Member since 26 May 2012
Total posts 131
Do those who have had Gold (or even Platinum) gifted to them receive a 'soft landing'? E.g. Hudson is currently Bronze, receives Gold for a year from a friend/relative, fails to earn enough for renewal and then floats gently down to Silver.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 20 Mar 2012
Total posts 194
Yes, I know for sure that Velocity will honour soft landings in these circumstances. I take it QF and others would too
Member since 04 Nov 2012
Total posts 61
As a QFF Plat I'll findout on 1st Nov. next
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 21 Aug 2013
Total posts 47
AA certainly discontinued soft landings for elites as of last year - this would portend of an imminently ominous situation for other carriers' elites, particularly perhaps those within the OneWorld camp such as QF that may choose to follow suit.
Member since 20 Sep 2013
Total posts 316
There should be no soft landings under any circumstance.
Qantas - QFF Platinum
Total posts 122
qfflyer, your assumption is correct. My partner received partner gold last year with QF but I failed to make it for this year and she has dropped to silver as a result.
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Do those who have had Gold (or even Platinum) gifted to them receive a 'soft landing'?
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