Do those who have had Gold (or even Platinum) gifted to them receive a 'soft landing'?

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qfflyer

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.

FrequentFlyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Mar 2012

Total posts 191

Yes, I know for sure that Velocity will honour soft landings in these circumstances. I take it QF and others would too

gumshoe

Member since 04 Nov 2012

Total posts 61

As a QFF Plat I'll findout on 1st Nov. next

nathanjordan

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.

reno

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Sep 2013

Total posts 317

There should be no soft landings under any circumstance.

Joshb

Qantas - QFF Platinum

Member since 20 Mar 2012

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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