Status extension

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Jun 2019

Total posts 25

Hi all, im in a bit of a unique situation here. Im QFF platinum for many years and received the extensions for the 2020 and 2021 which I couldn't use. I need to book one flight before my anniversary date of 31st Jan 2022 otherwise I loose platinum. 90+% of my travel is international which as we know has been impossible, im based in QLD and have not been able to even travel domestically until 17th Dec 2021.

What are my chances of an extension if I call the platinum line? Im hoping my international travel will start in Q2 once the USA and Europe settle down (fingers crossed)


Member since 16 Oct 2012

Total posts 37

In my experience QF seem to have a ‘computer says no’ approach to the individual circumstances of FFs. Give it a shot, but I wouldn’t hold your breath.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 19 Mar 2019

Total posts 35

I would just book a one flight if that's all you need to retain platinum? Easy domestic too somewhere.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2018

Total posts 9

book the cheapest flight you can in the future and don't fly. Worked on my wife's platinum card in October which got renewed for a flight from Tassie to MEL during lockdown I booked but she never flew on.


Member since 09 May 2020

Total posts 197

Currently there is a sale for certain destinations, a quick glance MEL-Launceston is $70 (you probably need to play with the dates to get that price and also need to look at qualifying flight dates to fulfill status extension requirement ) but it is probably the cheapest way to maintain your status without any intention of flying so it doesn't matter where you are. It's far better than having to make a booking now for international flight later in the year just to maintain the status and with any luck your sacrificial $70 domestic flight may even get canceled or rebooked close to the fly date and you can get a refund or credit to be used later (on any future QF payment) with no effect on your extension

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Member since 05 May 2016

Total posts 322

If you had booked a flight to Perth for Feb 5 onwards (well within the next month or two after that) at a day of the week and time that isn't currently being flown then it likely would have been cancelled or moved to another flight enabling you to ask QF to get a refund or a credit and qualify for an extension. The WA Premier announced that they won't reopen on Feb 5 so presumably many flights to/from PER that were scheduled won't be able to go ahead.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Jun 2019

Total posts 25

Does a classic rewards booking count? can i book a flight on points alone and still qualify for an extension?

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