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07 Oct 2014

Qantas announces partner-friendly upgrades to Platinum One members

Platinum One, introduced by Qantas Frequent Flyer in November 2011, has now been upgraded to assure partners share the benefits.

Qantas Frequent Flyer today announced it will introduce a suite of new benefits for members of its elite “Platinum One” flying tier. Based on feedback from existing members, Platinum One members will receive additional perks from today including:

Platinum membership for a spouse or de facto domestic partner. Platinum One members can nominate a partner to receive complimentary Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum status which includes benefits such as access to the Qantas International First Lounges and Domestic Business Lounges.

Waivers for any fare differential that might be payable at the airport to move to an earlier Qantas domestic flight when travelling on a flexible fare.

Booking fee waivers for new eligible commercial bookings when you book via telephone with Qantas.

Complimentary Qantas Golf Club Premium membership, with the Qantas Golf Club planned for launch this coming summer.

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The CEO of Qantas Loyalty, Lesley Grant, said the changes are part of the ongoing evolution of the Platinum One tier.

“Feedback around the Platinum One tier has been that while the members themselves value the benefits and are always keen for more, they also value the opportunity to share the experiences with a partner,” she said.

“This is why we have decided to take it one step further by offering a highly desirable Platinum Qantas Frequent Flyer membership for their domestic partner.”

Other new benefits for Platinum One members include a bonus of 75,000 Qantas Points when they reach 5,000 Status Credits in a membership year flying with Qantas and Jetstar and a further 100,000 Qantas Points when they reach 7,000 Status Credits in a membership year flying with Qantas and Jetstar. The use of these points are at the members discretion. They can redeem them for flight upgrades, transfers to family members, flight and hotel bookings, wine from Qantas epiQure, or to buy gift vouchers, items or experiences from more than 3000 options available on the Qantas Store.

The additional benefits will be communicated to members today and also by Lesley Grant and the Qantas Loyalty leadership team in person to selected members as they embark on a national roadshow.

Over the next four weeks, the executives will travel around Australia providing a selection of members of Qantas Frequent Flyer and Aquire with a face-to-face update about the programs, with a dual objective to communicate recent program developments such as the launch of qantaspoints.com and the Qantas Golf Club, as well as seeking member feedback on what they would like to see from the programs.
The first event will be hosted in Sydney this evening, with a selection of members based in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide also invited to offer their opinions and insights on the Qantas Frequent Flyer and Aquire programs when the team visits their city.

As written in KarryOn