Between Monday 18th February and Friday 22nd February 2019, that elusive Qantas Gold or Qantas Platinum frequent flyer status will finally be within reach. Qantas has announced today they’re offering double status credits on all flights both domestic and international booked between now and the end of the week for travel between Monday 25th February and Saturday 31st August, inclusive.
You must register for this double status credits deal, however, so head to this website for the terms and conditions and to register for the promotion.
The Qantas double status deal sweetener usually occurs biannually, although it has been known to occasionally pop up for a third time in a single calendar year, as happened last year. Regardless, it’s likely we won’t see another promotion like this until the back half of 2019, so now is the best time to pull the trigger on any grand plans you may have had on ice for the last few months.
As with all nice things, there are rules you must be aware of. Only Qantas operated flights with a ‘QF’ flight number booked after registration will be eligible, so we’re sorry to inform you that even your Emirates business class run to Europe with a QF flight number won’t count on this occasion, as the flight itself isn’t operated by Qantas (or on Qantas ‘metal’ to use frequent flyer jargon). Commonwealth government airfares won’t earn double status credits either, nor will bookings made using gift vouchers redeemed outside the promotional period.
The ‘loyalty bonus’ choice of 50 status credits – or 8,000 points – for every 500 status credits earned will also be scrapped under the promotion. The deal won’t trigger the Platinum Bonus Reward at 2,400 status credits or the Platinum One Bonus Rewards if you manage to hit 5,000 or 7,000 status credits, either. The standard status credits haul of your flights will count towards those, but not the 100% extra status credits earned during this promotion.
This deal is perfect for those waiting to pull the trigger on big international trips, and especially those with their sights set on the coveted Platinum status. For example, if booked before Friday, you can earn a healthy 1200 status credits on a business class return fare to London, bringing you within touching distance of Platinum – which requires 1400 status credits to achieve, and 1200 to re-qualify.
Even a return discount economy fare to London booked under DSC’s will earn you 280 status credits which is just 20 away from Qantas Silver.
Want to get an understanding on how many SC’s you could earn under the latest Qantas Double Status Credits promotion? Head to Qantas’ very handy Points & Status Credit Calculator and plug in your journey details (then double them).
Qantas Gold & Platinum status gives loyal flyers access to airport lounges worldwide, extra checked baggage, higher priority upgrades and various percentage increases in earn rates for reward points compared to Silver or Bronze. For a full breakdown of tier benefits, head to Qantas’ website.
The clock’s ticking, and you’ve got until 11.59pm AEDT, Friday 22 February to get it done. Check the Qantas registration website for all your terms and conditions. Happy Monday!