- Mar 28, 2014
I could have posted this in one of four threads but here will do, I was on a call the other day to the same team about a booking that QF cancelled and was offered the travel pass thing that involves the options of DSC, DP or 10% increase in dollar value. I asked about the more recent status extension for those with anniversaries up until Jun 22 (I am interested as I am in the Jul cohort) the advice I was given was not to worry. Not sure what that means but maybe there will be another announcement to pick up others that expire in the second half of 2022. Sort of makes sense if travel (including) resumes around Dec 21 as most will should be able to retain their status until 2023 and have a crack at retention the old fashion way, i.e. flying.
I suspect it's clear they will have to extend the Jul-Dec folks too. While "my" agent did not say this (but I did not enquire about it, we just confirmed I had my qualifying flight as my membership rolls over tomorrow night) the reality is they will have to so I am not very worried at all.
I believe the recent Jan-Jun extension (ie what this thread is about) was more hopeful than anything - clearly as of mid year those folks had already lost half their earning potential. So OK, I can probably see the thinking for this promotion, which probably had its genesis earlier in June before SYD went into case meltdown and then lockdown eventually.
Now the reality is as QF well know, that NSW and VIC almost certainly will not be out of serious lockdown until, at the very least, October, and probably a bit later (grumble). While the other states and NT (ACT is cactus too) are OK for now, we all know it just takes a couple of truck drivers or some bozo hiding in a car on a flat bed truck to get in and cause an outbreak. Either way with the two biggest hubs SYD/MEL more or less down to minimums, and less, of flights for the next month or two at the VERY least, and other states keeping border restrictions on these states for just as long, and then some, that travel for all for the majority of the rest of this year is almost certainly effectively zero for most of us.
ergo same situation but six months on and thus QF will almost certainly have to do the same extension offer for Jul-Dec memberships. I can't see any way this won't happen to be honest. I would be gobsmacked to be honest.
(of course I have a great track record of being wrong at times so I add that caveat )
Frankly I'd rather be flying! Had so many trips cancelled and had to rejig I've almost given up at this point.. reality though is it's a bit of a FWP for me just frustrated in my lockdown curfew world
anyway I am very confident there is no need for us to worry about this (but it won't stop the posts and threads of course )