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Platinum One experiences?

aus_flyer

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To all the newly-minted Platinum One frequent flyers out there... I'm curious to hear... what's been your experience so far?

Anything different?

Free upgrades?

... or all hype?
 

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Got the book today (+1 made short work of the sticker, and we've entered the competition advertised). The book feels like it'd be at home in the library nooks of the FLounges. I'll have to go through it more thoroughly later on, there seems to be lots of details to please the QF history buffs. Didn't realise it was current enough to mention COVID-19 up to around July.
 

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Yes, have not attempted to remove the sticker.

Edit. Is the ‘win a holiday sticker’ a P1 thing or do all the books get them.
I believe all the books have the sticker, and whilst it came off cleanly on mine, you can see an imprint kinda thing where it was stuck on the dust cover. You do need to remove it if you want to see what the competition is about (an anticlimax).

I suspect if it is left on long term, the glue will dry out and it'll never come off.
 

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Out of curiosity, have any of the P1s that have been flying received any opt ups from the VIP Team. The same type that SST used to handed out on occasion normally identified by the note on your boarding pass with words such as 'Enjoy you flight SST'. I cannot remember the exact wording, it has been 8-9 months since I last set foot on an aircraft.
 

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Is it just me, or is it an 'enhancement' that Domestic Award requests can not be escalated to a P1 Analyst?

I was trying to get something opened up this morning, and it was initially denied. When I asked if it could be escalated to the P1 Analyst, the CSA told me that has only ever been for international awards...

I'm almost 99% certain I've previously had Domestic award bookings assessed further.
 

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@Brettmcg I do not know the answer for domestic only. I am sure in the past I have had domestic seats released but suspect these would have been either ADL-SYD/MEL or SYD/MEL-ADL connecting to/ from international awards to get them into the same PNR. Sorry I cannot be of more help.
 

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I always put those requests direct to the SST so ... who knows? I did get some domestic J opened actually on one of those last 747 flights last year so it did used to be a thing.
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So out of interest regarding the book promot and the burried text in the centenary email regarding the free gift... seems like they wised up to it. Just received an email from the VIP Team (my first ever since the new team arrived lol) saying I could get the book with links for both AU and NZ (hey Kiwi Flyer!) residents making it very clear the process.

So I guess they realised not many saw the initial offer in the email. I give them credit :)
 

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I always put those requests direct to the SST so ... who knows? I did get some domestic J opened actually on one of those last 747 flights last year so it did used to be a thing.
Post automatically merged:

So out of interest regarding the book promot and the burried text in the centenary email regarding the free gift... seems like they wised up to it. Just received an email from the VIP Team (my first ever since the new team arrived lol) saying I could get the book with links for both AU and NZ (hey Kiwi Flyer!) residents making it very clear the process.

So I guess they realised not many saw the initial offer in the email. I give them credit :)
I normally would put them through the SST also, but given they are now gone, I ended up speaking to the VIP team.

Despite this recent disappointing outcome, I must say, the new VIP team have been outstanding in all of the dealings I have had with them so far!
 

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I normally would put them through the SST also, but given they are now gone, I ended up speaking to the VIP team.

Despite this recent disappointing outcome, I must say, the new VIP team have been outstanding in all of the dealings I have had with them so far!
You definitely could get stand alone Dom Award seats opened up. I did it quite a few times including QFLink
 

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Might be another P1 special, got the December magazine today. Largely on Tasmania, which is as far overseas as I'll get for a while.
 

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Nice to receive a P1 invitation to the Avis President's Club (apparently invite only) status level which seems to be going to all P1's... I can't actually use it but nice to see a tangible benefit with it seems some decent perks for renters being provided for P1's.

Keep it up QF!
 

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I also received the message and I filled in the information required. I am not sure I will use it as I tend not to use rentals but who knows. I will take the points just for signing up.
 

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I also received the message and I filled in the information required. I am not sure I will use it as I tend not to use rentals but who knows. I will take the points just for signing up.
Same, this is the info (ICYMI, bold part is somewhat interesting):




As a Qantas Platinum One member, we're delighted to offer you an exclusive complimentary opportunity to join Avis’ invitation-only membership - President’s Club.

As a member you'll enjoy a range of benefits and privileges including:

A double upgrade - every time you book, you’ll automatically get a double upgrade and be assigned the newest car on fleet (subject to availability).
Guaranteed car availability - even if you don’t have a reservation.
A free additional driver - add your partner or colleague at no charge in Australia and New Zealand.
Preferred service at over 3,000 locations with a dedicated reservation line and discounts of up to 25% of the standard rates in selected countries.
And continue to earn 4 Qantas Points per $1 spent on Avis rentals across Australia, and a total of 700 Qantas Points globally on rentals.^

Apply before 11:59pm (AEDT) 17 December to unlock a new world of benefits and privileges. Plus, to celebrate your new Avis President's Club Membership you'll also earn a bonus 2,000 Qantas Points.*

Important Information
Offers in this email are only valid for the intended recipient of the email and are not transferable. This means the offer should not be shared or forwarded. Qantas Frequent Flyers who are not specifically targeted for this offer may still be able to view the campaign, however, will not be eligible to apply or receive the bonus points stipulated.

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn Qantas Points.
*To be eligible for this offer, you must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum One member and complete the registration to join Avis President’s Club between 12.01am 3 December 2020 and 11.59pm AEDT 17 December 2020. The 2,000 bonus Qantas Points will be credited to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account within 30 days of your registration being processed. This offer is non transferrable. Your complimentary membership to Avis President’s Club will not expire, however Avis reserves the right to update their terms and conditions at any time.
^4 Qantas Points per A$1 spent will be earned on time and kilometre charges, excluding GST, insurance, package tours, government, travel industry, some corporate rates and miscellaneous charges. Valid when renting from Avis Australia locations only. Points will be credited up to six weeks after car rental. Members must provide their Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number at time of booking to earn Qantas Points. Car hire is subject to car availability at time of rental and the Avis Rental Agreement Terms and Conditions. Avis age, credit and driver requirements apply. For further details, please visit qantas.com/avis or contact Avis.700 Qantas Points will be earned per rental outside of Australia with Avis and Budget. Members must provide their Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number to the chosen car partner.

You have received this email as you are opted in to receive Offers for Qantas Frequent Flyer members and our records indicate you have not previously taken advantage of this offer. Please click here to unsubscribe from this mailing list.
 
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@Kangol you have a greater attention to detail than myself. I stopped reading at "Plus, to celebrate your new Avis President's Club Membership you'll also earn a bonus 2,000 Qantas Points."
 

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