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Possibly a stupid question re: QC Bronze to QC Silver

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This will sound like a really stupid question, but I hope someone can answer me.

When someone already has a QC Bronze and then becomes a QC Silver, does he/she get the visitor's pass to QC, or does that person miss out just because they already parted with the money to become a QC member?
 

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Yes, you will still get the complimentary invitation to the QP regardless. It comes withe the PS kit, attached to the bottom of the welcome letter. I think the best use of it is to invite the extra guest into QP when you're travelling in a trio.
 

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Thanks Raccoon111. Is it transferable? If it is, I wouldn't mind giving it to my long suffering spouse to use.
 

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Commuter said:
Is it transferable? If it is, I wouldn't mind giving it to my long suffering spouse to use.
It has no name on the invitation, just a use by date.

So yes you can give to anyone and I don't think they need to be flying with QF on the day. Best value appears to be using it in international QC lounges in Australia and some overseas lounges.
 
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Thanks JohnK. I was hoping that it can be given away, so that's a good news.

After slogging it in 'short hop' domestic economy every week for the last couple of months (my frequent routes are very inefficient way of getting SCs, I found - most sectors I do work out to be $15 per SC) at my own cost, I was hoping I could put them to good use :D:D
 

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Even if your'e a member of the QC and a PS, they still send you a get-in-free card. Mine usually expire cause the lounge dragons have never stopped me bringing >1 guest traveller.

My time will come ...
 

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Groundfeeder said:
Even if your'e a member of the QC and a PS, they still send you a get-in-free card. Mine usually expire cause the lounge dragons have never stopped me bringing >1 guest traveller.

My time will come ...
Dont worry to much about the expiry date, I used one that expired in 2004 at the OOL QP yesterday with no questions asked.
 

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Qantas actually note on the accompanying letter that the card can be used for an additional Guest or that you can give it to another QF PAX to employ.

I do believe if used as an invitation, rather than a guest pass the user needs to be flying QF (maybe AA/BA in some cases).
 

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Thanks Serfty, that's great. It's good to know that they are fully transferable.
 

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They make great Ebay sales as well.

I've seen at least one regular here selling one on Ebay...
 

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LOL. I'm giving them to my long-suffering spouse (who's a QF FF member but is unlikely to reach Silver, and will be travelling without me in September).
 

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Dont worry to much about the expiry date, I used one that expired in 2004 at the OOL QP yesterday with no questions asked.
Woohoo - bottom of the drawer here I come!!!
 

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serfty said:
I do believe if used as an invitation, rather than a guest pass the user needs to be flying QF (maybe AA/BA in some cases).
Not necessarily. I had 2 complimentary invitations with me on my last trip. One was to be used in BNE before flight BNE-SIN and the other was going to be used in BKK before AY flight BKK-SIN.

As it so happens I managed to get into BNE J lounge for nothing as there was no one at front desk for about 10 minutes. Well my Finnair misadventure ensured that I was flying LX182 BKK-SIN when returning and I used the complimentary invitation in QF lounge in BKK (expiring May 06 anyway) and not a word was said on whether I had QF flight. I presented the voucher and mentioned that I am flying LX but was waved through.

Don't know whether this was a one off situation but I would suspect that QF would want you to sample the lounge in case you are stuck in a NB or PS timewarp and would rather purchase QC membership after enjoying the lounge experience.
 

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JohnK said:
... Don't know whether this was a one off situation but I would suspect that QF would want you to sample the lounge in case you are stuck in a NB or PS timewarp and would rather purchase QC membership after enjoying the lounge experience.
I geuss it's probably not a one off situation. IIRC, these do indicate you should be flying QF(BA/AA) to use one.

I guess Qantas have allowed them to be used differently; perhaps for promotional purposes as in the situation described by JohnK, if for no other reason.
 

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But when flying AY business between BKK-SIN//HKG, you would get access to the QP at BKK anyways. Maybe the front door person (they aint dragons in BKK :D ) already knew of the situation JohnK was in?!

Who knows... Anyways, the passes do have validity at certain times. Lounge dragons can be very friendly when they want to :D
 

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Mal said:
But when flying AY business between BKK-SIN//HKG, you would get access to the QP at BKK anyways. Maybe the front door person (they aint dragons in BKK :D ) already knew of the situation JohnK was in?!

Who knows... Anyways, the passes do have validity at certain times. Lounge dragons can be very friendly when they want to :D
Mal, this was my last AY cattle class flight.

When I went to QP already getting a little late for my flight as we were delayed long time in LX check-in. I did not mention any part of my story just that I am flying on LX182 and can I use the invitation today. She waved me through no problem. So again I am guessing that if you have one of these invitations they will not knock you back purely for promotional purposes. Doesn't hurt to try if you have one of these anyway.
 
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