Member since 23 Feb 2016
Total posts 12
It's times like this I am reminded why I don't fly Qantas anymore.
Member since 12 Apr 2013
Total posts 870
I do not understand down-voters because you 100% correct - it is rubbish. If you wish to hold you can easy hold for few hours like you have nothing else to do or you do not need your phone. You can opt for them call back and they do. Though you may wait whole day for them call back and they have tendency to do so when you in toilet. Since privatization call center became worse with each year passing.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Sep 2012
Total posts 99
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 17 Jun 2015
Total posts 40
As a travel agent I have to call the Qantas Industry Support line quite a lot. It's an absolute joke. It's quite common for me to spend over 4 hours on hold waiting to speak to someone. Last week I was on hold for 5 hours and 24 minutes. 5 HOURS AND 24 MINUTES!! There is no other airline which has wait times anywhere near as long as this.
Member since 06 Jan 2017
Total posts 14
I've also had bad experiences with the Qantas Call Centre.
I remember I had booked full price business class tickets and had some queries prior to my flight, called up and was told the wait time was in the hours. I hung up, and then messaged their Facebook messenger saying I'm flying business class please call me regarding my booking. Luckily, someone messaged back within minutes, and called me about 5-10mins later which was nice.
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 346
Is it just me? I cannot see any down votes in any of the above comments?
Member since 27 Jul 2016
Total posts 31
I have to say as Gold and now Platinum FF, I've never had anything but quick, efficient and helpful service from the Premium call centre. Nothing has been too much trouble and every request/issue dealt with.
Member since 14 Oct 2016
Try going through their Facebook team. Send them a private message there. In the past they've been AMAZING in helping out
Member since 05 Oct 2015
Total posts 8
i have had good and bad experiences with the QF FF team, as a Plat FF with both Q and VA i can only say that teh VA experience is much much better and delays are minimal.
Member since 25 Nov 2016
Total posts 91
I was recently advised by the QF call centre that Premium call centre service calls are now taken from Hobart (transitioned from Melbourne) and all other calls are now taken in New Zealand (watch for the accent). I placed a couple of queries into the call centre and was promised a return call with the answer. Never came. It appears that Qantas made many Aussie experienced staff redundant and have hired new and cheaper employees with no previous Qantas experience to handle the incoming calls and questions. It will take years before these new employees learn the answers to FF questions. Expect to be put on hold for awhile. This is always the problem with cost cutting measures and off shoring, the business loses the quality experienced staff and we the customers pay the price.
UPDATE - and a warning around status credit promotions.Qantas pretty much refused to credit the double status credits to my wife (remember a gold FF) - claiming that she had booked on Feb 27 and not march when the promotion started. My wife's documentation clearly showed she had booked March 7th (initial inquiries tarted in late Feb but nothing was booked or even held in this period) - apparently didn't cut it because 'their systems are all we can work off'. Attempts to reach a supervisor also failed as they called her during a work meeting and only gave the 13 number to call back on (see previous 3 hour hold times).
Member since 28 Dec 2015
Total posts 13
Below is my own personal experience of dealing with Qantas call centres:
Member since 14 May 2017
Total posts 4
Partner tried to join Q Club using the ANZ Black Visa Promo. 3 hours on hold only to be told they know nothing about it.
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