Qantas club - discount?

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  1. netaddict

    netaddict Member

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    I'm looking at joining the Qantas Club to make life that bit more enjoyable while doing a fair bit of travel over the coming 12 months or so.
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    Does any one know any ways to get a cheaper Qantas club membership then the standard published rates?

    I notice you can use points but don't have enough, any other options?
     
  2. ksthommo

    ksthommo Active Member

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    Does your company offer corporate rates, if not some travel agents do.
     
  3. netaddict

    netaddict Member

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    Already tried my place of work, don't travel enough corporatly to get it and even then can't get it persoanlly.

    Anyone know of any travel agents that you can get it through?
     
  4. Mal

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    One of the advertisers here offers a group discount if you join their "frequent flyers" club for $79/yr.

    Don't know anything about them, havn't tried them etc.... but here's the URL:
    http://www.frequentflyerclub.com.au/html/services.asp

    Alternatively, do u belong to any professional associations / can you join any? If I recall correctly, Accountants, lawyers and Info tech ppls (amongst others) get discounts by joining one of their industry groups.
     
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  6. plat_freq_flyer

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    The website travel.com.au offers access to their corporate QC scheme. Email them and they will forward you an application form to complete - you will still incur the joining fee, but it will save you about $100 a year.
     
  7. danielh

    danielh Member

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    What about Taxable deductions? Can you claim 50% of the costs of QFF?

    I get my one Sal Sacrificed so I haven't really done it before.

    Regards
    Daniel
     
  8. icarus

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    If you are travelling enough and at the level to accumulate status credits fast, then joining the QFF scheme automatically gives you QC membership when you reach Gold membership.

    I'm not sure how that translates under the new scheme, but at the moment you need 700 status credits. A return business class trip from Canberra to Perth, for example, gives you 180 status credits, so four of those and you are set. However, if you are taking shorter economy flights it will take a lot longer - Brisbane to Sydney economy will only give you 20 SCs, so you'd have to take 35 flights to qualify.

    You should also check the benefits of any professional associations you might be eligible to join - the various state law societies have deep discount rates, and I am pretty sure the AMA and similar bodies would as well.
     
  9. serfty

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    If you are going to travel more than 10,000miles in a short time (e.g. are travelling overseas, say MEL-LHR and back) you can join AAdvantage and do the AAmerican AAirlines Platinum "Lack of" ChAAenge. (even in economy)

    This will give OneWorld Sapphire status and entry to Qantas Clubs or equivalent around the world.

    For more information search "Platinum Challenge" on this site.
     
  10. thadocta

    thadocta Active Member

    Serfty, one thing to remember though is that AA do not grant access to AA longes to their their OWS and OWE members unless flying internationally the same day. So if the OP is contemplating travel involving AA, this is a factor to be considered.

    Dave
     
  11. serfty

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    Dave, that's absolutely correct. However as a oneWORLD Sapphire, an AA Platinum gets the following (as excerpted from the AAdvantage Platimum document):
    For domestic US access to AA Lounges, membership can be purchased for US$350 (approx AU$450) once AA Platinum status is achieved.
     
  12. arun

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    You can either sal sacéd or deduct in your tax return. Legally, can't do both.
     
  13. Alan in CBR

    Alan in CBR Member

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    Some professional associations (Australian Computer Society for example) offer discounted rates for the Qantas Club.
     
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    Myrna Active Member

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    If you are a professional engineer, scientist or manager then as a member of APESMA you can join Qantas Club as a corporate member. See www.apesma.asn.au - look under Member Services.

    AIRLINE LOUNGE MEMBERSHIP

    Exclusively available to members of The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia (APESMA)

    The Qantas Club and APESMA are increasing the benefits of business travel for APESMA members

    The new corporate rate for APESMA members to join the Qantas Club is as follows:

    New member: $755 (including joining and $55 APESMA management fee) for two years membership - saving $215.
    1 year, partner and renewal membership rates are also available.

    This is the same as what Qantas offers for corporate membership (except for the extra $55 APESMA charges for admin costs). Refer Qantas website.
    Membership Fees
    Membership fees for Australian residents
    Prices indicated are per member, in Australian dollars, include a once off joining fee, are inclusive of the Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST) and assume that the member is an Australian resident for Australian Tax purposes.

    Corporate membership Individual membership Saving
    One Year A$485.00 A$685.00 A$200.00
    Two Years A$700.00 A$970.00 A$270.00
     
  16. holdenmg

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