One member this week queries why Status credits are tied to frequent flyer point earn rates. Our members discuss whether there is scope to improve the ways in which status credits are awarded.

One suggestion is that there should be an incentive based system for the accrual of status credits. For example, the more flights travelled should equate to a greater number of status credits. This could operate on a sliding scale so that the more frequently you travel, the higher the status credits that can be awarded. The downfall here is that everyone starts their renewal year with less status credits per flight, this may be frustrating for some members.

Another proposed changed is that status could be linked more directly to customer spend. This alteration is undoubtedly appealing to the commercial interests at Qantas Frequent Flyer. However, our members warn that such a proposition is potentially risky. This strategy may incentivise employees travelling for work to choose more costly airfares. This could then have the flow-on result of companies changing their airline of choice for company travel.

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