Member since 18 Nov 2015
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Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 627
In answer to your questions you will most probably be given gold next year but note nothing in this world is a 100% guaranteed. The going to platinum with points depends on how close you are. If you are within 100SCs then possible but with quite a lot of points. You seemed to suggest you won't have enough for gold so in that case the answer will be no you as you can't use points for the 700 or more SCs you will need. Note if you are in London then do note you need four trips on Qantas metal, i.e a return trip to Australia, to qualify. The other option is to ask BA for a status match.
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Member since 30 Oct 2018
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Yes you get soft landing to gold. Thats standard.
As for buying Platinum - best to ring and ask them I've heard.
Member since 23 Feb 2015
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They'll likely off you a retain for 120k points. I chose not to go with it and use the points for a business flight instead. As a tip, if you are going to do the same, get the reward flight booked while platinum- My experience is that service standards drop heaps once you are gold.
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