• Josley - I've done both of the ways you ask about. One year I even commenced travel without my preferred date home, but it came up during the trip. As it was just a change of date and not carrier or route there was no reticketing required.

  • The two difficult legs of the trip are leaving and returning to Australia. We start by booking the outward leg as soon as it is available. Then book it step by step and just treat the change fees as part of the deal. We've never had a call centre fee for J changes. Getting home can be difficult, ...

  • Qantas offers 50% status credit bonus

    Jun 13, 2018, 05:12 PM

    Sounds like gold to me! Online or agent???

  • From the Classic Rewards fees page on QF: "Service Fees will not be applied when changing Classic Flight Rewards booked for travel in Business or First class."There is a change fee of 5000pts per ticket, but no call centre fee. On average I make 2 or sometimes three changes to get the right fligh...

  • Captn Toast, you are spot on, incremental is the way to go.We've managed three of these so far and they have been fantastic. You can also add in local carriers to connect to the RTW flights you want. eg getting back from US to AU, also search SFO to Australia, or DFW, and either buy an internal t...

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