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Qatar Airways status match to Virgin Australia

Kandy

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May 20, 2018
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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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Jul 24, 2007
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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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Joined
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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.
 

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