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Linking cash and points booking

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ForeverSilver

Member since 06 Jul 2018

Total posts 15

Hi all,

I am trying to organise some flights for a friend's Honeymoon on his behalf. They're leaving from Melbourne and wish to go to Bali, but would like the A330 business class experience on QF43.

If they end up booking Classic Rewards flights (SYD-DPS) and then go onto to book a cash flight through AMEX travel the connecting flights MEL-SYD on either side of the Classic Rewards flight, will they be able to link the bookings and check in all the way to DPS from MEL and the same leaving Bali? It would look like this:

MEL-SYD (booking 2 - cash / AMEX)
SYD-DPS (booking 1 - Classic Rewards)
DPS-SYD (booking 1 - Classic Rewards)
SYD-MEL (booking 2 - cash / AMEX)

I am just not sure if the bookings were made using different platforms that they can 'talk to each other'.

Thanks in advance.
FS

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 348

I suspect they can’t but a call to qantas should enable them to make the necessary links.

Stuart Jackson

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Mar 2015

Total posts 81

Won’t be able to link the bookings

Mrsfefe

Member since 05 Nov 2018

Total posts 2

If all flights are QF metal and QF flight number, then it is possible to obtain all boarding passes and check the bags right through from the first airport, even if they are on different PNR's. We have done this often now without problem.

Brandon Loo

Member since 10 Jul 2018

Total posts 87

Is it possible for you to book MEL-SYD-DPS all in one award?

From my rough calculations, SYD-DPS is 2781 miles and MEL-SYD-DPS is 3309 miles, both within the 'Zone 4' bracket of 2,401-3,600 miles.

That means a business reward seat should cost 50,000 points regardless of starting in Melbourne or Sydney.

It also means they'd get the connecting domestic legs in business class for no additional points (maybe extra $30 in taxes per person each), and everything would be on one booking.

ForeverSilver

Member since 06 Jul 2018

Total posts 15

Is it possible for you to book MEL-SYD-DPS all in one award?

From my rough calculations, SYD-DPS is 2781 miles and MEL-SYD-DPS is 3309 miles, both within the 'Zone 4' bracket of 2,401-3,600 miles.

That means a business reward seat should cost 50,000 points regardless of starting in Melbourne or Sydney.

It also means they'd get the connecting domestic legs in business class for no additional points (maybe extra $30 in taxes per person each), and everything would be on one booking.

Yes that has been explored - however there is a $450 QF travel credit to use with AMEX before it has expired.

Brandon Loo

Member since 10 Jul 2018

Total posts 87

Ah that makes sense. In any case, I think Qantas should be able to issue both MEL-SYD and SYD-DPS boarding passes in Melbourne, as well as transfer luggage, even through two different itineraries.


It's detailed in their policy for interline and through-checked baggage.


ScenarioBoarding Pass
(One PNR)
Baggage
(One PNR)
Boarding Pass
(Separate PNRs)
Baggage
(Separate PNRs)
QF to/from QFYesYesYesYes

It should also work from Bali back to Melbourne depending on the staff, but it won't make much difference overall as they'll still have to pickup bags in international and re-check them at the transfer point in Sydney, regardless of being checked in for both flights or not.

The international business class luggage allowance should be honoured on the domestic legs and they'll get domestic business lounge access to/from Melbourne with the SYD-DPS-SYD boarding passes.

ForeverSilver

Member since 06 Jul 2018

Total posts 15

Brilliant Brandon thank you.

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