I'm going to be either 330 or 60 SC short of reaching Platinum One before my renewal date - has anyone been given P One despite being short on SC?

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cowoods

Qantas

Member since 17 Jun 2015

Total posts 4

I'm going to be either 330 or 60 SC short of reaching Platinum One before my renewal date - has anyone been given P One despite being short on SC?

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

By reports QF will ocassionally renew if short, but have never heard of an upgrade.

ausJCP

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Aug 2014

Total posts 126

Upgrade = yes. A mate of mine called the QFF service centre this year and successfully requested that they let him move up to Gold, despite him falling slightly short of the required SC's.

I'm absolutely certain it's at the full discretion of the operator you're speaking to, and not a firm policy, so I would not expect that success is guaranteed.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Are you wanting to assess your chances of hitting Platinum One with -60 SC and are evaluating if it is worthwhile to take a flight to bump you up from -330 to -60?

If that is your question, it is not coming across clearly enough. I'm just interpreting, what I believe you are asking.

Can you please clarify?

 

cowoods

Qantas

Member since 17 Jun 2015

Total posts 4

No I'm asking if they will bump me up on a discretionary basis. I don't have time to do another flight by the holiday season as my last takes me up to the 24th and my renewal is the 31st.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Right. So indicating you're either 330 SC short or 60 SC short was  superfluous information?

If I were you, I'd be assessing if it is likely you'll hit Plat 1 in 2016. If you're not, it's a bit of a distraction to just earn it for a year.

deany83

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Jul 2014

Total posts 36

I assume they would take into account what travel you have booked in for the next renewal period already before they made a decision.

Doubleplatinum Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

Member since 07 Feb 2013

Total posts 431

You will need to have substantial future bookings locked in

Marxx63

Qantas Platinum

Member since 04 Dec 2012

Total posts 23

I will have SC's left but Qantas does not allow me to gift them :-)

You may be lucky, I have retained status before with a SC balance just falling short.

Andrew Barkery

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Mar 2011

Total posts 427

A return flight across from SYD/MELBNE /to NZ even in flexY will give you the 80 QF SC.

QF SC will be wiped to zero from your account, at the end of your anniversary month and year, so no carrying over, and no gifting of SCs.

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