Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 352
Finally qualified for Gold for the first time after hops to the US and HK with the whole family and I have it until Sep 2019.Now that the requalifying is only 400 credits, what is the best way to requalify with minimal international flights and mainly through domestic flights on both the traingle route and to Perth?
Member since 10 Jul 2018
Total posts 105
Flying indirect will help with getting the eligible sectors and extra
status credits, if you are not in a rush and don't need the shortest
flights.For example, Perth-Melbourne-Sydney and return will cost
almost the same as Perth-Sydney direct, but will get you all four
eligible sectors instead of two, and extra status credits for the
Going for Elevate fares over Getaway
will increase status credit earn significantly, often for not that much
more cash. Freedom and Business will earn even more of course, but they
are substantially more expensive.
Shopping with Coles and Flybuys can help – I usually earn 3-4 status credits a month and it all adds up.
Finally, if a family
member travels with you on any of those trips, use Family Pooling to
double your earn. You'll get there in no time :)
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Aug 2017
Total posts 118
Brandon is spot-on. Elevate fares can sometimes be as little as $20 more than Getaway fares, and on some routes (eg SYD-MEL) can earn three times the Status Credits. And Flybuys is particularly helpful if you have a family (ie. large grocery bills!).
Member since 15 Nov 2017
Total posts 143
If you get stuck you can get 400 SCs on Hainan/Capital airlines for around $A2k business class return to mainland china. Also Etihad has ~same price/points for business Jakarta Rome until May next year. I've been using these deals to earn about half of the SCs for platinum each year and the remainder with domestic travel.
Member since 18 Jan 2017
Total posts 26
Member since 16 Jul 2018
Total posts 27
If you have a wife, you can do the family pooling option. We did a trip as a couple to NZ last year with her points and credits going into my account and it got e halfway to gold by itself.
Member since 03 Oct 2016
Total posts 11
Like what others said; Do your shopping at Coles with Flybuys, Virgin gift cards at Coles, consider purchasing higher fare classes especially when on sale and take indirect routing.
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