Fancy a fast track to elite Qantas Frequent Flyer status? From time to time, Qantas releases public double status credit offers.

A double status credit offer could be your key to unlocking perks like lounge access, extra baggage allowance, priority upgrades and more. Read on to find out how you can participate.

History of Qantas double status credit offers

In 2016 and 2017, Qantas released one public double status credit offer, early in the year. This all changed in 2018. So far this year, Qantas has released an unprecedented three public double status credit offers. The offer current history is:

  • February 2018
  • August 2018
  • October 2018

We can’t be sure when the next Qantas double status credit offer will be released, but we’ll be the first to let you know!

How to take advantage of the latest Qantas double status credit offer

The three most recent offers run by Qantas have required travellers to:

  1. Register for the offer on a specific promotion page (note that all passengers in each booking need to register separately to earn double status credits).
  2. Book an eligible Qantas operated flight for travel (usually, flights operated by other carriers are excluded from the double status credits).
  3. Travel, then wait for your double status credits to be credited (this should happen up to six weeks after travel).

Some restrictions do apply – including the ineligibility of travel undertaken for Australian Federal Government purposes. The full list of terms and conditions, plus a detailed FAQ, can be found on the registration page.

Our tips on the best Qantas operated routes to maximise double status credit earn

At the time of writing, business class fares on the following Qantas operated routes could offer good value for a Qantas status run:

  • Wellington to Darwin in business class
  • Auckland or selected Australian cities to Beijing, with competitive business sale return fares currently available
  • Auckland or selected Australian cities to Jakarta and Bali via cheap ‘midweek’ business deals
  • Auckland / Wellington to Gold Coast.

Routes operated by other carriers

While Qantas double status credit offers generally only apply to Qantas operated flights, there are a number of routes, operated by other carriers, which can boost your status credit haul quickly, even without a promotion to leverage. These include:

  • Malaysia Airlines intra-Asia routes that transit in Kuala Lumpur (ex Bangkok fares are popular and can be purchased cheaply)
  • Emirates business and first class flights from Sydney to Christchurch, and
  • Adding ‘Max’ Bundles to Jetstar fares.

We’d encourage you to check out the Qantas sale fare page for other options that may represent a good value proposition for your travel needs.

Will you look to take advantage of the next Qantas double status credit promotion?