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Qantas offering double status credits for Frequent Flyer members

By David Flynn     Filed under: qantas, Qantas Frequent Flyer, status credits

About to make a Qantas booking? Check your email first, because you could end up scoring twice as many status credits on your trip – and wing your way faster to earning Gold or Platinum status (or keeping your current status for the next 12 months of your membership).

Qantas sent out the first email blast advising Frequent Flyer members of the promotion this afternoon, although it's not open to everyone.

Here's the skinny on the The Red Roo's red hot offer:

  • It applies to domestic and international flights on Qantas
  • Domestic flights must be booked and travel taken from April 1 through to June 30, 2012
  • However, international flights can also be taken from August 1 to August 31 (but not July)
  • You need to click a link in the email to register for the promotion any time through to June 30 – if you don't register you won't earn the extra points
  • Any Seat Awards bookings are eligible and will earn you double points
  • There also also some restrictions on the class of ticket which is eligible for the deal, so if you get the email read the fine print and make sure you're not booking in an invalid ticket class. (Click here for our plain English explanation of booking classes.)

Coincidentally (or perhaps not), Virgin Australia is also running a double status credits promotion for travel booked and flown from March 27 to June 30.

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1 on 4/4/12 by mattdc

Will ASA's count as well? Was about to book one of those. I'm sure the answer will be no, but I thought I might ask. 

2 on 4/4/12 by Dorian_A

Are we sure the offer is only for travel booked after registration?   T&Cs state "new bookings made between 1 April and 30 June 2012, for Domestic travel commenced between 1 April and 30 June 2012"  - but doesn't specifiy that booking have to be after registration.  I've got five sectors (MEL-SYD, SYD-CBR, CBR-MEL, MEL-PER and PER-MEL) that were booked this week (but before the e=mail landed.

1 on 4/4/12 by David

Looking back at the email, it's a bit open to interpretation: the letter states

Take advantage of this offer:

• Simply register and book by 30 June 2012• Fly on any eligible* Qantas International or Domestic flight (i.e. with a QF flight number on your ticket where Status credits are normally earned) from April through June 2012 as well as August 2012 for International travel.

Which implies a 1-2 process – register first, then book.

T&C also states "You must register for this offer ... by 30 June 2012 to be eligible for this offer" – but that doesn't call out any register-before-booking situation.

We'll check on this with QF tomorrow.

2 on 5/4/12 by David

Hey Dorian - just checked with QFF and they say that registration can happen any time up to June 30, so yes, any bookings made from now are valid for the double status credit deal as long as you don't forget to register later! Article now updated to reflect that, thanks for flagging it!

3 on 5/4/12 by Al

I no longer fly Qantas, use Virgin for all domestic, but still got this email from them. Spoke to a few mates who are QFFs, a mix of silver and gold, none of them received it. No idea what QF's selection criteria is!

1 on 6/4/12 by wdeguara

I'm a Gold FF with Qantas but did not get the double points/credits offer.  I'm also Gold with Virgin - and I did receive their corresponding double points/credits offer.  Just so happens I'm about to book a return flight to NYC next week.  So I guess I'll be going Virgin ....

 

4 on 5/4/12 by conpt

I am flying to EU next week on QF and haven't received the email. Called the QFF centre this morning and was told that it was targeted marketing to a "small" selection of 200,000 members who needed double points to acheieve their tier. She went to say that as I have already achieved gold, I do not fit that criteria, but the tone suggested that she actually meant "stopping annoying me and go eat d**k!!"

1 on 5/4/12 by Al

That sounds like a lame excuse made up on the spot! How does the QF call centre lady know they need "double status credits" to retain their tier? It all depends on what flights you take and what class you travel in. Sure, she might know that I need 200 SCs to retain Gold for example but how does that translate into me needing "double status credits"? The whole 'double' thing is neither here nor there.

2 on 5/4/12 by AirportAddict

Ring QF again and you might get someone different that is a bit kinder...

5 on 13/6/12 by spinoza

Hi, hopefully someone will know the answer to this question!

The fine print in the email says: "International travel commenced between 1 April and 30 June 2012 or 1 August and 31 August 2012"

I'm departing in June but returning in July. Would you read that as me getting double status credits for both trips?

Thanks!

 

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