Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 07 Jul 2013
Total posts 75
Wonder whether qantas will consider a "third" round of blanket status extensions, particularly for East Coast based-flyers with the current round of lockdowns for NSW & increasingly VIC. Particularly with travellers with status due to expire in March or Apr. It's not like travellers from Sydney can exactly even plan to fly anywhere at this stage interstate with borders closures...
in my situation (status expiring Mar) even though had made plans to fly interstate this month, it doesn't look likely that borders will open again until Sydney records 0 cases for 28 days...which will likely be mid-late Feb/March before that happens again!
Sorry, didn't mean for this to sound like a whinge. Interested to get people's thoughts on this.
Member since 04 Mar 2014
Total posts 101
You just need to book a flight (not travel) before the end of the membership year for a status extension.
I dont think QF will move beyond this policy.
Member since 24 Dec 2013
Total posts 144
Book a flight departing anytime up to 31 Dec 2021 and your status will be extended to March 2022. Its almost impossible that borders will remain closed for the next 12 consecutive months.
Member since 04 Jun 2018
Total posts 25
Hi @JA, I have the same QF anniversary month (March) and managed to fly twice before the recent round of border closures and despite having satisfied the criteria to have the status extended though March 2022, there is no news yet on that or any indication in the Qantas App or website when I log in, so perhaps all cards remain on the table.
Member since 22 Jul 2020
Total posts 13
Your status end date: 31 March 2021 / You need to make at least one Qantas booking between: 23 November 2020 and 31 March 2021 / Your status extension will be activated by Qantas: Late March 2021
Member since 17 Jun 2020
Total posts 66
In Qantas defence I think they have been one of the most generous loyalty programs in offering status extensions. Basically giving each member 2 years status for free. I’m sure if borders remain closed they will extend further.
Member since 16 Jan 2016
Total posts 2
I don't think the issue is so much their generosity it's the usefulness of status at present. If one can't fly who cares what status you have, same goes with hotel status!
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 02 Feb 2015
Total posts 22
Originally Posted by anonymous
Member since 15 Nov 2016
Total posts 4
As a platinum flyer who has been flying throughout the shutdown due to an exemption I must say the Qantas experience has been extremely poor. Five out of my last seven flights have either been cancelled leaving me with 4 hour waits at the airport or my luggage (tools) have not arrived.
Seriously considering an offer from Virgin for status matching.
Member since 21 Jul 2014
Total posts 1
Originally Posted by KW72
Let's not beat about the bush here, whilst yes, QF want (and need) bums on seats, it's not exactly like it's costing them a great deal extra to ensure that those golden handcuffs are still there when their most frequent of flyers get their wings again.
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