The magical "platinum realm"

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dmitri

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Well after a long year in and out of airports I have finally hit the 1400 credit mark as of last night. My cut off is August 31 so I think I planned it well, I'll only be wasting about 100 credits before I reset. I thought I would give a break down of how I got there for anyone interested that is aiming for platinum doing minimal credit flights on economy flights only. Hopefully I get atleast 1 op-up over the next year as I'll be doing the same amount of flights again. I didnt get a look in over the last 12 months.

Domestic flights:

20 credit flights- 44 with 1 more booked before cut off
10 credit flights- 43 with 3 more booked before cut off
DSC earned- 20

Total domestic flights Sep 1/13-Aug 31/14: 91

1 international flight for 90 credits

Total flights for FF year: 93

Good luck to those are trying the same method,

cheers, Dmitri
 
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moa999

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Well done. Definitely the hard way.
Hope you can get on some international flights out of SYD to experience the F Lounge.
 

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Yeh mate that's the plan for sure, hopefully Europe in the next 12 months
 

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Well done.

I'd love some of those 20 SC flights and not have to pay for them. ;)
 

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Congratulations, dmitri - and thanks for providing the stats.

Are you generally flying a specific route - with a mix of fare classes providing the 10/20SC gains - or a mix of routes?

Have you noticed much of a difference in SC earn since July 1?

I'm very interested since my high-level calcs have me requalifying in the same sort of timeline this coming year (I also end Aug-31), slightly shorter since we're looking at 1200SC not 1400SC. This year my 1200SC was done by the end of Jan, but that was largely due to a couple of DSC offers which started around this time last year (just before the re-set). Again, all domestic.

Just a word of warning ... all those 10SCs, expect a flood of posts now decrying your bleeding of QF by purchasing the cheapest seats and taking all the benefits [flame-proof]\On.

Regards,

BD
 

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Hi BD, I'm lucky that work pays for all the 20SC flights and I cover the 10SC red e-deals. I do 7/7 roster for my job. I live in Sydney and have to make my way to Brisbane (red e-deals $89 pre booked close to 12 months in advance) where I fly out to work in central queensland (20SC flights) The July 1 fare changes haven't affected me, the points have changed for each flight but it works out the same. SYD-BNE has dropped from 1000 to 800 but my work flights went from 1200 to 1400, evens out luckily.
 

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Well done.

I'd love some of those 20 SC flights and not have to pay for them. ;)

Its definitely a nice perk John, as long as you like being away from home 6 months a year
 
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looking at your flights you totally deserve platinum! hope you get to experience some of the benefits to make up for all the time away from home!
 

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Congratulations. I made WP for the first time in my last membership year, ending Jul 2014. Mine was a mixture of fair number whY work flights both domestic and international (although not as many as you), domestic JASAs and J leisure trip to Japan.

I have my first Flounge visit planned for this November and scheduled 3 hours between arriving in SYD and departing again so Mrs_O can hopefully snag a massage whilst I get into the breakfast and Taittinger :).

Sadly, I don't anticipate retaining it this year unless my work flying suddenly ramps up.
 
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Its definitely a nice perk John, as long as you like being away from home 6 months a year

Actually I think I am away from home more than you.

I am on 5/2 self inflicted roster and pay for my own flights. I'd love to only work 6 months/year.
 

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I wish you all the best in op-up for the current year.

I reach platinum through similar methods - i.e. all domestic economy flights. Only upgrade in 5 yrs I have got was on 1 international PVG-MEL in April this year.

Fingers are crossed every time at the gate though
 

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Congratulations on making WP dmitri .

You're certainly a hard core Domestic Flyer!

No doubt making WP has wet your appetite for a bit more International Action!
 
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