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    Which Frequent Flyer Program are you with, Status and Points?

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    Which Frequent Flyer Program are you with, Status and Points?

    Post by Admin on Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:44 am

    Anyone want to share which Frequent Flyer Program they are with and what status level you are at and how many points you have?

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    Re: Which Frequent Flyer Program are you with, Status and Points?

    Post by Admin on Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:48 am

    For the record, I am with the following Smile :

    Qantas FF - 60,000 Points - Bronze Status
    Virgin Velocity Rewards - 4,250 Points - Red Status

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    Re: Which Frequent Flyer Program are you with, Status and Points?

    Post by redandblack on Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:38 am

    Qantas, bronze and about 80,000 points.

    I've been lucky enough to have taken two American trips on frequent flyer points.

    Booked about a year ahead both times and got great service.

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    Re: Which Frequent Flyer Program are you with, Status and Points?

    Post by squawk on Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:10 pm

    Qantas, Gold, about 185,000 points.

    A few weeks ago I had a bad back in Brisbane so I upgraded for 7500 points to Business Class. All good except that the seat recliner/adjuster didn't work. I rang Qantas when I got back and brought the issue to their attention not really expecting anything. They couldn't refund my 7500 points but they did send me a Qantas voucher for $200. That was more than I expected to get (which was zero). Only catch with the voucher was I had to physically redeem it at Qantas travel.

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    Re: Which Frequent Flyer Program are you with, Status and Points?

    Post by Admin on Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:36 am

    squawk wrote:Qantas, Gold, about 185,000 points.

    A few weeks ago I had a bad back in Brisbane so I upgraded for 7500 points to Business Class. All good except that the seat recliner/adjuster didn't work. I rang Qantas when I got back and brought the issue to their attention not really expecting anything. They couldn't refund my 7500 points but they did send me a Qantas voucher for $200. That was more than I expected to get (which was zero). Only catch with the voucher was I had to physically redeem it at Qantas travel.

    Nice, only 7500 points to upgrade to business, where were you flying from?
    Good to hear Qantas sent you something at least in compensation Smile

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    Re: Which Frequent Flyer Program are you with, Status and Points?

    Post by squawk on Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:35 am

    Admin wrote:[
    Nice, only 7500 points to upgrade to business, where were you flying from?

    Brisbane-Adelaide. 7,500 was the price one way. I have a feeling the price may be standard for CityFlyer flights, but could be wrong.
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    Re: Which Frequent Flyer Program are you with, Status and Points?

    Post by munitalP on Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:37 am

    Hi all - munitalP (Platinum backwards), based in MEL, Platinum QF - have been for more years than I can remember, partner Gold and DJ silver - soon to be DJ Gold as well. Travel 99.5% for work, only travel J for personal (!) caused by too much travel in Y for work... Next personal flight - Sydney, October 23, Shanghai Dec 27.

    Countries visited since DEC09 - USA, UK, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, FRANCE, SINGAPORE (2 TIMES), INDONESIA, MALAYSIA

    Airline of choice for DOM - QF, second choice, JQ
    Airline of choice for INT - QF, second choice, CX, third choice, BA

    Airlines flown since DEC09

    QANTAS Y & J, American Airlines F & J, Virgin Y+ & Y, Jetstar Y, RYAN Y, EASYJET Y, LUFTHANSA Y, British Airways Y, Cathay Y

    munitalP

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    Re: Which Frequent Flyer Program are you with, Status and Points?

    Post by redandblack on Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:19 am

    Hello munitalP,

    I was in Shanghai for a couple of days earlier this year.

    How are you getting from the airport to the City? Picked up, or doing it yourself?

    If yourself, how?
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    Re: Which Frequent Flyer Program are you with, Status and Points?

    Post by munitalP on Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:29 am

    I will be staying in a 5* hotel for the first few days in China, I expect there will be a hotel limo / shuttle to cater for my needs. I generally use these over taxi's (except SIN where I have a driver I use) as it is a lot safer.

    You can keep track of my travels on www.bad-umpires.com where I have a personal travel blog

    munitalP

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    Re: Which Frequent Flyer Program are you with, Status and Points?

    Post by bart on Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:23 am

    munitalP wrote:Hi all - munitalP (Platinum backwards), based in MEL, Platinum QF - have been for more years than I can remember, partner Gold and DJ silver - soon to be DJ Gold as well. Travel 99.5% for work, only travel J for personal (!) caused by too much travel in Y for work... Next personal flight - Sydney, October 23, Shanghai Dec 27.

    Countries visited since DEC09 - USA, UK, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, FRANCE, SINGAPORE (2 TIMES), INDONESIA, MALAYSIA

    Airline of choice for DOM - QF, second choice, JQ
    Airline of choice for INT - QF, second choice, CX, third choice, BA

    Airlines flown since DEC09

    QANTAS Y & J, American Airlines F & J, Virgin Y+ & Y, Jetstar Y, RYAN Y, EASYJET Y, LUFTHANSA Y, British Airways Y, Cathay Y

    munitalP

    Wow, can i have your job! Smile

    My wife had QF Platinum when we lived in London, loved it! using the first class lounge at heathrow, getting upgrated to Business, First Class checkin!! now she is bronze Sad

    What you think about the 2 FF programs in OZ - Qantas and DJ - also the lounges, one better than the other?
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    Re: Which Frequent Flyer Program are you with, Status and Points?

    Post by munitalP on Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:53 am

    bart wrote:
    munitalP wrote:Hi all - munitalP (Platinum backwards), based in MEL, Platinum QF - have been for more years than I can remember, partner Gold and DJ silver - soon to be DJ Gold as well. Travel 99.5% for work, only travel J for personal (!) caused by too much travel in Y for work... Next personal flight - Sydney, October 23, Shanghai Dec 27.

    Countries visited since DEC09 - USA, UK, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, FRANCE, SINGAPORE (2 TIMES), INDONESIA, MALAYSIA

    Airline of choice for DOM - QF, second choice, JQ
    Airline of choice for INT - QF, second choice, CX, third choice, BA

    Airlines flown since DEC09

    QANTAS Y & J, American Airlines F & J, Virgin Y+ & Y, Jetstar Y, RYAN Y, EASYJET Y, LUFTHANSA Y, British Airways Y, Cathay Y

    munitalP

    Wow, can i have your job! Smile

    My wife had QF Platinum when we lived in London, loved it! using the first class lounge at heathrow, getting upgrated to Business, First Class checkin!! now she is bronze Sad

    What you think about the 2 FF programs in OZ - Qantas and DJ - also the lounges, one better than the other?

    LOL, you dont want my stressful job...

    I only have status with DJ as a couple of routes I frequently fly are either CRASH8's on QF or DJ Embraers - the choice is simple, jets... I wouldn't spend money on joining a DJ lounge, however, if I had to, I would purchase a QF club membership - the reason? The QF Club is able to be used world wide - DJ, maybe not...

    I don't like DJ, I never have, those who know me will contest that I avoid DJ where ever possible, but out of the need for quicker flights, DJ often get my bum in their seats - ROK/BNE / MEL/Tasmania etc...

    munitalP

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    Re: Which Frequent Flyer Program are you with, Status and Points?

    Post by mrtravel on Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:19 am

    munitalP - i have a question, since you travel with both QF and DJ alot, which service (customer service) you think is better?
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    Re: Which Frequent Flyer Program are you with, Status and Points?

    Post by munitalP on Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:10 am

    mrtravel wrote:munitalP - i have a question, since you travel with both QF and DJ alot, which service (customer service) you think is better?

    In my opinion, sure DJ have pretty girls from check in to FA's, but I want service with a smile more than silly joking around during safety announcements, and all the other "funny" things the DJ staff do. I agree that QF could improve some of its FA's attitudes, but I travel for business, usually at peak hours, so like the advert on TV used to say - I like my beer at night and my paper in the morning...

    My choice for customer service - remembering I am in QF's eyes a very frequent traveller, is very good. DJ, well I'm just another number who gets priority check in, but at the end of the day, still has to open his wallet for anything other than that.

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    Re: Which Frequent Flyer Program are you with, Status and Points?

    Post by munitalP on Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:10 am

    G'day, long time between posts so I guess I don't even know if it will be read...

    I have a link below bad-umpires, ignore that, the link to my travel blog is www.kennys-adventures.com, kenny being a stuffed Koala wife and I bought in Australia and has travelled to China with us.

    Since my last post, again Mrs munitalP has achieved partner Gold ( Wink) with Qantas, and I have retained Silver status on Virgin. I have been travelling a lot to and from KTA, so the status points add up quickly, in fact, I think I have earned 800 ish since my end of october reset of my QF FF account.

    In answer to the connection question RE Shanghai, we ended up taking a cab from PVR to our hotel in Pudong - it had snowed in Shanghai that day and was too cold to muck about waiting for transfer coaches or worry about the train.

    We travelled by 1st class train from Shanghai to Beijing some 5 days later, then Beijing to Harbin by 1st class train 6 days after that (in the new year) to the Harbin snow and ice festival. 1st class overnight sleeper back to Beijing 4 or 5 days later, then 2nd class (mistake when booking) Beijing back to Shanghai.

    We used the 450km/h MagLev train from Shanghai to PVR a few days later - awesome!!!

    munitalP

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