Centurion annual fee increase from 5K to 6.5K

danpez

Junior Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2013
Posts
19
The wearable is a good idea, but the new cards are cough quality. Tell your RM and keep your titanium as long as you can.
 

Moopere

Established Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2010
Posts
2,629
I already have to wear a Fitbit, I don't need to wear another thing, including this Prada.

Do people still wear old style straight watches???

Straight watches? Like mechanical windup/movement ones?

...

If so then yep, I do. I've got a half dozen 'automatic winder' ones and another half dozen battery powered. Not a single electronic screen strapped to my wrist
 

Moopere

Established Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2010
Posts
2,629
As far as price for the Centurion - honestly, they could just about charge anything they like and they'd probably lose very few customers who currently have them. These long ago left behind any concept of price-for-function. They're essentially a fashion item.
 

Chicken

Established Member
Joined
May 9, 2006
Posts
1,490
As far as price for the Centurion - honestly, they could just about charge anything they like and they'd probably lose very few customers who currently have them. These long ago left behind any concept of price-for-function. They're essentially a fashion item.
I also have this same idea.

If I don't blink at $6500 annual fee, then surely I would be doing enough travelling and dining that I would not even need any reward program.

I do know someone who goes into any restaurant in Sydney and the staffs would address him on first name basis. I have only ever seen him settle the bill using a Reserve card, not even Platinum charge (And no, I don't mean el Jannah Chicken)
Straight watches? Like mechanical windup/movement ones?

...

If so then yep, I do. I've got a half dozen 'automatic winder' ones and another half dozen battery
If I pay $6500 per year, I would expect a Montblanc. I don't want to be the Devil Wears Prada.
 

danpez

Junior Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2013
Posts
19
Before the 'vid, I was getting twice the value of the card fee in travel benefits/upgrades etc. But obviously that has been hard to do last few years. Had some free hotel stays that's about it.
 

Rnwillia

Junior Member
Joined
Nov 22, 2012
Posts
45
I also have this same idea.

If I don't blink at $6500 annual fee, then surely I would be doing enough travelling and dining that I would not even need any reward program.

I do know someone who goes into any restaurant in Sydney and the staffs would address him on first name basis. I have only ever seen him settle the bill using a Reserve card, not even Platinum charge (And no, I don't mean el Jannah Chicken)

If I pay $6500 per year, I would expect a Montblanc. I don't want to be the Devil Wears Prada.
I’d want a Rolex, Paul Newman Daytona would suffice!
 
Sponsored Post

This is an example of a Sponsored Post, one of the many ways you can advertise on the Australian Frequent Flyer.

Other options include banner advertisements on our content and forum pages or our newsletter. You can also purchase an audio message on our podcast - or if you just want to try it out, you can sponsor a thread.

If you'd prefer not to see any advertisements (including these sponsored posts), you can become an AFF Supporter from just $6 and instantly remove all advertisements from our website!

leer987

Junior Member
Joined
Sep 12, 2021
Posts
10
I was unsuccessful earlier this year.

Is it still 5k? Or did they up it to 6.5k
Did you push for it hard? Am weighing up whether it is worth pushing for the invitation. Have spent ~80k in the last 3 months on 80% FHR and J/F tickets
 

Quattro

Member
Joined
Feb 15, 2019
Posts
291
Did you push for it hard? Am weighing up whether it is worth pushing for the invitation. Have spent ~80k in the last 3 months on 80% FHR and J/F tickets
I asked for an escalation and they refused to do so. That's as hard as I pushed.

Reason for no escalation was due to "it being done before and declined", even though I said I know of other members I know personally who have had theirs waived.

With that spend I'd say go for it.
 

leer987

Junior Member
Joined
Sep 12, 2021
Posts
10
Requested An account review. Was asked for interests, job title and LTM spend
I asked for an escalation and they refused to do so. That's as hard as I pushed.

Reason for no escalation was due to "it being done before and declined", even though I said I know of other members I know personally who have had theirs waived.

With that spend I'd say go for it.
 

jhy1998

Newbie
Joined
May 16, 2022
Posts
5
So does anyone know the current invitation threshold?

Is it still 100k per year?

However I feel like the benefits are getting worse and worse
 

sudoer

Established Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2015
Posts
3,390
Qantas
Platinum
Virgin
Gold
So does anyone know the current invitation threshold?

Is it still 100k per year?

Spent >100kpa on my Plat and haven't had an invite, but I haven't also haven't lodged an EOI.

I could understand the appeal if the 5k fee was tax deductible for some people, but 6.5k is getting silly.
 
Last edited:

leer987

Junior Member
Joined
Sep 12, 2021
Posts
10
Hope it’s still around the 100k mark - have expressed interest on the basis of ~$180k LTM spend mainly on travelling and restaurants
 

Enhance your AFF viewing experience!

From just $6 we'll remove all advertisements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and uninterupted viewing experience.

And you'll be supporting us so that we can continue to provide this valuable resource :)


Sample AFF with no advertisements? More..
Top