CMB MAA flights another 80 return in business.
Yes I have been doing it for a few years now. If your dates are flexible. I have been trying out SQ same price better availability. QF price varies more. Check out on Expedia. If you have time pricing for CMB sing Melbourne Sydney Melbourne Singapore CMB is the same but during DSC 400sc each way excluding CMB MAA flights another 80 return in business. Let me know how you go.
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