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netaddict

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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.

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?
 

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

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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?
 

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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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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.

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thadocta said:
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
Dave, that's absolutely correct. However as a oneWORLD Sapphire, an AA Platinum gets the following (as excerpted from the AAdvantage Platimum document):
... AAdvantage Platinum membership means you also enjoy oneworld Sapphire status on all oneworld member airlines:
American Airlines, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, LanChile/LanPeru and Qantas Airways.

Benefits of Sapphire status include access to the airline lounges of all the oneworld alliance carriers on the day of travel when departing on eligible international oneworld flights (excludes flights solely between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico [except Mexico City] and the Caribbean). You’re also entitled to priority check-in; preferred boarding and seating; and priority standby and waitlisting when traveling on these airlines. ...
For domestic US access to AA Lounges, membership can be purchased for US$350 (approx AU$450) once AA Platinum status is achieved.
Admirals Club Membership
We are pleased to offer you membership in the Admirals Club at a special discounted price. For information about the Admirals Club and these special rates, please visit www.aa.com/admiralsclub, call 1-800-237-7971 (from the continental U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico) or stop by any Admirals Club location worldwide. ...
 

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danielh said:
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
You can either sal sacéd or deduct in your tax return. Legally, can't do both.
 

Alan in CBR

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

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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
 
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