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Discussion in 'Airport Lounges' started by dvmcl54, May 20, 2005.

  1. dvmcl54

    dvmcl54 Junior Member

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    Thank you to the loyal contributors to this db

    I took advantage of the info about QC re the offer to join with joining fee waived in a recent posting and took up 2 year membership so now I belong to QP.
    All it took was after getting such a good tip I wrote to QFF Centre told them about my planned travel over next two years and would be interested in taking up the offer sent to selected QFF as per email posted recently.
    24 hours later I was called and advised I could join by quoting the "offer" and was in.

    And also received a follow up call to say Thank you from Qantas FFC.
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    Keep up the good work


    PS Australian planning to fly to HNL next 12 mths....
    Tip 10:1
    And Qantas looking to use Cobra Swamp Airport in Bangkok can' t pronounce new Thai name. As new airport as additional new hub as it is more economical to fly there from and to Australia.
    Tip 4:1
     
  2. QF WP

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    We all live but to serve the voracious appetites of fellow members and lurkers....welcome to AFF, dvmcl54. Although I will admit, I didn't quite "get" your tips at the bottom...
     


  3. dvmcl54

    dvmcl54 Junior Member

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    thank you for a response to my 1st posting

    The Tips re Australian and Bangkok relate to some news briefs from a couple of Magazines from Australia from their news brief columns.

    Qantas looking to position Australian or Jetstar to compete with other airlines on MEL/Syd to LAX via HNL and soak up holiday traffic and keep premium dollars with Qantas business class and full economy.

    Also article refers to greater cost efficiencies flying to Bangkok from Australia and return due to operating at cruising altitude longer each way and Bangkok offer cheaper costs and more capacity on the ground.

    Thanks for response
    dmac
     
  4. Jeff Abbott

    Jeff Abbott Newbie

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    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Re: DVMc154

    I read with interest your message on the Qantas offer to waive the joining fee to travellers intending to fly on a regular basis. As I am about to take up a position that will require me commuting from Melbourne to Perth and return between 2 and 3 times per month for the next 12 to 18 months, I would be most interested to understand how to take advantage of this offer.

    Your advice in due course would be most appreciated.

    Yours sincerely,

    Jeff Abbott
     
  5. NM

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    The offer mentioned at the start of this thread was 18 months ago. I am not aware of any current offers for Qantas Club membership with the joining fee being waived.

    However, one option you may like to consider is that if flying MEL-PER-MEL 2 to 3 times per month may be ample to warrant taking the AA Platinum Challenge. Note that there is rumour that the challenge rules will change for people starting the challenge next year, so best to start this year if you can.

    And the time to complete the challenge will depend on the fare you purchase. If using Y or B fares, you will complete the AA challenge in 2 return trips, and then you will have OneWorld Sapphire status until the end of Feb 2008. OneWorld Sapphire status gets you access to Qantas Club lounges when flying with any OneWorld airline which obviously includes Qantas domestic flights.

    If the fare purchased is one that earns 1 EQP per mile flowm, then it will take 3 return trips to complete the challenge.

    See the sticky thread in the AAdvantage forum for details on how the challenge works and the full benefits.

    If using the Qantas FF program, and assuming fares are K, H, B or Y, you will earn 40 status credits for each one-way MEL-PER segment, so will require 9 return flights to make Qantas Gold status, or 17 return flights to make platinum status) and Qantas Club access is granted with Gold and Platinum status. So with 3 return trips a month, you will have complementary lounge access at the end of the third month.
     


  6. Jeff Abbott

    Jeff Abbott Newbie

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    My sincere thanks for your most helpful reply. I will investigate the challenge; having already made 4 return trips to Perth since late October.

    Kind regards,

    Jeff
     
  7. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    A bit of trivia I have come across on Thai websites. Suvarnabhumi Airport is pronounced Suan-na-phuum in Thai or Su-wana-poom which may be easier for westerners to pronounce.
     
  8. Jeff Abbott

    Jeff Abbott Newbie

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    Having made enquiries about the AA Gold/Platinum Challenge and been to the AAdvantage Web Site, I cannot find out how to apply for the challenge. American Airlines claim no knowledge of the challenge and although the AAdvantage Web site describes the challenge in detail, all the links on the site error off and the contact phone number is a US number.

    Does anyone know how to apply for the challenge in Australia?

    Cheers,

    Jeff A
     
  9. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    You need to phone the AA desk in the US
     
  10. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    The challenge is an unpublished benefit. The details of it are in the thread in the AA forum on this board. To register, phone the AAdvantage desk in the USA and ask to be signed up for it. Technically, the Australian office should be able to do it, but I wouldn;t trust them to do it

    As an aside, The AA office in N Sydney is open for one more week. The office is then moving to Mascot , so there will still be an Australian location for issuing OWE tickets et al

    Dave
     
  11. NM

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    Its all described in this thread.
    Sign up for an AAdvantage account on-line. Then call the USA number to register for the challenge.
     
  12. Kiwi Flyer

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    If that is the roman ruins I am thinking of then a tip would be to pick up the return ticket from there (but then you already know this).
     
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