315 Status Credits required by 30th April to obtain Platinum... is it worth it?

By magsta | Apr 05, 2018, 07:55 PM
Snap Poll : Is Platinum worth it over GOLD?

I've never been Platinum status before.
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By airly | Apr 05, 2018, 08:03 PM
I assume you are talking about QFF, and believe since you have already achieved Gold you are a frequent traveler. I would definitely go for it. (especially to have access to QF First Lounge or partner First Lounge when travel overseas)
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By magsta | Apr 05, 2018, 08:04 PM
I assume you are talking about QFF, and believe since you have already achieved Gold you are a frequent traveler. If you travel a lot, I would definitely go for it. (especially to have access to QF First Lounge or partner First Lounge when travel overseas)

Yes QFF... thanks!
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By mviy | Apr 05, 2018, 08:05 PM

I like the added benefits.


Do you travel overseas much? The First Lounges in MEL and SYD are fantastic as are some of the First Lounges for other airlines that you would get access to.


Platinum does have a better upgrade chance than Gold.


Would you value arrivals access to QANTAS Domestic Business Class lounges (and to the Domestic QANTAS Club)?


Note also if you get Platinum you get a soft landing back to Gold. This may be worth something to you.


If you don't yet have Lifetime Silver and/or Lifetime Gold then you would be progressing faster towards those if you obtain/retain Platinum.

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By magsta | Apr 05, 2018, 08:11 PM
I like the added benefits.

Do you travel overseas much? The First Lounges in MEL and SYD are fantastic as are some of the First Lounges for other airlines that you would get access to.

Platinum does have a better upgrade chance than Gold.

Would you value arrivals access to Domestic Business Class lounges?

Note also if you get Platinum you get a soft landing back to Gold. This may be worth something to you.

If you don't yet have Lifetime Silver and/or Lifetime Gold then you would be progressing faster towards those if you obtain/retain Platinum.
Thanks for your thoughts :) Overseas only a few times per year. and would definitely value access to lounge on arrivals.

Excuse my ignorance, what is a "soft landing" back to GOLD?

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By mspcooper | Apr 05, 2018, 08:12 PM
315 status credits is quite a bit and should cost you few thousdands ($$) to achieve.
I do not think it is warranted (I’m QF and VA Platinum). The lounge difference is good, but at what cost for you.
If this was more like 50 status credits are under, may be you could (or i could) justify it.
Airlines usually appreciate passengers paying/flying business class or first class than their loyal customers (not saying, it is all the time, but most of the time). There are very few situations where loyal customers get more than full fee paying passengers.

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By Joseph | Apr 05, 2018, 08:18 PM
Its worthing thinking about how much do you plan on flying in the next 12 months?

This can make a difference to how much or little you will get out of being platinum.

Also once you get platinum you can retain it easyer with the 2x status points bonus for plat
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By mviy | Apr 05, 2018, 08:43 PM
Also once you get platinum you can retain it easyer with the 2x status points bonus for plat

Status Credits get you status or help you retain it not points. As a Platinum you earn the same status credits as every other QFF member with the same itinerary.

The lower amount of Status Credits needed to retain Platinum (1200 vs 1400 to obtain it) does make it easier to retain

There are the loyalty bonuses at e.g. 500SC, 1000SC which can help if you take the 50 SC as the loyalty bonus.

Double Status Credit offers (and 50% Bonus Status Credits offers) can help too.
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By patrickk | Apr 05, 2018, 08:56 PM
It may be worth looking at the many status run blogs to work out how much it will cost. Business class runs on Malaysian or Lankan are often cited. A strictly return to UK economy will get it but at $3k is not worth it, but $1k may be. Personally as a platinum now the QF Syd and Melb lounges are very good and faster points earn is good but not that ($3k) good.
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By magsta | Apr 05, 2018, 09:30 PM
Thanks for all the replies. Food for thought... I do have a loyalty bonus due soon but unfortunately missed the double status credits offer last month so I think it will be too difficult to achieve in less than 4 weeks.

Pity there is no credit cards offering Status Credits as joining incentives :(
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By mviy | Apr 05, 2018, 09:30 PM
Excuse my ignorance, what is a "soft landing" back to GOLD?
It means that if you obtain Platinum then fail to retain it you'd drop back to Gold not Bronze. Similarly if you fail to retain Gold you'd drop back to Silver.

So if you know you're unlikely to retain Platinum and have a lot of points saved up and can book well in advance you could try to fly Business for your long haul international flights on classic reward seats rather than book cash fares.

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By anonymous | Apr 05, 2018, 09:46 PM
I say go for it then you will know first hand what it is like to be Platinum. Otherwise you will always wonder what could have been and what you may have missed out on.
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By xtfer | Apr 05, 2018, 10:25 PM
Waste of time and money. The leap from Gold to Platinum in terms of benefits is nothing like Silver to Gold. If you have Gold you are doing fine. Chill! :)
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By Steve987 | Apr 06, 2018, 09:16 AM
Not worth it.
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By Longtoo | Apr 06, 2018, 09:28 AM
Platinum benefits are marginally above gold. 315 SC is a big gap. I would not chase it.
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By rckjiang | Apr 06, 2018, 10:08 AM
315SC means a J class to Europe pretty much. The perks of Platinum over gold is significant but I dunno if I’d spend that much money to chase that.
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