- Oct 29, 2006
LTP the new holy grail? 75k though, think I'll stick with 35k for BA.
I'm LTG since 3 months and have really found it beneficial I'd have to say. Access to the lounges alone is terrific. Its a target worth chasing!!I'm relieved Qantas didn't change the LTG bar or status credits earn yesterday. 12 months more or less
I should achieve LTG.
Well not yet.
The cynic in me thinks that with LTP set at 75k, the numbers for LTG & LTS will increase in the next round.
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I am fairly certain that anyone who has attained LTS or LTG would keep it.I have a niggling little feeling that at some point ‘to calibrate the new LTP announced a revision of LTS and LTG has been decided’. It makes (horrible) sense...
But surely they would have to grandfather it if they did...? They would get serious blowback on that I think.
On that LTP topic - any idea what number of people would be in that 75,000 threshold group now, anyone???I am fairly certain that anyone who has attained LTS or LTG would keep it.
LTS costs them pretty much nothing and even LTG (while I value it) can’t be that costly. Many of the people who have it are still trying to keep WP each year and even those who are falling back on it are probably not using it all that much.
For us, we always fly J or F internationally, so we are getting lounge entry via COS and so the cost to Qantas is a few Qantas club visits domestically each year. Not going to break the bank.
LTP is different - can see that as more of a cost so can see why they want to keep it small and a reward for people who have flown crazy amounts with them.
Wasn't suggesting that they would take it away from those who already have it; but wouldn't be surprised if they increase the number of SCs to achieve it.
A few options come to mind (some may not be possible/be hard to implement):I was wondering how they would grandfather the current hurdle rates (if they chose to)? Who would be grandfathered? Would be very very hard...
That's what I'm sweating on. I "should" get to LTG in about 12-18 months on my current flying pattern. If they move the goal posts just before I get to that point - I certainly won't be happy, but then what do I do?Wasn't suggesting that they would take it away from those who already have it; but wouldn't be surprised if they increase the number of SCs to achieve it.
Less than 300? Could be 50. We will most likely never know the real number. Just like QF releasing up to one million more award seats. “Up to” means .......?
A year or two out would be completely inadequate for me. I'm still working towards LTS and my travel patterns wouldn't take me anywhere near P1, so progressing to LTG within a year or two would be out of the question, but LTS might just be achievable in that timeframe. So if they do increase the level needed for LTG I'll be hoping they don't increase it by much.Just a warning a year or two out. Perhaps more. Then grandfathered. No point in three-month warning. Would be very poor form.
I think they would give a 3 months notice and then deal with those who just miss out on a case by case basis according to perceived value.That's what I'm sweating on. I "should" get to LTG in about 12-18 months on my current flying pattern. If they move the goal posts just before I get to that point - I certainly won't be happy, but then what do I do?