Earn double status credits with Qantas

Sally McMullen 28 April 2016


Get more out of your next holiday and fast track your Qantas status credits with the airline’s latest promotion.

Qantas is giving Frequent Flyers the chance to earn double status credits on domestic and international flights. If you book a flight between 28 April and 4 May 2016 for travel between 28 April 2016 and 16 April 2017, you could boost your status credits to Qantas Gold, Platinum or Platinum One.

Qantas usually saves bonus status credit offers to a select group of frequent flyers, but, this time, it’s available to everyone enrolled in the loyalty program.

How can I earn double status credits?

  1. Register for the offer via the Qantas website.
  2. Book an eligible Qantas-operated flight between 28 April and 11.59pm (AEST) 4 May 2016, for travel from 28 April 2016 to 16 April 2017.
  3. Make sure to include your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number in your booking so you’ll earn double status credits.
  4. Once registered, you can make multiple bookings to maximise your status credits during the promotion.

How many status credits could I earn?

How many status credits you’ll earn will depend on where you fly to and the seat class you choose. Say you choose to fly flexible economy from Sydney to Los Angeles, you could earn 180 status credits each way.

If you’re currently on Ruby status, you’ll need 700 status credits to reach Gold. Say you already have 350 status credits, the 360 points you’ll receive from your flight to Los Angeles could push your credits to the next level.


What are the eligible flights?

The promotion covers all Qantas domestic and international flights, as well as American Airlines’ Sydney-Los Angeles and Auckland-Los Angeles flights booked under their respective Qantas QF numbers. Please note that Emirates codeshares aren’t included.

What’s the catch?

You’ll need to register for the promo before you book your flights and the double status credits can’t be applied to flights booked before the promotion opened. It’s also important to note that if you’ve received a bonus status credit or a status accelerator offer from Qantas in the last 180 days, you won’t earn the bonus. So, for example, if you took advantage of the 50% bonus status credit deal in March this year, you’ll be excluded from the current offer.
If you're already planning a holiday, don't forget to register for the status credits promotion before you book to bolster your status credits and get the most out your next flight.

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2 Responses to Earn double status credits with Qantas

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    jay | April 28, 2016

    Can I travel to INDIA and back in BUSINESS class and be eligible for this offer of double status credit points If so to which parts of INDIA does QANTAS fly to and has domestic connections?

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      Sally | April 29, 2016

      Hi Jay,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately, India isn’t an option in the status credits calculator on the Qantas website, so you might need to contact Qantas directly to confirm whether a business flight from your home city to India would be eligible for the promotion.



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