With Qantas’ generous year-long status extensions coming to an end back in June 2023, some frequent flyer members with status end dates of July 2023 and later might have been left in the lurch. But the airline will extend its Status Support program to a selected group of frequent flyers by trimming the retention threshold by 20%.

Qantas tells us the temporary reduction is ‘in recognition of the Qantas and partner networks still being in recovery for their membership year, making it hard to achieve the particularly significant target of the Platinum and Platinum One tier.’

Here are the details of this limited-time offer.

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Qantas extends Status Support to selected members

Expiry: Membership end dates from July-September 2023

Qantas Frequent Flyer will reduce the prequalification threshold of Platinum and Platinum One members by 20%. However, this only applies to members whose status was due to end in July-September 2023. Granted, this move comes a bit late, especially for those who have booked last-minute travel to try to shore up their Status Credits balance. But it might also be the lifeline for those who are falling a bit short of requalifying.

Unfortunately, Gold and Silver members miss out, as well as Platinum and Platinum One members with a status end date from October 2023 onwards. There is also no change to the requirements for attaining those status tiers.

How does the new status extension work?

Essentially, Platinum and Platinum One members whose status will expire in July-September 2023 will need to earn fewer Status Credits to maintain their status for another year.

  • Platinum: Earn 960 Status Credits (down from 1,200) and take four Qantas-marketed flights
  • Platinum One: Earn 2,880 Status Credits (down from 3,600). At least 2,160 of those SCs must be earned on Qantas-marketed flights (down from 2,700)
Qantas First Lounge Sydney
It’s worth holding on to Qantas status if it gets you entry into First Class lounges!

More information can be found on the Qantas Status Support page.

2. Qantas Double Status Credits Offer [expired]

There is no current Qantas Double Status Credits offer. The last offer was run in March 2023. We’ll update this page when the next DSC offer lands!

Why are Qantas bonus Status Credit offers useful?

Booking a flight with Qantas during a bonus Status Credit promotion means that you can get to elite status more quickly. That unlocks benefits such as priority check-in and boarding, lounge access and upgrades!

Qantas International First Sydney Seating
Qantas Platinum members get access to Qantas International First Lounges, even when flying in Economy Class.

Here are some of the best routes to take advantage of bonus Status Credits promotions on.

Bonus Status Credits offer history

Qantas has offered bonus Status Credits for limited periods during these months:

  • March 2023 (choice between double Qantas Points or Qantas Status Credits)
  • March 2022 (choice between double Qantas Points or Qantas Status Credits)
  • December 2021 (bonus Status Credits with Qantas Hotels)
  • July 2021 (50 bonus Status Credits with BP)
  • May 2021 (Points Club and Points Club Plus members only)
  • May 2021 (between Australia and NZ only)
  • March 2021
  • February 2020
  • April-May 2019 (Qantas Business Rewards members only)
  • February 2019
  • October 2018
  • August 2018
  • February 2018

Frequently Asked Questions: 2022-23 status extensions and Status Credits Rollover

My status end date doesn’t fall within the stated time periods. Am I still eligible for status support?

If your status expiry date is October 2023 onwards, you won’t be eligible for Status Support at this stage.

What happens if I already retained or upgraded my status this year?

If you’ve already retained your status, then you won’t get further status support. This offer is to support members who are not able to retain status in their own right.

I’m a Silver or Gold member with a status end date between July-September 2023. Am I eligible for the status offers?

No, the current status support is only for Platinum and Platinum One members.

Qantas gives selected Platinum and Platinum One members more status support was last modified: August 25th, 2023 by Brandon Loo