Making the most of the Qantas Double Status Credit promotion


As I have reported in another article, Qantas have released a Double Status Credits offer. In this article, I will take a look at considerations you should pay attention to if you want to take advantage of the offer.

Terms and Conditions

It is really important that you read and understand the terms and conditions of the promotion. First up, you need to register your Qantas Frequent Flyer number for the promotion.

Once you have done that, the most important things are ensuring you book during the booking period, travel during the right time-frame, and make sure you book an eligible flight.

To reiterate, for the current Double Status Credit offer:

  • Registration: You must register for the promotion at this link
  • Booking Period: 18 – 25 February, 2019 (offer extended)
  • Travel Period: between 25 February and 31 August 2019
  • Eligible Flights: Qantas marketed and operated flights

What is your plan?

People taking advantage of a Double Status Credit offer, generally have a reason for doing so. For most, it will be to attain a status level there normal flying would not allow them to attain. For some, it may be the last little bit to get to a lifetime status level.

Whatever the case, consider which status level you want, and how many status credits you need to get there.

Flight Options

Of course, if you are going to go down the path of a status run, you will want it to be as cheap as you can get it. The usual measure is to work out, for a given flight, how much each ‘Status Credit’ is costing you. If the ‘Status Run’ is not from your home city, then you will need to factor in any costs in getting to the departure point of your ticket.

The following tables shows the costs for some flights during a search at the time of writing. As some of these are sale fares, they may not be available at the time you wish to book.

I will update this table is any new interesting options are found.

Route Class Cost SC earn Cost per SC
Gold Coast – Bali
Via Melbourne (Return)
Business 2,269 360 (720) $3.15
Darwin – Auckland
Via Sydney (Return)
Business 1,850 320 (640) $2.89
Adelaide – Denpasar
Via Melbourne (Return)
Business 2,361 320 (640) $3.68
Perth – Christchurch
Via Melbourne (Return)
Business 2,774 330 (660) $4.20
Hobart – Noumea
Via Melbourne and Sydney(Return)
(*Caution beware codeshare on Air Calin on some days)
Business 2,295 280 (560) $3.74


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About Author

Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.