So, it's been a low travel year and I only have 120SCs, but I have a lot of travel planned next year and want to keep my Gold status if possible!

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rachelonik

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So, it's been a low travel year and I only have 120SCs, but I have a lot of travel planned next year and want to keep my Gold status if possible! Any ideas for status runs that I could consider between now and the end of December?

watson374

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Call up and ask for double status credits as an incentive to go on a run to keep Gold. If you get it, then talk status running.

Alternatively, beg them for a few months' soft landing to Qantas Club Silver, then work like all hell to get to Gold again.

MissBasset

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Does your membership year end in December? If so you need to pack in some serious travel before then unless you're up for actually paying for a J fare to London, New York or somewhere. If Qantas agree to a double SC deal be sure to let us know that there really is a Father Christmas!

rachelonik

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They are open to negotiation on SC earnings? Thanks for the suggestion- I wouldn't have thought to try it myself!

Worst case scenario isn't too bad as I have lifetime Silver, so luckily can't fall further than that...

If they were open to the double SCs, where would be the best value destinations/itineraries? I have variably plausible excuses to travel to NY, London and NZ for work, anywhere else would have to be a good deal from a points-earning perspective.

rachelonik

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Father Christmas indeed, Miss Basset! I have a potential trip to NY in December, but the blasted return wouldn't be till after Jan 1st so I'd miss out on half the SC's anyway! :(

May have to slum a year in Silver...

MissBasset

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I think you would need to be very close to the 600 SC's required, and be a Gold customer of good standing for a few years. Silver is nothing other than a stepping stone to Gold, with practically no worthwhile benefits, Lifetime or not.

MissBasset

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Rachel, are you sure your membership year expires on Dec. 31st? It's not to be confused with the calendar year end!

There may be hope! Also you would return to Gold status as soon as you have earnt 700 new SCs.

reno

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What is this,why donn,t they just give it away. 

TheRealBabushka

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Rachel is your travel mainly on Qantas metal and/or domestic?

Will your travels next year if it's not on Qantas, be in Business?

If both your responses are "yes", I would just purchase a Qantas Club membership in the interim.

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