Qantas Call Centre Long Wait Times

My understanding (from unofficial sources) is that there is a pool of priority phone numbers that airport staff give to passengers which rotates every few weeks.

I will attempt to publish the currently active number(s) in this post:

1300 025 396
1300 659 116

1300 025 390
1300 024 715
1300 659 115
1300 659 134
1300 659 502
1300 304 318
 
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DC3

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Well I left it singing its little wait song and eventually got someone who answered "premium line", was very nice and linked our bookings. It just took 45 minutes to get through to her.

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Mornings, 7.00 to 8.00am AEST, for short wait times I found.

Edit: Hobart comes on-line at 7.00am
 

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Well swings and roundabouts. A domestic upgrade didn't clear, so I rang again (the problem was married segments it seems). I got though in about 10 minutes mid afternoon on Mothers Day. Possibly a good time to call!

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Well swings and roundabouts. A domestic upgrade didn't clear, so I rang again (the problem was married segments it seems). I got though in about 10 minutes mid afternoon on Mothers Day. Possibly a good time to call!

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my experience too :). Called Saturday morning, after about 15 minutes on hold the call went straight to the post call survey (which of course got 1 across the board). Mid morning Sunday, after about 10 minutes got through to the premium line and my booking was finally sorted.
 

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I was on hold for 6 hours and 5 minutes - not sure if it even answered as I fell asleep. I had already waited 4 hours with no response the day before- this is appalling as with flight credits you have to call to use them.
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Welcome to AFF, midntie.:)
with flight credits you have to call to use them
You should be able to use the booking reference number (PNR) and your surname to pull up a flight credit and turn it into a booking online
Manage booking - flight credit

Of course, I have had the occasional PNR disappear down a black hole and had to ring up and have it extracted from there. :rolleyes:

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Welcome to AFF, midntie.:)

You should be able to use the booking reference number (PNR) and your surname to pull up a flight credit and turn it into a booking online
Manage booking - flight credit

Of course, I have had the occasional PNR disappear down a black hole and had to ring up and have it extracted from there. :rolleyes:

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Similar experience here. Called to make a change of date to a business class booking last night at 2250 - for some reason, it couldn't be done online. Late Sunday night is usually when the wait times are less than 5mins, but I gave up after 2h on hold as the clock hit 0100.

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So frustrating- I am on hold with Qantas for over 2 hours still going on not sure how long will it takes for them to recieve call -

I got flights next week to NZ but due to Victorian lockdown I am unable to travel to NZ - Can someone suggest what should I do ?

I book these flights to get DSC to reach Qantas Gold Status looks like this won't happened any suggestions as what to do in this circumtances?

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TheInsider

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Cancel online for a credit if you want a credit?

Otherwise you'll have to wait. Yep it is pathetic and they won't change.
 

Nimo

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Cancel online for a credit if you want a credit?

Otherwise you'll have to wait. Yep it is pathetic and they won't change.
Unbelivevable I am still on hold been 2.5 hours - called in morning was on hold for 3 hours got disconnected - what a shame it's Australian national carrier
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Call tomorrow just after 7am.

Called in morning waited for 3 hours & then call got disconneted
 

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Unbelivevable I am still on hold been 2.5 hours - called in morning was on hold for 3 hours got disconnected - what a shame it's Australian national carrier
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Called in morning waited for 3 hours & then call got disconneted

I took the articles advice and called at 7.10 this morning. I have no status and got through immediately.
 

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I took the articles advice and called at 7.10 this morning. I have no status and got through immediately.
An inquiry is clearly required into this efficiency at our National Carrier. Unnecessarily raising expectations will only ultimately result in further fear and loathing......
 

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Rang mid afternoon to change a flight as I’m based in shutdown central and got straight through, problem sorted straight away, i am Platinum one so that might have made a difference
 

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Rang mid afternoon to change a flight as I’m based in shutdown central and got straight through, problem sorted straight away, i am Platinum one so that might have made a difference

Assume you got routed to the VIP team due to P1.

Data point from a WP: called at 7:03am today to sort some existing bookings which have either cancelled legs or involuntary schedule changes. The call queueing system advised up to 15 minutes wait, call was answered around the 13 minute mark. Unlike previous days, there was no "if you are not flying in the next 24-48 hours please call back later" type prerecorded message. Very competent rep who sorted out my fairly complicated changes and also helped me follow up on a missing points refund.

Advised current refund times are 5-7 days for points and 8 weeks for taxes.
 

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An inquiry is clearly required into this efficiency at our National Carrier. Unnecessarily raising expectations will only ultimately result in further fear and loathing......
Why do you think that it's inefficiency? Sounds like it's doing what it was designed to do.....
 
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