Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 05 Apr 2018
Total posts 5
Snap Poll : Is Platinum worth it over GOLD?
Member since 22 May 2015
I assume you are talking about QFF, and believe since you have already achieved Gold you are a frequent traveler. I would definitely go for it. (especially to have access to QF First Lounge or partner First Lounge when travel overseas)
Yes QFF... thanks!
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 322
I like the added benefits.
Do you travel overseas much? The First Lounges in MEL and SYD are fantastic as are some of the First Lounges for other airlines that you would get access to.
Platinum does have a better upgrade chance than Gold.
Would you value arrivals access to QANTAS Domestic Business Class lounges (and to the Domestic QANTAS Club)?
Note also if you get Platinum you get a soft landing back to Gold. This may be worth something to you.
If you don't yet have Lifetime Silver and/or Lifetime Gold then you would be progressing faster towards those if you obtain/retain Platinum.
Thanks for your thoughts :) Overseas only a few times per year. and would definitely value access to lounge on arrivals.
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 426
315 status credits is quite a bit and should cost you few thousdands ($$) to achieve.
Member since 05 Sep 2013
Total posts 28
Its worthing thinking about how much do you plan on flying in the next 12 months?
Status Credits get you status or help you retain it not points. As a Platinum you earn the same status credits as every other QFF member with the same itinerary.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 730
It may be worth looking at the many status run blogs to work out how much it will cost. Business class runs on Malaysian or Lankan are often cited. A strictly return to UK economy will get it but at $3k is not worth it, but $1k may be. Personally as a platinum now the QF Syd and Melb lounges are very good and faster points earn is good but not that ($3k) good.
Thanks for all the replies. Food for thought... I do have a loyalty bonus due soon but unfortunately missed the double status credits offer last month so I think it will be too difficult to achieve in less than 4 weeks.
It means that if you obtain Platinum then fail to retain it you'd drop back to Gold not Bronze. Similarly if you fail to retain Gold you'd drop back to Silver.
Member since 24 Dec 2013
Total posts 158
I say go for it then you will know first hand what it is like to be Platinum. Otherwise you will always wonder what could have been and what you may have missed out on.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 14 Mar 2017
Total posts 159
Waste of time and money. The leap from Gold to Platinum in terms of benefits is nothing like Silver to Gold. If you have Gold you are doing fine. Chill! :)
Member since 23 Feb 2015
Total posts 269
Not worth it.
Member since 08 Jun 2017
Total posts 29
Platinum benefits are marginally above gold. 315 SC is a big gap. I would not chase it.
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315 Status Credits required by 30th April to obtain Platinum... is it worth it?
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