Fly around the world in oneworld Business Class from $5752 & earn Qantas Gold status in one trip

Some of the cheapest ways of earning Qantas Gold status in one trip available now

GUIDE: Earning Points
DIFFICULTY: Intermediate
TIME TO READ: 4 minutes
POSTED: August 17, 2018
UPDATED: October 18, 2018
LOYALTY PROGRAMS: Qantas Frequent Flyer

Elite status with Qantas Frequent Flyer, Velocity and other frequent flyer programs is a valuable perk for those flying frequently in Economy who want to skip queues and access airline lounges.

We regularly update this guide with some of the better, more accessible and useful deals for obtaining enough Status Credits (SCs) for Qantas Gold status in one trip, with our current flight pick on sale until 31 August.

We also have guides to the cheapest ways of earning Velocity and Star Alliance Gold status in one trip.

While there might be cheaper options out there, we will try to strike a balance between cost and logistical appeal of the fares we find. Finding a 27-sector fare to a destination no one wants to fly to isn’t our goal here.

This deal is exclusively available through our in-house travel agent, contactable via the enquiry form below.


Current deal

Fly round-the-world on a combination of Qantas, Finnair and oneworld airlines, with stops in the US, Europe and Asia for about the same price as a return ticket to Europe.

From $5752. On sale until 31 August. Must include North America, Europe and Asia. Five stopovers permitted. More details below.


Why is Qantas Gold status valuable?

When you have Gold status with Qantas, you will enjoy the following benefits on Qantas and its partner airlines:

  • Lounge access at Qantas, Emirates and oneworld partner lounges
  • Extra baggage allowance (usually one extra checked bag)
  • Use of Business Class check-in counters (even when flying Economy)
  • Access to Premium Security Lanes at Sydney (Domestic), Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth Airports
  • Priority boarding
  • Priority standby lists
  • Priority baggage handling
  • 75% bonus points on Qantas, Jetstar and American Airlines flights

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To obtain Gold membership, you need to earn 700 Status Credits in a 12-month period.

To maintain (or extend) Gold membership for another year, you need to earn 600 Status Credits.

Once you have Gold status with one frequent flyer program, you can status match to others.


Business Class to the US, Europe and Asia on Qantas, Finnair and oneworld partners from $5752

This fare permits travel from Australia to Europe via North America in one direction, and via Asia in the other.

You could enjoy Qantas’ newest Business Class product on its Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights to/from the US

Finnair A330 Business Class on long-haul flights to/from Asia and the US

Example 1: Achieve Gold status from $5891

Routing: Melbourne – San Francisco – Helsinki // choose from 45+ European stopover cities // Helsinki – Bangkok – Sydney – Melbourne

Status Credits earn: 720

Example 2: via North Asia from $5996

Routing: Brisbane – Sydney – Dallas/Fort Worth – New York – Helsinki – London // make your own way to // Paris – Helsinki – Osaka – Tokyo – Sydney – Brisbane

Status Credits earn: 820

Example 3: Boost SC earn from $5752

Routing: Perth – Sydney – Singapore – Hong Kong – Helsinki – Barcelona – Helsinki – Chicago – Los Angeles – Melbourne – Perth

Status Credits earn: 1020

Key terms

  • On sale until 31 August 2018
  • For departures until 30 June 2019
  • Valid from all Australian capital cities, with one Qantas domestic connection permitted in each direction
  • Up to five stopovers permitted
  • All flights must be with oneworld alliance airlines, including but not limited to Qantas, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and American Airlines
  • Itinerary must include North America, Europe and Asia (either as stopover or transit)
  • You can travel in either direction, e.g. Asia first and the US last (or vice versa)
  • You can choose your destination from the 45+ cities that Finnair services in Europe
  • If you are looking to increase Status Credits earn, try to visit cities in Europe that are further from Helsinki, such as Madrid and Barcelona (80 Status Credits each way) rather than Paris, Rome and London (60 Status Credits)

This deal is exclusively available through our in-house travel agent, contactable via the enquiry form below.


See also our guides to the cheapest ways of earning Velocity, Star Alliance Gold status in one trip and Earn Oneworld Sapphire status in one trip with Qatar Airways.

Fly around the world in oneworld Business Class from $5752 & earn Qantas Gold status in one trip was last modified: October 18th, 2018 by Matt Moffitt