Lifetime status question

Discussion in 'Qantas Frequent Flyer Program' started by HardieBoys, Sep 20, 2007.

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  1. HardieBoys

    HardieBoys Member

    Sep 28, 2003
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    I'm 42 points away from Gold for life, and am flying to HK and back in the next week, so will crack the barrier within the next 9 days.

    I currently average 48 - 50 return domestic flights in Oz annually on QFF, and won't be travelling internationally as much in the future, as partner relocating to Oz. I'm estimating one J flight to Europe/North America per year (maybe 2), with one Y flight to Asia on average.

    I can get close to to QFF Platinum on the domestic legs alone, but am now wondering, is it worth working towards lifetime status in a Star carrier? Or as most of my projected flying will be QF, is it worth just sticking with them?

    I've read posts on the AA programme, but I don't think I fly enough to the US (every 2nd year)...
     

  2. moa999

    moa999 Senior Member

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    Based on a few rumours you may be very very timely.
    (this i sme putting 2 and 2 together re the timing of the Life QP and potential changes to SG Life)
     
  3. Keith009

    Keith009 Established Member

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    Now if only the programs line had enough space, mine would read 'infrequently-fly-LH SEN, infrequently-fly-AA Plat...' :p
     
  4. HardieBoys

    HardieBoys Member

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    What rumours about Lifetime Plat?
     
  5. Maca44

    Maca44 Established Member

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    I think the OP was referring to QF withdrawing paid Life Membership of the Qantas Club at the end of September 07, not Life Plat.
     
  6. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    Ok - out comes teh AAdvantage mantra :) If you wont make QF WP on a regular basis you should think about AAdvantage - obviously it all depends on the type of fares the 40-50 domestic flights are. Don't forget that B/H/Y all earn 1.5qpoints - so might keep you to AA platinum - meaning not only do you have better burn rates on a lot of AAwards but also you are earning at 100% elite bonus (not on BA though) rather than 50%.

    It is worth doing the maths to consider this. With LTG you have lounge access and J checkin sorted - you also have the extra luggage if needed. Obviously a lot of other factors come into play - but I wouldnt necessarily advocate switching to *A as for start you wont be able to use your QF LTSG benefits and your choice of carrier in Oz is limited (mind you it is with QF :)).
     
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