Member since 01 Jan 1970
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Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 287
Normally, I find despite the T&Cs the bonus SCs credit a couple of business days or so after the standard credits.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 437
I had the 50% offer from back in (I think) July for travel before November - I banged out 4 trips and the bonus SC's have only this week appeared in my account...
Qantas - P1 Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 Apr 2013
Total posts 85
I would have thought that the SCs earned on a flight and the bonuses that come attached to those flights would fall within the membership year that the flight was taken - not when they happen to fall into your account. Unfortunately, I can't find anything on the QF site to confirm this..
Member since 19 Jun 2017
Total posts 62
They do count and don't go to waste. I had that situation last year... bonus status credits were credited in early Jan. My membership year finishes every December and I travelled on the 31st (bit risky!). It first said I was still silver as I had not met the 700 SC, then in early Jan those extra status credits were on my account and was Gold.So maybe check with Qantas? That wouldn't be an issue, I also was able to use the 50 extra SC towards my current membership year which will allow me to retain my status.
Thanks Silvyvc. That makes it pretty clear. Although I suspected the points would be tied to the date of the flight, I was a little worried because I also have a critical status flight coming up just before the end of my membership year.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 521
The one thing they don’t contribute to for sure is the status bonuses after multiples of 500SCs.
Member since 18 Nov 2015
Total posts 110
Kind of on topic, Qantas SCs are based on GMT time. What I mean is that if your anniversary year ends on say 31 January, then a flight taken before 11:59pm GMT on 31 January will count towards that year. It will appear on your FF statement as the Australian time in the new anniversary, but the credit will go on the previous year. Happened to me earlier in the year based on an AA flight I took in the USA -- which luckily meant I retained Platinum.
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 290
Earn, both points and SC, are based on scheduled departure time, in local time, of the flight in question. Not any globally set timezone.an 11pm departure from LAX on Jan 31 will count earn to Jan 31, even though it is already Feb 1 in both Australia and GMT.
Member since 31 Jan 2016
Total posts 64
So far I have not had any issues with close dates, double credits etc however will be testing the best laid plans with my son very close to his membership year on flights to, around and from UK/EU. All things being equal he will qualify for P...maybe...!!
Some old promos did contribute towards the status bonuses, but that has been 'enhanced' so now new promos don't.
Member since 08 Aug 2017
Total posts 46
Also be aware that double status credits are only awarded on sectors flown with Qantas metal. Even if you’re on a QF flight number the double SCs will not be credited if it’s actually an Emirates or AA (or other) aircraft.
Member since 31 Oct 2017
Total posts 5
The metal doesn't matter, just as long as you book under the QF flight number.
While we are sharing DSC cautions, when booking under one of these promos do not use any vouchers you may have from previously cancelled bookings. They are not counted by QF as a new booking and therefore don't qualify for the promo SC's
Member since 16 Jun 2011
Total posts 226
It depends on the specific promotion. Some have limits on which codeshares can be used for the bonus SC.
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