Upgrades for Chairman's Lounge / Platinum One members

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Jun 2013

Total posts 12

Question RE CL/Platinum One points upgrades:

If a CLPO were to book a flight under a family members name and then bid for an upgrade with points, would the level of status be carried over to the booking or would the family member's status remain as it is (e.g. Gold FF).

If anyone has any info on this it would be much appreciated.




Member since 18 Oct 2012

Total posts 71

My understanding is the CL/Platinum status is carried for the upgrade. This is benefit that only platinums enjoy.


Member since 11 Mar 2012

Total posts 115

If I had no idea, I would have answered don't know, or unlikely. But I had the opportunity to work closely with a CL a short while ago and had to call the desk on his behalf several times for all sort of different reasons.

The things they'll do to accomodate the requests (including upgrades, rerouting awards, opening availablility on flights that appear to be sold out) for the CL, his family, as well as his work team (including myself).

Hence my answer The CL help desk usually looks after that as if it belonged to the CL member himself. 


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Jun 2013

Total posts 12

Ok that sounds good.  I'll definately have it chased  up with the CL desk, but great to have an idea when considering other options.  


Member since 19 Jan 2012

Total posts 138

As a P1, my understanding is that in theory the CL/P1 status applies.

That said, I haven't tried...

...why do your ask?

Happy Trails

Member since 11 Apr 2012

Total posts 86

For upgrade requests it's a published benefit of P1:

It's nice to be able to share your benefits. When you use your points to upgrade an eligible family member, they too can benefit from your Platinum One status. At the time their upgrade request is reviewed (which is based on their Frequent Flyer status) they'll have their upgrade processed at the Platinum One priority level, even if you're not travelling.



Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Jan 2014

Total posts 1

As a Platinum One member I requested upgrades from Premium Economy to Business Class for my 2 children. They are both basic Bronze members.  I was not on their flight. My wife nad I flew home a couple of days earlier. My upgrade was reviewed with Platinum One benefits but was only notified the night before the flgiht. They were booked on a flight from LAX to SYD on the 22nd Dec 13. I was told upgrade unlikely due to passenger bookings but not impossible. They were upgraded for the flight home.Very happy with the Platinum One service.

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