Qantas has rolled out a new round of status support targetted at Platinum and Platinum One members with a status expiry date of July, August or September 2023. The new support measure will make it easier for these members to retain their status.
Status Support Details
The basics of the new measure are that Platinum and Platinum One members with an expiry date of July, August or September 2023 will require 20% less status credits to retain their status. For Platinum members, the usual requirement of 4 flights on Qantas will need to be achieved.That means:
- Eligible Platinum One members. These members will need to earn a total of 2,880 Status Credits (normally 3,600). Of these, at least 2,160 (normally 2,700) need to come from flying on Qantas marketed flights on or before their membership year date
- Eligible Platinum members. These members will need to earn 960 Status Credits (normally 1,200). In addition, the requirement to have a least four eligible Qantas group flights will remain.
As with previous round of status support, there is no need for members to take any action. Qantas will process the extensions automatically if they achieve the requirements.
Silver and Gold Members
Qantas says that it is only extending status support to Platinum and Platinum One members. If you are Gold or Silver, you will need to ensure that you achieve the usual requirements.
The reasoning for this appears to be twofold. Firstly, Qantas recognises that the international network had not fully recovered in during July, August and September 2022. This impacted on the ability of frequent flyers to earn status credits. Secondly, Platinum and Platinum One members require significantly more status credits to retain their status.
Further information may be found on the Qantas Status Support page