• How to get Qantas Lifetime Gold

    Dec 20, 2016, 10:07 AM

    Actually, there's only one. Platinum One. "Chairmans Lounge" is by invite only and is not based on flying. It's for 'captains of industry', politicians and celebrities. People who control $1m plus p/a travel budgets may also be considered if anecdotal evidence is to be believed. Every member must...

  • Jul 09, 2015, 10:57 AM

    Considering pretty much every time I flew QF73/74 as a Platinum I was the only Platinum on the manifesto I could see, I don't think they had many status pax on this route. I also never flew in Economy despite being booked in it. Was always bumped to Premium or Business. This was a leisure and fre...

  • Earn Velocity points on petrol at BP

    Apr 16, 2015, 10:08 AM

    Being a member does not mean you carry your Virgin card around with you all day. Many people will take their frequent flyer member cards with them when they travel, which means it does not occupy valuable wallet real estate 24x7.  I have mine in my travel wallet which goes with me when I tr...

  • The title is very misleading. It should be 'How I flew for $400 and a lot of Qantas points that cost thousands to get (potentially)'.  144,000 QF points is a *lot* of points. Putting 'just 144000 points' makes it seem like it's easy to get for most. 

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