WHat a year of flying One World | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

WHat a year of flying One World

Status
Not open for further replies.

Reggie

Established Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2006
Messages
1,616
I knew I was spending a lot of time on aircraft, but when I saw it like this it shocked me.

Membership Status
Current Status:PlatinumStatus reassessment will occur:31 Mar 2008Status credits earned from 01 Apr 2006:4,430

Need 2000 SC's to get LTG. Just wondering how much flying others are doing

Reggie
 

simongr

Enthusiast
Joined
Jul 10, 2006
Messages
14,229
That's pretty huge. My calendar YTD is pretty low as I banned travel for me from 10 Dec to 17 March. Mind you if I had put all my travel to QF I would only have been on about 2100 SCs...

This year's travel has just been confirmed at minimum 125K miles flown - that would generate roughly 2120 SCs - and that's without maximising the DONE4's I have this year (1 in progress at 36K miles and 2 planned later in the year)

Good work though on those SCs
 

Kiwi Flyer

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2004
Messages
5,453
Reggie said:
I knew I was spending a lot of time on aircraft, but when I saw it like this it shocked me.

Membership Status
Current Status:PlatinumStatus reassessment will occur:31 Mar 2008Status credits earned from 01 Apr 2006:4,430

Need 2000 SC's to get LTG. Just wondering how much flying others are doing

Reggie
so 6 more months to LTG - congrats


my totals are much less, only 3400 SCs so far this member year, but then I fly a lot more on *A than OW
 

Reggie

Established Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2006
Messages
1,616
Kiwi Flyer said:
so 6 more months to LTG - congrats


my totals are much less, only 3400 SCs so far this member year, but then I fly a lot more on *A than OW
KiwiFlyer, I knew you flew a hell of alot, I remember you had significant QF SC's but did most of your flying on *A. This coming year will involve less travel (hopefully) and will probably mean LTG will be in Jan 08 (DONE4) to USA for a conference.
 

Reggie

Established Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2006
Messages
1,616
simongr said:
That's pretty huge. My calendar YTD is pretty low as I banned travel for me from 10 Dec to 17 March. Mind you if I had put all my travel to QF I would only have been on about 2100 SCs...

This year's travel has just been confirmed at minimum 125K miles flown - that would generate roughly 2120 SCs - and that's without maximising the DONE4's I have this year (1 in progress at 36K miles and 2 planned later in the year)

Good work though on those SCs
Simongr, the DONE4's can maximise SC's, but I didin't have the time or inclination to do all the extra flights. However I did fly to LHR then CDG to maximise my chances of and upgrade (which I received), then lots of flying in first in the US can really get your SC's up
 

serfty

Moderator
Joined
Nov 16, 2004
Messages
40,397
Flights
My Map
Last October, I had 2555 SC's expire and the year before, 1500. Thats' 4K in two years. However, in 10 years of flying before I found AFF/FT I had ~3800 LTSC's. (This doesn't include the more than 200 flights I took from Dec 1994 until September 1998 at which time Tier Credits were introduced. :-| )
 
Last edited:

Matt_r

Junior Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2006
Messages
31
Current Status: Bronze
Status credits earned from 01 Oct 2006: 235
Additional Status credits required by 30 Sep 2007 to attain Silver: 115
Current lifetime Status credits: 605

..and my friends think I fly a lot! :oops:

I'm a QP member, I doubt it is worth doing a SC run to get me over the line to Silver (I'll probably come close, but not get to 350).
 

SeatBackForward

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 20, 2006
Messages
3,684
Flights
My Map
Matt_r said:
Current Status: Bronze
Status credits earned from 01 Oct 2006: 235
Additional Status credits required by 30 Sep 2007 to attain Silver: 115
Current lifetime Status credits: 605

..and my friends think I fly a lot! :oops:

I'm a QP member, I doubt it is worth doing a SC run to get me over the line to Silver (I'll probably come close, but not get to 350).
Don't bother if it means you have to pay in time and money just to get to silver. The only added benefit of Silver is the extra 10kgs at check in.
 

NM

Moderator
Joined
Aug 27, 2004
Messages
15,798
Flights
My Map
My biggest year was 3600 SCs. That took me past LTG so I have no idea what my current total would be. But since then, its all going to AA. I just use the QF points to upgrade the QF flights whenever I can.

4430 is an impressive amount of flying.
 

JohnK

AFF Supporter
Joined
Mar 22, 2005
Messages
41,162
SeatBackForward said:
The only added benefit of Silver is the extra 10kgs at check in.
Not quite. Business class checkin is more than worth it.

I don't know what I would pay for it but waiting over 3 hours in the economy checkin queue at BKK airport and then finding out the aircraft was going to be 3 hours late....

Priceless....
 

Commuter

Active Member
Joined
Jun 14, 2006
Messages
793
JohnK said:
Not quite. Business class checkin is more than worth it.
I must admit, especially for international flights, business class checkin is very much worth it. Domestic can be hit and miss - many times I found that it would have been quicker if I had been in the economy queue.


Anyway, my SCs for the last 10 months is just over 1400 -all earned in domestic discount economy bar around 10 FlexiSavers and one international (discount economy). It has been a pretty painful year! :D:D
 

moa999

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 23, 2003
Messages
9,362
Flights
My Map
Expired 31-Jul-06 1,990
YTD 1,100

Primary earner 19-segment DONE4 split over both yrs,
couple of J SYD-AKLs, and a few Y SYD-MEL, SYD-BNE runs

Nothing upcoming, so have a J SYD-CNB same-plane return booked just in case ;) Don't think non-FF members would understand.
 

swissbignose

Member
Joined
May 5, 2003
Messages
145
aubs said:
Nothing upcoming, so have a J SYD-CNB same-plane return booked just in case ;) Don't think non-FF members would understand.
Qantas fly J to Coonamble?

(I suspect you mean CBR)
 

simongr

Enthusiast
Joined
Jul 10, 2006
Messages
14,229
Hmm - just recal'd my SCs if I book this year to QF - 3830 SCs (slight problem with my spreadsheet :oops:)...
 

QF WP

Moderator
Joined
Jun 20, 2002
Messages
15,705
Flights
My Map
4,430 SC's so far in any membership year is a serious amount of travel in any class of travel. Your 3rd home is a metal tube...

My worst membership year was 1 Mar 2002 to 28 Feb 03 with 2,400 SC's (1 RTW in F, the rest in disc whY) and I never wanted to do that level of flying again.
 

Reggie

Established Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2006
Messages
1,616
Lindsay Wilson said:
4,430 SC's so far in any membership year is a serious amount of travel in any class of travel. Your 3rd home is a metal tube...

My worst membership year was 1 Mar 2002 to 28 Feb 03 with 2,400 SC's (1 RTW in F, the rest in disc whY) and I never wanted to do that level of flying again.
Flying has included 2 RTW in J, 3 trips across the ditch, and numerous flights to wonderful tourist places like ZNE, PBO(TPR), KGI and ISA and a few to DBO. I have also flown on Skywest but that does help the SC earn.
 

turbo

Intern
Joined
Mar 5, 2007
Messages
67
JohnK said:
Not quite. Business class checkin is more than worth it.

I don't know what I would pay for it but waiting over 3 hours in the economy checkin queue at BKK airport and then finding out the aircraft was going to be 3 hours late....

Priceless....
I'm in the same situation as Matt_r, aside from my current planned travel i will need about 15 more SC's in this qualifying period (31 Jul) to get Silver but as a QC member don't we get Business class checkin (if theres no QC one) and extra 10kgs baggage or is this only with QF and the privilege not extended to other OW carriers? Thats why i was questioning myself whether it was worth manipulating my plans to make the cut. Any advice welcome - i'm still learning
 

JohnK

AFF Supporter
Joined
Mar 22, 2005
Messages
41,162
turbo said:
I'm in the same situation as Matt_r, aside from my current planned travel i will need about 15 more SC's in this qualifying period (31 Jul) to get Silver but as a QC member don't we get Business class checkin (if theres no QC one) and extra 10kgs baggage or is this only with QF and the privilege not extended to other OW carriers?
As a QC Silver, or QC member, then you are entitled to Business class checkin.

As far as I am aware the 10kgs extra baggage allowance is only valid with QF operated flights with a QF flight #. Priority baggage handling & allowances.
 

Evan

Established Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2006
Messages
3,168
JohnK said:
As a QC Silver, or QC member, then you are entitled to Business class checkin.

As far as I am aware the 10kgs extra baggage allowance is only valid with QF operated flights with a QF flight #. Priority baggage handling & allowances.
Correct, and BA may or may not honour it, and if BA doesn't then nobody else will.
E
 

drron

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jul 4, 2002
Messages
19,046
JohnK said:
Not quite. Business class checkin is more than worth it.

I don't know what I would pay for it but waiting over 3 hours in the economy checkin queue at BKK airport and then finding out the aircraft was going to be 3 hours late....

Priceless....
But OP is a QP member therefore this is no added benefit.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

AFF on Air Podcast

  • jb747’s Stellar Career with Qantas – AIR013
    Sat, 15 Jun 2019 03:00:41 AEST
      In this special edition of the podcast, Matt chats to John Bartels (a.k.a. jb747) about his flying career with Qantas, the A380, the QF30 incident, flight training, retirem ...
  • Cheap Virgin Australia Business Class – AIR012
    Sat, 01 Jun 2019 03:05:28 AEST
      Find out how to get cut-price Virgin Australia Business Class tickets by buying and redeeming Etihad Guest miles! This episode also includes some listener Q&A and an interv ...
  • Star Alliance Status – AIR011
    Sat, 18 May 2019 09:39:41 AEST
      Find out how to easily earn Star Alliance Gold status with several different frequent flyer programs! This episode also includes an interview with John Blom, Australia’s ...
  • Premium Economy – AIR010
    Sat, 04 May 2019 00:21:32 AEST
      Premium Economy is a great compromise if you want a more comfortable experience than Economy, without paying for Business or First class airfares! In this episode, AFF’s ...
  • Hyperinflation of Points – AIR009
    Sat, 20 Apr 2019 04:49:59 AEST
      Frequent flyer points are a valuable currency, but they aren’t immune from hyperinflation! In this episode, Matt discusses why frequent flyer points are a terrible long-t ...

Community Statistics

Threads
81,587
Messages
1,883,743
Members
49,485
Latest member
iamolhaaaa
Top