Frequent Flyer Gold Membership For A Day?

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  1. Chimpy
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    An interesting story from Australian Business Traveller
    [Read the rest of this article at the link above]

    This reminds me a bit of when DJ sent me an email saying that I was now gold then half an hour later getting another saying it was a mistake. I was gold for 30 mins. :)
     
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    ah the infamous ooops email, ditto :)
     
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    LOL. I do understand how this can happen but still a good story.
     
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    better than nothing! haha
     
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    Really ridiculous. They should have given him that status for a year anyhow.

    Easy and cheap for Qantas to do the right thing, but instead they get bad press..
     
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    Seems very weird.
    I would have thought if Granting Member has a FF member expiry date of 31-Mar-11, then the 'Partner' status should be until 31-Mar-12

    eg.
    they reach Plat Renewal (1,200 SC) in Aug-10, they effectively get Plat until 31-Mar-12
    they reach Partner Gold (2,100 SC) in Feb-11, shouldn't the Partner Gold be until 31-Mar-12

    Unless of course this grant was somehow activated almost 12 months late for points earned in the year to 31-Mar-10..

    Certainly that was the case for me when I gave status, this year I took the 50,000 points :)
     
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    The T+C's (section 20.3.3) do say that the gold membership aligns with the primary platinum membership. So, I can only think that the granting platinum membership expired on Mar 31, 2011. Maybe the granting was done before the membership date had been extended for a year. I know sometimes a renewing platinum won't have the expiry date updated until close to the renewal date.
     
  8. infoworks
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    The system isn't uniform. I earned enough SCs to renew my partner gold a couple of months ago, which they have given with an expiry until mid-2012. I know I've requalified until then, but the system in my case takes longer to update! I'm still only Plat until mid-2011 according to the system...at least they got 15 months rather than one day or 30 minutes!!!
     
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    Sounds like the WP in this case awarded the PG benefit a year too late.
     

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