Qantas launches new Double Status Credits offer

As demand for travel continues to grow, Qantas has launched a brand new Double Status Credit offer – the first for 2021!

The promotion is available for eligible flights to over 60 destinations across the Qantas domestic network. It's not valid for flights overseas, which makes sense, given the restricted ability of Australians to travel globally.

With no limit to the number of eligible flights you can book, a Qantas double status credit offer could be your key to unlocking perks like lounge access, extra baggage allowance, priority upgrades, and more.

How to earn Qantas double Status Credits

Registering for this offer takes just a minute, and it could help you to obtain or retain elite Qantas Frequent Flyer status faster. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Head to the Qantas website here and register for this offer by 11.59 pm (AEDT) 30 March 2021
  2. Make a new booking between 25 March and 30 March 2021 for travel between 31 March 2021 and 28 February 2022 on any Qantas operated Australian domestic flights with a QF flight number. Ensure your Qantas Frequent Flyer number is included in your booking.

Bonus Status Credits will be credited to your account up to six weeks after travel.

Remember, all passengers in each booking must register separately to earn double Status Credits. Bonus Status Credits will be credited to your account up to six weeks after travel.

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Looking for more information about Qantas Double Status Credit promotions? Read on to find out more about these popular offers, and discover how you can leverage status credits to earn elite Qantas Frequent Flyer status in 2021.

Soar higher with Qantas Double Status Credits

When do Qantas Double Status Credits post?

Qantas states that bonus status credits should be credited within six weeks after travel. However, while Qantas double status credits are incredibly popular, unfortunately, we have received reports from readers who've needed to chase missing double status credits that have not appeared in their account for previous similar offers.

In order to safeguard against this occurring, we'd encourage you to ensure you retain email confirmation of your registration for a double status credits offer. If you're sure your flight sector is eligible, you should then contact Qantas Frequent Flyer if the status credits have not appeared in your account after six weeks.

We've previously written an article about chasing up missing Qantas double status credits here.

What are Qantas status credits?

Before looking to leverage a double status credits offer, it’s important to understand the concept of status credits.

RELATED: Read the TCM Guide to Qantas Status Credits and membership tiers

Qantas status credits are a completely separate currency to points. Essentially, they are a vehicle for moving up the membership ranks of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.

Status credits are used to measure flying activity on Qantas and partner airlines. When you complete an eligible flight, you earn a certain number of status credits. The number of Qantas status credits earned varies by the distance of the route flown. A discount economy flight between Sydney and Melbourne, for example, earns just 10 status credits, so you’d need to fly seventy sectors just to achieve Qantas Gold.

Fortunately, however, there are easier ways to earn status credits, and a Qantas double status credit offer can boost the usual haul by double!

Qantas Double Status Credit offers: Important things to know

While Qantas double status credit offers present a unique opportunity to fast track to a higher membership level, there are typically a number of restrictions levied to the promotion. Travellers should be aware that the following terms and conditions usually apply:

  • Qantas operated flights only. The current double status credits promotion applies to flights operated by Qantas only (with a QF flight number). This means that Qantas-ticketed flights on Jetstar or partner airlines like Emirates are off the table.
  • Selected routes only. The current double status credit offer is only valid for eligible routes on the domestic Qantas network. Overseas destinations don't count (which makes sense, given the restricted ability of Australians to travel globally)
  • A specific booking and travel period. The current Qantas double status credits promotion requires travellers to register within the specified time period, and then travel in a second specified time period. Registration and/or travel outside the eligible time periods will render your journey non-qualifying.
  • Restrictions on status credit usage. If you're planning a Qantas status run with a view to completing a status challenge, or achieving a membership bonus reward – think again. Qantas has recently tightened up the usage of status credits earned through double status credit promotions. They now don’t typically count towards Loyalty Bonus, Membership Bonus Reward or status challenge requirements.
  • Requalification period. Qantas states that double status credits should be credited to your account up to six weeks after your travel is completed. It's important to keep this in mind if you have a restricted period of time to travel and obtain double status credits in order to retain or attain a new status tier.

Before you look to book in your Qantas double status credits flight, be sure to carefully check the terms and conditions of the promotion.

Will you look to take advantage of the first Qantas double status credit promotion of 2021?

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31 thoughts on “Qantas launches new Double Status Credits offer”

    1. Hi Melanie, yes, provided you register for the promo and book an eligible flight on an eligible route during the travel period, you are fine to book with a credit voucher.

  1. Hi Adele, if I cancel international flights I already have booked (with a fee, but still think it will be worth it!) and then immediately re book them do I still get the double status credits offer? Also do you have any tips on the best points run and dates for this time around? Thanks !

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