Garuda’s Qantas, Virgin Australia status match

A single flight is all that’s needed to lock in complimentary GarudaMiles status for up to 12 months.

By David Flynn, May 1 2024
Garuda’s Qantas, Virgin Australia status match

Garuda Indonesia is targeting the most valuable frequent flyers of Qantas and Virgin Australia with a free status match to the top tier of its GarudaMiles loyalty program.

The limited-time promotion, which runs through to 30 June 2024, sees Qantas Platinum and Virgin Australia Platinum cardholders granted complimentary GarudaMiles Platinum VIP status for three months.

That gratis status can then be extended to a full 12 months through to early 2025 by flying Garuda Indonesia “at least once from Australia to Indonesia or via Indonesia during the initial three-month period,” Garuda says.

That flight can either be a one-way trip or a return journey.

However, the status match only applies to Qantas or Velocity Platinum status “earned through flying” – meaning gifted, pooled status or complimentary status holders are ineligible for the promotion.

GarudaMiles Platinum status unlocks practical perks ranging from an additional checked luggage allowance to fast-track airport check-in and lounge access.

And with Garuda being a member of the SkyTeam alliance, where GarudaMiles Platinum sits on the SkyTeam Elite Plus tier, you can enoy worldwide benefits spanning other SkyTeam airlines such as Air France, KLM, China Eastern, Delta Air Lines, Italy’s ITA Airlines, Korean Air, Taiwan’s China Airlines, Vietnam Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.

Click here for more details and to make your application for the Garuda Indonesia Qantas status match and slide a GarudaMiles Platinum card into your digital or real-world wallet.

And if it’s Star Alliance status you’re seeking, here’s an easy fast track to Star Alliance Gold.

Etihad - Etihad Guest

07 Jun 2015

Total posts 2

I applied with all required docs, now they want a copy of my passport?

Lmc
Lmc

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

09 Nov 2018

Total posts 106

I applied today, has anyone else had a response or approval?

08 Mar 2021

Total posts 8

I applied a week ago as a platinum QF but got no reply whatsoever 🤷‍♂️

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 Mar 2013

Total posts 169

No Problemo! Applied and turned around within 24hrs.

Just make sure you do everything that is asked of you. Simple.

Etihad - Etihad Guest

07 Jun 2015

Total posts 2

they didnt ask for a copy of my passport in the beginning nor a photo of my current Garuda card which I supplied a week ago, bothing back as yet. I just took a trip to bali and flew domestically cgk-dps return as a blue. I could have flow up with Garuda but didnt make sense until I get the GFF Plat. I used Diners Club card to get lounge access - but that finishes shortly. 

Lmc
Lmc

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

09 Nov 2018

Total posts 106

Status match received in 7 days after application, now enjoying the benefits across Sky team 


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