Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Nov 2012
Total posts 12
I have sufficient status credits on QFF to obtain Gold but I have not flown the required 4 segments on QF to be eligible for Gold membership. I predominantly fly from Perth to Shanghai (via HK) and from Perth to Singapore but the 'improved' Asia strategy by Qantas saw the HK flight axed and one of the SG flights axed leaving only one return flight to SG per day. Are there any way to get QFF to waive the requirements for the 4 segments so that I can get my Gold status back?
Member since 23 Aug 2012
Total posts 88
Allan: you can probably contact the Qantas Frequent Flyer centre and explain the situation to them to let them know that the changes in flight schedule messed up your flying pattern especially with regards to QF flying and ask them to grant you a waiver of the 4 flights requirement. It should be possible if they are convinced by your explanation.
Member since 01 Feb 2012
Total posts 218
Hi, I tried that last year, I think I had 800 SC, but had only done 2 segments on QF. I rang asking for just Silver membership (I had started the year on nothing), and they said sorry we have leniency on the number of SC, but not at all on the minimum Qantas segments.
To some extent I can understand their policy, though I live in Sydney and if I was in your situation it'd be pretty crap.
Member since 18 Feb 2013
Total posts 11
What your best option might be is to try and find a couple of cheap $99 Red e-deal flights between Perth and Adelaide and go on a day trip. They count towards the 4 required QF segments.
Member since 23 Mar 2012
Total posts 67
or in fact you could do any 4 segments - so could be short intrastate trips from perth which would allow you to do all 4 segments in a day.
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
When is the cut off date? July this year? Take a hop across to Geraldton over 2 weekends. It is only 1h away at $155 each way. Get off the plane and board again. Check in online and print both boarding passes 24h before!
It's easier to play them at their game then it is to fight the system. For something that would cost you 2 Saturdays and $620. Works out cheaper than buying Qantas Club!
P.S: Going forward, you might like to consider changing your frequent flyer programme if you're not flying with QF much and believe that they have let you down with changes to their schedule.
There is no point sticking with QFF, when there are lots of alternatives out there that would still allow you to access QF lounges.
Member since 04 Nov 2010
Total posts 155
Allan, I am sure you are not the only Perth flyer to find himself in this situation, given those route cuts from Qantas.
Very good advise from The Real Babushka on doing some short Qantas runs to get your Gold and then moving your travel elsewhere!
As you often go to HK and China the obvious choice is Cathay Pacific's Asia Miles / Marco Polo Club and then you can use your CX status to get into the Qanats lounges.
For Singapore, SQ has to be the obvious one unless you can be bothered to fly CX to HK and then south to Singapore!
If you choose SQ you will want to read this AusBT article about putting your SQ flights against the Aegean Airlines frequent flyer programme which will get you to Star Alliance Gold much faster than if you use SQ.
With any luck you will end up with Gold status in One World as well as Star Alliance!
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