Qantas 'pilot' Platinum?

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mspcooper

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2013

Total posts 345

I have another 310 status credits required to attain Platinum. I have 400 credits worth of flying in the next 8 weeks, booked and confirmed via CX. Do you think QF will give me a pilot platinum (should i ask?) prior to these trips so i can use the first class lounges in Hong Kong (i fly out of BNE) during my transit?

Doubleplatinum Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

Member since 07 Feb 2013

Total posts 431

You can try but your chances are slim to none, especially seeing as you aren't earning the SC directly through QANTAS but through a partner, not really much incentive for QF to do it.

JRS

Member since 25 Feb 2017

Total posts 3

No they won't.

markpk

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Member since 29 Nov 2013

Total posts 436

I wouldn't.


Save your request for a favour for when/if you fall short of the required SC for renewal at Platinum.

John Phelan

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Member since 28 Oct 2011

Total posts 218

The answer will be no, and so it should be. Status is awarded AFTER the flights, not before.

McCringleberry

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Member since 18 Oct 2017

Total posts 4

Won't happen. I tried this with 20 SC's remaining with no luck.

mspcooper

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2013

Total posts 345

Obviously, some of you were upset at me just asking your opinions. (Lots of down votes :-) ) Thank you anyways

Goban

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Member since 07 Mar 2015

Total posts 2

Just FYI, there is an internal charge amongst the oneworld carriers when a partner airline's qualified tier member visits their lounge through tier entitlement (vs class of travel entitlement). Another reason why its unlikely to get across the line. However, I'm a firm believer in you don't get what you don't ask for... Australian companies are terrible at loyalty CRM.


While not a QF example, I was plonked into Singapore with work and made PPS before I made Gold or even Silver because of the amount of JCLS regional sectors I racked up, not miles. I called them a month out from attaining PPS and demonstrated my count and forward bookings. They gave me a 'courtesy elevation' to Silver, but that's it, and I made PPS as scheduled a month later without qualifying for Silver or Gold. They actually changed their system about 6 months later as it was demonstrated to be flawed.

Ataylor1

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Member since 20 Mar 2015

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I got it once BUT it was due to a pending return leg of an international flight (Finnair from memory) rather than yet to depart flights (hope that makes sense). I think the fact they are 'selling the gap' now also indicates the unlikelyhood of you getting a 'yes'. A shame but that's the way it is, we are but slaves to the system!

btaus

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Member since 15 Dec 2016

Total posts 171

Don't ask QF for this. You just get your status credits earned and became Platinum then.

CX Pier J and QF J is great anyway.

phil

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Aug 2011

Total posts 7

Just a question for anyone who has been in a similiar situation

I am 220 SC short of Platinum this year (ends 30th Oct)
I have bonus 50 SC I can take from my recent trip to HK
Should I take the 50 SC so I am only 170 SC short and hope they will renew my Platinum?
Or contact QF and plead my case ?
Or do nothing and hope for the best?
I have been Platinum for the last few years (although short 50 SC last year)
My last flight to HK tipped me over to lifetime Gold
Although I have not flown so much this year it has all been on QF metal J class
I thought I may have been offered to "pay the difference" with
points but so far no contact from QF

Any thoughts would be appreciated !

leeflyer

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Member since 30 Jun 2017

Total posts 9

There have been some reports of a pay the difference. I will be interested in seeing if you get a response from experienced folk out there. I am not planning as many trips next year so expecting to miss out too.

phil

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Aug 2011

Total posts 7

 I rang QFF on the last day, and asked if I could "pay the difference" ,which cost me 120k points
They said it will take a few days to show Platinum again, so far 11 days later still showing Gold...
Only did it as I have plenty of points & trips to Europe & Asia coming up so can get some benefit from Platinum

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