Member since 04 Nov 2016
Total posts 3
I am a not so frequent flyer this year and it looks like I am going to be 250 status credits shy of retaining my Qantas Gold Frequent Flyer status come January. I have already factored in a few domestic trips as well as the opt-in 50 status credits loyalty (after 500 earned) on offer.
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Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 437
Wow, big ask!
Member since 21 Mar 2011
Total posts 428
I can only say, apart from going to the US and then flying around within, or as mentioned above, travel to BKK then around Asia, is $10 per SC, SYD - AKL with EK but ensure its a QF flight number, (JQ NZ dom) AKL - CHC, CHC - SYD with EK also with a QF flight number.
Member since 07 Feb 2015
Total posts 142
You could also look at doing a Jetstar 'Business Class' trip to Asia (e.g. Bali). The return flight will give you 240sc and is usually just under 2k (make sure to select the 'Max' bundle). Or you can do JQ to Singapore or BKK via Mel, this will give you up to 280sc and will cost around 2K.
Member since 23 Feb 2015
Total posts 259
Strongly recommend Jetstar business to Asia. Comfortable enough and will get you 90% of the way there at a low price (fares vary daily so be prepared to be flexible)
Member since 06 Oct 2016
Total posts 13
If you're looking at spending $2k to simply retain gold it would be cheaper (and possibly tax deductable if you travel for work) to just pay for a Qantas Club membership
True if all that is being chased is lounge access. Gold gives more than that though.
Member since 06 Nov 2016
Total posts 4
how can you "opt-in 50 status credits loyalty (after 500 earned) on offer."? is it on the phone / website or do they email you when you hit 500 or 1000?
Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 13 Mar 2015
When you hit the mark, there will be a message when you log in online to select an option. There is also an email sent when the loyalty bonus has been hit.
Thanks for everyone's input.
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