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HardieBoys

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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)...
 

moa999

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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)
 

Keith009

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HardieBoys said:
I've read posts on the AA programme, but I don't think I fly enough to the US (every 2nd year)...
Now if only the programs line had enough space, mine would read 'infrequently-fly-LH SEN, infrequently-fly-AA Plat...' :p
 

Maca44

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HardieBoys said:
What rumours about Lifetime Plat?
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.
 

simongr

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HardieBoys said:
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)...
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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