2x Lounge Invitations / Complimentary Qantas Club When You Earn 150k/350k QFF @ Qantas Points Club / Points Club Plus

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Qantas Points Club launched today

Qantas Points Club
Earn 150,000 QFF Pts

  • 2 Lounge Invitations
  • 25% Bonus Points at Qantas Hotels

Qantas Points Club Plus
Earn 350,000 QFF Pts

  • Complimentary Qantas Club membership
  • 100 Status Points Roll-Over
  • 50% Bonus Points at Qantas Hotels

Both

  • Earn Status on Classic Reward
  • One-class vehicle upgrade on car hire bookings @ Avis (AU / NZ)

Terms

  • Benefits expire start when you reach the threshhold and expire at the end of your next membership year
  • Earn up to 125,000 points per transaction
  • Max 20,000 points from flights

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Comments

  • +7 votes

    A good place to self isolate or practice social distancing ATM!

  • -2 votes

    Can I visit the lounge without traveling?

    • -1 vote

      Officially no.

    • +1 vote

      They ask for boarding pass when you enter. Not sure what you're going to say, "oh I must have lost it"???

    • +2 votes

      Ah, those were the days…

      As a Platinum you use to be able to go to the QC whenever you wanted, even if you weren't flying.

      Got knocked on the head sometime in the mid-2000s from memory. Basically as the mining boom was really hitting steam and every bogan in Australia hit Platinum.

  • +6 votes

    We've known it for a while but now it's officially not just a frequent flyer program.

    Earn Status on Classic Reward is pretty interesting.

    Does this mean you can just sign up to 3 credit cards and get Qantas club access?

    • +4 votes

      'Only points you've earned on the ground, up to 125,000 per transaction, plus 20,000 points from flying will count towards Points Club'

      Which points count towards Points Club?
      All points earned on the ground (on things like credit cards, car hire and banking) up to a maximum of 125,000 points per transaction will count. We will also count up to 20,000 points from flying per Membership Year. Points received from things like Family Transfers, Qantas Business Rewards, your Loyalty, Platinum and Platinum One Bonus will not contribute to your Points Club balance. To see which points count towards Points Club, a summary is provided below:

      Points Club and Points Club Plus
      

      Qantas Points earned from flying 20,000 per Membership Year

      Other Qantas Points earned (on things like credit cards, car hire and banking) 125,000 per transaction

      Top-up Points purchased All points count

      Qantas Points transferred from another reward or loyalty scheme (eg an indirect earn credit card) 125,000 per transaction

      Anything else does not count.

    • -7 votes

      Yes, but those card usually have high annual fees. Usually cheaper just to pay for Qantas Club under a "No Joining Fee Deal".
      Never used Qantas Club though, usually get Lounge Access via Credit Cards. A few free ones with no annual fees let you have 2 free passes per year.

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      I logged in, and I only have 3 months to reach the threshold. So 3 credit cards would be on the limit.

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      Agree with "Earn Status on Classic Reward is pretty interesting."

      Does this include RTW "OneWorld Classic Award"? If it does, it's especially interesting. Possibly it's a way of trying to get Qantas more of those award seats, because at the moment the high airline surcharges make Qantas far less attractive than say JAL or Cathay or American or LATAM. So on routes where they compete (and Qantas competes with all 4 on at least one route), it does tip the scales a little bit, so maybe people won't book away from Qantas quite as much.

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        + Points Club and Points Club Plus members will earn Status Credits on Qantas Marketed Classic Flight Rewards if they are a Points Club or Points Club Plus member at the time they fly. Your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number must be recorded in your booking before your flight departs to receive the Status Credits. The Status Credit earn rate for Points Club and Points Club Plus members on Classic Flight Rewards. Classic Flight Rewards seats are subject to capacity controls, availability is limited, and some flights may not have any Classic Flight Rewards available. Taxes, fees and carrier charges are payable to Qantas (excluding any amounts payable to third parties at the airport) in addition to the points required.

        "Qantas Marketed Classic Flight Rewards" isn't necessarily clear, but it must be deliberate that they used marketed instead of operated.

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        LATAM

        Not relevant in the context of oneworld anymore - they're exiting the alliance on 1 May 2020 (brought forward from Oct 2020).

    • -1 vote

      No - you need status credits from flights for lounge access.

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      Is an upgrade using Qantas points considered Classic Rewards? No, right?

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    "Benefits expire start when you reach the threshhold but expire at the end of your membership year"

    does that mean if you reach 350k points in month 11, the benefits expire a month later as

    • +4 votes

      No, the terms state that you enjoy the benefits until the end of the next membership year. From the FAQs at the bottom:
      "You can enjoy your membership benefits from the moment you unlock Points Club, until the end of your next Membership Year. So, for example, if your Membership Year begins on 1 January 2020 and ends 31 December 2020, and you unlock Points Club or Points Club Plus in June 2020, you can enjoy your membership benefits until 31 December 2021."

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    Can someone please explain to me the value of this? I have Qantas Club Plus, but don't know if it's any good. What are status points and is 100 good?

    • +2 votes

      Points Club Plus, didn't know Qantas Club Plus was a thing.

    • +11 votes

      Here's my take:

      Status Credits determine whether you're Bronze / Silver / Gold / Platinum (and I'm going to ignore the levels above that, because it gets a bit silly). You need 0 / 300 / 700 / 1400 status credits to reach those status levels. The main tier that people want is gold, because it means you can always get lounge access, even when you fly economy. If you don't know what level you are, you're almost certainly bronze, like me, and like 99% of the population (warning: figure entirely made up, but probably not far off wrong). The only real way to get status credits is by flying. To earn enough Status credits to get Gold status: you could fly a LOT in discount economy (like fly Round The World ~4 times in one year, on Oneworld / Qantas), or you could spend ~$3000 to fly very strategically in business class on flights booked during a double status promo. If neither of those options particularly appeals to you: then congratulations, you're normal! But if does appeal to you: then probably either you love spending time in planes, or your employer is paying.

      Bottom line is: unless you're flying Qantas a lot in economy (say every few weeks), you really should not worry about status credits, because although it sounds like it might be useful, actually it's just good marketing, and it would have very limited genuine benefit. And 100 SCs is helpful towards the next level, but as you can see it will only contribute a fraction of the amount you'd need to make a useful level.

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    Earnt 366k points this year. Hell yeah

  • +2 votes

    Over 700k for me…. smashed it!!

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    if i'm about to get two lots of 75K points from credit card sign-up bonuses, does that mean i've joined the club?

    • +1 vote

      Should do!

      They even counted mine back to the start of my membership year - so my previous credit card sign ups have already made me eligible.

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    Oh lookie what i got..

    https://ibb.co/sPG7rkt

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    Just signed in and i earned 277k points. Resets on 31st March though, so I wont get to Qantas points club plus unfortunately :(

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    Woo, 139k

    I'm almost there.

    Shocked as i dont use it much, except for 1 credit card sign up!

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    The crap this is.. its crap.. gives you nothing? OK lounge access but no ones flying.. Status credit rollover .. no ones flying.. hotels.. no one go hotel.. Nothing to do with wine either.

    • +1 vote

      They’ve been working on this for a while, it’s not related to the current crisis so eventually when things get back to normal, this program will still apply. So the fact that no one is flying now doesn’t mean the program is crap.

      The only caveat of course being that Qantas emerges from the end of this intact.

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        I think the world will be a slightly different place after this is over.

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        They’ve been working on this for a while

        I had a survey about it at the end of 2018. Was wondering when it would go live.

        The only caveat of course being that Qantas emerges from the end of this intact.

        There may well be some big name casualties in the airline industry this year but Qantas won't be one of them.

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    ill get to 150k, which essentially means 2 free lounge passes, no way ill make it to 350k as I dont intend to get any credit cards,

    qantas club membership would have been fun :)

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    Not sure how this works.. technically I have well over 200k points club points, but when I click on lounge invitations it says I have none

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    Is anyone worried about Qantas collapsing? Their shares took a 15% hit, I might spend some of my points at the Qantas Store soon…

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      Yes, under all scenarios Qantas will come out the other side still in existence, but if there is a bailout where the gov't takes equity in the business points could be wiped out. A possibility.

    • +1 vote

      have some shares but not worried, until this virus they were going strong and buying back shares with their excess cash. if it got to that stage you'd think this is the type of quintessential australian company the gov would bailout anyway.

    • +8 votes

      Not if you see what's under the hood.

      Alan Joyce is a man of many faults, but he has run a very tight ship over the past couple of years. Workforce has been slashed, debt is low for a company of it's size and there is a very big rainy day fund, along with billions in assets to borrow against. No doubt we'll see the Poor Little Irish Pauper act from Alan Joyce, but they would be near the bottom of my list of companies that would require immediate bailing out if I was the PM.

      It will be rough, but Qantas will be one of the last airlines to go under. And if they make it through the other side with Virgin crippled and REX on it's way to bankruptcy, they will rebound very quickly. They are one of the shares I have penciled to throw my peso's at when we get through the other side.

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    What crappy system. I earned 125k points on 27 Feb and my year reset on 29 Feb, so none of them count.

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      So, this is per membership year basis? How do you know that your was 29 Feb?

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        Because it tells me that on the website.

        Fri 28 Feb 2020 ANZ FREQUENT FLYER VISA CARD 27-FEB-2020 125,0390

        and then

        0 Points
        TO UNLOCK POINTS CLUB You just need to earn 150,000 more points.* On or before Sunday 28 February 2021

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          Wow not sure when I signed up but I doubt it was 31st December.

          Mine says earn 141k more points on or before Thursday 31 December 2020

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      Yeah the fixed Qantas status years are a bit annoying. The Velocity system of meeting the criteria at any point in the past 12 months is superior, because it's not based on some arbitrary reset date.

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        Sure the reset date is arbitrary. But upon achieving status you get the benefits for the remainder of the current membership year and the entirety of the following year. Up to 24 months of benefits vs only 12 with Virgin.

        For that reason there are probably more people who prefer the Qantas system than the Virgin system. But different strokes for different f…requent flyers. (Particularly noting that Virgin has Family Pooling.)

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        it's not arbitrary it's when you joined and that is then your anniversary date

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    stupid question, what is the Qantas club? lol. Do they get their own lounge or is shared with the normal Qantas Business Lounge? Or is it more so the benefits that come with it Points Club Plus

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      As a Qantas Club member, you'll be welcome in Qantas Club, Qantas International Business Lounges, partner airline and associated airline lounges worldwide.

      Qantas Club Lounges are separate to Domestic Business Lounges. Qantas Club Lounges are the basic offering.

      Internationally, Qantas Club members get access to Qantas International Business Lounges, plus certain partner lounges where there is an arrangement in place.

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    Unfortunate if you have Gold Status already, unable to gift passes or club membership if you reach the required level!

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    Speaking of QFF passes. Any word on if they will extend the use by dates? I got a couple expiring in a couple of months and just cancelled travel plans, so can only offload them to someone travellng domestic (which is apparently ok according to ole Uncle Sco Mo', as Corona doesn't fly commerical domestic)!

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    So I’m guessing the Complimentary Qantas Club membership gives you access to the lounge when travelling. Does it also allow you to bring a guest?

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    Made it to Points Club but can't see my lounge invitations

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    Looks like I've automatically hit the targets for Points Club. Good to see that you can now receive credits for Reward flights, though the earn is nowhere near as good as paid bookings unfortunately: https://www.qantas.com/us/en/frequent-flyer/earn-points/airl...

    • -1 vote

      I was looking for this…
      Wow 7 status points for something like Melb > Syd… Pathetic!

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    Any easy ways to earn lots of points.

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    Got an email saying I’ve been given points club plus for earning over 350k points the last year. Woop

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    I was keenly awaiting news of this program. Gearing up to change my Woolies earnings preference back to Qantas, swap back to Qantas points mall from cashrewards/shopback.

    But I am so so underwhelmed, I am going to give this a miss. 2 measley lounge invitations. SC on points bookings is the only decent benefit but I don't it's worth the threshold spend.

  • +1 vote

    Approaching 1.5M points, 8 lounge passes, complimentary club membership, bronze status extended for 12 months, no travel plans on the horizon. What a time to be alive.

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    Turns out business rewards transfers don't count, so if you're a sole trader, you're outta luck.

    All this is going to do is create more credit card churn as A LOT of people will qualify via sign on bonuses.

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      Which is probably fantastic from the POV of Qantas as the banks have to buy those points, and Qantas right now really wants to bring in cash, plus slow the burn on the cash it has. So they get cash now for a future liability. Much the same as they want to give flight credits rather than refunds to people whose flights were cancelled - it's much better for cashflow to get the cash now, and have to deliver the service later - which is what all airlines around the world are trying to do right now. It's also why Qantas as "stood down" workers (with no payment required), rather than retrenched them (which would require redundancy payments).

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