Qantas first class lounge passes CANNOT be given to somebody else

By QFP1 | Feb 22, 2019, 02:13 PM
Part of the package for the new Qantas Titanium credit card includes two complimentary passes to the first class lounge each year. These invitations can be used at the Sydney, Melbourne, Los Angeles and from November 2019 the Singapore first class lounges. But the fine print says "Invitations are not transferrable" so these passes can't be given to friends or family.

That's a very cheap move by Qantas. Yes they have said the Titanium card is "for frequent spenders not frequent flyers" but you would have to think that the sort of person who has that much money and wants this type of card will also be a frequent flyer and will probably have Platinum or Platinum One status, so this means the passes are useless to them. I think this is a bit 'nickel and dime' of Qantas to pull this stunt on a super premium credit card.
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By Jflyer | Feb 22, 2019, 02:46 PM
Why would they probably be P or P1”s ? Plenty of people are on the high wage to be able to get a Titanium card but are infrequent flyers.
Last edited by David at Feb 22, 2019, 03.18 PM.
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By russell | Feb 22, 2019, 03:25 PM
Not sure why you expect people to be Paltinum and high flyers just because they earn high incomes....can’t see any correlation at all.
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By Aidan | Feb 22, 2019, 04:16 PM
Agreed you cant assume people on high incomes fly allot. Also they may fly a spread of airlines frequently, thus have not got status with Qantas.
So permanent access to first class lounge would be a massive incentive. Would be great for example flying on a Qantas 787 where there is no first class.

They could put a rule that you only get the access when on Qantas metal and no code-share. I think that is fair.

Whats your thoughts ?
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By ajd | Feb 22, 2019, 05:25 PM
> permanent access to first class lounge would be a massive incentive

It's 2 passes per year, which really is not very much.
Last edited by ajd at Feb 22, 2019, 05.25 PM.
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By hutch | Feb 22, 2019, 05:25 PM
Agreed you cant assume people on high incomes fly allot. Also they may fly a spread of airlines frequently, thus have not got status with Qantas.
So permanent access to first class lounge would be a massive incentive. Would be great for example flying on a Qantas 787 where there is no first class.

They could put a rule that you only get the access when on Qantas metal and no code-share. I think that is fair.

Whats your thoughts ?

There is no permanent access, just a couple of access passes per year.
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By Aidan | Feb 22, 2019, 06:56 PM
Agreed you cant assume people on high incomes fly allot. Also they may fly a spread of airlines frequently, thus have not got status with Qantas.
So permanent access to first class lounge would be a massive incentive. Would be great for example flying on a Qantas 787 where there is no first class.

They could put a rule that you only get the access when on Qantas metal and no code-share. I think that is fair.

Whats your thoughts ?

There is no permanent access, just a couple of access passes per year.

Sorry wasn’t clear, what I was saying ‘hypothetically’ if Qantas offered First Class passes as a perm thing, the offer would be sweeter.
Last edited by Aidan at Feb 22, 2019, 06.56 PM.
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By Nichokiu | Feb 22, 2019, 10:06 PM
I'd apply right away if the card gave unlimited access to the First Class lounge.
Two passes per year for $1200 is beyond ridiculous,
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By moa999 | Feb 23, 2019, 12:50 AM
Their card. Their rules.

Choose it or don't. Pretty simple.
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By russell | Feb 23, 2019, 07:25 AM
I'd apply right away if the card gave unlimited access to the First Class lounge.
Two passes per year for $1200 is beyond ridiculous,

It’s not two passes for $1200...the passes are a small part of the value proposition. The card is not as bad as people are making out. Book a return flight to the US or Europe for 2 in J and it has paid for itself...which is what I will be doing so will be applying for one.
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By DY | Feb 23, 2019, 07:40 AM
I'd apply right away if the card gave unlimited access to the First Class lounge.
Two passes per year for $1200 is beyond ridiculous,

It’s not two passes for $1200...the passes are a small part of the value proposition. The card is not as bad as people are making out. Book a return flight to the US or Europe for 2 in J and it has paid for itself...which is what I will be doing so will be applying for one.

  • I'll bite. How does it pay for itself with 2x return J flight to the US or Europe? I didn't see the $18,000 credit mentioned!
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By stompsy | Feb 23, 2019, 08:46 AM
I'd apply right away if the card gave unlimited access to the First Class lounge.
Two passes per year for $1200 is beyond ridiculous,

It’s not two passes for $1200...the passes are a small part of the value proposition. The card is not as bad as people are making out. Book a return flight to the US or Europe for 2 in J and it has paid for itself...which is what I will be doing so will be applying for one.

  • I'll bite. How does it pay for itself with 2x return J flight to the US or Europe? I didn't see the $18,000 credit mentioned!

Lololol amen sister.
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By russell | Feb 23, 2019, 10:40 AM
I'd apply right away if the card gave unlimited access to the First Class lounge.
Two passes per year for $1200 is beyond ridiculous,

It’s not two passes for $1200...the passes are a small part of the value proposition. The card is not as bad as people are making out. Book a return flight to the US or Europe for 2 in J and it has paid for itself...which is what I will be doing so will be applying for one.

  • I'll bite. How does it pay for itself with 2x return J flight to the US or Europe? I didn't see the $18,000 credit mentioned!

It’s called 10% discount off QF flights....even sale fares. Can’t be too hard to calculate why it pays for itself.
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By Aidan | Feb 23, 2019, 03:49 PM
I'd apply right away if the card gave unlimited access to the First Class lounge.
Two passes per year for $1200 is beyond ridiculous,

It’s not two passes for $1200...the passes are a small part of the value proposition. The card is not as bad as people are making out. Book a return flight to the US or Europe for 2 in J and it has paid for itself...which is what I will be doing so will be applying for one.

  • I'll bite. How does it pay for itself with 2x return J flight to the US or Europe? I didn't see the $18,000 credit mentioned!

It’s called 10% discount off QF flights....even sale fares. Can’t be too hard to calculate why it pays for itself.

That is a good point.. 😊
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