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Qantas Club: joining fee waived, double points for new members

By Chris Chamberlin     Filed under: qantas, qantas club, Qantas Frequent Flyer

Planning to join the Qantas Club? Then now's the time to act, with the usual $395 joining fee being waived plus the chance to earn a double serve of frequent flyer points.

But you'd better be quick: this promotion runs only until 11:59pm (EST) on Wednesday, August 20.

So what's the deal?

First up, dropping the joining fee means new members pay only $510 in the first year rather than $895, a nifty saving of $385.

Two-year memberships drop from $1,310 to $925, while signing up for four years goes from $2,140 to $1,755 – again, thanks to the joining fee waiver.

On top of that, new Qantas Club members will earn double points on all Qantas flights – domestic and international – until November 30, 2014.

This also covers codeshare Qantas flights with partners such as Emirates, LAN and American Airlines, as long as your ticket carries a QF flight number.

Once you’ve taken out your new Qantas Club membership, just book your travels by September 12 for flights through to November 30 to earn double points.

Note that existing Qantas Club members aren’t eligible for the double points promotion, including those who renew their membership during the discount period.

To sign up, just head to the Qantas website by 11:59pm (EST) this Wednesday, August 20.

The promotion comes just weeks after the airline hiked its Qantas Club joining and membership fees, with lounge access on Emirates-coded flights ceasing from October 1.

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Chris lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, an opera ticket and a glass of wine!

 

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1 on 18/8/14 by Anthony

Don't worry about the loyal Qantas members , hello remember us Qantas???

1 on 18/8/14 by markpk

Anthony

You didn't get the recent offer to load up on status credits for flights booked before 12 Aug?

A short but pretty nice value add for existing members...

 

1 on 18/8/14 by watson374

I got the one offering 50% bonus SCs, but I wasn't able to make effective use of it (didn't fit travel plans or my membership year).

It would be nice if they upped the number of QP invitations sent out to PS members each qualification.

2 on 19/8/14 by Serg

It is not only Qantas, it is common practice to offer bonuses for new member and do not worry about most loyal ones.

2 on 18/8/14 by franz

Thanks but No Thanks.Maybe for Free!!!!.

3 on 18/8/14 by bradm30

I have only just recently joined the QC on 19th July 2014. Would I  be mad to try and ask for a refund on the joining fee or would I be wasting my time?

1 on 18/8/14 by watson374

Ask. The worst they can say is no, but you could try asking for points to be credited as compensation.

1 on 22/8/14 by bradm30

I asked.....they said no. The very friendly lady said that she would speak to her supervisor and that she would call me back. She never called me back. No harm in trying i suppose.

2 on 22/8/14 by gippsflyer

I wish you good luck Brad, but I fear disappointment extremely likely...

I've never really understood the outrageously high QC "joining fee" other than a barrier to exit - it really should reflect Qantas' actual costs (plus reasonable mark-up) in processing a new member.

4 on 18/8/14 by Colin

Just don't expect to get into the lounge at LAX! 

 

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