Given that Qantas runs periodic bonus Status Credits promotions, for those looking at achieving or retaining Qantas elite status, here are some of the best flights to take in order to fast-track your way to Gold or above. You need 700/600 Status Credits (SCs) to achieve/maintain Gold.
You may also be interested in the routes that can earn you Velocity status the quickest.
Best routes to do a Qantas status run on
We’ve put together some recommendations for tickets.
Note that all fares are for low-season, return flights in Business Class and should be used for reference purposes only. The more segments flown, the more SCs are earned. These prices are based on fares published in mid-October 2018 and may/probably have changed since then.
|Route||via||Price||SC earn||Double SC earn||Cost per SC (double SC)|
|Darwin - Wellington||Brisbane & Sydney||$2073||400||800||$2.59|
|Townsville - Nouméa||Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney||$2129||400||800||$2.66|
|Brisbane - Bali||Melbourne||$1955||360||720||$2.71|
|Sydney - Bali||Melbourne||$1955||320||640||$3.05|
|Melbourne - Bali||Sydney||$1976||320||640||$3.09|
|Adelaide - Jakarta||Sydney||$1999||320||640||$3.12|
|Perth - Jakarta||Sydney||$2540||400||800||$3.18|
Other routes readers have previously maximised SC earn in Business and Premium Economy Class have been:
- Any airport – Christchurch
- Hobart – Christchurch via Melbourne
- Adelaide – Nouméa via Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney
- Canberra – Auckland/Wellington via Brisbane, Melbourne and/or Sydney
- Adelaide – Santiago via Melbourne & Sydney
- Adelaide – London via Brisbane & Singapore
- Melbourne – Tokyo via Sydney
While you may have to spend multiple hours in these recliner Business Class seats, it may make it worth it to access elite benefits later on
You can also earn Qantas Points and Qantas Status Credits by taking advantage of LATAM’s cheap cash fares for intra-Europe flights (i.e. Madrid to Frankfurt).
If you are looking for Qantas status and have some cash on hand, then the routes above could be some good ones to research.
Do you have any other suggestions to add to the table above for the benefit of other Point Hacks readers? Share in the comments below!