Time to remove Qantas Gold from priority boarding.

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McCringleberry

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Oct 2017

Total posts 6

G’day, my fellow frequent flyers!

I think it’s time to remove Qantas gold members from priority boarding. Am I bias? You bet! Qantas platinum here…

It’s absolutely hilarious when I sit back and watch the priority line bigger than the non-priority line. I am sure you are aware but this happens more often than not.

What’s the benefit of the privilege when most of the passengers on the flight are entitled to it? There’s no benefit. No one is important when everyone is important.

And I know that the whole Qantas boarding process is a shambles, but when they do police it it does kind of work.

So my request to Qantas - Either do it properly, or don’t do it all, and don’t tell me that priority boarding as a platinum member is a privilege…cause it ain’t.

Cheers

McCringlberry



clif3012

Member since 26 Sep 2023

Total posts 3

Gold is equivalent to Oneworld Sapphire, which has priority boarding across the network as a perk.

I care less about when (P1) I board but would rather see hand luggage with some degree of gentle enforcement. The one + personal item is starting to get more and more ridiculous, particularly when combined with the all-important airport moneymaker of retail (one roll on + one laptop bag + one giant box of Krispy Kreme). Recently it seems that suit bags are no longer being counted as anything, but at least they can usually lie flat across other items in the overhead.

QF Gold has priority boarding and some fairly dated Qantas Clubs. End of list. Getting decent upgrades has become a bloodsport. Priority boarding costs the airline nothing.

kimshep

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Oct 2014

Total posts 412

Did you ever stop to think that some Platinum One members might think that mere Platinum's should be removed, as well ?

Just asking for a friend :-)

Ricardo

SQ

Member since 23 Oct 2015

Total posts 48

How about removing all of the 'riff-raff' (like those lowly Plats and P1s) and dedicating it exclusively to first & business passengers only? Just asking for a friend :-)

russh7

Member since 22 Sep 2017

Total posts 8

All FFs are equal, but some are more equal than others...

McCringleberry

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Oct 2017

Total posts 6

Originally Posted by kimshep

Did you ever stop to think that some Platinum One members might think that mere Platinum's should be removed, as well ?

Just asking for a friend :-)

I stop and think all the time...no need to be rude.

I'm all for it. If it means that the privilege is actually valuable to someone then so be it! Right now the privilege is valuable to noone.

Sibelius

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Aug 2017

Total posts 181

On the one hand you state that the problem is that there are too many Qantas Golds, but on the other hand you also state that "when they do police it it does kind of work". So maybe the problem is not the Golds after all, but the Silvers and Bronzes who use PB?

drno

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 03 Jan 2014

Total posts 9

Now all the COVID status gifting is over, you might actually see a progressive reduction in golds and platinums in the line.

GregXL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 May 2014

Total posts 320

You might be platinum now, but will you get to life platinum. Probably not given the crazy points earn needed, but you might get to life gold.

mspcooper

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2013

Total posts 442

Better to announce Platinum one first, check and board them, and if a platinum goes up, they would be sent back etc, then you won’t have the problem of golds being part of the line. American does it very well, and locally virgin does an amazing job. QF do not mind, because they are giving away their money (us) to a fly a much inferior product most times.

If some of us switch allegiance, these systems would get implemented faster.

Main culprit is the double status credits….too many golds are obtained with few return economy tickets or possibly one multi stop business round trip.

hakkinen5

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Aug 2014

Total posts 195

Boarding groups will give you all the above. With "declined" coming up on the scanner should you try to board before your group is called.

jakeau

Member since 19 Mar 2024

Total posts 1

Double the eligible sector requirement for Gold, triple it for Platinum.

It is a Frequent flyer program after all.

FFScientist

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Jun 2019

Total posts 25

Originally Posted by mspcooper

Better to announce Platinum one first, check and board them, and if a platinum goes up, they would be sent back etc, then you won’t have the problem of golds being part of the line. American does it very well, and locally virgin does an amazing job. QF do not mind, because they are giving away their money (us) to a fly a much inferior product most times.

If some of us switch allegiance, these systems would get implemented faster.

Main culprit is the double status credits….too many golds are obtained with few return economy tickets or possibly one multi stop business round trip.

Agreed, American do a good job of priority boarding, cant be that hard for Qantas to sort it out. Copy and paste, simples!!


Last editedby FFScientist at Mar 19, 2024, 12:32 PM.

airADL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Mar 2014

Total posts 208

What happens when they start selling priority boarding for any old pleb....

jaredw

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 13 Jan 2014

Total posts 58

Originally Posted by airADL

What happens when they start selling priority boarding for any old pleb....

You might have to stand around for an extra 10 seconds.

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