Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Jun 2018
Total posts 2
I am about to reach Lifetime Gold with Qantas, apart from the obvious (Gold status for life), what are the benefits? Is there any difference between Gold and Lifetime Gold, i.e. is there any difference (Benefits) between someone who has only just reached Gold for the first time and someone with Lifetime Gold?
Member since 16 Jan 2018
Total posts 19
In short, no.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
As above no real difference, other than Lifetime printed on the card.
Member since 04 Dec 2013
Total posts 65
I'm in a similar boat. I'm a little miffed that I've got about 2 years of Qantas Club membership which I paid for about 10 years ago and has been suspended ever since, which will vanish into the ether.
Member since 18 Mar 2018
Surely you can ask for a refund?
Member since 04 Nov 2011
Total posts 195
Not sure that they would pro rata refunds but you can only ask.
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 285
People have had success with QP refunds. Not for Lifetime QP (you used to be able to buy that but not anymore) though.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 08 Jul 2014
Total posts 33
The inability to purchase Qantas Club life membership is a significant incentive for me to achieve Lifetime Gold. I suspect this is not unintentional, although nothing is forever: I was a life member of Ansett Golden Wing . . . little did I know that its life would be shorter than mine . . .
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 436
Actually, thats a good question...
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 28 Feb 2019
Total posts 5
I would think the option for gifting in the first 12 months of LTG would not really cost Qantas anything other than some processing and additional lounge visit costs but expose the Qantas Club product to a non-member and would then should generate loyalty from the giftee. It would be a further "thank you for your business over the longterm" for the giftor to. In the end if the giftee doesn't fly QF/JQ they won't loose anything but if they then show a preference to fly QF/JQ QF win.
Qantas - Platinum (Lifetime Gold)
Member since 25 Apr 2013
Total posts 51
@Rufus1 : have you asked for a refund? When I reached Lifetime Gold, I contacted Qantas and they refunded me my Qantas Club credit of around $300 (I think, don't recall the amount now) which had been sitting in escrow for years.
Member since 15 Mar 2019
Agreed - absolutely zero difference except "LIFETIME" is listed as the expiry date on the card. I don't even remember the letter :-)
Member since 26 Apr 2015
Mine was refunded - just send a request after you achieve LTG
Haven't quite got there yet, so I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. To be honest I hadn't even thought to ask - I'd be just as happy to give it away to family...
Member since 01 Feb 2012
Total posts 1
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