Change in QR Reward redemptions

Old Nov 15, 2020, 3:27 am
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Change in QR Reward redemptions

Hi All,

Was just doing a casual weekend award inventory browsing and noticed that there has been a decrease in award mileage required to redeem rewards. I also noticed that there was a change in the baggage policy in Economy which went down to 25kg from 30kg.
Anyone know whether this is linked to the QR unbundling or whether it is a separate thing? I haven't heard any news from QR or even on FT!


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Old Nov 15, 2020, 7:29 am
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Great ! We are back to year 2018 chart again!!

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Old Nov 15, 2020, 1:03 pm
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The Qcalculator is loaded with the NEW amount of QMiles needed. So pleased :-)
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Old Nov 15, 2020, 2:47 pm
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Y baggage went down to 25 kg's for revenue buckets as well.
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Old Nov 15, 2020, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer
Y baggage went down to 25 kg's for revenue buckets as well.
Only "Classic" ones by the look of it (along with no advance seat selection too).
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Old Nov 16, 2020, 4:25 am
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One more advantage to fly Asian airlines or Etihad (at least for Eu-Asia)
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Old Nov 17, 2020, 5:56 am
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I can see that also, mileage required for my usual trip roughly halved...
I guess better late than never...
Also surprised that they don t communicate about it..
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Old Nov 17, 2020, 6:05 am
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Not sure the Qcalculator has been updated with regards to upgrade...
Currently upgrade from Y to C is the same price than a reward flight in C in Qmiles.
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Old Nov 18, 2020, 7:32 am
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these numbers are more realistic ....
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Old Nov 22, 2020, 7:00 am
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I'm surprised this welcome development of reduction in miles needed for an award ticket hasn't generated more interest. Everyone seems to be tied up with the unbundling of R fares.

I took the opportunity to book a J round-trip Europe-BKK next spring. If it doesn't come off, as a Plat I'll get a full refund at any time. It cost nearly 100k miles less and USD 200 less than it would have done last year. There seems to be plenty of availability, too.

Good news indeed.
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Old Nov 22, 2020, 7:12 am
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THIS is a welcome change!

Vaccines can't come soon enough! Even though they won't "fix" the pandemic, it will tame Governments to open borders again, as their healthcare system won't be overwhelmed.
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Old Nov 22, 2020, 7:50 am
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Originally Posted by NicoNTE
Not sure the Qcalculator has been updated with regards to upgrade...
Currently upgrade from Y to C is the same price than a reward flight in C in Qmiles.
I also noticed that. Doesn't make too much sense now to upgrade a flight with Qmiles if you can get a reward ticket in J for the same amount of Qmiles. Has that been different before the change?
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Old Nov 24, 2020, 7:57 am
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Confirmed:

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Cuts the Number of Qmiles Required to Book Award Flights by up to 49%

https://www.qatarairways.com/content...required-.html
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Old Nov 24, 2020, 10:03 am
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They should also update the amount used for an Upgrade. For example the flights ZRH-SYD in booking class O costs 117,500 qmiles to upgrade. A redemption ticket costs 90,000 qmiles for the same flights.
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Old Nov 24, 2020, 10:11 am
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Definitely good news for those of us left holding a bag of QMiles. Since Privilege Club extended status, Credit and miles validity (at least) a full year...well, now we're talking.

Can't fully let them off the hook, but they sure have been ahead of the pack the last few months.
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