Member since 07 Jan 2016
Total posts 8
I have platinum with Qantas at the moment but will not be able to reach 1200 status credits to retain platinum by the anniversary date. I do have a flight that spans the anniversary date though. While I won't be able to accrue enough status credits for the departing flight before the anniversary date, I will have enough on the return, which unfortunately is 10 days after the anniversary. I was wondering if anyone has experience with asking Qantas to make an exception in counting the status credits for the return flight towards retaining platinum since it is only over the anniversary by a few days?
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 281
I doubt it. The best you could probably hope for is for them to offer you to pay e.g. 100,000 points to retain Platinum. But they may not even do that.How short will you be by the anniversary date?
Member since 03 Nov 2014
Total posts 127
I had a colleague with the same issue a few years ago - he sent them an email with upcoming trips shown & they extended it for him. He'd been Platinum for 4-5yrs at the time, so not sure if that was a factor or not.
Thanks for the helpful advice mviy and Greg84. Mviy, I'll be 105 status credits short by the anniversary date.
Member since 21 May 2014
Total posts 169
You can always ask, but don't be surprised if they offered you a cost in points to retain your status.
I don't see them adjusting to earn date as that is one thing they are pretty consistent on.
It’s up to you how much you value WP. Do you risk it and not do the flying or do you do a little extra flying to make up the difference?
Member since 19 Jan 2018
Total posts 41
We can pontificate on here all day, but when the rubber hits the road, the best and only thing to do is get on the horn with Qantas. Let us know how it goes.
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