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Qantas Double Status Credits Are Back In February 2024

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Tom Goward | 21/02/2024

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Qantas Frequent Flyers can send their status soaring from today, as the airline loyalty scheme launches another Double Status Credits promotion. These offers typically pop up yearly, and are loved by loyalty diehards as an easier way to progress through Qantas’ Status tiers.

For the next seven days, until 27th February 2024, members who book any Qantas flight across the airline’s regional, domestic or international network will be offered a choice of either Double Status Credits or Double Qantas Points. Frequent Flyers can register for the offer and select their preference via the Qantas App.

Thanks to the latest Double Status Credit offer, you could upgrade to Silver with fifteen Economy flights between Sydney and Melbourne, or four in Business Class. Qantas Gold status could be unlocked with a return Business Class trip to Los Angeles.

During the most recent promotion in 2023, Qantas reports that one member used the opportunity to preplan their travel and book 68 flights, earning a whopping 12,300 Status Credits. That’s enough to jump from zero status to top-tier Platinum One more than three times over.

A spokesperson for Qantas told Flight Hacks that Double Status Credit offers are always eagerly awaited and highly anticipated.

“Our members tell us that Double points and status credits is one of their favourite offers of the year. It helps fast track their progress to a higher status tier, which in turn unlocks additional benefits when they are travelling,” the statement reads.

“For those who choose Double Qantas Points, it can provide them with a future trip, help with an upgrade to a premium seat on their next flight, or give them a shopping spree for anything from a new handbag to the latest noise cancelling headphones from Qantas Marketplace.”

Qantas A380 seen from Qantas First Class Lounge Sydney

Qantas Double Status Credits Or Points – February 2024

Qantas Frequent Flyers are able to choose to earn either Double Qantas Points or Double Status Credits in the airline’s latest promotion. Simply make your choice of reward and book a Qantas-operated flight before 11:59pm AEDT on 27th February 2024.

You can book as many flights as you’d like under the offer, for travel between 28 February 2024 to 14 February 2025. Remember that eligible flights are those operated by Qantas that would usually earn Status Credits.

Each passenger in a booking will need to make their selection separately. If you are a Qantas Points Club member, you’ll also earn Double Status Credits (if selected) on reward seat bookings.

As always, bonus Status Credits earned will not count towards any Loyalty Bonus, Platinum Bonus Reward, Platinum One Bonus Reward or Status Accelerator/Challenge.

How Do I Activate Double Qantas Status Credits?

Step 1: Make your choice of reward from the Qantas App. As long as you’re logged in and using the latest update, there will be a popup on the homepage. If not, click here to register online.

Step 2: Book an eligible Qantas flight by 11.59pm AEDT on 27th February 2024, for travel between 28th February 2024 and 14th February 2025.

Step 3: You should receive an email confirmation of your choice of reward.

Offer History: Qantas Double Status Credits

Before you take advantage of the current offer, it’s worth knowing what Qantas has previously offered. Here’s when Qantas Frequent Flyer recently offered double status credits;

  • February 2024 (choose Double points or status credits)
  • March 2023 (choose Double points or status credits)
  • March 2022 (choose Double points or status credits)
  • May 2021 (Points Club and Points Club Plus members only)
  • May 2021 (Trans-Tasman flights only)
  • March 2021
  • February 2020
  • April 2019 (Qantas Business Rewards members only)
  • February 2019
  • October 2018
  • August 2018
  • February 2018

FAQ’s: Qantas Double Status Credits 2024

How many flights can I book?

You can book as many flights you’d like under the offer, for travel between 28 February 2024 to 14 February 2025.

What about Qantas Business Rewards members?

Qantas Business Rewards members can register their business account separately for Double Qantas Points on flights.

Can I earn Double Status Credits on reward bookings?

No. Unless you’re a Points Club or Points Club Plus member.

Are codeshare flights eligible? 

No. Your flight needs to be operated by Qantas and have a QF flight number. There’s one exception this year, which is for Qantas flights that are operated by Finnair, these flights are: QF291, QF292, QF295 and QF296.

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    • Hey Chris, yes, travel agent bookings will qualify, as long as your agent books an eligible flight. Keep in mind though, many travel agents are useless if your flight is cancelled or rescheduled, and the airline is typically unable to rebook you. Cheers, Tom.

    • Double status credits only count when the flight has a QF number and is operated by QF. The only exception this year is for certain QF flights operated by Finnair under a wet lease agreement (QF291, QF292, QF295 and QF296).

    • Hi Ian, no they don’t. Needs to be a QF flight on QF metal. There’s one exemption this year, which is for QF flights that are on the Finnair wet lease jets (QF291, QF292, QF295 and QF296).

  1. I called Qantas yesterday to check if the double status will count towards my loyalty bonus 50 status credits and the consultant said YES!! (You’re saying no) eeek!
    The other thing she said was that any status credits I had from JetStar flights would not count .. very confusing, it’s super frustrating calling Qantas to confirm things like this as some stafff are way more confident and knowledgeable than others.. think I’ll be making another call (or glad that the call are recorded!)

    • Call centre staff are trained to help with flight issues, they don’t know much about frequent flyer promotions, not sure why you’d call them? You can just read the terms and conditions of the offer (which are on the registration page), it’s all spelled out there. We’re saying no because that’s literally what it says in the T&C. In terms of Jetstar (also lined out clearly in the t&c), it’s a different company. They might be owned by Qantas, however for double status credits your flight needs to be on a Qantas aircraft (or a Finnair one for certain routes where they wet lease) with a QF flight number.

    • Hey Mark, the terms of the Qantas Premier Titanium state that “Bonus Status Credits are not available in conjunction with other Status Credit promotions”. In this case, we expect you would only earn double status credits, and not receive an additional 20% on top. Cheers, Tom.

  2. Hi, i booked my flights on 17th of Feb but haven’t paid yet (i have until 1st of March). They are QF international flights. If I pay before 28Feb, would I still get this double offers?

    • Hey Lhen. Eligible DSC bookings must be made between 12.01am AEDT Wednesday 21 February 2024 and 11.59pm AEDT Tuesday 27 February 2024. If you book outside the promotion period and pay within the promotion period, your booking will not be eligible. Cheers, Tom.

      • Hey Tom, thanks for this great thread. If I book a flight involving Bris – Sing, Sing – London, London – Zurich, and it’s all QF designed and QF run except for the last section (London to Zurich is QF but BA operated), would I get the double status points through to London, then just normal status points for the last leg?
        Thanks,
        Abby

        • Hey Abby. Only Qantas-operated flights are eligible. You’d earn double Points/Status on the Qantas flights BNE-SIN-LHR, but the regular rate for the British Airways LHR-ZRH flight. Cheers, Tom.

  3. 1. If booking an economy flight with cash, then upgrade to business with points, and you are a points club plus member, do you get SC’s (in this case, double SC’s) based on base fare or upgraded fare?

    2. If the upgraded fare type applies: do you get the upgraded SC value if you do an on departure upgrade, or is it only upgrades made during the promo window?

    Why do I leave these questions to the last minute!

    • Hi Elijah. Whenever you upgrade with Qantas, you will earn the Qantas Points and Status Credits applicable for the original cabin purchased. Cheers, Tom.

  4. Hi Tom
    Love DSC promotions!
    I booked flights during the promotional period (after activating the deal), if one of those flight needs to change for any reason, will the new flight still attract double status. credits?

    • Hey Sue – so do we! If you cancel or change your initial booking, you’ll no longer be eligible for double Qantas Points or Status Credits. Cheers, Tom.

  5. I had a flight delayed out of Bendigo to Sydney TWICE on same day – so missed international connection. They wanted me to fly from Melbourne to Brisbane (more expense), no other flight so they said I’d get refund, they didn’t cancel the booking, I tried to call them took 2 1/2 hours on phone, then I was charged $147 because I SPOKE to them, as their site kept freezing. Stuff Qantas they just rip you off.
    I’m referring them to authorities as I have no clue IF or WHEN I get refund. I told the I won’t accept a credit, I want my money back. It was THEIR fault I did NOT get my holiday.

  6. Just wondering how long it takes for the double status points to hit my account. I’ve now booked and travelled on 3 business class trips and I’m only seeing the normal status (even tbough I received confirmation that I’d registered for the offer in Feb).

    I’m a points plus member.

    Thoughts?

    Cheers
    James

    • Hey James. If your flights were eligible and you booked after registering and within the promo period, you should receive double status credits within 8 weeks of flying. Normally, it is much faster than this. Cheers, Tom.

  7. I was ticketed on 21 February for multiple flights between 5-12 March but iIhave not received the status credits, I did register for double credits?

  8. If you booked a direct return flight and then changed one of the legs to go via a different country, would you get DSC on the changes or just the original booking?

    eg booked Melbourne – Tokyo return and now need to fly Melbourne – Singapore – Tokyo – Melbourne

    thanks,
    Kate

    • Hi Kate. If you cancel or change your initial booking outside the promo window, you’ll no longer be eligible for double Qantas Points or Status Credits. Cheers, Tom.

    • Hi Gavin. Double status credits show up on your frequent flyer activity, just like ‘normal’ status credits do. Cheers, Tom.

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