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Well it has finally arrived, and I am pleased to say that Qantas has not defined the end of my life :D . The Lifetime Gold card is indeed different to a standard Gold FF card. Under the Frequent Flyer logo it has the words "Lifetime Member". It shows the Member Since date and no expiry date.

I will scan a card image and attach it here when I get a chance. I will also include teh text of the letter just in case people are interested.
 

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simongr said:
Proof positive that 4 segments are not required for LTG ;)
Doesn't seem like proof to me. NM has done more than 4 QF flights since joining QFF

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NM said:
link... Lowest is 0 (for the last two membership years :p ).
But has credited zip to QFF in the last 2 years; so definitely no qualifying flights.

Congratulations NM, IIRC 'twas certainly a mad Autumn when you blitzed the 14K SC's.
 
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But had credited zip to QFF in the last 2 years; so definitely no qualifying flights.
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It needs 4 segments to qualify or requalify for status. He had already qualified and so had no need to requalify as well as having had 4 segments during the time to earn 14000. I would suspect it would be v unlikely for someone to reach 14,000 SCs but not have 4 QF segments

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The covering letter reads like this:
Qantas Frequent Flyer said:
Dear NM

Gold Frequent Flyer lifetime recognition

In recognition of the flyig you have done over the past year with Qantas, oneworld alliance and our partner airlines, we have renewed your Frequent Flyer membership at the Gold status level. As we've previously told you, you have already earned Gold lifetime recognition. This means you can enjoy Giold status for life, no matter how often you fly*.

Your Gold lifetime membership kit

Your kit includes you new Gold Lifetime Member card and two Gold luggage tags. You'll also find a brochure that explains your Gold privileges - a 50% Status Bonus, priority check-in and more. Remember too, that as a Sapphire member of oneworld, you can enjoy recognition and privileges when you fly with oneworld alliance airlies; American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines (JAL), LAN, Malev Jungarian Airlines and Royal Jordanian Airlines.

Should you travel more

We will quickly restore your Platinum status should your travel on eligible flights increase to the qualifying level. You can keep track of your Status Credits - these determine your membership status - in your online Activity Statement at qantas.com/frequentflyer. As a reminder, you can earn Status Credits on eligible flights with Qantas, oneworld alliance airlines and Air Pacific.

Complimentary Qantas Club membership

As a lifetime Gold Frequent Flyer, you retain your complimentary membership of The Qantas Club. Simply use your new Gold Lifetime Member card to enjoy all your Frequent Flyer and Qantas Club privileges. You are welcome to invite one guest to join you in the comfort of the lounge whenever you visit.

Let us know your preferences

So that we can provide you with the best possible services, please take a minute to confirm or update your personal details and travel preferences in Your Profile at qantas.com/frequentflyer

If you'd like more information, please visit qantas.com/frequentflyer where we can help you with answers to your membership questions and tell you about our latest news and offers.

Yours sincerely
Norris Carter
General Manager Loyalty Programs

* Terms and conditions apply to membership benefits and privileges. These may change from time to time. Refer to qantas.com/frequentflyer or call 13 11 31 for the most up-to-date information. American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines (JAP), LAN, Malev Hungarian Airlines, Royal Jordanian Airlines and Qantas Airways are trademarks of their respective companies.
So pretty standard sort of letter outlining the benefits or Lifetime Gold recognition. Its good to finally have the card and I hope it lasts as long as I do ;) .
 

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Lifetime Gold card looks like this attachment (scanned from the membership kit).

 

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Dave Noble said:
It needs 4 segments to qualify or requalify for status. He had already qualified and so had no need to requalify as well as having had 4 segments during the time to earn 14000. I would suspect it would be v unlikely for someone to reach 14,000 SCs but not have 4 QF segments ...
This is likely to be true, but in the context of simongr's post I believe the reference was to the (now enforced) annual requirement as specified in the T&C's here:
18.1.5 The travel required in each Membership Year to attain or retain Silver, Gold or Platinum status level must include a minimum of four Eligible Flight Segments on Qantas, QantasLink or Jetstar.
i.e. Wether 4 or more segments have been flown on Qantas prior to the current year is not relevant to that post.

More than that, there is no reference (specific or implied) about needing to travel on a Qantas Flight number at all in relation to attaining Life Time Silver or Gold. For both it merely states:
18.2.1 Lifetime recognition may be awarded to Members who achieve certain specified cumulative Status Credit levels. <snipped bit about tier/Status credits being cumulative>
Conceivably, a Qantas frequent flyer could fly on SC earning segments on any airlines other than Qantas, never attaining WP/SG/PS etc due to not having 4 eligible QF flights, reach 7K SC's and be awarded life time silver.

As an aside, a QF segment may be a flight flown with a QF flight number; but unless a valid Qantas Frequent Flyer is entered for that segment it is unlikely it would automatically count as an Eligible Qualifying segment even though it would have been if a QFF number had been used. I would hazard a guess that no QF flight activity that would ordinarily get a '~' if credited to Qantas Frequent Flyer will show if an AAdvantage number is entered for the flight.

The rules are not specific on this either - they do not indicate a QFF number is necessary, just that they need to fly the 4 'eligible flight segments' on Qantas, QantasLink or Jetstar.

An 'Eligible Flight' is defined thus:
'Eligible Flight' has the meaning given in clause 9.3.1;
9.3.1 Subject to clauses 9.3.2 and 9.4, Points for air travel may be earned only for paid travel on regular scheduled flights where a Qantas flight number (or the flight number of any oneworldTM Alliance Airline or Airline Partner not excluded under clause 9.4) is entered on the itinerary ("Eligible Flight").

9.3.2 For the purposes of earning Points, Status Credits and the Minimum Points Guarantee, Eligible Flights exclude a flight on a Qantas aircraft, where another airline's flight number is entered on the ticket, unless that flight has been specified by Qantas as an Eligible Flight. <9.4 is not relevent to this>
It would be interesting in this context if a Qantas frequent flyer who had accumulated enough SC's in their membership year to achieve a specific status level, had flown four or more QF eligible flight segments but did not credit any of them to QFF would be granted status consistent with the SC's earned.

This is clearly not the intent of the rules. However, it does invalidate my reference to Qualifying flights in the earlier post.
 

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Should you travel more

We will quickly restore your Platinum status should your travel on eligible flights increase to the qualifying level. You can keep track of your Status Credits - these determine your membership status - in your online Activity Statement at qantas.com/frequentflyer. As a reminder, you can earn Status Credits on eligible flights with Qantas, oneworld alliance airlines and Air Pacific.
To qualify for QP do you need 1200 or 1400 SC's from LTG?
 

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dajop said:
To qualify for QP do you need 1200 or 1400 SC's from LTG?
I don't any reason for it to be treated any differently to any other Gold member qualifying for Platinum, being 1400 SCs.
 

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NM said:
I don't any reason for it to be treated any differently to any other Gold member qualifying for Platinum, being 1400 SCs.
Nor should it be. Having one of those days today :rolleyes: .
 
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