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After reaching Qantas Platinum One status, what's next?

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ChickenorBeef

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Jun 2017

Total posts 9

I am about to hit the 3,600 status credits to renew my P1. I am at the 6 month point in my annual cycle. From a bit of reading, the benefits beyond 3,600 status credits are not really blowing me away - either 75,000  points at 5,000 status credits / or 100,000 points at 7,000 SC's(and I'm already drowning in points). I also believe I must only fly on QF tickets to get to those levels (which I probably wont hit as Qantas doenst fly to enough places I go to). I am also Lifetime gold, so there is nothing to shoot for there

So my question is, do I switch? I have all the benefits of P1 for the rest of this year, and I have more than enough points for now to do any free travel I want. On my next anniversary date, I can go again for another 6 months and renew P1, but in the meantime do I line up some status on a different airline that has different hubs and just different places to see when I have time to chase some of these points on.

As background. I am Melbourne based and travel primarily to China, India, London, Chicago, New York and San Fran. I am thinking of either going to Virgin (how co-ordinated are their around the world tickets?) or Singapore. I would be hoping for a status match from one of those airlines, so have ruled out Cathay and Emirates given their association with Qantas

I'm also annoyed at the new 787 routing to London. It is going to significantly cut premium capacity out of Melbourne (and I really don't want to add another connection through Sydney and that horrible transfer). 

Appreciate any views from similar "heavy" travellers and what they do. 


mviy

Member since 05 May 2016

Total posts 276

If you mainly travel to London although it's a OneWorld airline, BA could be a good choice. BA has Lifetime Gold (Gold on BA is similar to Platinum on QANTAS and is Oneworld Emerald). If you fly enough for Lifetime Gold on BA to be realistic it could be well worth chasing.

freshthoughts

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Aug 2016

Total posts 112

you could go emirates, spend over 50k a year with them (which by many reports is what it takes) and get invited to join their invitation only program (IO) which gets you access to the chairmans lounge
Last editedby freshthoughts at Aug 16, 2017, 09:54 PM.

victort

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Feb 2017

Total posts 77

I would suggest looking at a Star Alliance Airline - SIA and their Kris Flyer programme is good/accessible for AU resident - plus they have the route network and world class product to support your destinations. This will also mean you will accrue status in the 2 major alliances therefore your travels will allow you a lot more freedom of routes/airlines to choose from. Wish i had your problem!

Steve987

Member since 23 Feb 2015

Total posts 241

I would suggest looking at a Star Alliance Airline - SIA and their Kris Flyer programme is good/accessible for AU resident - plus they have the route network and world class product to support your destinations. This will also mean you will accrue status in the 2 major alliances therefore your travels will allow you a lot more freedom of routes/airlines to choose from. Wish i had your problem!

I agree - although I am glad I don't have your problem!!!

reeves35

Member since 24 Aug 2011

Total posts 51

I'd suggest going to SQ which also gives you status with VA as well as across the Star Alliance.  I'm pretty sure SQ would probably status match almost immediately

calmelb

Member since 20 Apr 2015

Total posts 8

I'd suggest going to SQ which also gives you status with VA as well as across the Star Alliance.  I'm pretty sure SQ would probably status match almost immediately

As far as I thought, SQ don't status match anyone, has this changed?

AusFlyer

Member since 10 Mar 2011

Total posts 138

Why do you need to do anything? Keep accumulating the points on QF and then you can just fly on points on any OneWorld airline. Swapping across to another program means you start from 0... 0 points, 0 status. I stuck to one program and now have well over 1.5 million points and I book all my overseas holidays in Business Class and only have to pay taxes.

Mjudd

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Dec 2016

Total posts 57

I agree with getting in with the star alliance program, and id suggest either Singapore Airlines or Etihad. 

Doubleplatinum Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

Member since 07 Feb 2013

Total posts 431

Definitely Star Alliance using SQ

airADL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Mar 2014

Total posts 183

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