I am currently saving QF point in the hope of redeeming for 4 x return tickets to Sth Africa mid next year for the family.
When doing some research last night I found that fees and taxes on a return trip will be in excess of $700 per ticket, with $120 each way attributed to ‘other carrier charge’ despite all the required flights being on Qantas metal.
Is this charge new? I get that we need to pay the required taxes, but $700 per ticket seems excessive.
Wondering now if I should switch to earning Velocity points, and transfer to KrisFlyer to fly SQ. (Velocity SQ redemptions seem to be hard to come by availability wise)
Appreciate any tips from this great community