One of the most popular Qantas deals of the year is back! Qantas is offering double status credits on all new flight bookings made between today (1 February) and 5 February 2018. With this shortcut to earning Qantas status you could reach the heights of Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum One status with just half the amount of flying that’s normally required!
To be eligible for this great offer, you will need to register on the Qantas website and travel between 12 February 2018 and 20 January 2019. To earn double status credits, the flights must be Qantas operated and marketed. In other words, you’ll need to book a Qantas domestic or international flight with a “QF” flight number.
There’s a little bit of fine print attached to this offer. Firstly, the bonus status credits do not count towards the Qantas Loyalty Bonus. Double status credits are also not awarded on government fares which do not normally earn any frequent flyer points.
The Qantas double status credit offer is officially available to anyone who registers from midnight today. However, some members experienced problems with the previous double status credit promotion due to time zone gremlins. They found that double status credits were not automatically awarded if they registered before midnight GMT – or 11am AEDT – on the first day of the promotion period. They still received the extra status credits, but not automatically. With that in mind, we recommend registering for the promotion and booking any new flights after 11am Sydney/Melbourne time today.
If you’re wondering what to book, there are currently some good airfares available on Qantas flights to Singapore and Osaka, Japan. An Economy ticket from Melbourne to Singapore currently costs $549 return and would earn you 120 status credits (normally 60). Sale fares are also available from Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to Singapore in both Economy and Business class.
Our pick for the best value is a return Economy booking from Adelaide to Singapore (via Melbourne or Sydney), which now picks up a handy 160 status credits for $599 – or just $3.74 per status credit. (Or, book a comfort seat and earn 320 status credits for $1,026 – $3.20 per status credit – plus get a free neighbouring seat on every flight!) Adelaide-Singapore in Business class would pick up 640 status credits for $2,999 – a cost of $4.68 per status credit. And if you live in Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide, you can pick up 160 status credits flying Qantas to Osaka (via Sydney) for $649 return. That’s a return of one status credit for every $4.05 spent.
Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: Double Status Credits (book by 5/2/18, fly 12/2/18 to 20/1/19)