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Qatar Airways status match to Virgin Australia

Kandy

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After politely querying why I received Gold instead of Platinum, I received an email today congratulating me on being a freshly minted QR Platinum member. I can't help but wonder if living in Victoria and not being allowed out of my suburb has helped!
I also got re reviewed and received Platinum, YAY
Hopefully we can use it at some stage
 

blankman

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A reasonable person would conclude that it won't. There's plenty of notice and information regarding disruptions to normal services due to COVID-19.

I think the lack of lounge is now more an issue for VA and the new QR plats.
Not so sure about that. It wouldn't have hurt VA at all to offer prepackaged sandwiches, cheese board or even at least a savoury packaged option in business.

Also if VA weren't so stingy they'd provide their economy pax with bottled water or sealed cups instead of FA's wearing no PPE pouring water into cups and handing them out. Yes I know money is tight but it seems so miserly.

Regarding lounges- Brisbane ground staff said they'll definitely reopen soon but finalising covid safe operations for the lounges. Specific mention was made of them working through whether to prepare dishes in house vs supply packaged etc..
 

Happy Dude

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Not so sure about that. It wouldn't have hurt VA at all to offer prepackaged sandwiches, cheese board or even at least a savoury packaged option in business.

Also if VA weren't so stingy they'd provide their economy pax with bottled water or sealed cups instead of FA's wearing no PPE pouring water into cups and handing them out. Yes I know money is tight but it seems so miserly.

Regarding lounges- Brisbane ground staff said they'll definitely reopen soon but finalising covid safe operations for the lounges. Specific mention was made of them working through whether to prepare dishes in house vs supply packaged etc..
No argument that VAs current offerings are not crap, especially in J, and they could do better. They normally do but it's a temporary thing. There's plenty of information about it. But if they don't match the QF offerings asap, then as you say, the new QR plats/golds will head on over to QF for a look-see and they may not come back.
 

Flyinfish

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When I received my status match email notification it mentioned I would receive a card in the mail which I have never received. My status is showing in the app is that enough? Has anyone else received the plastic?
 

Bell21

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When I received my status match email notification it mentioned I would receive a card in the mail which I have never received. My status is showing in the app is that enough? Has anyone else received the plastic?
I never got the card either, but figured that the status showing in the app would have to do IF I get to use the status for travel purposes!!
 

nightelves

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Jan 11, 2016
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When I received my status match email notification it mentioned I would receive a card in the mail which I have never received. My status is showing in the app is that enough? Has anyone else received the plastic?
As mentioned before they are not sending out the card to to Corona virus.
 

Thibault

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Sep 30, 2018
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Bronze
Virgin
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Seems that QR has finally acknowledged the reduced number of Qpoints to renew the status for 2021 onwards.

I got this message for the first time.
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Seems impossible for me personally!
 

Rubix

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Seems that QR has finally acknowledged the reduced number of Qpoints to renew the status for 2021 onwards.

I got this message for the first time.
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Seems impossible for me personally!
I had this message in July after a flight from DOH-FRA.

I have no chance I think of getting the rest required by the due date for review.....
 
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petwatff

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Hence the reason I expect QR to extend in some fashion for Australians/NZ'ers if the timeframe becomes unattainable due to covid19 restrictions otherwise the value gained from the original status match PR exercise becomes counter productive, a total waste of QRs time and effort and we will think negatively of them. They have plenty of upside by extending and keeping it achievable.
 

GSP

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Yes, a 12 month extension would be great (but probably still not a lot of use)
 

Rubix

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Hence the reason I expect QR to extend in some fashion for Australians/NZ'ers if the timeframe becomes unattainable due to covid19 restrictions otherwise the value gained from the original status match PR exercise becomes counter productive, a total waste of QRs time and effort and we will think negatively of them. They have plenty of upside by extending and keeping it achievable.
You never know. I think they will come up with something if enough push it. I only gaining a few here and there and we can actually travel, work or leisure.

But they busting their ass with the Aus flights and running them at a loss to improve position and market share. I read once they need to fill 80%+ across all seat classes to male money to Aus.

What at they now for down there? 50% of int flights? Good on them if so!

Australia will always be waiting for a lot of things...QR extension have to be to at least mid 2022 to give you guys a full year to get the 300.
 

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