Friday, August 6, 2010

Time to start!!

So enough with the talk, time to take action!!  I've finally worked out how to do this blogging thing, so here goes! I've been a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program for over 15 years, and during that time I've travelled around the world, and through the good old trial and error, found ways to maximise the benefits that are avaliable through the program. 

Please note - this blog won't be for all members.  It's not about cheating the system (if thats at all possible!) but more along the lines of you are a frequent flyer and maybe have wondered why when you go to look for free flights they are never available when you want them!  It is also aimed at those flyers who want to work their way up the status levels to reach as high as they can, because believe me, the higher you go, the more benefits there are!!  At the top of the Qantas chain is the Chairmans Lounge, and I'm not there yet, but am at the next level down, which is a Platinum Frequent Flyer, and very happy about that.

The most important thing to remember is that the more you fly, the more you get - but the rule here is that its not just about the points, its also about the status credits.  The only way that you get the status credits is to pay for the flights - and guess what - the more you pay, the more status credits you get!!  So if you only want to use frequent flyer points that you have accumulated through your credit card programs then be my guest, but without the status credits, you don't get the really good benefits!!

So if flying at the front of the plane for next to nothing and using first class lounges all around the globe is something that appeals to you - stay tuned, there will be more!!

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