IN BRIEF | Qantas has just made one of the best perks of Platinum One membership far more appealing and far more useful to high flyers.
Platinum One frequent flyers – those who clock up a whopping 3,600 status credits in a single membership year – have previously been offered a free Qantas Platinum card for their partner or significant other, so they can enjoy all those Platinum-plated perks even when they're travelling solo.
The caveat, of course, was that they had to be living at the same address as their Platinum One benefactor.
However, in a burst of sensible generosity, Qantas now allows any Qantas frequent flyer member to be given the gift of Platinum.
"You can now nominate a family member or friend from any address for complimentary Platinum membership," the airline says.