Member since 24 Jan 2018
Total posts 19
Approaching the end of a cycle here in a few months and am close enough to want to take a stab at P1... only need 1800 pts to get to P1 and have three major internationals coming up, J class. I don't mind detours in J, any recommendations on crazy status point making itineraries that are possibly even a good bargain?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 15 Sep 2016
Total posts 43
depends where your off to? - make sure they are QF flight numbers, on the connects, anything from central asia (Sing, or HK) to EMEA, I find rack up plenty
Member since 17 Feb 2017
Total posts 8
Think very carefully about P1. I was P1 with Qantas for 5 years and the difference from being Platinum was minimal. It was good when things went pear shaped but apart from that the difference in service etc was minimal.
Member since 19 Jan 2018
Total posts 41
It’s probably a controversial opinion around these parts, but I’m a big advocate of not doing any status runs / detours for the sake of retaining status.
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 322
1800 is a lot to be short. You're only half-way.
quite frankly, the only improvement I expect is being able to always pre-book aisle 4 on the 737 services... considering how often I have to use them. I'd be surprised if the smile was bigger (or if suddenly complementary upgrades surfaced when J seats are free...)Thanks all for your thoughts!
Even as a P1 it is possible to miss out on row 4 on the 737 especially if you tend to book at the last minute.
Member since 23 Dec 2017
Total posts 90
FYI...T-80 hours rule works well to secure row 4/5 on B737 almost all the time! Even for a humble Bronze "frequent flyer". P1 for this reason alone is not worth it in my opinion.
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