Any clues as to when Qantas Club membership will go on sale?

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JN

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Dec 2013

Total posts 5

Any clues as to when Qantas Club membership will go on sale? I am travelling to Asia and UK on Qantas in November, so entry to lounge would be great.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Are you referring to the possibility of Qantas reducing the cost of their Qantas Club membership as part of a limited time offer?

Or do you mean the general sale of Qantas Club membership?

reno

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Sep 2013

Total posts 316

There should never be a Qantas club sale.You strugle to get a seat at peek times in business lounges and forget about in the larger regular troth.

johnaboxall

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Aug 2011

Total posts 384

If you become a gold member of Australian Frequent Flyer website ($50) you can join under their corporate program, saves a few hundred dollars. 

woganfan

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 13 Sep 2011

Total posts 72

Qantas club membership is available for anyone anytime of year.  Sign up and pay the dosh.  As for a sale price, that will be unlikely and the best way to get it discounted is to buy it through your employer if they have a corporate account or as tronixstuff says, through Australian Frequent Flyer site as a gold member there.

Or fly a hell of a lot on OW flights between now and your departure to get glod or platinum status.

woganfan

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 13 Sep 2011

Total posts 72

Just one thing to note though, Qantas club access is only available if you are travelling on a Qantas marketed flight.  If you are on even a OW flight the paid access doesn't get you in the lounge.  If you do not fly QF much, or are only using them on limited segments in your trip(s), I would suggest that the cost isn't worth it.  You are better using the paid access lounges or signing up for a credit card that gets you access to one of their lounges.  Or saving the wonga and just using the normal airport bars and restaurants.  Lounge access is a benefit for frequent flyers, if I didn't fly so much for work, I would still be more than happy to mill around the airport with general tourists/travellers, I've met some real characters in airports and they are far better to chat to as people in lounges generally keep themselves to themselves.

Joseph

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 05 Sep 2013

Total posts 28

I would also question if purchasing a Qantas Club membership is really worth it. Once you are gold you get access to the lounge anyway or if you are flying in a premium cabin. They are also often packed at peak times, I find myself sometimes going to a cafe/restaurant and not going to the lounge because far less hectic. A "free" meal and wine in the lounge in not really that good when you are paying for the membership and still fighting for a seat....

SeatNextToYours

Member since 12 Mar 2014

Total posts 115

Where the lounge nearly always wins is when it comes to the bathrooms!

woganfan

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 13 Sep 2011

Total posts 72

Sure but some of the bathrooms in the paid lounges are just as good.  Even some of the OW lounges use the paid lounges, Royal Jordanian in Hong Kong for example and the service there is pretty good as are the bathrooms.

SeatNextToYours

Member since 12 Mar 2014

Total posts 115

Agreed - I was attempting to draw comparison with the horrors to be  found outside the lounges, paid or unpaid...

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