Maximise Double Qantas Status Credits – February 2019

Maximise Double Qantas Status CreditsQantas has just released its much-anticipated Double Status Credits offer for February 2019! Until Monday 25 February, you can earn double Qantas status credits for new Qantas flight bookings when travelling between 25 February and 31 August 2019.

To participate in this promotion, be sure to first register on the Qantas website.

By taking advantage of this double Qantas status credits offer, you can fast-track your way to Qantas status! Airline status comes with benefits such as lounge access, extra baggage allowance, priority at the airport, bonus points when flying, a better chance of getting upgraded and many more perks. The Qantas Frequent Flyer program has four status tiers – Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One.

Read more: How to earn Qantas status

This Qantas promotion comes just a week after Virgin Australia’s most recent double Velocity status credit offer ended. The last Qantas double status credits offer ran during October last year.


February 2019 Qantas Double Status Credits Offer – Terms & Conditions

Domestic and international flights across the entire Qantas network are eligible to earn double status credits. You can book as many flights as you like between now and next Monday; just make sure the flights are during the promotional period, which runs until the end of August 2019. (This offer was originally scheduled to end on Friday 22 February but was extended for 3 days.)

With this offer, only flights that are marketed and operated by Qantas are eligible to earn double status credits. This means that you’ll need to be booked on a “QF” flight number and travel on a Qantas aircraft. Codeshare flights operated by partner airlines, including Emirates and Jetstar, will not earn double Qantas status credits.

You’ll receive the bonus status credits after the regular status credits have posted for each flight. According to the offer T&Cs, this may take up to six weeks (but it’s usually quicker than this).

The bonus status credits do not count towards the Qantas Loyalty Bonus, or Platinum or Platinum One Bonus Rewards. They also don’t count towards status challenges.

Officially, double Qantas status credits will not be earned on bookings made with a gift voucher that is redeemed outside of the promotional period.


How to Maximise Double Qantas Status Credits

If you have any upcoming trips planned, you obviously might consider booking this week to earn double status credits. If you really want to maximise this promotion, you may also consider booking a Qantas status run.

As is usually the case, Qantas is not running that many great airfare deals while the double status credits offer is on. So, if you just want to fly for the lowest price, you may actually prefer to wait until the promotion has finished before booking.

If you do want to boost your status credit balance, the best value status run that we found actually originates in New Zealand. You’d fly from Wellington to Melbourne and back, via Sydney in Business class. This run would earn 480 status credits at a price of $1,200, or $2.50 per status credit. With this run, a same-day return is even possible. Note that this price is only available if you start the trip in New Zealand – not for bookings originating in Melbourne.

Qantas status run from Wellington, NZ to Melbourne
Qantas status run from Wellington, NZ to Melbourne


Here are some of the other best currently-available status runs for flights on Qantas aircraft. Note that the status credit amounts shown include the bonus status credits and prices are subject to change. Some routings shown are one-way and others are round-trip; this is specified in the table.

Note: If you’re reading this article on a smart phone, the table below will look better if you rotate your device horizontally.

Route Class Price Status Credits $/SC
Wellington – Sydney – Melbourne (return) Business NZD1,248 ($1,200) 480 $2.50
Melbourne – Sydney – Denpasar (return) Business $1,979 640 $3.09
Auckland/Christchurch/Wellington – Sydney – Denpasar (return) Business NZD2,590 ($2,490) 800 $3.11
Auckland/Christchurch/Wellington – Sydney – Beijing (return) Economy NZD649 ($624) 200 $3.12
Brisbane – Rockhampton – Mackay (one-way) Economy $141 40 $3.53
Melbourne – Denpasar (direct; return) Business $1,756 480 $3.66
Melbourne – Sydney – Shanghai (return) Economy $591 160 $3.69
London – Sydney – Auckland (return) Economy GBP748 ($1,350) 360 $3.75
Sydney – Brisbane – Cairns (one-way) Economy (Flex) $377 100 $3.77
Melbourne – Sydney – Gold Coast (one-way) Economy (Flex) $312 80 $3.90
Sydney – Melbourne – Launceston (one-way) Economy $165 40 $4.12
Perth – Melbourne – Christchurch (return) Business (Saver) $2,774 660 $4.20
Sydney – Auckland (one-way) Business $685 160 $4.28

Will you be taking advantage of February’s double Qantas status credits offer? Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: QF Double Status Credits (February 2019)


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