Qantas Frequent Flyer will give all members a 12-month status extension due to the current COVID-19 situation.
All current Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One members whose status is currently due to expire between March 2020 and February 2021 will automatically have their status renewed for another 12 months. This will occur regardless of the number of status credits that the member has earned during their current membership year, and includes members currently using Status Hold.
Qantas will also waive the minimum requirement to fly 4 Qantas or Jetstar marketed flights during the current membership year.
The Qantas status extensions will be processed in two phases. If your membership year ends between March and June 2020, this will automatically be processed by 27 March 2020. If your membership year ends between July 2020 and February 2021, this will happen by 9 April 2020.
Qantas says that it will email members once their status has been extended. There is no need to register as this will occur automatically.
Qantas has also hinted at other new offers from program partners to allow members to earn status credits from non-flying activities over the coming year.
This is good news for Qantas Frequent Flyer members that are now effectively grounded as the government advises Australians not to travel overseas. The news will also come as a relief for members that booked status runs during last month’s double status credits promotion that now have to be cancelled.
Several hours after Qantas made this announcement, Virgin Australia revealed that it will gift status credits to Velocity members each month for the next 3 months.
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