Qantas launches a new round of ‘fast track’ to Gold status match


Qantas has launched a new round of its Gold Fast Track Offer. Once again, Qantas has its sight set on the Frequent Flyers of over a dozen airlines.

The Fast Track offer works pretty much the same way as the previous version of the offer.  For the most part, it is just the qualifying dates that have changed.

This time around, the challenge is running from 1 December 2021 to 28 February 2022. If you are accepted into the challenge, you can lock in Gold Status by earning 100 status credits in that three-month period. This compares quite favourably with the 700 status credits you normally need to earn during your membership year.

Note that the best you can do is Gold, regardless of the status you have in the other airline.

Applying for the Fast Track

In order to apply for the Fast Track offer, you first need to ensure you have status in an airline Qantas is willing to consider. The following table lists these

Qualifying Airline Eligible status
Air Canada – Aeroplan
  • 50K
  • 75K
  • Super Elite
Air China – Phoenix Miles
  • Gold
  • Platinum
Air India Flying Returns
  • Golden Edge Club
  • The Maharajah Club
Air New Zealand Airpoints
  • Gold
  • Elite
ANA – Mileage Club
  • Platinum
  • Diamond
Asiana Airlines Asiana Club
  • Diamond
  • Diamond Plus
  • Platinum
Delta – Skymiles
  • Gold Medallion
  • Platinum Medallion
  • Diamond Medallion
Eva Air Infinity MileageLands
  • Gold Card
  • Diamond Card
Etihad – Guest
  • Gold
  • Platinum
Korean Air – Skypass
  • Morning Calm Premium Club Card
  • Million Miler Club Card
Shenzhen Airlines PhoenixMiles
  • PhoenixMiles Gold
  • PhoenixMiles Platinum
Singapore Airlines – KrisFlyer
  • KrisFlyer Elite Gold
  • PPS Club
  • Solitaire PPS Club
South African Airways SAA Voyager
  • Gold
  • Platinum
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
  • Royal Orchid Plus Gold
  • Royal Orchid Plus Platinum
United Airlines – MileagePlus
  • Premier Gold
  • Premier Platinum
  • Premier 1K
Virgin Australia – Velocity
  • Velocity Gold
  • Velocity Platinum


If you have one of these, then collect together your documentation, and head over to the Qantas website to register an expression of interest.

How long have you got?

The first step of the process is to apply. You will need to do this between 15 November 2021 and 30 November 2021.

If you’re successful, the challenge will be kick off on 1 December 2021. You’ll then have three months, from 1   December  2021 to 28 February 2022, to earn those 100 status credits.


It’s definitely interesting that Qantas has relaunched this offer now. perhaps given previous rounds of the offer were affected by lockdowns, they thought it was worth running again.

It is a good offer. 100 Status Credits should be achievable for many, while at the same time keeping the tire kickers at bay.

For further information, refer to the Qantas promotion page for the offer.




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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.