Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 27 Jul 2016
Total posts 2
5 SC's short of Silver
Looks like I end up 5 SC's short of Silver on Qantas. My question is will Qantas bump me up if I ring them up and explain my situation or will I have to make a status run?
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 761
Can only ring them and ask. There is not a blanket rule... you may even get 'comped' by doing nothing.
I was recently a few sc short of keeping my status level, so I rang up and was 'comped'... I was not really expecting it as I haven't really averaged much flying over a period (3 year rule), but just wanted to give myself a few weeks to take a flight if I needed to.
Member since 24 May 2015
Total posts 6
It's always worth the try. I had the same problem and it it turned out that i had accrued status credits oweing to me which had inadvertantly been missed off my statement. So give it a go, although you might be on the phone holding for a few hours!
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 288
So you are currently a NB? Trying to retain PS under the unofficial 3 year average rule is much more realistic than trying to be asked to be bumped up when you haven't earnt the required credits.I would suggest if PS is that important to you do the extra flight you need to get it.
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Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 384
This will sound harsh but you're silver, and they won't really care. If it's that import fly a cheap return sector.
Member since 25 Sep 2013
Total posts 374
Why chance it? If Silver is important to you just book a cheap flight to get peace of mind.
Member since 11 Mar 2012
Total posts 159
Silver doesn't get you a great deal. Don't bother.
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 437
Silver mightn't deliver much value but getting to Gold - from Silver is a lot easier than from Bronze...
Personally, I'd give them a call and ask the question...though if you received the double status credits promo earlier this year you may be out of luck...
Realistically, it may be worth doing a cheap status run and save the charity request for next year if you look like you might make Gold!
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