Member since 24 Jan 2018
Total posts 19
Has anyone ever managed to persuade VA to offer top tier entry status to a QF Platinum passenger switching over to their services?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 19 Jan 2018
Total posts 64
I haven’t tried, but it gets the question why you’d want to. Have you had a bad experience with QF?
My list of grievances with QF is longer than this forum permits to post - I’m at the point where I’d just happily go with anyone else just to see if it improves things - provided I am provided with the best tiered service they offer to boot and not make me earn it first.
Fair enough, sir. Best of luck with it. I haven't ever had any status with VA above silver, so I cannot comment on how they treat their top-tier customers. I should, however, warn you that I've had nothing but trouble with them. They seem to operate with a degree of inflexibility compared with QF, which can be very frustrating when, for example, you are asking for a little indulgence from them.
One of my many grievances with QF is that there is only cheap bubbly available in the domestic first/business lounge (not talking Club), no real champagne. Do VA have real champagne in their top tier lounge?Will VA upgrade their top tier members at the gate out of courtesy when there are empty business seats, as EK does regularly?
Member since 21 May 2014
Total posts 174
You are setting yourself up for disappointment if that is one of the grievances you have.
No, the selection of wines in the VA Lounge is absolutely woeful. As somewhat of a "wine snob", the selection is, in my view, definitely inferior to the QF offerings. The onboard wine in J class is equally poor. I think the quality with QF has slipped in recent years, but it is still lightyears about so-called VA "J class".
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,118
As with most airlines, Qantas and Virgin Australia only do these when a flight is oversold - I've been fortunate enough to be on the receiving end on rare occasions, and have seen those upgrades given to others, also.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 11 Jul 2017
Total posts 22
They never, ever give free upgrades. I understand Qantas doesn't either and I just don't understand it. The airlines in the US despite all their other service problems are great with their upgrades to top tier frequent flyers. It bewilders me why VA or Qantas cannot implement something like this.
Member since 08 Feb 2016
Total posts 83
I am VA Platinun and I’ve been lucky enough to score a couple of free international upgrade due to the cabin being oversold.
Interesting to hear this - a colleague I've been speaking to about this seemed more pleased with VA than QF, what you're telling me sounds like the opposite. In good news though, the +80h rule worked for me for the first time today and I was just able to book row 5. Bizarre. Still it makes me wonder how many P members fly on an average SYD-PER flight?
Pleased to hear you have had some success.
Sounds like those who pop up to QF Bash, even though they haven't stepped foot onto a QF plane in 20-30 years...
Member since 14 Mar 2017
Total posts 156
I am VA Platinum and have generally been very happy with the service. I have been upgraded from time-to-time, including on SIA. Go figure. I've also found them much easier to deal with when there is an issue.
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