Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 19 Oct 2015
Total posts 31
Hi. I know you get a slight reduction in status points required to retain Silver when you have reached it (250 vs 300). What happens if you get Lifetime Silver? Do you need 700 points to reach Gold for that year, 650, 600? How about if you have Lifetime Silver and have reached Platinum that year?
Member since 16 Jun 2011
Total posts 226
The requirements to earn or retain Gold or Platinum do not change when you attain lifetime Silver.To attain Gold, you still need 700 Status Credits. To Retain you need 600 Status CreditsTo attain Platinum, you still need 1,400 Status Credits, To retain, you need 1,200 Status CreditsBasically, all that happens is that you will never drop below silver. Everything else remains the same.
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 374
.. precisely why QF 'Loyalty' is a complete misnomer for Silvers.
Let's face it, Silver's get virtually no benefits at all these days, short of being able to check-in at Business counters and one measly complimentary Lounge Pass per year. Given that Lifetime Silver requires 7,000 status credits to achieve, some Silvers are still chasing this 'benefit' after 10 or more years of (pax) loyalty.
If QF were a bit more innovative and truly wished to reward their loyal 'Silvers', they could use the suggested inducement to progress their 'Silvers' toward Gold status. The 'benefits of LTS are so meagre that I would wager that - after achieving this level - a considerable number would question the 'value' of starting the process over again - of achieving another 7,000 status credits to bounce to LTG.
Like a lot of FF programs, QF's 'loyalty' is friendly to itself - and agnostic to it's customers. After all, your 'Silver' base is where you should be seeking to grow your base of higher-tiered flyers. Dysfunctional, IMHO.
Member since 23 Feb 2015
Total posts 259
I agree that the LTS population is at the moment an unmined opportunity for QF.
Member since 20 Aug 2014
Total posts 141
Totally agree Steve on all of your points there. LTS gets no more recognition than ordinary silver and that needs to be looked at.
I would like to see more incentives to reach lifetime gold such as starting the year with a anumber of status credits (encouraging you to go for yearly gold as a step to LTG). As you are already LTS the 250 retain silver credit level is not there for you on LTS and you really get no advantage over bronze in attempting to reach yearly gold.
Member since 16 Nov 2012
Total posts 7
Yes, I've been in this position for some years and although most years I make Gold anyway, sadly I doubt I'll live long enough to make LG. As I'm a life member of QC being Gold is mostly useful for other OW airlines; I don't suppose QF have any interest in making my life easier on other carriers, though it would be no skin off their nose.
Member since 05 Feb 2017
Total posts 3
Agree, pity Qantas does not encourage loyalty more. Dropped down from Gold at the end of last year after 3 years at that level but attained Lifetime Silver, WOW, still have to get 700 credits this year to get back to Gold. Have enough flying coming up to do that but Lifetime Silver should mean a little more than it does.
British Airways - Executive Club
Member since 28 Mar 2014
Total posts 10
QF are actually pretty generous with regard to this.
Member since 12 Jan 2017
Sorry, but I do not agree with your premise.
Originally Posted by cloud-9 :
"QF are actually pretty generous with regard to this.
Their tiers are
Bronze (QF silver equivalent) 300
solver (QF Gold equivalent) 600
LTS does not exist
No carry over, and no retention discount"
Bear in mind that BA's Executive Club program offers features which QFF doesn't:
Offering LTS (as QF does) is relatively easy to do, when no additional benefit is offered. OTOH, BA's Executive Club Bronze offers tangible and real benefits to Bronze (QFF Silver) irrespective the lack of an LTS.
My point here is mainly that there is an untapped win win available and that Qantas would be smart to tap it.
Member since 22 Jun 2013
Total posts 90
One benefit that would add greatly to LTS is if LTSs were always above standard Silvers in the upgrade request system, regardless of time. Whereas at the moment, given this is not a published benefit, one assumes that a LTS and standard Silver are differentiated merely by when the upgrade request was made. Just a thought...
Upgrade priority for LT v Annual (both Silver and Gold) is another easy and inexpensive benefit they could give away Trevor, agreed.
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