The Qantas Frequent Flyer status match and fast-track to Gold status has returned, and this time New Zealand residents are eligible as well as Australians!
If you live in Australia or New Zealand and have existing frequent flyer status with another eligible airline, including Virgin Australia or Air New Zealand, you could be eligible to participate in the Qantas Status Fast Track offer! This gives you complimentary Qantas Club membership for 90 days, and the opportunity to upgrade to Qantas Gold status for at least another year by earning just 100 status credits within those 90 days.
A similar promotion previously ran from 26 November until 18 December 2020, but was limited to Australian residents.
To be eligible for this offer, you would need to hold an eligible existing elite status with one of the following airlines:
|Frequent Flyer Program||Eligible Status Tiers|
|Air Canada Aeroplan||50K, 75K or Super Elite|
|Air China Phoenix Miles||Gold or Platinum|
|Air India Flying Returns||Golden Edge Club or The Maharajah Club|
|Air New Zealand Airpoints||Gold or Elite|
|ANA Mileage Club||Platinum or Diamond|
|Asiana Airlines Asiana Club||Diamond, Diamond Plus or Platinum|
|Delta Skymiles||Gold, Platinum or Diamond|
|Eva Air Infinity MileageLands||Gold or Diamond|
|Etihad Guest||Gold or Platinum|
|Korean Air SKYPASS||Morning Calm Premium Club or Million Miler Club|
|Shenzhen Airlines PhoenixMiles||Gold or Platinum|
|Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer||KrisFlyer Elite Gold, PPS Club or Solitaire PPS Club|
|South African Airways SAA Voyager||Gold or Platinum|
|Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus||Gold or Platinum|
|United Airlines MileagePlus||Gold, Platinum or 1K|
|Virgin Australia Velocity||Gold or Platinum|
If you qualify for this offer and you didn’t already apply for a Qantas status match during last year’s promotion, you can complete an Expression of Interest form on the Qantas website by 30 April 2021.
If approved, you’ll then receive the benefits of Qantas Club membership (the main benefits are lounge access when flying with Qantas or Jetstar, and additional baggage allowance with Qantas) until 31 July 2021. To earn Qantas Gold status until the end of your next Qantas Frequent Flyer membership year, you would need to earn 100 Qantas status credits by the same date.
See the Qantas website for the full terms & conditions of this Qantas Status Fast Track offer.
In addition to domestic Qantas and Jetstar flights (with a bundle), you’ll also soon be able to earn Qantas status credits on quarantine-free trans-Tasman flights. As an example, a one-way Qantas Business class ticket from Sydney to Auckland would earn 80 status credits, while an Economy Sale ticket earns 20 status credits each way. So, you could easily meet this target with one return trip across the Tasman.
Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: Qantas to fast track airline loyalty program status