Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 17 May 2015
Total posts 35
I am a Qantas FF Platinum member and I have been trying to
resolve an issue with some missing bonus status credits from a double status
credits promotion Qantas ran earlier this year. The flights were booked during
the promo period however I partially paid for the booking using a gift voucher.
I am being told the booking date is the date that the gift voucher was
purchased (which was months before the promo period) and not the date the
flights were actually booked. Therefore I am being told I am not eligible for
the bonus status credits which seems very unfair and legally suspect (eg if I bought a gift
voucher at Myer and 12 months later I used it to buy a toaster which broke down
the following month, Myer wouldn’t be able to deny warranty by claiming that
the purchase date of the toaster was 13 months earlier).
I find whenever I contact Qantas regarding issues like this I
get terrible service and push back (even when Qantas are clearly in the wrong).
If a Platinum member has this difficulty resolving a basic issue then I wonder
how difficult it would be for a bronze member? Has anyone else had this sort of
experience? Or am I just unlucky? I absolutely dread contacting Qantas about any issue.
It looks like Qantas recently updated their website where
you can send a query directly to the Frequent Flyer team through a web form. I
tried this and actually got a reply within a couple of hours. But it feels like
the agents must be rated on how quick they close a service request and not on whether
they actually resolve the query. I have followed this issue up on three further
occasions and receive a quick reply but the agent doesn’t appear to be genuine
about resolving the issue.
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 300
With an issue like this some have reported success ringing QANTAS back and speaking to a different person.
Member since 03 Nov 2014
Total posts 130
It took over a month & 8 attempts for me to get my points from a promo earlier in the year. No one seemed interested in assisting & was very frustrating. They asked for the same things over & over, seemed to ignore the evidence I provided. Much room for improvement.
Member since 27 Jun 2013
Total posts 69
Hear Hear! Completely agree. Customer service is currently terrible in the contact centres, service counters or in the lounges. I dread trying to make any changes or making any contact because of pushback and arrogance.
Member since 06 Aug 2011
Total posts 2
From my experience.. this is a task for http://www.airlinecustomeradvocate.com.au
Lodge a complaint and provide all of your correspondence from Qantas Airways... Sadly, this seems to be the only way to reason with Qantas and partially their Qantas Frequent Flyer service centre.. all the best..
Member since 25 Nov 2016
Total posts 93
The Government have an Aviation Complaints service found easily by doing a search.
Member since 29 Apr 2013
Total posts 20
Had similar issue with Hilton Honor points. Stayed for 2 nights, checked out then due to work had to stay another night on new booking. I was only credited with 1 stay rather than 2 even though I didn't have access to the hotel between bookings. Contacted Hilton customer service and was told tough luck. Stayed with them 29 times this year. 30 would have got me Diamond status. Spent in excess of $ 18,000 in 2017. Will be changing to SPG next year and staying at the Sheraton instead. Their simplistic attitude of not crediting something that would have cost them nothing loses them a loyal customer. Same as your experience Alex, costs QF nothing to give you the status credit but loses a massive amount of customer service credit. Must be getting to be grumpy old man in my 40's but Customers need to be looked after otherwise they have no business to provide their "service" too.
Member since 28 Mar 2016
Post it on Facebook on their page. Then they’ll pay attention.
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 382
if you're getting bupkis from QF FF and are located in NSW, another possible course of action / recourse may be to lodge a case with NSW Department of Fair Trading.
Member since 12 Apr 2017
Total posts 7
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Member since 14 Nov 2013
Total posts 40
Agreed, sadly most companies nowadays pay more attention to social media as they can be exposed through this avenue as opposed to an email which no one sees. Ive done this 3 times this year with 3 different companies and recieved responses within hours. This was after various emails and phonecalls. Instagram can be good but facebook is the best way to get their attention.
Member since 01 Nov 2016
Total posts 142
Disappointing service. Such a short sighted view by Qantas. This behavior is typical of what the modern day world is like. Companies feel customers owe them more than they owe customers.
For me the problem isn't that I don't get what I want, because usually do - It's that it's belatedly and begrudgingly given, most of the time with a bit of attitude. There is no need for it and if I'm getting treated like this as Gold (or even Platinum as the OP says) then this would be even worse for anyone below me. I've got a mate who's Bronze and always has problems doing anything with QF - and my boss who's Platinum had an issue and was treated badly just last week, he was really annoyed!
Member since 26 Oct 2013
Total posts 5
Member since 01 Jan 2014
Total posts 25
No one seems to ever recommend contacting Qantas Customer Care. You can even call them in an attempt to resolve matters. Definitely worth a call - https://www.qantas.com/travel/airlines/complaint-for-specific-needs/global/en
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