Im looking for some advise from the community, many of you have had experience on this already and might be able to give direction.
So my Flight Details are as follows:
Sydney - Tokyo (On Qantas)
Fare type: Sale
All my flights are still 'Confirmed' on the Qantas app although I believe they should be cancelled at some point from what's being said on the news (Qantas not doing any international flights until end of May).
I bought this flight via AMEX Travel using the $450 travel credit (Upon signing up for the AMEX Ultimate Card)
The travel credit is non refundable if i cancel the flight. But they are okay to credit the whole fare if I use the current Qantas offer (Credit before 31 March).
But with that option, i need to have booked and travelled within one year of booking (Which is late October), Which doesn't give much flexibility given the current situation.
Other option I was given was they would reinstate the $450 credit voucher if the flight got cancelled (Which it isn't atm) and the rest of the fare should be refunded (But i heard otherwise on other forums - credit only even if flight gets cancelled).
If the $450 is reinstated, it'll have an expiry date of 1 year from receiving the credit back, which gives more flexibiltiy.
The flight was about $750 so i was hoping to get the most back or the most flexibility. Im not sure if it would be advisable to wait past the 31 March as their policy might be changing again.
My Question is:
Will my flight get the 'Cancelled' status at some point or not? If so, how early or late would that possibly be assuming we know its not meant to fly anyway?
Any advice on what would be best?