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After too many years to remember I took my last walk through the Domestic Business lounge in Melbourne this morning on my way to Adelaide. My platinum membership expires in ...
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    Another one bites the dust.

    After too many years to remember I took my last walk through the Domestic Business lounge in Melbourne this morning on my way to Adelaide. My platinum membership expires in a week and I will revert to lifetime gold (actually 172% of lifetime gold) for the first time. I made the decision as a self funded WP when the last lot of enhancements went through I think the best part of two years ago that I was not prepared to play the game anymore and now it is just about over. Actually I was not the sort of flyer that Qantas wanted or needed. I'll miss some aspects of being WP but my wallet will be a fair bit happier as I choose my flights based on best use of points and dollars. Thanks Qantas but I do feel that I have now got a fair bit of freedom.

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    Re: Another one bites the dust.

    Lifetime Gold is all you need though. Anything else is fluff.

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    Re: Another one bites the dust.

    You won't be the first you won't be the last. It's really the baggage limit that gets me about gold, not too fussed on the rest (although of course they are nice).

    You may find you're happier with the adjustment. You can always see who is in the J lounge same day, or time your flight to coincide with someone!

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    Re: Another one bites the dust.

    We will probably be in the same position in 12 months time.I have my life QP + life plat on AA.Mrsdrron will be just short of LTG but should reach it in 2018.
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    Re: Another one bites the dust.

    Quote Originally Posted by NZflygirl View Post
    It's really the baggage limit that gets me about gold, not too fussed on the rest (although of course they are nice).
    I try to travel light but still pack more than I should. The baggage limit for carry on I find restrictive (7kg gets used up quite fast) but not the limit for checked baggage.

    The domestic J lounge is nice, but not that much better than the QANTAS Club. What I will really miss when I fall back from WP to SG at some point (I'm nowhere near LTS so could fall back to NB even) would be the FLounge in MEL and FLounges elsewhere. There's too big a gap between the MEL Int J Lounge and the FLounge imo. The Int J lounge could be better.

    Quote Originally Posted by NZflygirl View Post
    You can always see who is in the J lounge same day, or time your flight to coincide with someone!
    Another option (if you don't need the points for international travel) could be to occasionally upgrade to fly J domestic (I probably would not do this myself or if so very rarely, but it is an option nevertheless).
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    Re: Another one bites the dust.

    Quote Originally Posted by mviy View Post
    There's too big a gap between the MEL Int J Lounge and the FLounge imo. The Int J lounge could be better.
    This is true. The QF F lounges are true F lounges, but the aussie Int J lounges are pretty much economy class lounges. But that's not all that uncommon - Lufthansa, Thai, Asiana, to name a few are the same. CX does proper business class.

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    Re: Another one bites the dust.

    Quote Originally Posted by MEL_Traveller View Post
    This is true. The QF F lounges are true F lounges, but the aussie Int J lounges are pretty much economy class lounges. But that's not all that uncommon - Lufthansa, Thai, Asiana, to name a few are the same. CX does proper business class.
    I think a case could be made for having three international lounges (QANTAS Club, International J and FLounge) or perhaps having some perks in Int J lounge for those flying long haul J or with SG/OWS status.
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    Re: Another one bites the dust.

    Quote Originally Posted by MEL_Traveller View Post
    This is true. The QF F lounges are true F lounges, but the aussie Int J lounges are pretty much economy class lounges. But that's not all that uncommon - Lufthansa, Thai, Asiana, to name a few are the same. CX does proper business class.
    It had been a while since I last visited the SYD Int J Lounge (I'd been WP for a while) but did so last month. The slide down to QC level was quite obvious, in my mind the only difference being alcohol available prior to midday. Having also reverted to SG in Sept, the (lack of) FLounge access is the only downside to date. However, I've not experienced any operational issues over that time and it'll be interesting the next time I don't have access to the WP Line in such circumstances to see the level of support provided to a non-WP.

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    Re: Another one bites the dust.

    When flying J domestically you will still be able to use the J lounges.

    The only thing you will miss is the F lounge in Melbourne or Sydney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bundy Bear View Post
    When flying J domestically you will still be able to use the J lounges.

    The only thing you will miss is the F lounge in Melbourne or Sydney.

    Life goes on.
    As useful advice as "when flying F internationally you'll be able to use the F Lounges". Yes, first world problems in the first world we inhabit.

    Regards,

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