Makes sense.With express path departures, since April the CX flights I’ve taken have the ‘e’ symbol printed on the boarding pass itself. I was told cards are no longer issued. Think QF at least is also doing this. Possibly not the case for all airlines.
Noticed that too. Now I understand.....Can’t speak for SYD but in BNE express path for arrivals doesn’t exist in the evening (I think it closes about lunchtime), but CX still routinely hands out the cards on the evening flight into BNE. This has been the case for several years.
With express path departures, since April the CX flights I’ve taken have the ‘e’ symbol printed on the boarding pass itself. I was told cards are no longer issued. Think QF at least is also doing this. Possibly not the case for all airlines.
I think you will find the standard reply is that it des not matter if you are Platinum or Bronze apart from Welcome back is the best you can get from Qantas. There is the advantage of booking up front. I always book up front when in Economy and often would get the best choice of seats and often had an empty seat next to me if the flight was not full. This is great but don't expect much more from Qantas. It was their partners that looked after me better than Qantas...the number of time I got upgraded to Business class on Emirates, Air Lanka, Cathay, or Premium Economy on BA - all without asking - go figure.....never once with Qantas...Hi,
Platinum holder here. I've flown in economy several times since getting platinum status. I tend to always pick a seat at the front of the plane, and from my last flight I realised that the plane has always been packed in the back but I've always had an empty seat next to me.
Am I right to assume that front seats don't get opened to bronze/silver seat selection unless the plane reaches a certain threshold of occupancy? Does this mean as a platinum holder I should always pick a front seat, or have I just been lucky in my past 3 flights? On my last flight I saw another platinum flyer sit in the middle of 3 seats and he got served champaigne while in economy right after we boarded!
I also realised I get called by my surname specifically, but I'm wondering if that flight attendant was just being super nice or they are actually aware of how many platinum flyers are in the economy cabin.
Would love to know if there's any hidden tips, tricks or benefits?