Do you earn SC on platinum edge free flight?

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  1. Spieck

    Spieck Member

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    I booked my "free" flight with my Amex platinum edge card yesterday. The phone agent from Amex told me I would earn status credits for these flights. I never have in the past. Is she correct?
     

  2. vitagen

    vitagen Established Member

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    That's incorrect my current lot of flights yielded 0 SCs
     
  3. bismarck

    bismarck Established Member

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    Can you upgrade it? With either pts or $?


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  4. Spieck

    Spieck Member

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    Can be upgraded with points - according to the agent yesterday, but I haven't tried to upgrade.
     
  5. Spieck

    Spieck Member

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    Thanks, - thats what I thought :(
     
  6. airly

    airly Junior Member

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    It might not be relevant, but I have a Qantas Ultimate AMEX, recently just use the free flight and it credit SC and Qantas Points to my account.
    I have just checked the T&C and it clearly stated that no Qantas point or SC will be earned on the free flight.
    I might have been lucky. (I am a SG, not sure whether it matters)
     
  7. Spieck

    Spieck Member

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    Thanks. I'll let you know what happens when I fly! It will be a nice surprise if SCs or points appear - but not very likely!
     
  8. tinkybelle

    tinkybelle Active Member

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    not sure if edge or reserve( think it was reserve)I booked SYD ZQN got to upgrade with pts and got the 15 SC each( 2 pax) each way
     
  9. Spieck

    Spieck Member

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    You were lucky! I got nothing! (Mine is a platinum edge)
     
  10. tinkybelle

    tinkybelle Active Member

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    sorry I'm a dope!!:shock:
    I paid $150 to UG and the UG didn't come thru on the return but got 15 SC both ways for 2 of us.
    It may be because it was out of oz I got nothing on the domestic flts .
    it seemed to be booked in a normal paid class.
     
  11. serfty

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    I don't believe NZ destinations are a feature of the Edge card in any case. Limited domestic Oz routes only.

    Definitely no earn on domestic flights.
     
  12. nicky286

    nicky286 Member

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    Hi

    to clarify

    Flight that booked under flight redemption does not earn point nor status point

    Yes, flight can be upgrade to business class using point or pay.

    Platinum edge cannot fly to NZ only domestic

    Platinum reserve you can fly to NZ and Bali
    Hope answer all your question.
     
  13. Supersonic Swinger

    Supersonic Swinger Active Member

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    NZ is only possible for departures from MEL/SYD/BNE

    Bali is only possible from PER

    Platinum Reserve
     
  14. nicky286

    nicky286 Member

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    That is correct Thank you Supersonic Swinger
     
  15. tinkybelle

    tinkybelle Active Member

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    #15 tinkybelle, Nov 19, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2014
    has anyone got the SC from perth to bali?
    Also has anyone been able to buy a paid upgrade on one of the edge free Amex flights domestically?
     
  16. nicky286

    nicky286 Member

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    SC from perth to bali = NO

    Paid/Point = Yes
     
  17. paultiffen

    paultiffen Active Member

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    I got SC on SYD Queenstown plat reserve flight

    Also booked GF in as booked both a week before and after renewal date and hers credit to me through family pooling :)
     
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