Qantas Offering Double Status Credits For Travel Into 2019!

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My Qantas frequent flyer account is registered in the US and sees no activity whatsoever. Historically I’ve credited all my oneworld flights to American Airlines AAdvantage and now I’m crediting them to the British Airways Executive Club…..but Qantas clearly wants me to given them a try.

In an email I received yesterday (but only just opened) Qantas is offering me “double status credits on eligible Qantas operated domestic and international flights“.

There’s an issue there for me straight away because the small print of the offer says the following:

An eligible flight for the purpose of this promotion means any Domestic or International Qantas operated flight with a QF flight number on your ticket where Status Credits are normally earned.

So the only flights that qualify for this offer have to be both operated by Qantas and marketed by Qantas too – that’s not much good for someone who has no plans to visit Australia again any time this year.

Still, this offer may have its limitations but it could be useful for some so here are the details:

  1. Make your booking on an eligible Qantas operated domestic or international flight, between 1 February and 5 February 2018,
  2. Travel between 12 February 2018 and 20 January 2019
  3. Don’t forget to include your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number in your booking

That’s not exactly a generous booking window but, if you’re good at planning ahead and you’re a frequent Qantas flyer, you could essentially get status with half the amount of flying normally needed – that’s pretty good going.

This is the link that came in the email I received so, if you haven’t heard from Qantas, this may or may not work for you.

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Here’s the small print:

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.
In accordance with Commonwealth policy, this offer is not available to you if you are travelling for Commonwealth purposes.

This offer is valid when you register and make a new eligible flight booking between 12.01am (AEDT) 1 February 2018 and 11.59pm (AEDT) 5 February 2018 and travel between 12 February 2018 and 20 January 2019. An eligible flight for the purpose of this promotion means any Domestic or International Qantas operated flight with a QF flight number on your ticket where Status Credits are normally earned. For full details, see terms and conditions. Status Credits will not be earned on some fare types and booking classes including Classic Flight Rewards. See Airline Earning Tables for details. Bonus Status Credits earned from this offer do not count towards Loyalty Bonus or Platinum One Loyalty Bonus earn requirements. Each passenger can book multiple new bookings and be eligible for the offer. Status Credits may take up to six weeks after completion of travel to be credited to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. Flights are subject to availability and any applicable fare conditions. Flights can be booked via the Qantas website, a travel agent or Qantas Contact Centres. Fees may apply. Your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number must be recorded at the time of registration and booking to earn Status Credits. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer by Qantas. Only one Double Status Credits offer can be used per individual qualifying segment of your itinerary. If you qualify for multiple bonus offers, the offer first registered for will be applied to each individual qualifying segment. Full or part travel of an itinerary is eligible only if you book and travel within the promotional dates as listed above. If you change or cancel your initial qualifying booking and/or travel is completed outside the promotional period, this bonus offer will not apply.

Did anyone else get this email and, if so, are you going to be able to make the most of this offer?


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