Qatar status match has made me try Qantas again

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StuParr

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

Total posts 195

Hi All, I took advantage of the QR status match with Virgin and have enjoyed the flights I have taken with Qantas over the past few weeks. If Virgin does indeed go down market, as it appears it will, I’ll most likely jump to Qantas. Given that I will do local flying in Qantas but international on any One World Carrier that is best value for money in Business, when we are allowed to finally fly overseas, would it be best to stay with QR or start with Qantas now?

XWu

Member since 09 May 2020

Total posts 22

Considering “ domestic Qantas flights only count for Qpoints if they're part of an international Qantas or Qatar Airways flight on the same ticket” (from ET's own article about the status match offer), you can enjoy Qantas club hospitality but not earn status credit when you fly domestic routes using QF metal but under QR card.

The fastest way to keep your QR status is to fly international using QR metal.

You can always ask to get into a status match by QF (using VA tier credentials) under the Qantas tier accelerator which is approved by case basis, but will struggle to gain credit unless you have a lot of domestic QF flights within the usual 3 months status challenge, since transcontinental QF flights (the usual way to get the necessary points quickly) is not available

Last edited by XWu at Oct 15, 10.17 AM.
Last editedby XWu at Oct 15, 2020, 10:18 AM.

StuParr

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

Total posts 195

Hey Xwu, thanks for your comments. One thing is that I have received Q points for one of my flights and I checked the Qatar site and it says again that I can earn them on certain fare classes. With that in mind and that I am happy to take which ever One World carrier, I'm happy, especially after today's announcement that I have a choice. Thanks for the rest of your comments.

Last editedby StuParr at Oct 15, 2020, 01:20 PM.

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