Qantas is rolling out another status extension offer to its members. This time around, it applies to members with a membership date between July 2022 and December 2022.
If you are in Australia or New Zealand, you can get a status extension simply by booking one eligible flight by your membership anniversary date. You can book to fly anytime through until December 2022.
This builds on the previous announcements that covered the period January 2022 – June 2022. Even better, the rules have been updated for those members, allowing the flight to be taken anytime in 2022.
It means anyone with an expiry date in 2022 can get a status extension by simply taking one flight.
Status Extension 2022
As a result of the changes, all members with an expiry date in 2022 are able to get a status extension through to 2023. In order to get the extension, you need to
- be an eligible member with Platinum One, Platinum, Gold, or Silver Qantas Frequent Flyer status
- have a status end date between 31 January and 31 December 2022 (which would have been all members with status)
- make a new booking for at least one eligible flight. You will need to book between
- 11 August 2021 and your status end date for January – June 2022 members
- 28 February 2022 and your status end date for July – December 2022 members
In order to take advantage of this promotion, you need to book an eligible flight. These are
- Any Qantas operated flight with a QF flight number, or
- Any Qantas Points earning Jetstar international booking with a JQ flight number including Jetstar flights within New Zealand (JQ), Jetstar Japan (GK) and Jetstar Asia (3K) flights. Jetstar domestic flights within Australia are ineligible.
Status Credit Rollover
If you meet the requirements of the extension, Qantas will also roll over some, or all, of the status credits you earned in your membership year. The rules around this are consistent with the previously announced extensions.
That is, you can rollover your eligible Status Credits earned in your membership year. This roll-over will still be capped to a maximum of at least 40% of the Status Credits needed to retain your tier. The caps are
|40% cap for rollover||Platinum One||Platinum||Gold||Silver|
|Status Credits||1,800 SCs||500 SCs||250 SCs||100 SCs|
It’s good to see Qantas extend the status extension offer for members with a membership date between July and December 2022. While they have had increasing opportunities to take flights, for the most part, things aren’t back to normal. That said, it is more generous than I was expecting.
For further information, refer to the Qantas Status Support pages