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I assume you won’t miss the benefits of using QANTAS Silver from what you’ve said.
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Originally Posted by daniesut
Qantas Silver vs Gold, apart from the free lounge access, there is no difference!....
If flying internationally on a OneWorld (but not QANTAS) marketed flight you can still access the QANTAS lounge as a Gold member, however if you were a QANTAS Club member you couldn't. So if you fly to Hong Kong for example and the CX flight times suit you better you can get into the CX Business or QF lounge as a Gold member, but you'd be denied entry as a QANTAS Club member (QANTAS Club members can access the QF lounge if they are flying QF).
Gold members flying QF can choose to use a OneWorld lounge (subject to capacity constraints and opening times) of their choice rather than the lounge QF directs them to, whereas QANTAS Club members have no choice of lounge, only the one QF directs them to.
Gold members get an extra free checked bag for flying QF economy domestically. Flying QF Internationally (other than to North and South America) they get an extra 4KG of checked luggage regardless of which cabin they're in. I do try to travel light but for those who like to take lots of luggage this is a nice benefit that can add up to big savings.
Gold members earn more points when flying than Silver members (note this only applies where the status bonus would take the points earned above the minimum points guarantee - so for short domestic economy flights e.g. SYD-MEL there would be no increase to the number of points received due to having Gold status)Gold members have higher priority for upgrades than Silver members. Also QF classic award seats are released earlier for Gold members and there's better availability.
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