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Old Oct 23rd 2011, 10:06 am
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Assuming the house sale goes through in the next couple of weeks , we're looking to book flights out of the Uk for 31st December with Qantas.

I'll be signing up for the FF scheme prior to leaving the UK, and I'm considering joining the Qantas Club for the extra baggage allowance.

Is the club membership a worthwhile investment?
I'm guessing it's straightforward to manage FF & Club Memberships online to update my country of residence when we arrive?

Cheers,

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Old Oct 23rd 2011, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by lolcat View Post
Assuming the house sale goes through in the next couple of weeks , we're looking to book flights out of the Uk for 31st December with Qantas.

I'll be signing up for the FF scheme prior to leaving the UK, and I'm considering joining the Qantas Club for the extra baggage allowance.

Is the club membership a worthwhile investment?
I'm guessing it's straightforward to manage FF & Club Memberships online to update my country of residence when we arrive?

Cheers,

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Personally, yes, I think its worth it. But you'd need to consider your own circumstances.
For me, I fly home with Qantas twice a year at present, so I get extra baggage each time, plus priority check-in, and use of the QF Lounges in Brisbane, Singapore and Heathrow - all of which are worth it for better toilets, free wine and food, and free internet in Singapore. I get enough points for either an upgrade or free domestic flights at some point during the year.
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I'm not sure it's worth paying for Qantas Club membership. I travel enough to get the status credits to be a Qantas FF Gold member which means I can use the lounges and I get the priority stuff. It's a nice perk, but I wouldn't pay hundreds of dollars per year to be a member.
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Personally, I'd do anything to avoid flying Qantas long haul (indifferent staff, never seems to come out any cheaper etc)..
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Old Oct 23rd 2011, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Budawang View Post
I'm not sure it's worth paying for Qantas Club membership. I travel enough to get the status credits to be a Qantas FF Gold member which means I can use the lounges and I get the priority stuff. It's a nice perk, but I wouldn't pay hundreds of dollars per year to be a member.
If I could manage enough status credits to get Gold I probably wouldn't do Club as well but I've never accumulated enough.
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Old Oct 23rd 2011, 3:07 pm
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Originally Posted by lolcat View Post
Assuming the house sale goes through in the next couple of weeks , we're looking to book flights out of the Uk for 31st December with Qantas.

I'll be signing up for the FF scheme prior to leaving the UK, and I'm considering joining the Qantas Club for the extra baggage allowance.

Is the club membership a worthwhile investment?
I'm guessing it's straightforward to manage FF & Club Memberships online to update my country of residence when we arrive?

Cheers,

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Old Oct 23rd 2011, 8:01 pm
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Do you see yourself travelling regularly once you are here? I would not join just for that flight and that baggage allowance, but if you think you will be travelling a fair bit, even domestic flights, it might be nice to have. We toyed with idea but not done it.
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Do you see yourself travelling regularly once you are here? I would not join just for that flight and that baggage allowance, but if you think you will be travelling a fair bit, even domestic flights, it might be nice to have. We toyed with idea but not done it.
I think it is a good idea on the assumption that you will fly whilst in Australia. It is also better to take it out before you become resident in Australia as there is a discount for purchasing with an overseas address.
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Old Oct 23rd 2011, 10:20 pm
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Default Re: Qantas Club - Worth it?

Originally Posted by lolcat View Post
Assuming the house sale goes through in the next couple of weeks , we're looking to book flights out of the Uk for 31st December with Qantas.

I'll be signing up for the FF scheme prior to leaving the UK, and I'm considering joining the Qantas Club for the extra baggage allowance.

Is the club membership a worthwhile investment?
I'm guessing it's straightforward to manage FF & Club Memberships online to update my country of residence when we arrive?

Cheers,

>A.
If you're not planning on travelling much once you're here in Australia, don't bother. Just pay for lounge access at whatever airports you're travelling through on the way here.

If you are planning on flying with Qantas while you're here, then definitely go for it.

The extra luggage allowance is handy sometimes. Priority check-in lines for domestic flights are pretty pointless now as the self check-in is fast and efficient.

When I had Qantas club membership I found it handy for getting me somewhere quietish (with free booze and food) while travelling, but also for when things go wrong - you get to line up with 10-15 other people to get your problem sorted out as opposed to 100-odd people lining up at a customer service desk.

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If I could manage enough status credits to get Gold I probably wouldn't do Club as well but I've never accumulated enough.
If you get enough status credits to get gold, you wouldn't need to pay for Qantas Pub membership - it comes with your shiny, new gold card.

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Old Oct 23rd 2011, 10:31 pm
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Originally Posted by lonndongeek View Post
If you get enough status credits to get gold, you wouldn't need to pay for Qantas Pub membership - it comes with your shiny, new gold card.

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When I turned 60 I purchased Q Club Life Membership because it was half price - obviously something to do with my life expectancy! Nice to have but I wouldn't have bothered at full price. As Lonndongeek said, the best part is being able to avoid the crowds - the free booze and internet access is a nice bonus.
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When I turned 60 I purchased Q Club Life Membership because it was half price - obviously something to do with my life expectancy! Nice to have but I wouldn't have bothered at full price. As Lonndongeek said, the best part is being able to avoid the crowds - the free booze and internet access is a nice bonus.
You've managed to get Internet access in a Qantas pub? Where??? I've been unable to connect in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne or Brisbane for most of this year - the 'service' is massively under-resourced. Funnily enough, the Qantas paid service ($5 a go) worked perfectly in Sydney the other week...

For those following this thread, don't bother looking for a price for life Qantas Pub membership - they stopped it a while ago.

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Originally Posted by lonndongeek View Post
You've managed to get Internet access in a Qantas pub? Where??? I've been unable to connect in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne or Brisbane for most of this year - the 'service' is massively under-resourced. Funnily enough, the Qantas paid service ($5 a go) worked perfectly in Sydney the other week...

For those following this thread, don't bother looking for a price for life Qantas Pub membership - they stopped it a while ago.

Cheers

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There are free terminals with internet access in Singapore's lounge. Don't k ow about UK or Aus cos I use my own laptop and dongles, its easier as my laptop often has hissy fits if asked to use wifi
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"As the ACA's Choice magazine observes in its latest survey, travellers achieve more overall savings if they just shop around for the best fare [rather than use loyalty schemes]".

http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/points-of-contention-20111019-1m7hp.html#ixzz1bgKDFMwu"
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