Redeeming FF

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  1. javman08

    javman08 Silver Member

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    Hi Newbie Here,
    I mainly fly UA, but my parents have QFF points and are looking at flying HBA-ORD (in enconomy) but they are being quoted taxes and fees of $700+ RT, is this correct? Is there anyway around this. Seems worthless to have QFF points as tixs can be purchased for about $1000-$1200
    Thanks in advance for the help
     
  2. MSPeconomist
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    If the parents have enough points, they're likely to get better value with business class tickets if award inventory is available.
     
  3. Lufthansa Flyer
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    You can check sites like expertflyer to see potential availability on qantas flights for redemptions. If you need a hand with it, just PM me.
     
  4. javman08

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    Thanks,
    I can get the seats on the flights they need just couldnt believe the $700 taxes and fees
    Cheers
     
  5. Globaliser
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    You may find that the points are better spent on other types of redemption. Personally, I wouldn't consider using points for a long-haul economy trip for this reason.
     
  6. Leumas
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    Honestly, this level of tax and charges are not that surprising. Yes, it's high, but not surprising.

    I may consider breaking up the ticket and use 100% cash for the domestic legs.
     
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