Member since 13 Feb 2015
Total posts 34
I think sgb is Melbourne where its not such an issue. I like you have accumlated passes over the years but now they are scanning the boarding pass & sending < J & above to the allcomers queue. It's so bad in Sydney going through around 8:00-8;45 ish with 5 full flights to China & all the rest that í always upgrade or buy J just to get in that express path.
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
I was departing from Sydney 21st June, Chaos at 8am for an EK J, departure, thank goodness express path system worked.
Member since 31 Mar 2014
Total posts 184
Jay, by that same logic, do you expect to use the business class lounge next time you fly economy, if one time you didn't have a chance to use the lounge while flying business? The cost is built into the ticket, as is the express pass
Exactly, it goes against the spirit of the intended offer of perks. I actually love it when travellers fall flat on their faces trying things they shouldn't be entitled to. The system is already written, don't rewrite it to suit.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Aug 2014
Total posts 126
"The system is already written, don't rewrite it to suit."
Perhaps you should take your own advice, and stop complaining about how it currently operates then ;-)
"If I was travelling steerage (I don't think so), I would not expect preferential treatment being doled out to interlopers."
Your ignorance is showing; high-status flyers are offered Express Path, even when flying "steerage".
(Re: the "interlopers" / "I don't think so" comment... What a disgusting attitude you have, by the way.)
"Slippery slope" fallacy, much? ;-)
Member since 23 Apr 2015
Total posts 1
I have flown economy and used the pass. Didn't show them my borading pass just gave them the Express Pass card.
Member since 22 Jun 2013
Total posts 90
Sorry to hear that. I sincerely hope she still has the express pass and that they didn't refuse access to the express path AND take the pass away (on the basis on her flying economy).
Either way it is wrong that she was refused access. The cabin class should not matter, Platinums travelling economy are given a pass. Even Qantas Gold frequent flyers are given one when flying with EK...
Member since 24 Sep 2015
Total posts 7
They started scanning the boarding pass few months ago. I was flying with my wife on economy and using unused cards and no problems even after they scanned the boarding pass.
Express card in some occasion also given out to passenger who arriving late so they can skip the queues and catch the plane.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 10 Nov 2011
Total posts 92
I'm unfortunately usually in economy but as a VA Platinum I alwas get a pass when flyng SQ and have never had a problem.
Member since 12 Jun 2016
Total posts 20
If you're a top tier frequent flyer travelling economy fair enough,but giving Express Cards to friends and family is a no no as far as I'm concerned.Defeats the whole object of having an Express Lane for high yield passengers don't you think?
Couln't agree more.
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 431
So you're saying that I abused the system in January when I travelled to the US with my family who then returned home before me - so I (a) walked them into the terminal in LAX and used the First Class lane at Qantas check in (as a QF Platinum), and then (b) gave them EP to help the arrivals process in Brisbane...
I guess that qualifies for double demerit points in your world!
The fact is, many of us travel a lot for work and its our families (and friends) who bear the brunt of our absence. That I collect small advantages that I can share with F&F's isn't something that we should be getting hung up on...Yes, I've been inconvenienced to find numpty travellers in the express queues but really, it might have kept me from the Qantas First Class lounge bar for 5mins...
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 990
Yes, you completely abused the system markpk! People like you will be the ruination of the modern world and you will go straight to hell for all eternity. And by that score, for my many similar sins of shared Express Path cards, I'll be right there alongside you. Who's buying the first round of drinks? :P
I'm quite happy to hang onto Express Path cards for later use, either for when I'm flying economy on an airline with which I don't have status (it happens!) or sometimes to hand to family and friends to make the start of their journey just that little bit easier.
You would also assume that they would not print so many passes (regardless of who gets them) such that the system can't cope with all the users. And/or you would assume that the system (number of staff etc.) is able to cope with however many passes are printed... Furthermore, the rules or the conditions of usage would simply change if they were not allowed to be shared with family and friends...
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