Member since 19 May 2017
Total posts 6
Hi all, in a bit of a pickle at the moment with my gold status, as my review date for achieving 400 status credits is on the 19th of Jan, but my employer booked me in SQ P on the 22nd, and my current balance is 364. I called the membership contact centre and discussed my options, and (politely) asked whether my review date could be moved forward a few days. The agent responded by stating I would have to pay 60,000 VFF points, or lose my status completely. I explained that I have been a gold member for 3 years, with no avail.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 20 May 2016
Total posts 31
Value is very subjective, personally I would not pay 60,000 points to maintain Gold. Have you considered booking a status run? Brisbane to Melbourne (return) Elevate fare will give you 40 status points.
Unfortunately I cannot go on a status run, as I am overseas and return from my trip that would help me cross the line on the 22nd.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 01 Mar 2012
Total posts 187
Try calling again and see if you can speak to someone else. I spoke to one for my wife’s Platinum membership and she was given a once off extension for a year. I had to give the record locator for the return European fares in J with SQ to show future flying.
Member since 25 Aug 2015
Total posts 2
You wouldn't lose your status completely, you would drop back to silver. If the agent told you that then the agent really didn't know what's going on.
Member since 10 Nov 2011
Total posts 92
Even if you drop back, unless you lose status credits (that have a 12 month life), once you complete your next flight you'll gain the SC's and kick back up to Gold anyway.
Member since 12 Nov 2017
Total posts 42
Would I spend 60K to maintain Gold? Depends on how much traveling I had over the next status year. If I had lots, then I would want access to the lounges and shorter queues. If I had little travel, then probably not.
Member since 02 Dec 2016
Total posts 102
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