Qantas unlocks Platinum One's 'partner Platinum' status perk

Qantas unlocks Platinum One's 'partner Platinum' status perk

IN BRIEF | Qantas has just made one of the best perks of Platinum One membership far more appealing and far more useful to high flyers.

Platinum One frequent flyers – those who clock up a whopping 3,600 status credits in a single membership year – have previously been offered a free Qantas Platinum card for their partner or significant other, so they can enjoy all those Platinum-plated perks even when they're travelling solo.

The caveat, of course, was that they had to be living at the same address as their Platinum One benefactor.

However, in a burst of sensible generosity, Qantas now allows any Qantas frequent flyer member to be given the gift of Platinum.

"You can now nominate a family member or friend from any address for complimentary Platinum membership," the airline says. 

Read more: Your unofficial guide to Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum One

David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


  • Stefan

    Too Technical

    11 Oct, 2018 07:57 pm

    Coming soon to an eBay auction near you!
    Member who gave thanks


  • Geoff Pell


    11 Oct, 2018 09:06 pm

    I know of one instance of a colleague a year or so back obtaining Platinum One and gifting the free Platinum to a colleague - didn't live together but said they did which worked.

    Given they were both married males they were "jestfully" taken to task by other colleagues.

    I understand Qantas were quizzical on the circumstance but they stuck to their guns and went hard in return on the doubt posed.

    No member give thanks

  • Carl Smart


    17 Oct, 2018 04:44 pm

    Married "males" - interesting that needs to be pointed out.
    No member give thanks

  • mviy


    11 Oct, 2018 10:24 pm

    This could make going for P1 sometime worth it for me.
    No member give thanks

  • OZjames70


    17 Oct, 2018 09:56 pm

    Getting your partner to P is easier than getting P1, so for many people, just travelling with their partner might be more desirable.
    No member give thanks


25 Jun, 2019 12:21 pm


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