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Old Jan 31, 05, 11:37 am   #1
 
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i have 23,000 miles i need to gid rid of, what is the best way to do it?

I have 23,000 miles that i know will never use (i am in america and dont plan on being in australia anytime soon). They expire in 2007, and i know there are programs you can use your points for. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old Jan 31, 05, 12:21 pm   #2
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I have 23,000 miles that i know will never use (i am in america and dont plan on being in australia anytime soon). They expire in 2007, and i know there are programs you can use your points for. Anyone have any suggestions?
Well, you can use them for a return domestic flight on American Airlines.

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Old Jan 31, 05, 12:33 pm   #3
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You have plenty of time before they expire. Maybe you will have more miles by then?

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Old Jan 31, 05, 12:50 pm   #4
 
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I have 23,000 miles that i know will never use ...... Anyone have any suggestions?
Give them to me
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That's what I was going to say!

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Old Jan 31, 05, 8:00 pm   #6
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Old Feb 1, 05, 1:47 am   #7
 
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Strange coincidence...

...I have a US$100 AA travel voucher that expires in December 2005, which would benefit someone in the US greatly.

...I also collect QANTAS FF points.

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Mr Moose, haven't I seen you before.

Ok, one suggestion, is to fly an AA flight that allows you to credit points to your QF account, so this probably won't be available on the el cheapo fare but is another way to keep the account active.

One suggestion is just book an AA award flight somewhere because sure as, Qantas are just going to devalue them again in another 4 years or so.
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Old Feb 1, 05, 9:01 am   #9
 
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you guys are funny. I thought if i used them on american i only get like half the miles to use, which isnt even a round trip right? Typically, how much is 23,000 miles worth? I am willing to trade or sell them for sure. Plus, i just like you guys.


ps i dont think i will be in australia anytime soon. I wish though.
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you guys are funny. I thought if i used them on american i only get like half the miles to use, which isnt even a round trip right? Typically, how much is 23,000 miles worth? I am willing to trade or sell them for sure.
If you're going to get no use out of them anyway, what's the drama?
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Old Feb 1, 05, 2:12 pm   #11
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you guys are funny. I thought if i used them on american i only get like half the miles to use, which isnt even a round trip right? Typically, how much is 23,000 miles worth? I am willing to trade or sell them for sure. Plus, i just like you guys.


ps i dont think i will be in australia anytime soon. I wish though.
Maybe I've missed something, but the QF website shows redemption levels for QF/AA/BA flights. 20000 QF points will get you 2000 miles. That covers DFW-MEX-DFW as an example. It's pretty easy to figure out the value of each mile on that basis. If you are suggesting that you sell the points, you are, of course, aware of the QF T&C rule that says such a sale is against the rules. If QF can track who you are, then they can (and have, so I understand) suspend your account. Sorry to be so boring at this time of the day (it's early here in SYD).
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Old Feb 1, 05, 6:17 pm   #12
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Redeem an award on AA for a 2000 mile round trip (ie up to 1000 miles each way) for 20,000 points as og says. After 25th May you can redeem one-way flights so check the redemption rates on the QF web site for pre and post May 25th.
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Old Feb 2, 05, 3:02 pm   #13
 
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i think i will check out what flights i can get. could someone direct me to where i go to find out how far 23,000 miles can take me?
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