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SydneyTravels

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 01 May 2015

Total posts 29

Hi All,

I am about 600 SC off P1 status. Is it really worth me trying to get those SCs?

Thanks!

greg959

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 May 2019

Total posts 53

No, I wouldn’t go out of your way to get them.

QFflyer_10

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Aug 2022

Total posts 22

Hi @SydneyTravels,

I recommend you do. The QF VIP Service team is second to know, with little to no wait time and significantly more pleasant operators. This is particularly valuable with the extremely long wait times if your anything lower than Plat. Also the crew are that little bit more kind and go that extra mile for you.

Cheers,

QFflyer_10

ChrisB

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Mar 2018

Total posts 20

I’ve been P1 for 8 years and I can safely say it’s a status without substance.


The ‘VIP Service Team’ are simply the reservations team in Hobart with a quicker call answer time. That’s it. There’s no VIP at all. They have significantly reduced capabilities compared to the previous ‘Special Service Team’ that used to be in Canberra. There’s no elevated service they can provide you compared to any other tier.


If you’re expecting any extra service or recognition on board then you’ll be sorely disappointed too.


When P1 first came out it was a great concept and there was a real effort being made across the board. It worked pretty well most of the time.


Now… Cabin Crew and ground staff are tired, morale has hit an all time low and it shows. P1 is just a token status that holds no benefit anywhere near the spend it requires to achieve.


Hampton Mike

Member since 21 Oct 2022

Total posts 2

I’ve been P1 for a couple of months and the difference from P is huge. The VIP team is amazing in contactability and service. Plus I got access to reward seats not otherwise available.


With respect to ChrisB, who’s been P1 for 8 years, maybe he’s forgotten what it’s like down the tier levels 😀

BrisHamish

Member since 24 Sep 2017

Total posts 12

As a Plat One you will be delayed just as frequently and as often as a Plat. And the Sydney Business Lounge will be just as tired and dated and cramped (there is no new or special areas reserved for Plat One).

Why go out of your way chasing more SCs in order to obtain those 'benefits'?

(I have been both Plat One and also Plat).

GBRGB

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Jan 2014

Total posts 280

Regardless if what scheme it is I believe that anyone who chases status for the mere fact of achieving it is always disappointed, the benefits rarely match the effort of getting there.

quantumreality

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 16 Jan 2018

Total posts 35

Originally Posted by GBRGB

Regardless if what scheme it is I believe that anyone who chases status for the mere fact of achieving it is always disappointed, the benefits rarely match the effort of getting there.

Can't agree more with this statement. My rationale is that if I do not travel that frequently to reach that new level, I most likely don't need (or can frequently take advantage of) the benefits given at the new FF level. So why bothered, better save the money for something else rather than for flights that I don't need to take.

Although I make an exception if you are 'that close' to reaching a new level. What is considered 'that close' is obviously dependent on your normal travel pattern.

Last editedby quantumreality at Oct 29, 2022, 02:15 PM.

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