The Qantas double status credit offer released in August 2018 has now closed.
Have a hankering for Qantas Gold or Platinum membership? A double status credit offer could be your key to unlocking perks like lounge access, extra baggage allowance, priority upgrades and more.
The most recent public offer ran for five days only, ending August 14. To qualify, you needed to:
- Head here to register for the offer between 9 August and 14 August 2018 (note that all passengers in each booking needed to register separately to earn double status credits).
- Book an eligible Qantas operated flight for travel from 21 August 2018 to 2 August 2019 (being sure to include your your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number in your booking to ensure your booking was correctly linked to your profile).
Once registered, travellers were able to make multiple bookings to earn double Status Credits during the promotion.
Some restrictions did apply – including the ineligibility of travel undertaken for Commonwealth purposes, The full list of terms and conditions could be found on the registration page.
Hot tips on Qantas operated routes to maximise status credit earn
One of our most popular articles 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.
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 be taking advantage of the next Qantas double status credit promotion?
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