For 30-50 points it’s IMHO well worth a status run as you’re looking at a maximum of $300 to earn 50 SP.  

Is that only from Wellington with the reverse direction loophole?

Can you give some examples of that earn if possible from AKL – they may well be very useful.

I don’t think I’ve ever earned SP that easily.

I have had ~$500 return AKL-CHC only earn me about 22SP. My approx $650 flexiplus return AKL-CHC this weekend will earn me 37SP.