Qantas routinely offers targeted bonus status credit offers to their membership base throughout the year. Over the past few years, we’ve also been pleased to see one Qantas double status credits offer per year released to the public, usually around February to March.
In early February 2018 Qantas launched a public offer allowing travellers to earn double Status Credits on eligible Qantas flights for the next year. If you’re aiming to obtain or retain Qantas elite status in 2018, then a Qantas double status credits offer can help you to boost your status credit balance quickly.
How to earn Qantas double status credits on Qantas operated flights
Registrations for the February 2018 Qantas double status credits offer have now closed.
The offer allowed travellers to earn double status credits on any Qantas operated flights booked between 1 February and 5 February 2018, for travel from 12 February 2018 to 20 January 2019. Once registered, travellers were multiple bookings to earn double Status Credits during the promotion.
We’ll be sure to update readers if and when another public Qantas double status credits offer is released by Qantas.
It’s important to note that you earn more Status Credits on flexible fares and in premium cabins. Last week I published an article on how I leveraged a 50% status credit bonus offer to achieve Qantas Gold Frequent Flyer status with just one trip. It’s possible to achieve a significant upgrade to your Qantas elite status, simply by completing one booking.
Considering embarking on a status run? Here are some things to consider:
When booking in a Qantas status run, you’re essentially ‘paying’ for each status credit. Those in the know seek the maximum number of status credits while flying as cheaply as possible.
Generally, the routes known to deliver good return per dollar on status credit earn need to be flown in ‘premium’ cabins, as status credit earn is significantly higher in business and first class when compared with economy. In my recent status run, I achieved 710 status credits for a total spend of $1,406 (comprised of 660 status credits, plus the bonus 50 status credits Qantas rewards you for every 500 status credits earned within one membership year). That equated to an outlay of just $1.89 per status credit earned – an excellent return.
At the moment, sale business class fares on the following routes currently offer good value for a Qantas status run:
- Selected Australian cities to Noumea or Nadi
- Selected Australian cities to Jakarta and Bali via cheap ‘midweek’ business deals
- Emirates business and first class trans-Tasman flights, as I’ve previously reviewed here.
There are also a number of shorter domestic hops which can deliver reasonable value. I’d encourage you to check out the Qantas sale fare page for other options that may represent a good value proposition.