- Feb 13, 2005
Just caught the end of this story, basically Qantas had offered some single mother and her kids a trip return to MCY and tickets to all the theme parks?
I don't see that they have bent the rules. They haven't given the points back, they have offered a ex-gratia holiday.NYCguy said:I do feel sorry for the woman in question, it's probably the worst thing that will ever happen to her.
Having said that, the rules are clear.
There is no place for 'compassionate' bending of the bylaws of the program, just because someone runs off to some sleazy pseudo-current-affairs show (an act which is pretty low, in my estimation - talk about ambushing Qantas!).
As Kimmy would say, "cruel but fair".
I don't know. It would seem that AA is prepared to provide transfer to the living spouse despite the programme rules stating similarly to QF.NYCguy said:There is no place for 'compassionate' bending of the bylaws of the program, just because someone runs off to some sleazy pseudo-current-affairs show (an act which is pretty low, in my estimation - talk about ambushing Qantas!).
Probably she didn't think to read the T&Cs or to ask AFF and just assumed that QF would transfer them.bambbbam2 said:Isn't there a limit on family transfers?
She said in the article she had his PIN, so why not just transfer then let QFF know a couple of weeks later?
I disagree about opening the floodgates, it is just Qantas being tightar5e5 (just wait until they are owned by banks). If a Velocity member dies the points can be transfered to a spouse by the executor of the will provided it is done within 12 months of the death.bambbbam2 said:So this was the story:
Chris had accrued 429,000 points.
But Sarah was then dealt another blow.
"I let Qantas know that Chris had passed and asked for the account to be transferred into my name, so that we could keep the points," she said.
"And really, I just got a point blank 'no, he's dead, cancelled'."
In the fine print of Qantas' terms and conditions, it states that membership will terminate automatically on the death of a member. Points earned but not yet redeemed or transferred prior to the death of the member will be cancelled.
"I asked Qantas if they could show a little bit more compassion for me," Sarah said.
"And they said 'no, it's in our clause and regulations', quoting chapter and verse. And I just think it stinks."
Can you image if they had said Yes? Would have opened the floodgates!
sorry forgot to say...stupid rule Qantas..change it..the positive customer service and empathy is worth more through continued years of family loyality than the cost of points that have been "earned" being Cancelled. Remember the old saying "p*ss off one person and they'll tell 10 ..You expect this sort of black and white stupidity from JQ not QantasStandby said:I Agree wth Serfy....if you have the account and pin youre fine.
There is no requirement to have the payment for taxes and charges done on the CC of the member...in fact use points to pay for them...keep going til there's none left.
This is the same non logic that applies now with airport Kiosks...anyone can use anyone else's booking (so long as if the traveller is a Male the booking is tktd as a male)...by passing fare rules that airlines systems ...and thank fully airport security don't cover off by checking boarding pass name against photo ID at time of boarding or clearing security.
Again another instance of someone trying to do the right thing being given the run-around.
To be fair QF have been very helpful recently in sorting out travel and changes due to a family death....sometimes you get someone who bends over backwards to help and other times someone who shudnt be in the job or with the other mob the call is answered offshore and the person has difficulty with english as a first language..
There are possible legal issues there, but is a way to deal with the restrictionReggie said:When a mate's father passed away, his mother said nothing to Qantas and just kept using the account booking flights for herself, and her children and their partners. His father passed away 3 years ago, and there has been no problems. The lady in question would probably have been better to have not told Qantas