• The 100K awards points equaling 40K QF points is a good point. You get the sense that the increasingly confusing earning tables might actually be designed to trick consumers re the actual value that they're getting out of the product.

  • Spot on. This offer has made that logic crystal clear for me. I might get this product as a back-up for an Amex that gives me a decent Qantas yield but the new points restrictions mean they're no longer going to be my primary card. I just need a MasterCard with 10-15K of capacity somewhere in the...

  • This is such a cynical play from CBA. It's really a slight of hand to give them a strategic foothold against further changes to the RBA's interchange fee cap, which would lessen their capacity to recover $$ for FF points. I hold a Diamond Awards account with them with a $50K limit and this move w...

  • This is a massive slap in the face to some of their highest yielding customers, in their busiest lounge, which also happens to be in their home port. Lesser provincial lounges like PER and BNE have had a makeover but their biggest road warrior customers on the SYD-MEL pairing are consistently let...

  • I wonder whether the benefits like the superannuation fund are being discussed as a way of bridging the gap between Lifetime Gold and Lifetime Platinum or as a way to remove Lifetime Gold from the line up? Surely there would be an all out revolt if they removed that tier or shifted the goalposts.

  • QF P1 - is it worth it?

    Feb 29, 2020, 01:49 PM

    The answer to your question is no.

  • Yes, it's probably a little naive and optimistic to expect an upgrade in these circumstances but I think there's a kernel of truth to the post. Qantas is terrible at surprise and delight below the Chairman's Lounge level. Obviously commercial aviation is a volume game and margins are razor thin b...

  • Thanks for your advice everyone. I waited as planned based on what was said above and this worked. It's a nice feeling not to be on 0 for the first day of the new status year!

  • I've previously qualified for Loyalty Bonuses prior to my Qantas reset date and used the 90 day election window to obtain the status credits in my next membership year so that I effectively start the new year with 50 status credits in the bank. This year I took the points option for my first few ...

  • Qantas Melbourne Airport Shambles

    Dec 02, 2019, 04:02 PM

    Unfortunately all too common these days. I had a similar experience on QF2 in London a couple of months ago. You fork out 16K for a ticket and can't get a seat in the lounge because Qantas is too busy handing them out to people who sign up for credit cards. The points program is now the tail that...