Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 303
If VA were to offer LifeTime Status they could make family pooling SCs not count towards LifeTime status.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 21 Feb 2017
Total posts 35
It's not apple vs windows when your comparing a Ferrari with a diahatsu sunny.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 271
Are there many airlines around the world offering a lifetime status or is it a specific thing to QF, can someone get lifetime status with one of VA partners for example.
In OW, BA and AY offer LT OWE. In QF, Platinum and above status gives you OWE, but there's never been a QF LTP.
Member since 27 Nov 2017
Total posts 32
Daihatsu Charade or Datsun Sunny - take your pick. Both were a good car to get around cheaply when you’re short of cash.
Member since 31 Oct 2017
Total posts 5
I am 82% towards QF LTG.
Member since 11 Jul 2014
Total posts 19
I clock up over 2000 VA status credits and I reckon we need to push the point somehow, maybe a online petition. I've heard VA is aware this is a issue not having a life time status.
Member since 02 Dec 2016
Total posts 104
With Velocity/VA, once you hit Platinum, why keep flying VA up to the calendar renewal start? Unless you want gold for your partner (another 500 status credits, or 1,000 for Platinum), and/or apart from the double points, there isn't that much more benefit. You're better off renewing Platinum/Gold, then jumping to the other airline. One is default the other is back up. I like options! :) This is the real issue for VA. As Platinum flyers there isn't anything else to aim for.
Member since 03 May 2017
Total posts 39
and you just did it again
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 08 Aug 2012
Total posts 11
Interesting thread. Consider the Air Canada/AIMIA agrement being unwound. The private agreement between Virgin Australia and Velocity Rewards (35% owned by Affinity) would need to be understood to truly answer this question. Are Status Credits owned by VA but the Reward Points owned by Rewards? If this is true, VA could choose to offer a lifetime status with no (cost) impact to rewards. If Status and points liability are part of the parternship - Affinity would need to be part of the business case for lifetime and offset against the cost to acquire points vs consumption of services - lounge, etc. for lifetime status.
Member since 10 Jul 2017
I requalified platinum pretty early and then pooled to my wife to get her to platinum and then my daughter to silver. It didn't occur to me to switch over to Qantas once I re-qualified but in hindsight, I probably could have qualified platinum with both. My problem is I usually fly out of the Gold Coast and Qantas have very little to offer from here. After many unsatisfactory experiences, I won't fly Jetstar.
Member since 27 Jul 2018
Total posts 1
Do other airline FF schemes have lifetime status? Eg. Singapore, BA, Emirates, etc
Member since 23 Oct 2014
Spoken like a true key board warrior, unless you have some evidence I’d suggest it would be appropriate to edit this post or remove, this is biased and inappropriate. I didn’t see Qantas in the title so I have no idea why they are mentioned in this post.
Member since 12 Nov 2017
Total posts 42
Every time I do a VA or Velocity survey, I always mention the need for lifetime status and that I am thinking of swapping my allegiance. Perhaps everyone should state this in the surveys and they may take the hint.
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