Qantas Is Now Offering Status Match For 16 Airlines
— 26 November 2020

Qantas Is Now Offering Status Match For 16 Airlines

— 26 November 2020
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

To quote a once-popular HBO series, chaos isn’t a pit – it’s a ladder. And in the wake of COVID-19’s destruction upon the entire travel industry, Qantas is providing an opportunity to climb by launching the Status Fast Track promotion; an offer which not only gives existing frequent flyer members a shortcut to achieving Qantas Gold status, but also allows frequent flyer members from other loyalty programs to jump the queue and ascend via status match.

“With so much uncertainty in the market, we’ve seen a spike in requests from people wanting us to match their status with other airlines,” says Olivia Wirth, CEO of Qantas Loyalty.

“If they are willing to bring their travel across to Qantas, we will fast track them to Gold status.”

Gold status, however, is the highest you’ll go regardless of where you rank elsewhere. As noted by Executive Traveller, there are no shortcuts to reaching Qantas’ “shiny platinum perch”. Still, for those of you currently with the likes of Virgin Velocity, this should be welcome news in any case. As for the Qantas purists looking to upgrade, applicants will have 90 days to rack up 100 status credits instead of the usual 700.

RELATED: Qantas Is Offering 12-Month Status Extensions With Just One Flight

Airlines + statuses eligible for the Qantas Status Fast Track program are as follows:

  • Air Canada
    Aeroplan: 50K, 75K, Super Elite
  • Air China
    Phoenix Miles: Gold, Platinum
  • Air India
    Flying Returns: Golden Edge Club, Maharajah Club
  • Air New Zealand
    Airpoints: Gold, Elite
  • ANA
    Mileage Club: Platinum, Diamond
  • Asiana Airlines
    Asiana Club: Diamond, Diamond Plus, Platinum
  • Delta Air Lines
    Skymiles: Gold Medallion, Platinum Medallion, Diamond Medallion
  • Eva Air
    Infinity MileageLands: Gold Card, Diamond Card
  • Etihad Airways
    Guest: Gold, Platinum
  • Korean Air
    Skypass: Morning Calm Premium Club Card, Million Miler Club Card
  • Shenzhen Airlines
    PhoenixMiles: PhoenixMiles Gold, PhoenixMiles Platinum
  • Singapore Airlines 
    KrisFlyer: Elite Gold, PPS Club, Solitaire PPS Club
  • South African Airways 
    SAA Voyager: Gold, Platinum
  • Thai Airways
    Royal Orchid Plus: Royal Orchid Plus Gold, Royal Orchid Plus Platinum
  • United Airlines
    MileagePlus: Premier Gold, Premier Platinum, Premier 1K
  • Virgin Australia
    Velocity: Gold, Platinum

The Qantas Status Fast Track promotion is live starting from today and closes on December 18th at exactly 11:59 PM [AEDT] – apply for your status match below.

Already with Qantas? You can now secure a tidy 12-month status extension with just one flight. Find out more here.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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