Current lifetime Status credits

Discussion in 'Qantas Frequent Flyer Program' started by tanewi, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. tanewi

    tanewi Intern

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    Hi,

    I am a "newbie" here, and I reckon I always will be.

    I joined QFF in Dec 2000, and have a Current lifetime Status credits of 5,174.

    Any idea how it is possible that I incurred the 4 Status Credits?

    Am I right to assume that my SC should end in a "0" or "5"?
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  2. bigjobs

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    now that i think about it i guess it should end in a 0 or 5

    i joined QF FF in early 03 and have 6240 of them ... boy i have been away from home alot ...
     
  3. Dave Noble

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    In 2001 (iirc) the SC earnings changed; prior to this it was possible to get 8 SCs for a SYD-MEL for example , so for anyone who was a member at that time could easily have lifetime earnings with an ending number other than 0 or 5

    Dave
     
  4. tanewi

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    Thanks Dave, I neglected to mention that I was based in Asia for 2000 until late 2002, I only started flying domestically this year.???
     
  5. serfty

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    When Tier Credits were introduced from 1st September 1998, 8 TC's were awarded for "Discount Economy" travel:
    • Within and Between Australia, South Pacific and New Guinea - up to 1,000 kms.
    • Within and between Asia, Africa, India & Middle East.
    • Within and between UAS, Canada and Latin America.
    • Within and between Europe & United Kingdom.
    When the name was changed to Status credits, one's Tier Credits were 'converted' to Status Credits on a 1 for 1 basis.

    A similar thing happened with "5"'s. When Status Credits were introduced, there was no way one could earn SC's other than as a multiple of 10 and I had this odd '5' count in my lifetime SC's for years.

    With the May 24th Changes, mutiples of 5 were re-introduced (eg. Disc Y MEL-BNE) so 5's no longer appear so 'strange'.
     
  6. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Not sure but under the old scale ,prior to May 25, less than 1,000 miles was Zone 1, the bottom of the SC's tree eg SYD-MEL, SYD-BNE etc.

    I know you did many trips CGK-SIN (547 miles) and SIN-BKK (897 miles) and you would have paid economy, even if your company paid short haul policy is economy anyway, therefore 8 SC's one way. Even in business would have been some multiple of 8.

    That would certainly explain why your lifetime SC's total ends in 4.
     
  7. serfty

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    I'm on 5,370 and by the end of my "year" on 31st October this will increase to over 7,100 on current bookings alone. 8)
     
  8. QF WP

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    I joined QFF in Feb 1989. You can tell how many I have from my signature and use of a calculator. By end of January, that should have grown to around the majical Lifetime Silver level.
     
  9. aus_flyer

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    And then you're half way to the big one! :)
     
  10. NM

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    Mine used to end with a 9. I was dreading being stranded on 13999 and missing the big one. But in the end I flew past that milestone. And now I have no idea how many lifetime status credits I have. My FF summary no longer lists it.
     
  11. aus_flyer

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    It will be interesting to see what Qantas does in the future. I suspect that in a few years there will be a lot of Lifetime Golds. It then becomes a question for Qantas of how to continue to reward/retain these customers.
     
  12. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Pretty simple answer to the question. Not sure of the benefits involved.

    Lifetime WP at 21,000 or 28,000 points. New goals, new targets.
     
  13. oz_mark

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    I'm only a little over 4000 lifetime points, still aimeing for that lifetime silver (not that its worth much)
     
  14. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

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    Just think how you would have felt if you were sitting on 13,999 and they increased the tier to 20,000! :twisted:
     
  15. NM

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    That was my concern. I was very glad to see 14,000 fly by mid-trip.
     
  16. QF WP

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    I thought a simple Excel spreadsheet should keep you up to date with your SC tally...
     
  17. Platy

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    My tally is 7,483 so I am already lifetime silver and at current rate of earning SCs will make lifetime gold in about another 5 yrs!
     
  18. NM

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    It would have done if I had kept track from when I knew what the tally was. But alas I no longer know (or care really).

    The important thing now is to earn enough QFF SCs to requalify Plat each year, and then think about a more beneficial earning program where the earn and burn rates are better :wink: . Now that could prove to be a challenge?
     
  19. Dave Noble

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    I have found a baby with some candy... want to try something really challenging and steal it :)

    Dave
     
  20. NM

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    I have a baby here :lol: . She has not yet become addicted to candy. But try getting a fruit stick out of her hand and I can think of a challenge that is easier to complete :lol: .
     
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