Retaining Qantas FF membership tiers - when does the year begin?

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Jflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Aug 2017

Total posts 42

In the Qantas FF membership once you have accumulated the required status credits to move to the next tier when does the 12 month period to retain that tier begin? 

Is it from the date the next tier is reached or is it from your joining anniversary date?

Eg: My joining anniversary date is June but will reach Silver by March.

Greg84

Member since 03 Nov 2014

Total posts 127

It's the anniversary of you joining. In your case you'll have Gold for March-June 2018, plus an additional year through to June 2019 at which point you'll drop back down unless you've earned enough status credits.

mviy

Member since 05 May 2016

Total posts 281

The period in which to earn the credits to retain would be July 2018 to June 2019. So if you get Silver in March unless you can get to Gold before the end of June 2018 you'd be better postponing discretionary travel till July 2018 onwards to work on retaining Silver.

However whilst Silver gets some benefits it's not a lot. Gold/Platinum is the sweet spot.

Jflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Aug 2017

Total posts 42

What are the specific perks that make Gold the sweet spot?  Hopefully I will be able to use the Double Status Credits sale for all travel I need to do after July 2018 and should reach Gold by November, which is when I will have a few international flights to undertake.

Himeno

Member since 12 Dec 2012

Total posts 287

What are the specific perks that make Gold the sweet spot?  Hopefully I will be able to use the Double Status Credits sale for all travel I need to do after July 2018 and should reach Gold by November, which is when I will have a few international flights to undertake.

Silver just gives some check in and boarding priority, and a small extra baggage allowance. Gold gets more priority and baggage then Silver and access to domestic Qantas Clubs/International business lounges. Platinum gets domestic business lounge/international First lounge access. With Gold/Platinum also getting access to the matching lounge level of oneworld members. ie, QF Platinum gives access to JL, BA, CX, etc F lounges.

boris45

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Feb 2017

Total posts 15

If you fly business on any oneworld flight access to lounges is OK. Status does not count. I am LTS, fly business class irregularly these days and do not worry about status. Access to first lounges is not worth the cost of attaining platinum unless someone else is paying for the flights. Been there and experienced QF First lounge and Concorde Room.

flychrisfly

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 Jun 2011

Total posts 40

If you fly business on any oneworld flight access to lounges is OK. Status does not count. I am LTS, fly business class irregularly these days and do not worry about status. Access to first lounges is not worth the cost of attaining platinum unless someone else is paying for the flights. Been there and experienced QF First lounge and Concorde Room.
Concord Room has nothing to do with status - you need to be travelling in first on BA to enter. Otherwise it's the First Class lounge. 

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