Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 01 May 2015
Total posts 33
I am about 600 SC off P1 status. Is it really worth me trying to get those SCs?
Member since 15 May 2019
Total posts 59
No, I wouldn’t go out of your way to get them.
Member since 25 Aug 2022
Total posts 42
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.
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.
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 😀
Member since 24 Sep 2017
Total posts 16
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).
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 291
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.
Member since 16 Jan 2018
Total posts 61
Originally Posted by GBRGB
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.
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