Little Known Shortcut to Qantas Status

Elite airline status is something we all seek.  Benefits such as free airport lounge access, increased baggage allowance, access to better seats, and priority check-in can make all the difference between an average flight and something really memorable.

In general, you can only obtain elite status by accumulating status credits. And, unlike frequent flyer points which can be earned by everyday activities such as shopping and using your credit card, status credits are only earned by flying. While this wouldn’t necessarily be of concern to those who fly often, it can make it difficult for people who don’t fly that frequently to earn elite status.

Our members are therefore continually seeking shortcuts to earn elite status. One such shortcut is what is known as “Status Challenges”. This is where the airline “challenges” you to earn a modest amount of status credits in a relatively short period. If you successfully meet this “challenge”, the airline grants you the promised status level – and all the benefits!

Most of our members will be aware that the three major US airlines – American Airlines, United and Delta do offer “Status Challenges”. But very few know that Qantas offer them too! This is largely due to the fact that Qantas don’t actively promote this!

By taking advantage of a Qantas Status Challenge, you could earn Gold status for as little as 200 status credits, or Platinum status for as little as 400 status credits. That’s less than a third of the usual requirement, and could save you thousands of dollars.

Read how you can do this HERE.


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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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