Member since 13 Sep 2016
Total posts 30
Although the basic appeal of Qantas Lifetime Gold is Gold status for the rest of your life, it takes a lot of flying and a lot of loyalty to Qantas which is of course the whole idea. But I reckon it would be good if Qantas offered something more than just a Lifetime Gold frequent flyer card, some extra 'perks' beyond what any QFF Gold member would get on an annual basis. What does everybody here think?
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 31 Oct 2016
Total posts 204
Forgive my ignorance, but to clarify:
More like what else Qantas should give them, if anything else, other than 'just' a lifetime of Gold.
Member since 05 Mar 2015
Total posts 24
It's not a bad idea, it took me a long time to reach Lifetime Gold and although I'm now Platinum or Platinum One every year it would be nice to see something else from QF Loyalty for LTG members. Maybe they could get one free complimentary invite to the Qantas First Lounge each year? That would be a pretty nice bonus.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 481
It takes around 15-20 years at gold to get LTG and then you have it for you retirement, a time of life when hanging around airports loses its appeal. That is not a bad 'perk' in itself!!!
Member since 04 Dec 2013
Total posts 65
I'd suggest a reduced qualification requirement for platinum - either at or below the requalification level. Same would make sense for lifetime silver, moving to gold.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 238
I would envisage that as the rate of LTG passengers climb QF would probably look at reducing perks rather than increasing it, like scrapping lounge access for LTG travelling on Jetstar would be a logical start.
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 334
I can see the email from QF now :-) …
Congratulations on achieving Lifetime Gold status with Qantas. In order to recognise your commitment and the substantial amount of travel you have undertaken over the past xx years with Qantas, we are reducing the benefits you currently enjoy (compared to Annual Gold) and removing access to benefit xyz."
Common sense indicates that there would be no incentive whatsoever for the newbie to want to reach for LTG status, under your comment. Under current rules, QF is simply doing the absolute minimum (same benefit of annual Gold) … but for life, without any further acknowledgement or reward. Same thing for LTS. This results in absolutely no cost to QF - in the hope that they retain your continued revenue travel. There's an old clichÃ© … something about familiarity breeding contempt.
Member since 22 Jul 2014
I think the perk here is Gold/Sapphire status forever even if you never fly with Qantas ever again. Translated means lifetime free lounge membership and other Sapphire perks when flying on Qantas or their OW alliance partners. In my own case (for example), now that I work in the USA: lifetime free baggage (2 x 50 lbs) and lounge access (Admirals and Flagship) when I travel on American Airlines.
I am currently platinum and should be for the next couple of years (double status bonuses permitting) but after that LTG enables a sampling of JAL and Cathay or even Finnair just to name three. Not a bad ‘perk’ at all.
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 433
Great suggestions Rufus1.
Member since 23 Feb 2015
Total posts 256
There was a thread on this a couple of years back from memory.
Member since 21 Jul 2016
Total posts 25
Platinum for 7 years and LTG for 2 years, enjoying every flight. I wonder how may LTGs and QPs there are?
Member since 10 May 2012
Total posts 106
Member since 08 Nov 2014
Total posts 22
I achieved LTG about 15 years ago. I’m now in my early 60s and am retired. I appreciate the lounge access when traveling the world with my wife. I think the benefits are a win-win for QF and for me. My first airline choice is QF because of the lounge status and associated benefits.
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