In the 2009 movie “Up in the Air”, George Clooney fantasises about the time, he will hit ten million miles. When it finally happens and the airline hands him his rare ten million miler club card, he is lost for words.
- 75% bonus on points
- Business Class check-in
- Greater checked baggage allowances (which I rarely use)
- Airport lounge access, and better access to upgrades
For the rest of my life (*subject to any future changes). Thank you Qantas
It also represents about one million miles of flying. This is about 384 flights with Qantas and 125 with other One World airlines on which I earned 14,000 status credits and thousands of points (which I have used)!
Having reached this milestone, I am also speechless by Qantas handling of my new status. I guess I hoped for a nice Gold for Life card and/or a letter personally signed by Qantas CEO Alan Joyce and/or a phone call.
Instead, I got this mass-produced unsigned letter:
Really, is that how you thank a customer who has probably invested $200,000 in your airline? (I do appreciate the perks though).
What do you think? Did I get enough recognition and accept the benefits I will receive as a Gold for Life customer? or Should Qantas have tried a little harder?