Fancy a fast track to elite Qantas Frequent Flyer status? From time to time, Qantas releases public double status credit offers. A double status credit offer could be your key to unlocking perks like lounge access, extra baggage allowance, priority upgrades and more.
History of Qantas double status credit offers
In 2016 and 2017, Qantas released one public double status credit offer, early in the year. This all changed in 2018. So far this year, Qantas has released an unprecedented three public double status credit offers. The offer current history is:
- February 2018
- August 2018
- October 2018
We can’t be sure when the next Qantas double status credit offer will be released, but we’ll be the first to let you know!
How to take advantage of a Qantas double status credit offer
The three most recent offers run by Qantas have required travellers to:
- Register for the offer on a specific promotion page (note that all passengers in each booking need to register separately to earn double status credits).
- Book an eligible Qantas operated flight for travel (usually, flights operated by other carriers are excluded from the double status credits).
- Travel, then wait for your double status credits to be credited (this should happen up to six weeks after travel).
Once registered, travellers are able to make multiple bookings to earn double Status Credits during the promotion.
A number of other restrictions usually apply – including the ineligibility of travel undertaken for Commonwealth purposes.
Our tips on the best Qantas operated routes to maximise double status credit earn
One of the most popular articles on this site outlines how I achieved Qantas Gold Frequent Flyer status, simply by completing one round trip from Adelaide to Noumea, while leveraging a 50% status credit offer. It’s a popular status run that frequent flyers in the know post about often, and a ‘run’ that I completed a second time to achieve Qantas Platinum status.
At the time of writing, business class fares on the following Qantas operated routes could offer good value for a Qantas status run:
- Selected Australian cities to Noumea (noting that at the time of writing, there are no deep sale fares available to this destination)
- Selected Australian cities to Beijing, with competitive business sale return fares currently available via the Qantas website
- Selected Australian cities to Jakarta and Bali via cheap ‘midweek’ business deals
- Domestic status runs from selected Australian cities to Gold Coast.
Check out our post on Qantas status runs for more inspiration.
Routes operated by other carriers
While Qantas double status credit offers generally only apply to Qantas operated flights, there are a number of routes, operated by other carriers, which can boost your status credit haul quickly, even without a promotion to leverage. These include:
- Malaysia Airlines intra-Asia routes that transit in Kuala Lumpur (ex Bangkok fares are popular and can be purchased cheaply)
- Emirates business and first class flights from Sydney to Christchurch, and
- Adding ‘Max’ Bundles to Jetstar fares.
We’d encourage you to check out the Qantas sale fare page for other options that may represent a good value proposition for your travel needs.
Will you look to take advantage of the next Qantas double status credit promotion?