Is there a benefit to QFF Silver?

21 replies

AusIHLawyer

Member since 29 Apr 2018

Total posts 5

How do you make the best use of it?

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

As a Qantas Frequent Flyer Silver status member, you get:

  • One lounge invitation
  • Free and improved seat selection
  • Priority check-in
  • Additional checked baggage
  • Better service support, and
  • Extra points earn.

It isn't worth chasing for the sake of it, but it's a nice set of perks if you happen to pick it up in the course of your travels, and it does help make things a little easier every time you fly.

To "make the best use of it", however, all you can really do is milk the perks while flying Qantas in Economy; unlike Gold and beyond, Silver doesn't enable you to do a Hong Kong lounge-hopping layover to see and sample the finest of Chek Lap Kok.

Really, Silver is just designed to reward you by making flying Qantas and Oneworld that little bit more pleasant than flying on another carrier with whom you have no status.

AusIHLawyer

Member since 29 Apr 2018

Total posts 5

As a Qantas Frequent Flyer Silver status member, you get:
  • One lounge invitation
  • Free and improved seat selection
  • Priority check-in
  • Additional checked baggage
  • Better service support, and
  • Extra points earn.

It isn't worth chasing for the sake of it, but it's a nice set of perks if you happen to pick it up in the course of your travels, and it does help make things a little easier every time you fly.

To "make the best use of it", however, all you can really do is milk the perks while flying Qantas in Economy; unlike Gold and beyond, Silver doesn't enable you to do a Hong Kong lounge-hopping layover to see and sample the finest of Chek Lap Kok.

Really, Silver is just designed to reward you by making flying Qantas and Oneworld that little bit more pleasant than flying on another carrier with whom you have no status.

That’s really helpful thanks.

GBRGB

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Jan 2014

Total posts 245

If you happen to get silver by your making trips you would normally make than it’s a small reward for your effort but never spend any additional money chasing silver, the rewards just aren’t worth it.

Bollen

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Dec 2017

Total posts 32

Attaining QFF Silver for the first time is awesome. I mainly valued the improved seat selection, priority check in and the extra points earning. It is not until you attain Gold that the doors literally open for you! Lounge access and the improved chance of a points upgrade on international flights is what I valued together with the premium boarding lane.

AusIHLawyer

Member since 29 Apr 2018

Total posts 5

Thanks everyone! No I have never flown for the sake of it or picked a carrier just for points (I did a round the world on star alliance this year because it was a lot cheaper) but just because my work and my husband’s work has changed this year we have both had a lot more travel and we try to tag along with each other when we can. I don’t know about any value in priority boarding, but the faster points dangle Gold at you I guess if our travel keeps up and the lounge invite would be great along with better chance of upgrades.

Andrew Barkery

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Mar 2011

Total posts 427

Take it as a stepping stone up to QF SG, that's all I see it as, or towards LSC (lifetime status credits).

Doesn't guarantee a lot, really.
Doesn't give a discount towards QP either, unlike VFF where as a VA PS, you can get discounted the lounge membership (good for VA domestic flights, if you do a lot of that).
For QF PS, you still pay full QP annual renewal, even as QF PS, bah humbug.
I will let myself fall to QF NR, and buy the seat next to me as empty for myself, and keep QP, ta QF.
Sorry for the moan.
Au to NZ in discJ return will get you QF PS, but, what do you get for that??? Really? 1 visit to the QP???
If you take it as a stepping stone to QF SG/WP/P1, yes, its a good thing, but if you don't fly a ton of times a year, QF PS, nak.

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 499

Priority check in is worth it when you see very long queues in economy check in

Jflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Aug 2017

Total posts 42

50% more FF points than Bronze! that's one good benefit.

Red Cee

Member since 15 Feb 2018

Total posts 151

The perks are small, but every little extra perk counts. Stick with Qantas to keep your Silver is my advice.

Powerledger

Member since 01 Mar 2018

Total posts 14

As a Qantas Frequent Flyer Silver status member, you get:

  • One lounge invitation
  • Free and improved seat selection
  • Priority check-in
  • Additional checked baggage
  • Better service support, and
  • Extra points earn.


It isn't worth chasing for the sake of it, but it's a nice set of perks if you happen to pick it up in the course of your travels, and it does help make things a little easier every time you fly.


To "make the best use of it", however, all you can really do is milk the perks while flying Qantas in Economy; unlike Gold and beyond, Silver doesn't enable you to do a Hong Kong lounge-hopping layover to see and sample the finest of Chek Lap Kok.


Really, Silver is just designed to reward you by making flying Qantas and Oneworld that little bit more pleasant than flying on another carrier with whom you have no status.


"Better Service support". ?????????. QFF is absolutely declined since they have off shored all the call centres. NZ, Philippines and South Africa. The waiting time to get to talk to a human IME is very below standard and that is if they do not hang up on you once you start putting the pressure on them for anything. You have to be very very lucky and a long way up the food chain to get an aussie on the line and one that knows what they are doing. Sorry to say but IMHO Silver status will not a make much difference to the customer service experience

Last editedby Powerledger at May 03, 2018, 10:36 AM.

sdtravel

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Jun 2015

Total posts 81

Priority check in is worth it when you see very long queues in economy check in

Friends of mine are chasing Silver for this benefit alone. For them it is a benefit when you have little ones and just want to get rid of luggage ASAP.

JJJJJJJ

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Feb 2017

Total posts 60

Take it as a stepping stone up to QF SG, that's all I see it as, or towards LSC (lifetime status credits).
Doesn't guarantee a lot, really.
Doesn't give a discount towards QP either, unlike VFF where as a VA PS, you can get discounted the lounge membership (good for VA domestic flights, if you do a lot of that).
For QF PS, you still pay full QP annual renewal, even as QF PS, bah humbug.
I will let myself fall to QF NR, and buy the seat next to me as empty for myself, and keep QP, ta QF.
Sorry for the moan.
Au to NZ in discJ return will get you QF PS, but, what do you get for that??? Really? 1 visit to the QP???
If you take it as a stepping stone to QF SG/WP/P1, yes, its a good thing, but if you don't fly a ton of times a year, QF PS, nak.

Are you even speaking English?

sdtravel

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Jun 2015

Total posts 81

Take it as a stepping stone up to QF SG, that's all I see it as, or towards LSC (lifetime status credits).
Doesn't guarantee a lot, really.
Doesn't give a discount towards QP either, unlike VFF where as a VA PS, you can get discounted the lounge membership (good for VA domestic flights, if you do a lot of that).
For QF PS, you still pay full QP annual renewal, even as QF PS, bah humbug.
I will let myself fall to QF NR, and buy the seat next to me as empty for myself, and keep QP, ta QF.
Sorry for the moan.
Au to NZ in discJ return will get you QF PS, but, what do you get for that??? Really? 1 visit to the QP???
If you take it as a stepping stone to QF SG/WP/P1, yes, its a good thing, but if you don't fly a ton of times a year, QF PS, nak.

Are you even speaking English?

Frequent Flyer speak.

Au to NZ in discJ return will get you QF PS, = Australia to New Zealand in Discount Business Return will get you Qantas Silver.
1 visit to the QP??? = 1 visit to the Qantas Club / Qantas International Business Lounge.
stepping stone to QF SG/WP/P1, = stepping stone to Qantas Gold, Platinum or Platinum One.

Hope this helps clear things up.

Lchen3328

Member since 08 Nov 2015

Total posts 16

I don’t fly a lot but have been a Silver a few times & can share the following perks:

1. The thrill you feel when you first qualify
2. Priority check in desk when flying international (QF and its Oneworld airlines)
3. Priority boarding with American Airlines & extra leg room economy seat
4. Right to brag to those in Bronze

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