Qantas Status Fast Track Extended to NZ Residents

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Qantas is chasing Air New Zealand Airpoints elite members with a new status match. Photo: Matt Graham.

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


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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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