When Qantas made changes to its frequent flyer program recently, it was obvious for many that status could be harder to achieve in the future. First the “marginal” Any Seat awards were disposed of, a source of cheap status credits to many members and the topic of much discussion on the forum. Then the reduction in earnings for the cheaper flights was put in place. Finally, … [Read more...]
Airline status ensures an enjoyable experience when flying with the airline putting you ahead of the crowd when trying to get an upgrade, complimentary lounge access and other benefits.
Unlike frequent flyer points which do not offer airline status, Qantas status credits is the key to earning Silver, Gold or Platinum Qantas status.
This week many members suffer from some serious perk-envy when some of our members reveal the perks that are attached to their careers. An Amex gold card where accrued points are allowed to be used at the employee’s discretion is a frequent flyers fantasy. A company car with all registration, insurance and petrol paid is a convenient way for many of our members to … [Read more...]
One of our members has finally reached Gold Velocity Frequent Flyer status for the first time. If you’re not familiar with the benefits on offer, things can be confusing for a newly minted status holder. Recently made Gold. Hooray! Any tips on how to make the most of it? I've signed up for the HERTZ and HHonors program. I also don't really understand what an "award" seat is. … [Read more...]
Over the last few years, there has been something of a competition going on between the Middle Eastern carriers. With their respective states or countries slowly moving away from a dependence on oil for income, tourism and transport has become the focus for the economy as they move forward. This means new airports, facilities and of course lots of new aircraft. And those … [Read more...]
Our Platinum members are in a flurry with rumours that the Qantas dedicated Platinum member’s help desk may be coming to a close in the coming months. However, the crisis may be unfounded as it appears the help desk is merely moving to Hobart. This means some of the customer service representatives will be made redundant. Our Platinum members love having the ability to … [Read more...]