Buying Qantas lounge passes on eBay

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sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

Question for a friend.

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

Has anyone purchased a Qantas Lounge pass say on ebay etc, and not been given access to such lounge when presenting Y boarding pass and that purchased pass. Could they ask to see credit card it was earned from? Any details re such scenario I will pass onto to friend hoping to do this for a Melbourne Canberra trip return. Some passes have a particular related Bank on them, which may not be one you Bank with. Any idea's for a good purchase price?

windowseat

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 19 May 2015

Total posts 16

I've given these passes out to friends which I'm pretty sure is allowed and has never been questioned.  So I don't think you'd have a problem, just check that it's not expired and you're not buying a dodgy copy or fake.

mern2001

Qantas - P1 Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2013

Total posts 85

I have given away and sold the complimentary QANTAS lounge passes that banks give you when you sign up for a credit card. Now – just to head off the posters in this group who will say this is against the rules – I know and I think that it is a minor risk. I think the staff at the lounge would be hard-pressed to work out that the invitation card had not been assigned to you. Every card that I have given away or sold has worked (to my knowledge..). I see QANTAS double passes on Gumtree regularly for $95.00 or so. Just make sure that the expiry date is OK. Also make very sure that you know the places where the cards can be used (the back of the card contains this detail). For example, you can’t use them at any lounge that is not operated by Qantas (e.g. DXB, LHR etc). Hope this helps. 

Rigs

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 13 Dec 2015

Total posts 27

This is how they end up being changed to become non-transferable. Abuse something like this and everyone loses out.

riley

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 19 Mar 2014

Total posts 358

Very true.

Tight penny pinchers who wish to cash in on something for the sake of $50 less postage, less trip to the post office, less the ebay charge. End us causing Qantas to crack down on the whole system meaning you can't give them away to friends or family.

mern2001

Qantas - P1 Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2013

Total posts 85

Don’t worry Rigs and Riley, I expected responses like yours. I’m not sure I buy the school-boy logic that: “if the teacher finds out he will ban us all”. The fact is many people engage in this behaviour and giving the passes to family is also not allowed. Selling complimentary passes wouldn’t even come onto the radar for QANTAS. Your response will be: “rules are there for a reason”. And don’t worry about that either, because history is unfortunately replete with people who have said the same thing. 

Rigs

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 13 Dec 2015

Total posts 27

You used to be able to get referrals to Royal Ambassador Status through existing members. Guess what happened when people started selling them on ebay?

 

I have a bunch of VA passes but can't even give them to by dad when I fly him home. Why? Because they know muppets will sell them. Airlines will tollerate a degree of giving one to a mate or family member but they have been putting pressure on eBay to crack down on selling passes.

It's only a matter of time before Qantas moves to the same system as VA and internet heroes bragging about selling/buying passes. This is why we can't have nice things.

riley

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 19 Mar 2014

Total posts 358

It's well documented that Qantas have fought the sale of these passes on ebay. I just ask "what for?" Seriously, the net gain to an individual couldn't be more than $35 per pass. We're not talking people on the poverty line either, people with high spend credit cards and high status who find the passes redundant.

Instead of passing them off to a friend or family member, they chase a tiny amount of cash which ends up ruining it for everyone else. People can rationalise however they like but it won't change the fact that it's greedy and it's unethical.

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