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60 status credits from Qantas Platinum: time for a 'status run'?

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AWA2602

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jul 2013

Total posts 24

Status run advice needed. My husband is currently QF Gold (OW Sapphire) and 60 status credits away from qualifying for OWE. What are the best value status run options from New York to accrue 60 QF status credits before October 31st?

whoppersandwich

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Dec 2017

Total posts 116

Some AA flights to Canada can be routed through DFW (even from JFK). A return econ flight through DFW should do the trick.

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 384

I just got 40 SCs from MHK to DFW (Manhattan Kansas to Dallas) return on a flexible economy fare on AA. Flight each way is under 1.5 hours). So you should be able to work it out from there. Probably not worth it $ wise unless the flight is for something else though.

Lifetime Bronze

Olympic Air - Travelair

Member since 16 Oct 2017

Total posts 7

I've done JFK-CLT-ORD-CLT-JFK with AA in J for a few extra SC's. If you don't mind the extra bit of flying there are some decent options that aren't extravagantly expensive and give you enough time to go explore Chicago for a little while.


I recall I earned 30 SC's for each flight, so that'd certainly get you to OW Emerald.

djscott

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Jun 2018

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Originally Posted by AWA2602

Status run advice needed. My husband is currently QF Gold (OW Sapphire) and 60 status credits away from qualifying for OWE. What are the best value status run options from New York to accrue 60 QF status credits before October 31st?

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Chris Chamberlin

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OttoV

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 24 Aug 2018

Total posts 27

Hmm, sadly I am 10, YES only 10 status points short from 1400. Equally sadly, Qantas does not fly commercially to Avalon, so will have to wait until my next trip in 2020 to slip passed the threshold of P

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 384

...but Jetstar does fly to Avalon and if you pay the right fare you get status credits without having to wait.

OttoV

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 24 Aug 2018

Total posts 27

Patrick: home is Melbourne, so poor attempt at joke flying Tulla to Avalon = 10 SC. Perhaps?

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 384

...I was more thinking Avalon to Launseston or Sydney.

gotogate

KLM - Flying Blue

Member since 26 Mar 2015

Total posts 5

I'm not sure if this will work with Qantas but a few years ago I was 30 points off platinum with Virgin. A friend advised me that her partner had previously requested they waive the missing points and award platinum status which they did. I tried the same and was also successful. It's worth a try if you can't do a status run that makes sense both in time and dollars.

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