Status extension , domestic booking

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FFScientist

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Jun 2019

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I need to make a booking to extend my status, all of my travel is international which isnt viable yet. If I make a booking on points will it count as the booking and extend my status? or do I have to spend money?

russell

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Nov 2011

Total posts 217

Points booking won’t do it, needs to be a paid booking.

FFScientist

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Jun 2019

Total posts 12

Thanks , I guess its back to gold for me

Phil Young

Qantas

Member since 22 Oct 2012

Total posts 233

Bookings using Points are fine for getting a Status extension. To quote from the Qantas T&C's for Status Extensions:

How can I pay for the new booking?
Eligible bookings can be paid with cash, Qantas TravelPass, Qantas Flight Credit, Qantas Gift cards or with Qantas Points (via a Classic Flight Reward or Points Plus Pay). Bookings can be made directly with Qantas or through a third party such as your preferred travel agent.

vhojm

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Member since 25 Oct 2019

Total posts 34

Originally Posted by russell

Points booking won’t do it, needs to be a paid booking.

This is incorrect information, points bookings are fine.

FFScientist

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Jun 2019

Total posts 12

Interesting, thanks Phil

XWu

Member since 09 May 2020

Total posts 140

You probably had booked your ticket by today's considering it's your membership anniversary and last day to book to extend your status but I will comment for others in similar situation yet to book

As I indicated in the other thread, you can book one way flights for literally about $70 or $78 (SYD -OOL atm); doesn't Matter where you reside since you have no intention of boarding that plane, you just need to make sure the flight date is in the qualifying period.

I understand the option of using points to purchase reward seats if you don't want to use cash (and yes, it does qualify for status extension) but if you are one of those who frequently use points to get upgraded in international flights (which most people agrees is the best value to use QFF points) then perhaps you should pay in cash rather than points, since most QF reward seats has a minimum 8000 pt costs PLUS top up cash of $40+.

If you consider the cheapest rate to purchase QFF pt (150,000 at $4k ie 2.7 cents), then you are virtually paying the values of $200+ (Points) PLUS $40+ Cash ie total $240+ for a ticket that literally costs $78 all up before card fees.

Hence consider this before using the points rather than having to pay to top up your points to upgrade for international flights in the future

Last edited by XWu at Jan 31, 11.30 AM.
Last editedby XWu at Jan 31, 2022, 11:32 AM.

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