expired 30% off Flight Rewards Using Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

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For five days only, you'll save 30% on the Qantas Points required for Economy Classic Flight Rewards on Qantas (QF) and Jetstar (JQ) flights. Taxes, fees and carrier charges payable in addition to points required.

Make a new eligible Economy Classic Flight Reward booking between 12.01am (AEDT) 8 March and 11.59pm (AEDT) 12 March 2018, on Qantas or Jetstar operated flights with a QF or JQ flight number on your ticket.

Travel between 17 April 2018 to 29 December 2018.

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    I know nothing about Qantas points. I have around 21k points. Would this be a good way to use them?

    • +1 vote

      Yes it would

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      YOU CAN DO IT!!!

    • +3 votes

      Good for a quick domestic trip. E.g. Melbourne to Tasmania (Hobart/Launceston) is just 4,800 points + $25 tax each way on Jetstar including 20 kg luggage, or 5,600 pts plus similar taxes on Qantas (with the 30% off).

      Usual cost 6,400 pts Jetstar or 8,000 pts Qantas for similar length flights.

    • +1 vote

      costs around 8000 points for a one way economy to melbourne or GC from sydney so you should have enough for 2 return trips right now
      you'd have to pay taxes though

  • +2 votes

    Disaster, spent like 50k points one way from LAX to Hawaii a week ago for my and my fiance!

    • +7 votes

      In your defence, LAX to Hawaii isn't operated by Qantas or Jetstar, is it? If you booked on a partner airline, it wouldn't be on sale anyway :)

      • +1 vote

        that's true, it directed me to a partnering airline
        Alaska Airlines

        that's a good way to look at it then :)

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    I was wondering why all the classic reward flights at the end of November, December and Jan disappeared from Brisbane to LAX? This explains it.

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      There was a sale in December last year with 50% off award points for Brisbane to LAX. That should account for November disappering

  • +9 votes

    Very high TAX kills the QFF…
    Economy class is worthless due to lots of discount fare

    just bussiness and first class will worth bit more if compare to the market price.

    • +4 votes

      Economy class for regional and low competition routes still highly worthwhile, especially with the 30% off.

      • +1 vote

        Indeed…somewhere like alice springs

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        I needed a one way fare from Santiago to Sydney. Was going to cost a fortune due to little competition and the fact they don't discount for one way fares… So using points was a great option.

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        I've found Brisbane to Gladstone is about the same using points or cash. I thought I'd might as well use up points, but my wife pointed out that by paying cash you earn a minimum number of points, so cash wins.

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          Fair point. Does depend on route & FF status, so worth doing the maths.

          Wagga to Sydney is usually ~$400 return cash or $80 tax + 16k points (say $160 in cash on OzB).

          Save roughly $160 and would only get minimum status + points back on Bronze if paying cash (1.6k points).

          A higher status tier would get more points back paying cash and the status credits would help get the yearly totals required.

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      Yeah, I was going to say. For example, using 63000 points for Sydney to LAX return, but also having to pay $834 in taxes, when you compare to an average "special" price of say $1100 equates to not very good value.

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        you sure about that, missues checked last night and taxes for return is less than $400

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          From Los Angeles to Sydney in Economy return on Qantas, now 63,000 Qantas Points (was 90,000 Qantas Points) plus US$834 taxes, fees and carrier charges*.

          That's on the page linked in the OP.

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          @mastablasta:

          oh i see, but that is LAX to SYD return thats why its in USD
          SYD to LAX return will be very different, and in AUD, and as I said, much less.

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          @theblake:
          Ah yes - good point - I missed that. Strange why they would highlight it as an example, as surely this type of deal would be more targetted to those residing in Oz.

    • +5 votes

      Spot on
      Years ago I booked a flight to Bali. It was 140k ppints or something like that,+$340 in taxes.
      My friend booked the same flight on sale for $360 and we caught the same flight

      Not happy jan

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        there is no way a flight to bali could have cost you 140k points.
        One way to bali is 22500 points in economy and 50000 in business.

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      Depends when you travel. If you travel in high peak times and have no flexibility, FF is a life saves (I'm a teacher)

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    Damn, travel after the 17th of April. Was hoping to book NRT-MEL for early April in Business.

  • +1 vote

    QFF is not rewarding at all, compared to VV.

    The only time QFF is potentially worth it is when you upgrade from a FLEX/FULL fare economy fare, at which point is also a gamble because it is up to Qantas' discretion.

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    Woohoo, excellent timing.

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    Can you make 2 bookings?

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    Thanks OP - Got some tickets to Brissy to see the family.

    Now onto looking at Hawaii…..hmmmmm very enticing, pregnant missus might be an issue though :)

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    Hoping for another 50% off points again!

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    Anywhere to see what routes are discounted?

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    For hotels? Wish there was points discount on Qantas hotels

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    Anyone notice the points required for some routes have gone up since last year? So this discount brings it back down to normal price.

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    If we book with these and pay the tax ± residual cost with an Amex, are we still eligible for free Amex travel insurance?

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      Yes. Book hotels with Amex too. Never hurts to be over-insured. Travel insurance isn’t typically that expensive; as someone who fell ill in the US incurring over $8000 in costs I was happy to have 3rd party (TID) insurance with my Amex Qantas ultimate card insurance as backup.

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    Thank you OP.

    I got roughly 1 - 1.1 cents per QFF point for a return flight to Japan or Honolulu.
    What's an acceptable QFF point value for an Ozbargainers these days? Is that good enough?

    This ancient article, throws figures from 3 - 14 cents around, but that requires going through the Upgrade program.

  • +2 votes

    Thank you!

    Got Melbourne to Perth for 2 people at 25,214 points total.
    Going by 1c per point that's a good deal.

  • +1 vote

    Anyone pay any attention to how often QFF run these discounts? I don't want to book anything right now.

    • +2 votes

      The last one of these types of sales they ran was on the 1st-5th Dec 2017, where they offered a 50% discount on selected International flights.
      That was a great deal - I got a pretty good deal to the US.

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    Any tips on how to search routes for best value? Everyone I go to use my points it seems to cost a lot of points well over the 1c per point recommended conversion.

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    Any tips on how to search routes for best value? Everyone I go to use my points it seems to cost a lot of points well over the 1c per point recommended conversion.