Reader poll: Qantas Premier Titanium card

21 replies

johng

Etihad - Etihad Guest

Member since 07 Feb 2019

Total posts 5

What are people's thoughts? Does it represent value for money?

Poll: Will you be applying for the Qantas Premier Titanium card?

vbarberini

Member since 16 Oct 2012

Total posts 16

It will be very interesting to see if they pick up customers who drop their AMEX platinum cards after the evaluation of the AMEX rewards program in April.
Last editedby vbarberini at Feb 12, 2019, 10:38 AM.

Anthony9006

Etihad - Etihad Guest

Member since 10 Feb 2019

Total posts 2

Seems unlikely you will ever be able to offset the annual fee. AMEX Platinum still has far better benefits


whoppersandwich

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Dec 2017

Total posts 116

I can definitely see the appeal to big spenders vice high flyers. Not much benefit to top tier FF’s but anyone else with deep pockets and lower status could easily counterbalance the fee with a couple of long haul J flights.

obanpointer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Jun 2014

Total posts 308

This card makes little sense. Most big spenders would have at least platinum status already? The FF point rate is useful but does not compensate the 1200 annual fee. My personal spend is over the 12k per month and so I will not get the extra benefit. plus no flight voucher, hotel affiliation etc. I will stick with Amex where I can use it and Westpac when I am forced to use MC

djtech

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Sep 2018

Total posts 320

I think this is the card aimed for high rollers who travel on once or twice business class flights on Qantas. They haven't flown enough for Platinum Status so first class lounge passes could be useful and can take advantage of the discount enough to offset the annual fee. Or they could be aiming for those that are burning Qantas points on flights as soon as they earn it, so can't earn enough status credits but can use the lounge passes on flights too.

Mjkcan

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 14 Jun 2017

Total posts 50

I think this is the card aimed for high rollers who travel on once or twice business class flights on Qantas. They haven't flown enough for Platinum Status so first class lounge passes could be useful and can take advantage of the discount enough to offset the annual fee. Or they could be aiming for those that are burning Qantas points on flights as soon as they earn it, so can't earn enough status credits but can use the lounge passes on flights too.

It would seem to me that it is very unlikely rhat there is somebody in this country that fits the target market for this card; namely:

1) 200k income
2) cares about points and status rather than just booking whatever J/F flight they want with their 12k+ per month spend

AND
Feels the need to swap credit cards to get benefits they would never notice due to the above two.

I’d imagine that wealthier people (the kind who have 200k+ but only travel for leisure) don’t care about this stuff in the slightlest.

ratrace

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 01 Apr 2018

Total posts 46

Even being in the income bracket, $1200 fee = no!

s4172249

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Feb 2018

Total posts 30

I am a medical professional (so I fly infrequently for conferences, and a few times a year for leisure, but nowhere near the extent of a business traveller) who is unlikely to ever achieve above my current gold FF status, so I guess the card is aimed at someone similar to my demographic, however there is no chance I would get this card. I would essentially be paying $1200 a year to gain entry to the First lounge once (with my partner) and so I can get a modest discount off some flights twice per year? I am perfectly happy with my Amex Ultimate card at a third of the price, entirely offset by the $450 yearly travel credit, and the standard Qantas club entry I am afforded by my gold status. On top of that - a metal card means no PayWave, and Qantas last time I checked still refuses to get on board with Apple Pay so I can't use my phone or watch to make purchases either. Thanks but no thanks!

andrew84

Member since 08 Nov 2014

Total posts 6

the earn threshold seems a bit stingy imo

morco

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 20 Dec 2011

Total posts 9

The target market is

a. someone with over $200,000pa income and flies QA and

b. is a snob and wants the metal card

cablecartman

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Jul 2018

Total posts 5

There really shouldn't be a monthly points earn cap when you're spending this much on an annual fee - the card is designed for buyers after all.

twitch1979

Member since 17 Aug 2016

Total posts 1

This card is one of the worst value cards to ever to hit the market .

200k income requirement but monthly points earn capped at 12.5k .

10% discount of flights only good if you buy J and F rev tickets and have the ability to do it via the card . Same with the SC bonus if your work books your travel then also useless.

F lounge passes also not transferable .

The features of this card align to something with a $300 annual fee at best. This card has really missed the mark unless the target market is cashed up QF fan boys who want something “titanium”.

lvtravel01

Member since 01 Sep 2015

Total posts 9

The target market is

a. someone with over $200,000pa income and flies QA and

b. is a snob and wants the metal card


metal card is not easy on touch pay, and its heavy, not to mention it s slippery in any wallet slot...

jubbing

American Airlines - AAdvantage

Member since 13 Jul 2015

Total posts 33

The target market is

a. someone with over $200,000pa income and flies QA and

b. is a snob and wants the metal card


metal card is not easy on touch pay, and its heavy, not to mention it s slippery in any wallet slot...

I'm not entirely sure what you are on about - I have the metal Amex and I've never had any issues with touch pay on any device (or in other countries).

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