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Old 2nd June 2017, 4:52 PM   #526
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i'm in the auckland ANZ lounge right now if anyone is sitting outside in plebville free cocktails all the way!
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Old 16th June 2017, 1:49 PM   #527
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24 Jun, CX700 7am BKK CX J lounge
24 Jun, CX105 10pm HKG CX F Lounge
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Old 16th June 2017, 8:55 PM   #528
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Damn, i'm doing it the wrong way.

Domestic Bris -> Syd and return. From nothing to silver in 9 weeks. Worst part is, my tickover is in 2 months, so i'll just get silver and thats it. Will probably get enough flights to keep silver next year also. Another bloke I work with makes platinum each year domestic.

Our employer is full flex on return, but for me, also full flex on the way as flights when I need to fly are too full.

Wish there was an easier/better way of getting platinum. It's certainly worth it over all the other status (which are pretty shit). I get in the business/platinum lounge once a month through fellow co-worker.
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Old 16th June 2017, 9:30 PM   #529
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Wish there was an easier/better way of getting platinum. It's certainly worth it over all the other status (which are pretty shit). I get in the business/platinum lounge once a month through fellow co-worker.
Gold is the tier I really care about, Platinum is nice but Gold is there you get all the real benefits - and Gold is really ridiculously easy to keep.

For me the best benefits of Gold are: lounge obviously, extra bag, cut the line everywhere. Saves 20 minutes boarding a 380!

For Plat you get Express Card, checkin off the street, and First Lounge, which is awesome.

For me I'm just wanting to keep Plat (I should get Plat 2400 this year), and get Lifetime Gold.
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Old 17th June 2017, 5:27 PM   #530
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Business / first lounge is so. much. better. than gold. (well for qantas anyway)

Plus free food and booze!

Gold / platinum its the free upgrades and ability to get a seat on a supposedly full plane that really helps.

Lifetime silver is 3K status? Lifetime gold 7k? (i.e. 10x what a yearly amount is)

Wish they did lifetime platinum......
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Old 19th June 2017, 5:39 PM   #531
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Business / first lounge is so. much. better. than gold. (well for qantas anyway)

Plus free food and booze!

Gold / platinum its the free upgrades and ability to get a seat on a supposedly full plane that really helps.

Lifetime silver is 3K status? Lifetime gold 7k? (i.e. 10x what a yearly amount is)

Wish they did lifetime platinum......
Lifetime silver is 7K, gold is 14K.

I've got 10,935 lifetime SC, about two years away from lifetime SG.
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Old 20th June 2017, 5:28 PM   #532
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Business / first lounge is so. much. better. than gold. (well for qantas anyway)
First of all, if you're travelling Internationally Gold gets you into the Business lounge. Domestically at least in the capitals there is a little bit of difference but not that much difference.

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All Qantas lounges have free food and booze.

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I've only been Plat for a year, free upgrades would be a relative unicorn, and only for very specific reasons - overbooking is quite unlikely with Qantas. I got a free business class upgrade once because a customer who had done a points upgrade for himself, left his wife back in Economy and "had second thoughts" once he told her...

Platinum will help you get a points upgrade request and may help you get an outright booking request, but it will not help you a whit if you are buying a booking with money.
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First of all, if you're travelling Internationally Gold gets you into the Business lounge. Domestically at least in the capitals there is a little bit of difference but not that much difference.



All Qantas lounges have free food and booze.



I've only been Plat for a year, free upgrades would be a relative unicorn, and only for very specific reasons - overbooking is quite unlikely with Qantas. I got a free business class upgrade once because a customer who had done a points upgrade for himself, left his wife back in Economy and "had second thoughts" once he told her...

Platinum will help you get a points upgrade request and may help you get an outright booking request, but it will not help you a whit if you are buying a booking with money.
You're right that QF don't often need to operationally upgrade pax but your status counts with partner airlines and codeshares. I've received heaps of op-ups from Emirates, BA, AA and CX and one Economy (X) to First on QF1 7 years ago.
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I think it's luck of the draw sometimes, I was queuing for a flight and the 5 people in front of me got a business upgrade and I missed out, was bad times

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BNE - 23rd June - Virgin Domestic, be there about 06:00 (+1)
SYD - 23rd June - Virgin Domestic, be there about 05:30 (+1)
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Old 21st June 2017, 1:56 PM   #535
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Looks like I'm not even going to make it to Silver this year (I'm currently Gold - VA btw) - I need another 100 points by August 18 and have only two flights scheduled:

05/08 7:05am MEL-ADL
06/08 7:35pm ADL-MEL

I'll certainly make Silver immediately if I do MEL-SYD-LAX-SFO-LAS(Bus)-LAX(Bus)-SYD-MEL in October, but still
But it might end up being MEL-LAX-SFO-LAX-LAS-LAX-MEL heh
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Old 21st June 2017, 2:08 PM   #536
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Unless I'm miscalculating, you can do a flexi return to Sydney for about 700 which is 50SC. Not the best value (ideally ~10aud/SC is best case) but yeah.

https://www.velocityfrequentflyer.co...StatusCredits/

They've changed that a fair bit, flexi fares domestically earn differently to before.
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I think it's luck of the draw sometimes, I was queuing for a flight and the 5 people in front of me got a business upgrade and I missed out, was bad times

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The other unwritten benefit of Platinum is priority when dealing with delays/cancellations. E.g. I was on an 8am CX flight to Hong Kong this morning, delayed 4 hours. I was going to miss an appointment so they put me on the next flight out which was with TG.
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The other unwritten benefit of Platinum is priority when dealing with delays/cancellations. E.g. I was on an 8am CX flight to Hong Kong this morning, delayed 4 hours. I was going to miss an appointment so they put me on the next flight out which was with TG.
That is very true, I got a free movement last week on virgin even as a pleb gold

BNE - 26-06-17 (today!) - ~2:20 @ Virgin Lounge +1


Is there a virgin lounge in Newcastle? I am assuming not.
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That is very true, I got a free movement last week on virgin even as a pleb gold

BNE - 26-06-17 (today!) - ~2:20 @ Virgin Lounge +1


Is there a virgin lounge in Newcastle? I am assuming not.
Qantas will already move you to earlier flights if requested on domestic (you don't need FF status) - it's so convenient just rocking up at the airport and taking the first available flight out. International is much trickier as carriers often only have a few (or even just 1 in most cases ex Australia) matching flights in the day so they need to buy you a seat from another airline.
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Qantas will already move you to earlier flights if requested on domestic (you don't need FF status) - it's so convenient just rocking up at the airport and taking the first available flight out. International is much trickier as carriers often only have a few (or even just 1 in most cases ex Australia) matching flights in the day so they need to buy you a seat from another airline.
Ah true, kudos to amex travel though, I asked them if they could move it and they said they could for 35, or just rock up at the lounge desk and ask them to move it instead and they'd probably do it for free as it was a flexi fare.
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