Earn Qantas Status Credits for Hotel Bookings

Earn 10 status credits for a 2-night stay at Crowne Plaza, Hobart
Earn at least 10 status credits for a 2-night stay at Crowne Plaza, Hobart

Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now earn up to 125 status credits for selected hotel bookings until 31 August 2020. This promotion includes 40 luxury hotels in Australia and New Zealand for stays up to 31 March 2021.

The number of Qantas status credits earned varies by hotel, but in general you’ll earn around 10-15 status credits for a 2-3 night stay, and 5-10 status credits for each additional night. You can find this information in the terms & conditions for each hotel offer.

Most of the hotel deals under $400 seem to come with 5 status credits, while deals costing between $400 and $650 earn 10 status credits. You’ll earn 15 or more status credits for bookings worth more than that. There is a limit of 100 status credits per hotel booking, and 125 status credits per Qantas Frequent Flyer member for the whole promotion.

As an example, the cheapest offer available is a 1-night stay at Novotel Geelong for $199, which earns 5 status credits.

Earn Qantas status credits at Novotel Geelong

The most expensive offer is for a 5-night stay in the Whitsundays for $4,840, which earns 100 status credits (and a handy 29,040 Qantas points).

Earn Qantas status credits at Elysian Eco Resort

Many of the participating hotels are also offering generous discounts on room rates, as well as flexible cancellation policies. In addition to status credits, you’ll also earn at least 3 Qantas points per $1 spent (or more at some hotels). You can see a full list of offers, terms & conditions and book on the dedicated Qantas Hotels website.

To earn Qantas points and status credits, you would need to book through Qantas Hotels rather than directly with the hotel. This may mean that you won’t earn hotel loyalty points or receive hotel status benefits (if applicable) when staying at a hotel that has its own loyalty program or is part of a chain.

Reduction in Points Plus Pay hotel redemption costs

As part of a range of measures announced by Qantas yesterday, including a one-off Status Boost and recurring status credit support (a.k.a. “StatusKeeper”) payments for eligible frequent flyers, Qantas has also reduced the cost of redeeming points for hotel bookings.

From yesterday, Qantas has decreased the number of points required for Points Plus Pay hotel bookings by 20% until 31 December 2020. This means that when redeeming Qantas points for hotels until the end of 2020, you’ll now get 0.718 cents worth of value per point (previously 0.6 cents per point). That’s a (temporary) improvement, but you can still get better value for your Qantas Frequent Flyer points by redeeming for flights, upgrades or even Qantas Classic Wine Rewards.

Qantas has already run a range of other promotions this year to help members earn status credits on the ground while borders are closed and fewer flights are available. As well as giving members the opportunity to earn status credits with Woolworths and BP earlier this year, there are a couple of current credit card sign-up offers that come with 75 status credits.

Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: Qantas status credits with luxury hotel offers


Related Articles

Recommended by the Australian Frequent Flyer

Dan Murphy's: Buy Wine, Champagne, Beer & Spirits Online Now with contactless delivery, shop online to get drinks delivered to your door or pick up in-store in 30 minutes. Lowest Liquor Price Guarantee. Biggest Range. www.danmurphys.com.au
Book with Virgin Australia - Fly with Virgin Australia We've Increased Our Flying to 30 Destinations Across Australia. Book With Us Today. Change Your Flight, Fee-Free and As Often As You Like for Travel up to 30 Apr 22*. Contactless Check-in. Special Safety Protocols. New Cleaning Practices. Online Check-in. www.virginaustralia.com

AFF Supporters can Login Now to remove all advertisements

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.

You can contact Matt at [email protected]