The Ultimate Guide to Qantas Double Status Credit Runs

The Ultimate List of Qantas Double Status Credit Runs

Qantas Frequent Flyer is currently offering double status credits on all Qantas flights worldwide, for travel from 28 February 2020 until 14 February 2021. By maximising this offer, it’s possible to earn status credits on Qantas flights for as little as $2.36 per status credit!

Want to take advantage of the current Qantas double status credits promotion and upgrade your Qantas Frequent Flyer status? We’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best Qantas status runs to maximise your status credits during the current promotion!

The list at the bottom of this article contains over 50 Qantas Frequent Flyer status runs that are available to book right now! There are some excellent deals available from Gold Coast, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Maroochydore, Launceston, Broome and Bundaberg. We’ve also found some great Qantas double status credit runs available on Qantas flights departing from New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

There are currently status runs available on Qantas domestic flights, as well as to New Zealand, Asia, the United States and South Africa. If you’re looking to fly to Europe, you could also take advantage of the current Qantas promotion by using the Finnair Business Class sale from Australia to Europe.

Gold Coast-Melbourne-Auckland in Qantas Business Class

The best Qantas status run we found is in Business class from the Gold Coast to Auckland, via Melbourne. This ticket would cost $1,321 return for Business class…

Qantas Business class booking from Gold Coast to Auckland on the Qantas website
Qantas Business class booking from Gold Coast to Auckland on the Qantas website

The Gold Coast-Melbourne flight normally earns 60 status credits one-way, and Melbourne-Auckland earns 80 status credits one-way, before Double Status Credits. On a round-trip booking with Double Status Credits, this itinerary therefore picks up a handy 560 status credits! If you were to fly this itinerary 2.5 times, you would earn 1,400 Qantas status credits – enough to reach Platinum status from scratch.

This is one of several trans-Tasman Business class itineraries that made our list.

Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand

 

Qantas Business Class to Bali

As usual, flying Qantas Business Class to Denpasar (Bali) is also a good earner. Qantas flies from Sydney and Melbourne to Bali, but the best value status runs also include domestic connections. For example, this double status credits run from Brisbane to Denpasar via Melbourne earns 720 Qantas status credits…

Qantas Business class booking from Brisbane to Bali on the Qantas website
Qantas Business class booking from Brisbane to Bali on the Qantas website

Note that Qantas operates a Boeing 737-800 with recliner Business class seats from Melbourne to Bali, and an Airbus A330 with lie-flat beds in Business class from Sydney to Bali. This means you’ll have a much better in-flight experience if you take the Sydney-Denpasar flight. But Qantas realises this and charges around $100 more to fly from Denpasar to Sydney in Business on the overnight return leg, compared to flying from Denpasar to Melbourne.

Denpasar, Indonesia
Denpasar, Indonesia

 

Qantas sale fares from New Zealand

While the current Double Status Credits promotion is running, there are barely any Qantas sale fares available on flights departing from Australia. But this is not the case for flights departing from New Zealand! Qantas has some great status runs available at the moment for customers originating in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

Qantas is currently offering sales from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to:

  • Bali, Jakarta, Manila or Hong Kong (via Sydney or Melbourne) in Economy for NZD799 (~AU$766) return
  • Los Angeles or San Francisco (via Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane) in Economy for NZD999 (~$960) return
  • Los Angeles or San Francisco (via Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane) in Premium Economy for NZD2,599 (~$2,493) return
  • Johannesburg or Cape Town (via Sydney) in Business for NZD4,299 (~$4,118) return

For example, you could fly from Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington to Cape Town – via Sydney and Johannesburg – for NZD4,595 (~$4,402) return in Business class. This particular double status credit run would pick up 1,080 Qantas status credits:

Qantas Business class booking from Auckland to Cape Town on the Qantas website
Qantas Business class booking from Auckland to Cape Town on the Qantas website

(You can save almost $300 by flying with South African Airways instead of British Airways between Johannesburg and Cape Town, but by flying with British Airways you’ll earn an extra 120 status credits for the Johannesburg-Cape Town flights.)

Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa

 

Full list of Qantas double status credit runs

Here is the full list of the best Qantas Frequent Flyer status runs to book during the February 2020 double status credits promotion:

Origin via Destination One-way/ return Class of travel Price Status credits (with DSCs) $/SC
Gold Coast Melbourne Auckland Return Business $1,321 560 $2.36
Adelaide Brisbane Christchurch Return Business $1,494 560 $2.67
Brisbane Melbourne Denpasar Return Business $1,962 720 $2.73
Canberra Melbourne Auckland Return Business $1,354 480 $2.82
Canberra Melbourne Christchurch Return Business $1,356 480 $2.83
Canberra Melbourne Auckland Return Business $1,356 480 $2.83
Brisbane Christchurch Return Business $975 320 $3.05
Canberra Sydney & Melbourne Denpasar Return Business $2,535 800 $3.17
Melbourne Sydney Denpasar Return Business $2,083 640 $3.25
Melbourne Auckland Return Business $1,057 320 $3.30
Melbourne Wellington Return Business $1,064 320 $3.33
Sydney Christchurch Return Business $1,068 320 $3.34
Sydney Auckland Return Business $1,072 320 $3.35
Sydney Melbourne Denpasar Return Business $2,162 640 $3.38
Auckland SYD/BNE/MEL Los Angeles Return Economy $960 260 $3.69
Wellington SYD Los Angeles Return Economy $960 260 $3.69
Christchurch SYD/BNE/MEL Los Angeles Return Economy $960 260 $3.69
Auckland SYD/BNE/MEL San Francisco Return Economy $960 260 $3.69
Wellington SYD/MEL San Francisco Return Economy $960 260 $3.69
Christchurch SYD/BNE/MEL San Francisco Return Economy $960 260 $3.69
Adelaide Melbourne Denpasar Return Business $2,366 640 $3.70
AKL/WLG/CHC SYD/MEL Denpasar Return Economy $766 200 $3.83
AKL/WLG/CHC SYD/MEL/BNE Hong Kong Return Economy $766 200 $3.83
AKL/WLG/CHC Sydney Manila Return Economy $766 200 $3.83
AKL/WLG/CHC Sydney Jakarta Return Economy $766 200 $3.83
Melbourne Sydney Jakarta Return Business $2,483 640 $3.88
Brisbane Sydney Jakarta Return Business $2,491 640 $3.89
Adelaide Sydney Jakarta Return Business $2,495 640 $3.90
AKL/WLG/CHC Sydney & Johannesburg Cape Town Return Business $4,402 1200 $3.67
Launceston Melbourne Sydney One-way Economy $172 40 $4.30
Gold Coast Melbourne Canberra One-way Flexible Economy $431 100 $4.31
London Sydney Auckland Return Economy $1,564 360 $4.34
Melbourne Brisbane Cairns One-way Flexible Economy $524 120 $4.37
Adelaide Melbourne Gold Coast One-way Business $878 200 $4.39
London Singapore & Melbourne Brisbane Return Economy $1,546 340 $4.55
Perth Sydney Jakarta Return Business $3,793 800 $4.74
Maroochydore Sydney Melbourne One-way Business $761 160 $4.76
Launceston Melbourne Sydney One-way Flexible Economy $382 80 $4.78
Sydney Auckland Return Premium Economy $767 160 $4.79
AKL/WLG/CHC SYD/MEL/BNE Los Angeles Return Premium Economy $2,493 520 $4.79
AKL/WLG/CHC SYD/MEL/BNE San Francisco Return Premium Economy $2,493 520 $4.79
Perth Sydney Noumea Return Business $2,736 560 $4.89
Adelaide Melbourne Gold Coast One-way Economy $245 50 $4.90
Brisbane Sydney Wellington Return Economy $602 120 $5.02
Melbourne Brisbane Port Moresby Return Economy $717 140 $5.12
Wellington Melbourne Return Economy $425 80 $5.31
Bundaberg Brisbane Sydney One-way Economy $220 40 $5.50
Maroochydore Sydney Melbourne One-way Economy $238 40 $5.95
Perth Broome Return Economy $358 60 $5.97

 

You can discuss Qantas status credit runs on The Australian Frequent Flyer forum: Discussion/Q&A on Best QF Status Run Options

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Matt Graham
The editor of Australian Frequent Flyer, Matt's passion for travel has taken him to over 60 countries… with the help of frequent flyer points, of course!
Matt's favourite destinations (so far) are Germany, Brazil, New Zealand & Kazakhstan. His interests include economics, aviation & foreign languages, and he has a soft spot for good food and red wine.

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