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Qantas status ‘fast track’ returns for customers of 16 airlines

Qantas is once again running a big status ‘fast track’ offer for elite members of 16 competitor airline loyalty programs.

Qantas last ran this promo in November 2020, but this time it’s been expanded to include residents of New Zealand.

Individuals who hold eligible loyalty status with a qualifying airline program are invited to switch to Qantas.

All you have to do is register for this promo by 30 April and earn 100 status credits by 31 July and you’ll qualify for Qantas’ Gold tier.

Those wishing to transfer from a higher flying tier – Platinum and Platinum One equivalents – will only be able to transfer to Qantas’ Gold status, rather than have their status matched.

Reaching a higher frequent flyer status with Qantas will require members to earn the normal status credits (1,400 for Platinum and 3,600 for Platinum One).

To earn 100 status credits, you could take 5 return economy trips between Sydney to Melbourne or one return business class trip from Melbourne to Cairns.

To help you plan, use Qantas’ points and status credits calculator.

Until 31 July, Qantas will provide you with a ‘taste of Gold’ by way of complimentary Qantas Club access and extra checked baggage.

Full Gold tier benefits with Qantas include lounge access across Qantas and oneworld airline lounges globally, preferential seating and priority access to reward seats, as well as priority check-in, boarding and upgrade requests.

More information about tier benefits is available here.

The qualifying airlines and eligible status levels are:

  • Air Canada – Aeroplan: 50K, 75K, Super Elite
  • Air China – Phoenix Miles: Gold, Platinum
  • Air India Flying Returns: Golden Edge Club, The Maharajah Club
  • Air New Zealand Airpoints: Gold, Elite
  • ANA – Mileage Club: Platinum, Diamond
  • Asiana Airlines Asiana Club: Diamond, Diamond Plus, Platinum
  • Delta – Skymiles: Gold Medallion, Platinum Medallion, Diamond Medallion
  • Eva Air Infinity MileageLands: Gold Card, Diamond Card
  • Etihad – Guest: Gold, Platinum
  • Korean Air – Skypass: Morning Calm Premium Club Card, Million Miler Club Card
  • Shenzhen Airlines PhoenixMiles: PhoenixMiles Gold, PhoenixMiles Platinum
  • Singapore Airlines – KrisFlyer: KrisFlyer Elite Gold, PPS Club, Solitaire PPS Club
  • South African Airways SAA Voyager: Gold, Platinum
  • Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus: Royal Orchid Plus Gold, Royal Orchid Plus Platinum
  • United Airlines – MileagePlus: Premier Gold, Premier Platinum, Premier 1K
  • Virgin Australia – Velocity: Velocity Gold, Velocity Platinum.

Registrations for this offer close on 30 April and are only open to individuals with an Australian or New Zealand home postal address.

You’ll need to provide evidence of your existing status with an eligible airline.

Members who have already been activated on the previous Qantas Status Fast Track (between 26 November 2020 and 31 March 2021) have until 30 June 2021 to earn the required Status Credits and are not eligible to apply for this Status Fast Track.

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