Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold (Oneworld Sapphire) Fast Track From Select Programs (Sign Up By December 18, 2020)

In an unprecedented move for the airline, Qantas has launched a Gold (maps to Oneworld Sapphire) Fast Track offer that comes with status and lounge access for 90 days.

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Fast tracked members need to earn 100 Status Credits within 90 days to keep the tier (for a year – I assume).

You can access Qantas Status Fast Track here.

Note that only members in Australia are eligible for this program,

Eligible members can choose the start date of the 90-day challenge through March 31, 2021 (the last date to begin).

Status credits, regardless of their source, count towards fulfilling the requirement (only rollover, gifted, and bonus ones are excluded).

What You Need to Do:

Matched Programs & Tiers:

Status Credits Required for Status:

Status Credits Earned for Sydney – Melbourne Flight:

Conclusion

Qantas tries to poach elite members from competing frequent flier programs that have not been able to use them due to a ban on foreign travel from Australia for the foreseeable future.

It shouldn’t be difficult to earn the 100 Status Credits because Qantas has quite a few options to earn them from non-flying activities.

Here are the frequently asked questions by Qantas:

How do I successfully complete the Qantas Status Fast Track?
You will need to be eligible for Qantas Status Fast Track and earn 100 eligible Status Credits into your Qantas Frequent Flyer account within a 90 day period to have your Qantas Frequent Flyer status upgraded to Gold.

Eligible members can nominate a future start date for the 90 day period to commence any time you choose between 26 November 2020 and 11.59pm (AEDT) 31 March 2021.

What are Status Credits?
Status Credits determine the Qantas Frequent Flyer status and therefore, the benefits and privileges our members receive when flying Qantas and selected partner airlines. The Status Credits members earn depends on where they fly, as well as the airline and the fare purchased. The more flexible the fare and the more premium the cabin, the more they earn.

Visit earning Status Credits and the Earning Points and Status Credit calculator to find our more.

From time to time, there may also be opportunities to earn bonus Status Credits on the ground with our extensive range of non-flying coalition partners. Keep an eye out for these offers in the future, as these bonus Status Credits will also count towards the Qantas Status Fast Track. Find out more.

Who is eligible for the Qantas Status Fast Track?
To be considered for the Qantas Status Fast Track, members must hold Bronze or Silver Qantas Frequent Flyer membership, have an Australian home postal address (on your Qantas Frequent Flyer profile) and hold an eligible status with one of the following qualifying airlines:

Qualifying Airline Eligible status
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

How do I apply to take part in the Qantas Status Fast Track?
If you’ve earned an eligible status with one of the qualifying airlines and you’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer Bronze or Silver member, simply fill in the online Expression of Interest form before 11.59pm (AEDT) 18 December 2020 to be considered. Once you’ve completed the Expression of Interest, we’ll be in touch via email within 10 business days to let you know next steps.

Not already a Qantas Frequent Flyer member? Join for free now.

What documentation will I need to supply to be considered for the Qantas Status Fast Track?
Qantas Frequent Flyer will make contact with you to request the necessary documentation once we’ve reviewed your Expression of Interest. If you’re eligible to participate in the Qantas Status Fast Track, you will need to:

  • Provide an activity statement for the last 18 months to demonstrate that you have earned status with one of the qualifying airlines from flying and achieved that airline’s published earn requirements (status received from gifting, through pooling of Status Credits or complimentary status do not qualify).
  • Statement details should contain statement month and year, membership number, name and tier.
  • Provide a colour copy of the current frequent flyer program membership card with a future expiry date of the qualifying airline.

The membership details on the Qantas Frequent Flyer account should match the documentation provided. Qantas Frequent Flyer reserves the right to decline the Expression of Interest and/ or cancel the Qantas Frequent Flyer membership and status if the documents provided are found not to be genuine and/or do not meet our requirements.

If I already hold Qantas Gold, Platinum or Platinum One status, can I be considered for the Qantas Status Fast Track?
Only Qantas Frequent Flyers who hold Bronze or Silver status and meet the eligibility criteria can apply for the Qantas Status Fast Track.

To support our existing loyal members, Qantas Frequent Flyer has provided additional Status Support.

If I am already on a Qantas Status Accelerator, am I eligible to apply for the Qantas Status Fast Track?
Members who are already on a Qantas Status Accelerator are not eligible for the Qantas Status Fast Track.

I’m a Silver Qantas Frequent Flyer, am I eligible to apply for the Qantas Status Fast Track?
Yes, as long as you’ve earned eligible status with a  qualifying  airline you can apply for the Qantas Status Fast Track.

We are also supporting our Silver Frequent Flyers with additional status support.

If I have been gifted my status with another airline or achieved it with the assistance of Status Credit pooling, am I still eligible for the Qantas Status Fast Track?
No, only members who have earned the eligible status from flying the qualifying airline and achieved that airline’s published earn requirements are eligible. Status received from gifting, through pooling of Status Credits or complimentary status does not qualify.

When can I activate the Qantas Status Fast Track once approved?
To make the most of the Qantas Status Fast Track, you can nominate a future start date for the 90 day period to commence any time you choose between 26 November 2020 and 11.59pm (AEDT) 31 March 2021.

Please ensure you provide us at least 10 business days notice to activate the 90 day period. To nominate the start date, you will need to reply to the email you will receive from the Qantas Frequent Flyer Service Centre confirming approval of your Expression of Interest.

The 90 day Qantas Status Fast Track period cannot be extended or backdated.

Can I  change the start date for the 90 days for the Qantas Status Fast Track once it’s activated?
No, once the start date has been selected for the Qantas Status Fast Track, it cannot be changed or cancelled. So please make sure of the date before selecting it.

Will I receive confirmation that my Qantas Status Fast Track is activated?
If approved, Qantas Frequent Flyer will provide confirmation via email that the Qantas Status Fast Track and 90 day Qantas Club access has been activated. When travelling, please ensure your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number is added to your Qantas booking before departure.

Will I receive Lounge access on the Qantas Status Fast Track?
If approved, you will receive Qantas Club Lounge access when travelling with Qantas or Jestar for the duration of the 90 day Qantas Status Fast Track period. This will automatically be activated on your Qantas Frequent Flyer account at the same time Status Fast Track is.

To view your digital Qantas Club card, please visit the Qantas App, click on ‘My QFF’ and then the card icon on the top right hand corner of the screen. When travelling, please ensure your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number is added to your Qantas booking before departure.

Can I request multiple Qantas Status Fast Tracks on my membership?
The Qantas Status Fast Track can only be activated once per Qantas Frequent Flyer Membership.

How can I view how many Status Credits I have earned?
You can view the number of Status Credits you’ve earned on the Qantas App or by visiting your points activity.

Once I achieve the 100 eligible Status Credit goal within the 90 day period, do I need to make contact with Qantas to have my status upgraded to Gold?
No, your status will be upgraded by Qantas to Gold within two business days of achieving the Status Credit earn requirements. There is no need to contact us.

To view your digital Frequent Flyer card, please visit the Qantas App, click on ‘My QFF’ and then the card icon on the top right hand corner of the screen. When travelling, please ensure your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number is added to your Qantas booking before departure.

Are there any types of Status Credits that won’t count towards my goal?
Most types of Status Credits earned within the 90 day period will contribute to the Qantas Status Fast Track, including those earned in the air and on the ground. However, Status Credits earned from Loyalty Bonus, rollover Status Credits and any gifted Status Credits will not count toward your 100 Status Credit goal.

Once I achieve the Qantas Status Fast Track, how long will I hold Gold status?
You will receive Gold with Qantas for at least 12 months. To retain Gold going forward, you will need to earn at least 600 Status Credits and fly on at least four eligible Qantas Group flights in a Membership Year.

To view your digital Frequent Flyer card, please visit the Qantas App, click on ‘My QFF’ and then the card icon on the top right hand corner of the screen. When travelling, please ensure your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number is added to your Qantas booking before departure.

I’m on the Qantas Status Fast Track, do I still need to reach the four flight minimum rule?
No, the Qantas Group four flight rule does not apply to members who are on the Qantas Status Fast Track.

I’m not flying a lot at the moment, are there any other ways I can earn the 100 eligible Status Credits I need to complete the Qantas Status Fast Track?
We realise that you may not be flying as often as you may have previously. So to help you reach your 100 Status Credits goal, we’ve launched a series of offers with our program partners that let you earn the Status Credits you need, on the ground. Find out more.

If I’ve successfully met the requirements of the Qantas Status Fast Track, can I keep flying to earn Platinum status?
Yes, once you earn the required Status Credits and travel on at least four eligible Qantas Group flights within a Membership Year, your status will be upgraded in line with the program terms and conditions.

I’m a platinum member in an airline loyalty program, is there a Qantas Status Fast Track for Platinum?
No, we are currently only offering the Qantas Status Fast Track for Gold.

If I don’t complete the Qantas Status Fast Track, can I sign up for Qantas Club without paying the joining fee?
No, the full join fee will be required for Qantas Club membership. Purchasing a new Qantas Club membership is currently unavailable. Please check here at a later stage to purchase membership.

Can I pool my Status Credits with other people to be eligible for the Qantas Status Fast Track?
Qantas Frequent Flyer does not offer Status Credit pooling.

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