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Second round of Qantas DSC coming up soon?

Second round of Qantas DSC coming up soon?

Old Oct 28, 19, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by fakecd View Post
maybe there.is too much top tier members now

QF2 last weekend apparently had an announcement influght saying they set a record with 86 chairmans + P1 on board. source: friend who flew on it
You could well be right. My strategy for renewing gold was dependent on a DSC about now, but it doesn't look like it will happen, so a soft landing to silver for me.

In some ways I would rather have double points offers which hitherto they have only done once a year.
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Old Oct 29, 19, 5:52 pm
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got a targetted DSC for HK-Australia today by email, after I ignored their recent 50% SC promotion. BUT i'm not happy. i usually buy HK-AUS-XXX connection somewhere for holiday. They aren't clear if domestic sector is included or not, or the connecting segment.

so i'm not acting on it. They can see everytime a general DSC came out I purchased J fare for needless travel. So i keep waiting for generic promo or something that actually works, not some random restricted promotion.
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Old Oct 29, 19, 6:55 pm
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Originally Posted by fakecd View Post
got a targetted DSC for HK-Australia today by email, after I ignored their recent 50% SC promotion. BUT i'm not happy. i usually buy HK-AUS-XXX connection somewhere for holiday. They aren't clear if domestic sector is included or not, or the connecting segment.

so i'm not acting on it. They can see everytime a general DSC came out I purchased J fare for needless travel. So i keep waiting for generic promo or something that actually works, not some random restricted promotion.
I think itís clear that the domestic segment is NOT included in the promo. Literally only the HKG-Australia sector is eligible.
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Old Oct 30, 19, 8:51 am
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Ive been holding off on booking for 3 months. Yes, received my DSC email email- its a targeted DSC for HK QFF Platinum or above members only. My wife whose Gold, son whose silver did not get the email, nor can they enrol. HK-Aus sectors eligible only.
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Old Oct 30, 19, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by jcjchung View Post
Ive been holding off on booking for 3 months. Yes, received my DSC email email- its a targeted DSC for HK QFF Platinum or above members only. My wife whose Gold, son whose silver did not get the email, nor can they enrol. HK-Aus sectors eligible only.

I didn't get it, but I've made maybe one SYD-HKG flight in the past year, and that was CX.
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Old Oct 30, 19, 9:29 pm
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DSC offer received for flights worldwide.

Questioning the logic as I'm just about to retain Platinum half way through the year (flight is booked and everything), and have no chance of getting close to Platinum One due to my (employer's) preference for being at the back of the bus.
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Old Nov 4, 19, 1:37 pm
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I got a DSC offer for flights worldwide last night, but a narrow booking and flying period. I'm not planning any travel during that window, so lost on me.
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Old Nov 11, 19, 1:59 am
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What booking dates were your offers for?
Anyone else receiving DSC offers recently?
Wondering if these ads only targeted to some - been waiting to book several flights ...
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Old Nov 11, 19, 4:27 am
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50% DSC offer received which appears unlimited within booking period. Unfortunately its not of much use since future bookings will achieve the desired result.

Last edited by og; Nov 11, 19 at 5:21 am
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Old Nov 13, 19, 4:08 am
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No offers here but I have a stack of junk mail to go through.

Wonder if they'll offer a general DSC for all for as part of centenary celebrations?
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Old Nov 13, 19, 5:31 pm
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In my very humble and probably ill-informed opinion, I can see the frequency of DSC offers decreasing in future. As QF beat Virgin into submission on domestic and overseas travel markets, and also undercut other major airlines into their home countries, QANTAS has no real need to make DSC offers. I am talking about J class here, I have no idea how this opinion stacks up on economy fares.
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Old Nov 13, 19, 7:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Thekman View Post
In my very humble and probably ill-informed opinion, I can see the frequency of DSC offers decreasing in future. As QF beat Virgin into submission on domestic and overseas travel markets, and also undercut other major airlines into their home countries, QANTAS has no real need to make DSC offers. I am talking about J class here, I have no idea how this opinion stacks up on economy fares.
itís an interesting question. Work used to book me exclusively into QF, I made plat last year as a result of changed work patterns (was gold the year before). On track to make plat again today, easily. However given that our government is broke theyíve started booking to the cheapest full service carrier, which is usually VA. VA is absolutely streets ahead in service terms in J IMO, although in Y itís clearly worse (also IMO). However VA is usually about 30% cheaper, generally to similar levels as my beloved JQ

so this year Iíll make QF plat, Iíll easily make VA silver if not higher, and I have a large amount of outstanding personal travel to book. Last year I wouldnít have looked beyond OW unless there were no options, this year Iím actively looking at VA partners for the long hauls. DSC would be handy for LTG although LTP is set at such a daft level that i donít feel the need to push too hard as will meet LTG requirements within about 8 years at the current rate. So not sure the war is won quite yet
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Old Nov 16, 19, 5:44 am
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Originally Posted by nancypants View Post
DSC would be handy for LTG although LTP is set at such a daft level that i donít feel the need to push too hard as will meet LTG requirements within about 8 years at the current rate. So not sure the war is won quite yet

I got really lucky there, making LTG years ago. I flew a LOT after 9/11 - when Double Status Credits/ Double Points were running for months because nobody was flying anywhere.

I racked up about 3,000 SCs in 6 months.

LTP is set at an astronomically high level. Utterly ridiculous and needs to be reviewed compared to BA LTG or the hotel programs offering lifetime status.
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Old Nov 18, 19, 3:18 am
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I got a DSC offer today...from VA 🤣🤣🤣
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Old Dec 2, 19, 8:33 pm
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I just got:

1. A 50% bonus SC offer for travel to early April 2020
2. Birthday offer of triple QF points for travel to 30/3/20

They really do have a wonderful insight into my travel plans as I have no QF trips planned during these periods. The triple points would have been wonderful had it been valid for travel to the end of May!
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