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Platinum sitting in economy - Do the airlines pay extra attention to us?

Mike65

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Fair enough, I am in Melbourne!
In my recent experiences, QF are giving out the Express Cards for MEL arrivals, but they are not being taken. Actually, same applies to Express departure cards. I have a growing collection of both!
 

gazzab

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I have a collection the Express cards as well!
 

PineappleSkip

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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.

Cheers skip
 

esseeeayeenn

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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.
Makes sense.
I transited through LHR in May and as a then SG/OWS booked in Y (upgraded at gate) I wasn't sure if I was entitled to use the priority lane.
Presented my BP to a gentleman at the normal queue and he asked me if I would like to use the priority lane.
In many airports they just stamp "priority" on your BP.
 

kiwitripper64

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The express cards are of little value in Sydney for immigration if you use the smartgates. But there was a much bigger queue for customs without the express card.
LHR with the new smartgate is just as quick without using express card.
 

Rangalad

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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.

Cheers skip
✔ Noticed that too. Now I understand.....
 

JW

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I've shown my qantas card and managed to go through sometimes. However have been getting them into sydney again. Most recently QF2 from SIN. Frankly the inbound to SYD seems pointless given the gates work well most of the time.
 

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