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UPDATE 21/2: Qantas has just extended this offer until 25 February.

Status runners rejoice - Qantas has just released it's first double status credits offer of 2019!

How to earn Qantas double status credits

The Qantas double status credit offer could be your key to unlocking perks like lounge access, extra baggage allowance, priority upgrades and more. To participate in the offer, you simply need to:

  1. Log in and register by 11.59pm (AEDT) 25 February 2019 (note that all passengers in each booking need to register separately)

  2. Make a new booking between 18 and 25 February 2019, for travel between 25 February and 31 August 2019 on any Qantas operated flight with a QF flight number.

  3. Travel, then wait for your double status credits to be credited

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email to confirm you have registered for this double Status Credits offer.

You are able to make multiple bookings to earn double Status Credits during the promotion. A range of restrictions apply, however, so be sure to check out the terms and conditions on the offer page before you book.

Need some inspiration on Qantas status run routes? Check out our round up of top Qantas status runs here: https://thechampagnemile.com.au/qantas-status-run/

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  • +4 votes

    Ooh yeah. Waiting for this to book business to NY in May, this is great timing.

    Confirmed I got the email straight after registration.

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    Has anyone had experience of how long they typically take to award the additional status credits after flying? T&Cs say up to 6 weeks, which would be after my membership year unfortunately…

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      It's a mixed bag, unfortunately. Sometimes they hit within 24 hours and other times it can take the full 6 weeks (or worse, require chasing).

      • +1 vote

        Really? For me it's usually within 2-3 days. Can't think of a time when it was longer.

        @northshore, call them and check but I am fairly certain these apply from the date of the flight. They are always dated on the day you flew rather than the day they appeared in your account.

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          It was 6 weeks on the dot for me once and then 2-3 days the next promo. I think you're right about when it applies though.

    • +1 vote

      They can take months and a big fight, or 2-3 days.

      In any case, the status credits will be "back-dated" with an effective date on the date that the flight was taken. So you'll still qualify under the membership year when the flight was taken.

      • +1 vote

        This was my understanding as well. I've found the FF membership arm to be pretty reasonable on these sorts of things.

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          @Seraphin7 I’ve found them quite unreasonable about these sort of things, but back dating in this specific scenario seems logical. If in doubt, I’d call up first and check.

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      I've got these on the next day usually. But it does say 6 weeks so mayb it will. that said. b2dz is right though. U have earned by the date that you fly so if it doesn't come on time, you should give them a call.

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      Last year mine generally appeared within a couple of days.

  • +1 vote

    The status run on your site is a great way to become gold, but good luck finding the flights for $1406. Cheapest I could find for just Sydney to Noumea is $900+ each way on a Business Saver fare. Looks like I'll have to follow the advice and become friends with the multi-stop tool…

    • +3 votes

      This guys is dreaming or on drugs, how did he get 8 J class flights for $1400? A single business Syd to Bne is $800 alone

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        Hi all, my Noumea status run was undertaken last year and I can confirm the pricing and routing I specified in my post was 100% correct. If you don't want to take my word for it, Google will throw up quite a few other testimonials from travellers who have done the same thing. As an example, here's a write up from David Flynn from AUSBT describing how he did the same thing: http://www.executivestyle.com.au/the-fastest-way-to-earn-you...

        Sadly, the pricing on jaunts to Noumea is no longer as sharp as it used to be, which is why we haven't featured it in our round up of status runs to book for this promotion. One of the best options we've found at the moment is Wellington to Melbourne (via Sydney) which delivers 480 status credits at under $2.50 per SC. PLO-ADL-CHC return is also worth looking at, along with runs into DPS where you can ad multiple domestic sectors.

  • +1 vote

    Is it double status points on top of the say, gold 75% status bonus?

    • +7 votes

      The gold 75% bonus is a bonus on Qanats points (is, mileage points) earned, whereas the double status credits offer is on status credits. So it has no bearing on the 75% points bonus, as they relate to different things. Both bonuses would apply if you were gold, but there isn't 200% x 175% if that's what you mean since the 200% is on status credits and 175% is on Qantas points.

    • +1 vote

      Not sure why you were negged for asking a question. Have an upvote.

      • +1 vote

        I didn’t neg, but I get it - the question was asked about points not status. Charity was confusing the two.

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    If it is operated Emirates, but with a QF number, is it still qualified for the double status credits?

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    I've got some travel coming up but haven't nailed down the dates yet.
    If I book a flex fare now, will I be able to change it later and still get the double status credits?

    • +1 vote

      Yes, but only if changed dates still lie inside the promotion period.

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        Id check this, last time I looked at thbe T&C any changed (Flexi or no) you wont be able to keep the points and std points apply. Unless that was the specific promo I was reading,

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    Has anyone booked through the Amex Travel portal in the past and used their Travel Credit for the promo? I'm guessing the payment method shouldn't even matter but just wanted to double check..

    • +1 vote

      I did this last week with virgin DSC and got them if it helps

    • +3 votes

      You’ll get the double status credits as long as you meet all the other criteria.

      The method with which you book the flights doesn’t matter. Can be qantas.com, Amex Travel, Expedia, etc.

    • +1 vote

      I have done this. No issues. Same for booking through a corporate TA. Provided the flight would normally earns SCs (and you follow the Ts and Cs), the booking channel is irrelevant. Go nuts.

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    EdiT: Meant to reply to other comment.

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    Just booked flights last week dammit!

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    Strange how its not advertised on the Qantas home page.

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    Just registered, thanks OP.
    I wonder if I change my exist booking today (booked in Nov 18), will I get double status credit by any chance.

  • +1 vote

    I wonder why the "What do bonus Status Credits count towards?" FAQ is deliberately silent on it counting towards lifetime status. I know from past offers that my bonus status credits do count towards lifetime status.

    Maybe they're trying to avoid drawing attention to the fact that their Qantas Titanium card is crap and that the 20% bonus status credits offered on that card does not count towards lifetime status?

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      I've had the reverse where our lifetime tally has indeed jumped on the double SC promo (I have a family member I'm tracking so do watch this one). Where it hasn't added is to the Bonus 500SC target (we don't track P1 status).

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        I agree with you. My lifetime tally has definitely gone up from status as well. I'm more curious why they deliberately chose not to say that it counts for lifetime and I reckon it's because of their awful Qantas Titanium credit card offering.

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      Double status promos have counted towards lifetime status earn for me. Might be some other issue?

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        It's definitely counted as well for me. I'm saying it's their Qantas Titanium credit card which offers 20% status credit bonuses on flights booked on it - those status credits don't count towards lifetime. So I'm wondering whether Qantas is trying to avoid calling out that the double SC promo counts towards lifetime to draw attention away from the fact that their credit card offering is crap.

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          They didn't. It was like this on previous promos as well, before the "Titanium" card was released.

          But yes, the status creds count toward lifetime status.

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    If I'm flying on Monday Feb 25, is there any point trying to go for this? Booked tickets ages ago :(

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    Has anyone calculated the minimum cost to hit Gold from this? Business class returns to NZ fro Syd are still around $1500 and you only earn 160 status points.

    Found return to Rio from Syd is about $1300 in economy and it should earn 200 status

  • +3 votes

    Gaah
    These always seem to appear about a week after I have to fly for work.
    It's a conspiracy I tell you! 😁😏

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    Cluld anyone that usually book flex (instead of saver) advise on the below:

    I'm thinking of buying a status run flight before August (my expiry month), but my schedule always changes cause of work
    - if I cancel, last minute because I racked up enough status to retain gold in work trips in the months prior, do I get back full refund and completely no hidden fees?
    - if I change travel dates last minute and still take the flight, it says I have to pay fare difference, but would this be flex or saver prices that they look at for the difference?
    - is flex even worth it if you know your 99% gonna change dates? The difference from saver is usually already 30% more so when it comes closer to the date wouldn't the prices be insane and make changing ticket dates super exp?

    Thank you

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      Have a read of this article

      Essentially:

      • Qantas lets you get a credit voucher for free, or a full cash refund with a $99 fee for Economy Flex at least.
      • The fare difference will be on whatever fare you currently have. i.e. Flex compared to Flex, Saver compared to Saver
      • Flex can be worth it if you change your dates well in advance, but yes if it's a last minute change to a last minute flight, it'll most likely be pricey.
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    Did anyone get this "delivered as part of my targeted Qantas 50% bonus offer" mentioned on the OPs status run link?

    https://thechampagnemile.com.au/qantas-status-run/

    Does this really exist , any clues hot to get it?

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    If I buy a QANTAS issued ticket on an Emirates flight, does this count for the double status miles or do I have to be on a Qantas plane? Thank you!

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    Any suggestions?
    I need 130 SC from BNE to hit gold.
    Rollover is 31/03/2019

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    1000+ SC’s CMB-SIN-MEL-AKL RT for about $2300. All QF flight numbers but only double sc on the SIN-MEL-AKL legs.

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    Does anyone know if this will double jetstar status credits also?

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    I will be 50sc short this year of retaining Gold. Any suggestions for status runs out of NTL?

  • +1 vote

    960 status credits (after DSC) for $2442 return doing CNS-BNE-MEL-DPS return in Business Saver.

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    I will be 5SC short for gold, anyone know if Qantas will be generous enough to give me gold anayway?

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      Unless you already have it, not likely. And even then that is hit and miss if you beg. So if you think you will be travelling in your next year (and not flying in business or greater), then get those 5 SCs. Gold is a great sweet spot especially if flying international. Plus using points for flights results in better outcomes. Just do it.

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      If you're that close to Gold, you may as well take the cheapest 1 way flight that you can find for a minimum of 10sc.

      Why take the risk?

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    @The Champagne Mile
    This has just been extended until the 25th according to an email from Qantas

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