First time achieve status - age 40 y.o.

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mranwa

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For the first time in my life, today finally achieve status in any airline - Silver !
Nothing much I know for most AFF members here with Gold and Platinum and LTG, but I do look forward to the new priority boarding and maybe, just maybe a chance of upgrade one day.

I still have probably 80 SC coming along from now till 28 Feb (my reset date). What will happen to these SC? Get wiped out or will it start counting towards the 250 SC needed to requal silver? If it gets wipe out, then looks like better to fly other airline or not pay for the jetstar plus bundle till 1 Mar?
 
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Congratulations mranwa! Silver is not to be sneezed out. Sorry to tell you but you will lose all your SCs when they are wiped on your anniversary date so each year you need to requalify. As you point out this is 250 not the 300 needed to achieve Silver. Happy flying :mrgreen:
 

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Well done :) It is very special & lots of things to learn
 

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For the first time in my life, today finally achieve status in any airline - Silver !
Nothing much I know for most AFF members here with Gold and Platinum and LTG, but I do look forward to the new priority boarding and maybe, just maybe a chance of upgrade one day.

I still have probably 80 SC coming along from now till 28 Feb (my reset date). What will happen to these SC? Get wiped out or will it start counting towards the 250 SC needed to requal silver? If it gets wipe out, then looks like better to fly other airline or not pay for the jetstar plus bundle till 1 Mar?

Congratulations :)
Those extra Status Credits will only count towards your current year and be wiped at end Feb. On the upside if you are chasing Life Time status then they will count towards that.
 

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Congratulations!

I will say it before anyone else but you are no longer the 40 year old (status) virgin!!! :D

enjoy your shiny card and the next year plus of Silver, and who knows what is to come!
 

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One way to keep 250, is to fly once a year, return, MEL to AKL via SYD in J, both ways to retain PS, 240, plus 2 discY equals 260.
OR MEL to AKL direct in F plus 2 discY equals 260.
I was at PS for a while, am now at SG, but will probably go back down to PS (and by flying ADL to east coast Au to NZ on EK metal but with QF flight number once a year, retain PS.
I have been a QF FF since 1997, thats 18 years, and at 45, attained PS. Then SG.
 

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yes AP but what would be the point of that, unless someone wanted to spend 2.5k-ish and go to AKL in J/F?

If they only flew once a year, there'd be no value or reason to have any kind of status IMHO.
 

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Well done mranwa. An achievement not to be sneezed at. Hopefully onwards and upwards for you.
 
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My point is to get to retain PS in one fowl/foul swoop, but of you course, any QF FF member can fly between Australian capital cities once a month, every month, 12 x 10 SC in discY between MEL and ADL, or MEL and SYD, and vv.
Granted; yes, going across the "ditch" in upper class F or J is expensive, but its a fast and furious way of spending money, doing something some will consider dumb (not only you, but others closer to me have said so too). As a subcontractor I don't have a lot of time off, and so, one annual (fowl/foul swoop) trip in J ADL to SYD to AKL/CHC/WLG and return via MEL suits me.
Will keep quiet on this now.
Carry on.
 

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Congratulations mranwa!
Lurking in AFF can be rewarding.
 

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My point is to get to retain PS in one fowl/foul swoop, but of you course, any QF FF member can fly between Australian capital cities once a month, every month, 12 x 10 SC in discY between MEL and ADL, or MEL and SYD, and vv.
Granted; yes, going across the "ditch" in upper class F or J is expensive, but its a fast and furious way of spending money, doing something some will consider dumb (not only you, but others closer to me have said so too). As a subcontractor I don't have a lot of time off, and so, one annual (fowl/foul swoop) trip in J ADL to SYD to AKL/CHC/WLG and return via MEL suits me.
Will keep quiet on this now.
Carry on.

Totally OT but the grammar nurd in me must respond, the saying is Fell Swoop.

At one fell swoop - meaning and origin.
 
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I was a lot older before I achieved my first silver status. That said I have become a status junkie and will do almost anything to retain my WP this year. After that I will have LTS.
If only I knew 20 years earlier what I know now !!
 

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Congratulations mranwa!

I too stumbled across status for the first time this year being flown around for interviews and interning internationally.
Since then I have become a status junkie for better or worse and have only just discovered the whole other world of hotel loyalty programs.
I am hoping my first job at one of the Big 4 professional services firms will yield some travel but if not, I can thank the airlines and hotels for inspiring me to work harder and focus on my career in that elusive chase of status.
It has certainly changed the way I look at holidays!
 

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Congrats and welcome to the club. I too was older than 40 when I first attained status and within eight years of joining QFF I have attained LTG and am currently WP having just finished a stint as a WP1. This is mainly thanks to AFF where I have used many good ideas to attain and retain status.

And now I'm pleased to reciprocate where ever possible. May you post here for many years to come and also make the long journey from novice to experienced frequent flyer.
 

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Congrats. Not sure about priority boarding for silver. Gold only recently got such. Also , I have been gold for 4 years, never been upgraded, .
sorry not trying to be negative.
best of luck
 
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Welcolme aboard mranwa! You achieved Silver before me.
55-Bronze
57-Silver
59-Gold
61-Platinum
 
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