Qantas Double Status Credits promo is a fast-track to Gold, Platinum

By David Flynn , February 1 2018
Qantas Double Status Credits promo is a fast-track to Gold, Platinum

Qantas has just launched its 2018 Double Status Credits promotion, and savvy travellers and Australian Business Traveller readers know what that means: a fast-track to Qantas Gold, Platinum or even Platinum One frequent flyer status.

For example, a Sydney to Hong Kong return trip in business class will scoop up 480 status credits (based on a discount fare) when booked under this promo.

That business trip to Los Angeles will net you between 720 and 760 status credits, based on your fare type – enough to catapult your way straight to Qantas Gold status from a standing start.

Bound for London? This double serve of status credits will deliver 1200 status credits on a business class return fare, bringing you within cooee of Platinum.

So before you book that next Qantas flight, be sure you've first signed up for this special offer.

Here's the skinny on the the Red Roo's red hot Double Status Credits deal.

Qantas' 2018 Double Status Credits promotion runs for just five days, from now through to 11.59pm (AEDT) on Monday February 5, 2018.

You have to register with your Qantas Frequent Flyer account before making any bookings, or you won't earn those extra credits on that flight. Click here to go straight to the promo sign-up page and hit that big Register Now button.

Your booking – or bookings, because we know you're going to write up a few trips to take advantage of this – must also be made by 11.59pm (AEDT) on Monday February 5.

However, the travel dates for those bookings are between February 12, 2018 and  January 20, 2019. Sadly, a last-minute booking made for next week won't see you earning double status credits – but then you're good to go for almost 12 months. So if you've got conferences to attend, regional offices to visit or just holidays to plan, do it now.

(And you don't have to book directly with Qantas – bookings made through travel agents will also earn double status credits.)

Only Qantas-operated flights (and with a QF flight number on your ticket) qualify for double status credits. No partner airlines such as Emirates or Oneworld, no codeshares – for 2018 it's all about Qantas.

Both domestic and international flights qualify for double status credits, although of course it's those long overseas trips which turbocharge your ascent up the status ladder. But every flight counts.

Don't confuse status credits with the status bonus – they're not the same thing.

The fine print on this Double Status Credits promotion declares that "The Status Bonus is applied to the actual Qantas Points earned when travelling in the Economy cabin. For travel in premium cabins, the Status Bonus is applied to the Flexible Economy earn rate."

However, the status bonus is just an additional serve of Qantas frequent flyer points based on your status – a Platinum will earn more points than a Gold, and  Gold more than Silver, even if they're all sitting next to one another. (For the record, Platinums get an extra 100% bonus or double the points; Gold gets a 75% bonus serve of points, and Silver 50%).

This is not the same thing as status credits, which are doubled in all travel classes.

Now for the sad news. Status credits earned under the Qantas 2018 Double Status Credits promotion do not count towards the loyalty bonus which kicks in for every 500 status credits earned and offers a choice between 8,000 Qantas Points or an extra 50 status credits.

That prohibition also applies to the lofty Platinum One loyalty bonus, which is triggered at 5,000 and 7,000 status credits and gifts you a bonus 75,000 and 100,000 Qantas Points, respectively.

However, the terms and conditions don't single out the Platinum Bonus Reward which sees you offered a choice between 50,000 Qantas Points for yourself or free Qantas Gold membership for a family member or friend – so this appears to remain on the table.

Click here to register for Qantas' 2018 Double Status Credits promotion.

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

27 Nov 2016

Total posts 8

I'm seriously irritated as I booked my J tickets THEN realised the double status credit promo and registered. Wrote to the QF Facebook to test my luck. If the answer is negative, then I'll have to cancel the tickets, pay the $300 penalty and rebook. 360 SC vs 720 SC, I think i just have to pay that $300 penalty.

04 Feb 2018

Total posts 3

Any update? Same thing happened to me!

04 Feb 2018

Total posts 3

Update: "As long as the booking has been made within the promotion dates for eligible Qantas flights you'll still earn the double status credits." :)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

27 Nov 2016

Total posts 8

Sorry for the delay, QFF just batted me off with tons of non-answers... I ended up cancelling and refunding outright because credit vouchers are tagged to your original date of purchase, which does not qualify for double SC.


Like what another reader has mentioned below, credit vouchers, when reused, do not qualify for double SC. The hint that gives it away is when u only get charged change fees when rebooking and not cancellation fee.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 Jun 2015

Total posts 107

Any suggestions on great ways to take advantage of this?

The status run i thought about was J syd-mel-chc-bne-syd as im syd based.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Aug 2014

Total posts 101

That sounds like a very expensive status run. Is there any advantage in spending that amount of money ?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

14 Oct 2016

Total posts 61

heavy breathing

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ant

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

08 Sep 2016

Total posts 7

Silly question but - my membership renews at the end of May. So I'm best to schedule any flights for June onward, to get the full 12 months of any benefits?

24 Oct 2010

Total posts 2370

No such thing as a silly question, only silly silence for fear of asking! It depends on if you're happy with your current status – if not, book 2SC flights to bump it up but of course you'll only enjoy the benefits of that improved status until end of May. Otherwise, you're right in thinking best strategy is to schedule flights from June to enjoy the benefits of higher status for longer.

01 Feb 2018

Total posts 1

Hi, could you give some clarification on retaining gold status? If I obtain gold before my anniversary year ends, will my status be wiped (including benefits) for the following anniversary year and I will have to re-qualify through earning 600SC?

03 Nov 2014

Total posts 91

Status is awarded for the year you qualify, plus one year from your anniversary i.e. if you qualified for gold Oct 17 with an anniversary date of Feb 18 you'll already have gold through to Feb 19. If you wish to retain for the remainder of 2019 & the start of 2020, you'll need to earn the required status credits from Mar 18-Feb 19...hope that is clear...

ant
ant

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

08 Sep 2016

Total posts 7

Thanks David. Considering I'm only on Bronze now...it'll be a bit of travelling for Gold! I plan on booking a larger trip to Europe for 2019, so I'd like to get Gold prior to that.

23 Apr 2015

Total posts 3

Have a question on the T&Cs for this promo:
An eligible flight for the purpose of this promotion means any Domestic or International Qantas operated flight with a QF flight number on your ticket where Status Credits are normally earned.
Does 'operated' therefore rule out QF marketed flights operated by EK (or any other carrier)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 Nov 2016

Total posts 122

Tony there was a similar offer last year in and my experience was that when I booked a QF flight number on the LATAM flight from Sydney to Auckland they would not give me double status credits. I spoke to Qantas about this and they advised that it had to be on QF metal. Unfortunately this offer is not of great benefit for me as I have already booked travel in advance especially overseas travel.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 May 2015

Total posts 77

Interestingly Qantas have been sending targeted offers for 50% bonus status credits but these offers had quite different t&cs to the current offer. The bonus applied to any flight with a QF number and made no mention of the flight being Qantas operated.

24 Oct 2010

Total posts 2370

TonyD: Yes, "operated by Qantas" rules out flights operated by other Oneworld airlines and also QF8xxx flight numbers on Emirates (trans-Tasman EK flights were allowed under the 2017 Double Status Credits promotion but have got the chop this time around).

XM
XM

04 Sep 2017

Total posts 1

Under the offer asterisk, it says: *An eligible flight for the purpose of this promotion means any Domestic or International Qantas operated flight with a QF flight number on your ticket where Status Credits are normally earned.

I read this as including QF8xxx flight numbers on Emirates. Am I wrong here?

04 May 2015

Total posts 249

If the flight is operated by Emirates then it's clearly not operated by Qantas, is it? You posted the answer to your own question there (take note of the term "Qantas operated flight").

28 Apr 2017

Total posts 3

Hi David,

Does that also mean it rules out Qantaslink - operated by Sunstate or National Jet Systems, or the trans-Tasman "Qantas' flights operated by Jet Connect? To clear this up I rang Qantas FF. The FF Service Centre representative didn't know what Qantaslink was and thought it was a charter company. I suggested he might ask his supervisor who said Qantaslink did count. In my view however the T&Cs clearly state 'Qantas operated' as opposed to 'Qantas Marketed' so I believe that Jetconnect and Qantaslink are out. What does Qantas really mean?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Dec 2012

Total posts 41

Qantaslink and jet Connect flights are Qantas operated flights and definitely will get Double Status Credits in this promotion. The QF advice is correct.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

19 Jun 2017

Total posts 42

Would be interested to hear any status runs or routes that would create good value for $/SC.


Does that mean that economy on sale fares are also elegible? If so, not a bad way to do melbourne-Singapore $550 return (60sc normally on the cheapest ticket, 120sc with the double status offer).

24 Oct 2010

Total posts 2370

Every Qantas fare is eligible. As to routes, I have a cousin who travels to Jakarta for business every 3-4 months, Sydney-Jakarta business class fares can be around $2500 return mid-week which under this promo would be 480SCs (so you can bet he will be booking his 2018 trips this week – three trips and he'll have locked in Platinum through to early 2020!)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

19 Jun 2017

Total posts 42

Fantastic suggestion. That also means that if I get a qantas voucher to void CC fees, it wouldn't affect the promotion right? Thanks for all the suggestions! :)

05 May 2016

Total posts 534

That's a bit unclear. Some emails have a comment that says "Status Credits will not be earned on flight vouchers"

24 Oct 2010

Total posts 2370

That's correct, mviy. The T&Cs on the website don't mention flight vouchers, but they are listed as you've cited on emails sent by Qantas – so even if vouchers were excluded, there'd be some room to dispute that based on the website T&Cs.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 May 2015

Total posts 77

What I want to know is what exactly is a 'flight voucher'? Is it the same as a 'gift voucher?' And do Qantas mean that bonus status credits don't apply to the purchase of flight/gift vouchers (which don't earn status credits anyway). Or do they mean that flights booked using vouchers are not eligible? Very sloppy wording by Qantas if you ask me and I can see this causing a lot of confusion (not to mention draining a lot of support resources dealing with angry customers who miss out on the bonus credits).

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

31 Oct 2017

Total posts 6

Be careful if you use a voucher that was created as a result of cancelling a previous trip, and at the time you chose to receive a voucher rather than a refund. Those vouchers are tied to the original booking date and so you don't qualify for the DSC. I learnt that the hard way a few years back...

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

10 Aug 2015

Total posts 79

I bought a couple of gift vouchers, saw this then went back to go screen shot T&C but looks like it’s been updated. Says need to book and redeem within promo period. Gah!! I didn’t look through T&C initially.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

16 Dec 2011

Total posts 10

I’ve booked return to Denpasar for myself and my wife, just under $2.5k per person from Auckland, via Sydney. This offer gives us 800 SC each - Platinum for me, Gold for her. Sweet deal! This is because Bali gives the same number of SC as Beijing!

05 May 2016

Total posts 534

If you're willing to fly indirect then e.g. MEL-SYD-SIN will earn even more SCs, most likely at a better rate of $/SC.

My favourite domestic routes from MEL are MEL-SYD-OOL and MEL-BNE-CNS as I can do the return trip in one day (so no need for accommodation or taking leave). Indirect from Melbourne to places like Gold Coast and Cairns in Queensland offer good value.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

27 Jun 2013

Total posts 38

SYD -> BNE -> TSV J return = 400 SC and only $2400 or less with points plus pay. Leave at 7am on a Saturday and you’re back by 5ish. And you get a great hamburger for lunch at the Townsville Brewery. 😀

01 Feb 2018

Total posts 1

Ok so I booked on Monday to take advantage of the 50% bonus status credits offer. Can I now put this booking into credit and use it to rebook with the double status offer or will that not be classed as a ‘new booking’?

05 May 2016

Total posts 534

No. You need to cancel and create a new booking to get DSC. The PNR creation date is the key thing.

LA
LA

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

11 May 2014

Total posts 3

What if you book a trip now to take advantage of DSC for mid 2018, but later in the year you need to change the date of the trip (outbounb and inbound both).. the original ticket was booked with the DSC offer, but the change might happen in July say for a August booking.. does this still qualify for the DSC? As the original ticket was booked with this offer?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

22 Jan 2015

Total posts 71

So it seems the (inconvenient) one-stop trans-Tasman hops are still one of the better (and closer) status runs - just booked SYD/MEL/CHC/MEL/SYD for Queen's B'day in J for $1622 and rakes in 500 SC - for those interested, it also seems to be available for Easter for the same price.

05 May 2016

Total posts 534

To get 500 SC at least one of those flights would have to be not in the cheapest J bucket as (40 + 80 + 80 + 40) * 2 = 480

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

22 Jan 2015

Total posts 71

So as it turned out, Business Sale was about twice the price of Business Saver, so you end up earning 20 more SC for half the price :)

05 May 2016

Total posts 534

From MEL not quite as good a price but MEL/SYD/WLG/SYD/MEL seems to be a pretty good deal also getting 500 SC.

Shame it doesn't include JQ. They are one airline when it suits them, and two when it doesn't :)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Feb 2016

Total posts 28

  • Book an eligible Qantas operated flight between 1 February and 5 February 2018, for travel from 12 February 2018 to 20 January 2019.

  • If my flight departs Lax 19th or 20th Jan 2019 does that mean I wont get all the double status bonus as I land in Aus 2 days later then with domestic connections? Any suggestions?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

14 Oct 2016

Total posts 61

Whats up with the status credit earn CHC-BNE-SYD on qantas.com showing only 40SC earn for J class fares? Or is this just me?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 Jun 2015

Total posts 107

Thats been broken for a while. But i had issues with Q Business Rewards crediting. Had to call up and get it manually fixed. But status credits (double from last year) posted fine.

16 Jan 2018

Total posts 7

Sorry that I couldn't seem to find it in the fine prints other than the status credits wouldn't earn the bonus points for p1, but do double status count towards attaining p1 or even lifetime gold?

05 May 2016

Total posts 534

They should count towards attaining/retaining P1 and to Lifetime Status. There's nothing in the T&Cs to suggest that they wouldn't.

QF

11 Jul 2014

Total posts 342

Virgin just finished a promo on double status credits and now Qantas?? looks to me like there trying to make there balance sheets look good with advanced bookings.

Etihad - Etihad Guest

06 Apr 2012

Total posts 91

I think that Virgin Double Status Credits promo may only have been targeted to selected customers, whereas the Qantas offer is for all customers.

01 Feb 2018

Total posts 1

So I understand that vouchers are probably a no-go, but if I book Qantas flights through the Amex Travel portal with the intention of redeeming my $450 voucher would those flights be eligible for double status credits?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

28 Oct 2011

Total posts 352

Yes, they are commercial fares - Amex actually buys the tickets from Qantas, they are not award tickets from QF.

Yaf
Yaf

02 Nov 2012

Total posts 35

Recently Virgin ha d a Double Status Credits promo. I booked my flight a few hours before I registered and Double Status credits were given without asking

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

12 Apr 2017

Total posts 2

How did I miss the Virgin double status credits promo? Was this a targeted offer?

QF

11 Jul 2014

Total posts 342

I got an email stating book flights before midnight 31st of January to get double status credits with Virgin.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

06 May 2016

Total posts 33

Would points plus pay qualify for the DSC promo?

Etihad - Etihad Guest

06 Apr 2012

Total posts 91

Presumably the double-status credits offer also applys to Qantas flights operated by it's JetConnect subsidiary in New Zealand ?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

26 Jul 2016

Total posts 4

Am I right in reading the fine print in terms of it only being one flight allowed per person? That is, if I make multiple bookings within the stated timeframes it will only give me double status credits for the first flight?

"Each passenger can book multiple new bookings and be eligible for the offer"


It seem there are no limits to the number of fights you can take and have the double status credit bonus.

How long after the flight would the FF Points and SC be credited to your account? My QFF account anniversary is on the 31st March, if I take the return flight say 7 days prior to that would that be enough time?

05 May 2016

Total posts 534

The DSC can take as little as 2 business days after the standard status credits post but the T&Cs do say it can take up to 6 weeks.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

15 Feb 2017

Total posts 2

The "important information" at the bottom of the Qantas DSC email suggests that you wont receive double business status credits...instead normal business SC plus flex economy SC or am I reading this incorrectly?? - "The Status Bonus is applied to the actual Qantas Points earned when travelling in the Economy cabin. For travel in premium cabins, the Status Bonus is applied to the Flexible Economy earn rate"

'Status Bonus' is the extra frequent flyer points that Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One members earn, over and above what Bronze members would earn on the same fare and flight, and that's what's based on the flexible economy earn rate.

Double status credits is simply 2x the normal number of status credits earned.

21 Aug 2015

Total posts 90

Well just so typical of QF. they give VERY little away. 5 day window, pity if you booked last week, or can't finalise your dates until next week. And not all flights.

They are all commerce and so am I. The product is inferior to many other carriers, its more expensive and limited routes....so play the game, use them when you must then catch another carrier at lower prices, much better service and more modern aircraft..............777/350..............fully flat beds and crew that want to be there!

EdS
EdS

QF

21 Jul 2016

Total posts 37

I agree with an earlier corespondent.

I booked flights the day before so I will loose out. These short term promotions are just not worth it. I am not siiting patiently waiting for these offers before deciding where to travel.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Aug 2016

Total posts 55

There is a trick to this DSC offer that can be created through a TA, but you need a friendly one. Fight club rules ;)

02 Feb 2018

Total posts 1

Would love to know. Besides, you never talk about fight club....

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

09 Jul 2016

Total posts 4

Re vouchers, I was considering buying vouchers to be used later to book a flight but checked out the conditions on the e-mail from Qantas, copied here "Status Credits will not be earned on flight vouchers"

QFF

03 Sep 2014

Total posts 11

not amused, received a 50% offer 2 weeks ago, and booked, now the double offer.

05 May 2016

Total posts 534

Based on the history of the last few years it was expected there'd be a good chance of a global DSC offer early this year. It did come a bit sooner than expected (I thought it'd maybe come a month or two later than what it did), but there's never any guarantees.

02 Feb 2018

Total posts 5

Seems like a great deal...except the Qantas new multi-flight booking engine is so full of faults that should have been ironed out in testing. I have spent hours trying to book a flight and NO GO because the booking engine can't cope. Completely jacked off and I've let Qantas know in no uncertain terms...without any blasphemy...just...

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Feb 2017

Total posts 1

Great that Qantas offers this, but... why make the 5-day period over a weekend? It means 2 less work days to arrange business flights (as customers have to be contacted in most cases). Is there likely to be another double credit offer later in the year?

05 May 2016

Total posts 534

Last year there was a targeted (i.e. only open to those who got the email) offer in September. QF may/may not do one later in the year and if it happens it may be targeted and you might not be targeted.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

12 Jan 2015

Total posts 5

An important condition to note is: The Status Bonus is applied to the actual Qantas Points earned when travelling in the Economy cabin. For travel in premium cabins, the Status Bonus is applied to the Flexible Economy earn rate. For travel on eligible American Airlines® flights, the Status Bonus is applied to the base rate.

This condition was outlined in the promo email from qantas distributed yesterday, I also confirmed this with an agent in frequent flyer today.

As covered above, 'Status Bonus' is the extra frequent flyer points that Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One members earn, over and above what Bronze members would earn on the same fare and flight, and that's what's based on the flexible economy earn rate.

Double status credits is simply 2x the normal number of status credits earned.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

12 Jan 2015

Total posts 5

The 50% offer in December was better as it applied to the base rate across the fare type booked.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 Mar 2013

Total posts 152

Much appreciated David & Chris. ...and my good friends in the AUSBT Community I'm interested in 'bang for your buck'.


From SYD where could you go, against a reasonable budget, to get your best return on the DSC promo? I know there are some of you out there who have done some serious R&D.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

02 Feb 2018

Total posts 6

Thanks for pointitng out that it has to be a qantas operated flight as I was going to go BNE to MUC on the QF8xxx flights.

If I make a booking with a Qantas operated flight and a code share, I should just earn double on the Q operated, ie having a code share flight on the booking doesn't preclude you from double SC on qantas flights?

Cheers

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 Jul 2012

Total posts 9

Can someone please explain what this condition means on the bottom of the email that was sent by Qantas.

"

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The Status Bonus is applied to the actual Qantas Points earned when travelling in the Economy cabin. For travel in premium cabins, the Status Bonus is applied to the Flexible Economy earn rate. For travel on eligible American Airlines® flights, the Status Bonus is applied to the base rate.

I have spoken to the Qantas booking line and they told me if I book a business class fare, you don't get double the business status credits. The double status only allows to the Flexible Economy rate. Are you sure that a SYD-HKG business airfare on discount would earn 480 points. I can see that you get 240 for the return flight but I am not sure if you get double that. If that is the case, it is not worth booking business class

Can anyone please confirm??

24 Oct 2010

Total posts 2370

As Chris Chamberlin has explained in comments above, the 'status bonus' is for extra frequent flyer points based on your frequent flyer status (eg a Platinum will earn more points than a Gold) – it's not the same thing as status credits. We'd better add this to the article to help minimise such confustion :)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

02 Feb 2018

Total posts 6

gmicari.

The reference is in relation to the part saying

Fly up to Platinum Fly more to experience Platinum membership with a Status Bonus~ of 100% more Qantas Points on eligible flights, as well as access to over 600 additional lounges worldwide, including Qantas First^.

If you travel on a business class fare your status bonus of 50% extra points for silver, 75% for gold and 100% platinum applies to the flexible economy rate not the business earn rate.

As per https://www.qantas.com/fflyer/dyn/flying/tier-benefits

Nothing to do with the status credits as status bonus is extra points for holding a higher FF status.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

12 Jan 2015

Total posts 5

Thanks Chris and David. This makes sense.

24 Oct 2010

Total posts 2370

Yeah, and the terminology is a bit confusing, easy to see how people can get worried when they see that fine print!

22 May 2011

Total posts 59

If I book a fare this week and cancel for a voucher to be used at a later date, will that flight get double status credits?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 Jul 2012

Total posts 9

Thanks for clearing this up. Someone should tell the operators on the Qantas booking line. They were the ones who were telling me you dont get double status credits. Also apologies for not fully reading all comments. If I did I would have seen Chris's answer before sending my query.
Keep up the great work !!

02 Feb 2018

Total posts 1

If you make a booking to get the benefit of the bonus but later change the schedule (e.g. leave a day later) but keep the same ticket, do you still get the bonus?

Qantas - P1 Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Apr 2013

Total posts 43

To answer Graystoke: Yes, you can change the booking. If you read the terms and conditions, the wording is not that clear. However, I have rang QANTAS and they were quite clear. So long as the flights occur within the bonus period, you will be OK. I have done this.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Dec 2016

Total posts 15

Does booking with “Book Now, Pay Later” within the promotion period work for the double SCs?

I just contacted Qantas and they said it has to be a paid and confirmed ticket so it looks like you can’t use book now pay later.

24 Mar 2012

Total posts 2

I have booked the rest of my flights for the foreseeable future (and to save my status) which is great except... I was foolish and booked a SYD-CHC with the return on EK with QF# (caveat emptor...). And have two problems now as that flight ticketed on the 6 Feb (I made it at 11:50pm AEDT in a panic) even though all others have 5 Feb on their tickets.

1. If I cancel and use the credit to rebook on the QF metal, would I get the DSC? Seems from mern2001 I could...
2. If so can I argue the date as the 5 Feb so as to be eligible for said DSC?

Sincerely,
A newly converted fine-print scourer.

13 Feb 2018

Total posts 1

Hi guys, I wonder if someone can help me out please? I booked a flexible flight to Hamilton Island for a few weeks out and need to change the dates, if i change for a few weeks later? as i am changing the booking, will i still get double status credits? or lose that offer? Thanks in advance,

27 Nov 2016

Total posts 13

I am an idiot, well at the least not an expert yet in booking smart for SC purposes! During the double SC I booked a trans tasman flight through QF but of course I booked an out and back in a day so now I realise it is in fact Emirates operated. I am presuming from reading this thread that it does not attract double SC. It is business so I am wondering whether I would be better to cancel it & either just use it in my new membership year which is just 3 months away or add to it and do a Bali or Jakarta weekend run perhaps - any suggestions? It will be a push and require a little extra domestic travel but I maybe able to make my annual number without this flight. Thoughts?

24 May 2018

Total posts 3

Last year the DSC were credited to my account 2 days after I've finished my travel. This year it's been more than 6 weeks but still no DSC. Emailed to Qantas FF with all evidences (registration and booking emails, boarding passes, etc.) but no reply so far. Does anyone else have the same situation?

18 Jul 2018

Total posts 1

I had the same issue until I rang up to check earlier today. I booked business class return fares from Brisbane to Paris on QF ticketed flights but didn't realise they were operated by Emirates. I specified to CTM they needed to be QF flights, but this didn't translate to QF "metal". Majorly pi$$ed off after being a Gold QFF for quite a few years. I feel duped, and am happy to be flying Air Canada to Vancouver (for less money) after Christmas this year. *not-happy-Jan*

You had better check if this is the same reason why you haven't been credited the DSC...

24 May 2018

Total posts 3

Thanks SamPak. I finally got my DSC credited to my account after sending another follow up email to them in early June. It's been 10 weeks since I've finished my travel in late March. They didn't give any reason for the delay so I guess my file just got buried under a pile of other files? Haha, anyway, I'm happy for extending my gold for another year now. :)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

31 Jul 2018

Total posts 6

2016 double status credits promo was in April, 2017 in March and 2018 promo in February. Hopefully following a pattern, 2019's will be in January...? Anyone know how and when they decide to do a promo like this if they are?


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