From now until 11:59 PM 27 February AEDT, the elusive Qantas Gold or Qantas Platinum frequent flyer status will be a little closer within reach. The airline has announced that it’s offering Qantas double status credits or double Qantas Points on all flights (operated by Qantas and with a QF flight number) booked within the next week, for travel between February 28, 2024 and February 14th, 2025.
Frequent Flyers can register via the Qantas App and book as many flights as they like through the offer for travel across the next year. Codeshare flights don’t count unfortunately, so steer clear of those Emirates “QF” ticketed hops to Europe. It must be Qantas metal. Thankfully, Qantas’ new wet-lease agreement with Finnair is safe and is technically a QF operated flight. Read our review of their radical business class seat while you’re here.
It’s typical for Qantas to offer two of these promotions per year, so this February 2024 double Status Credits offer was somewhat expected. That being said, it’s unknown when exactly the next might be, and they often pop-up as a surprise, so travellers waiting to pull the trigger on some big upcoming trips should do so now.
During the most recent Double Status or Qantas Points offer, we’ve been told one frequent flyer used the opportunity to pre- plan their travel and book 68 flights, earning 12,300 Status Credits, which is enough to jump from Bronze to Platinum One status more than three times over.
As with all nice things, there are rules. You’ll need to make sure to register your choice between double Status Credits or double Points before you make any bookings. And all passengers in each booking will need to register separately. Other than that, you’re good to go for those Qantas double Status Credits, making those coveted Gold, Platinum and Platinum One tiers much easier to reach (or maintain).
To take advantage of the Qantas double status credits deal, you’ll need to register in the Qantas App and choose your benefit. Then it’s just a matter of choosing where you want to travel between now and the end of February next year.
A friendly reminder, to achieve Qantas Gold Status (Oneworld Sapphire), you’ll need 700 status credits in your membership year, and to achieve Platinum (Oneworld Emerald – which gets you access to First Lounges) you’ll need 1,400 status credits. To retain Gold you’ll need 600 SC’s, and to retain Platinum that’ll be 1,200 SC’s earned in the year.
Check out Qantas’ handy status credit calculator here (and obviously double the rate).