Qantas has extended a new offer for its Frequent Flyer program members, offering to extend their status, due to closed borders (internal too) and very few international flights, by another 12 months.
Frequent Flyer program members (check the tables below) must book by January 31 for travel By June 30, 2022. If Qantas ends up canceling the flight, the status is extended regardless.
You can access the Qantas page for Status Support here.
Here’s the email:
With Australia’s international border still closed for now and current domestic lockdowns making it challenging for our loyal members to fly with us often, we want to continue helping you retain your Frequent Flyer tier.
We are offering to extend your Gold Frequent Flyer status for a further 12 months. All you need to do is book a Qantas operated flight (with a QF flight number) before your membership year ends on 31 January 2022, for travel any time before 30 June 2022.^
Plus, to give you a headstart on maintaining your status in the future we will rollover up to 250 eligible Status Credits that you’ve earned through flying or with our partners on the ground into your next membership year.*
And don’t worry, if after booking your eligible flight, it’s cancelled by Qantas, we’ll still extend your Gold status and rollover your eligible Status Credits.
There is no need to register or call the contact centre. Once your flight is booked we will take care of the rest. For further details visit qantas.com/statussupport.
We look forward to seeing you onboard again soon.
CEO Qantas Loyalty
It is good that Qantas has decided to extend Frequent Flyer member tiers by another 12 months for merely booking a flight that can end up likely being canceled (you get to keep the status regardless).
Here are the terms and conditions:
Offer is available to Qantas Frequent Flyer members residing in Australia or New Zealand who hold Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum One status with a status end date between January 2022 and June 2022. In order to have your status extended, you need to book, pay and have the ticket issued on at least one Qantas operated flight with a QF flight number, or any Qantas Points earning Jetstar international booking with a JQ flight number including Jetstar flights within New Zealand (JQ), Jetstar Japan (GK) and Jetstar Asia (3K) flights, for travel any time up to and including 30 June 2022. Jetstar domestic flights within Australia are ineligible. Flights need to have been booked between 11 August 2021 and the end of your membership year. The 12 month status extension does not apply to members who retain their status in their own right or move up to a higher tier. Only Status Credits earned through flying and on the ground offers are eligible for the rollover. Status Credits earned from any Loyalty Bonus, Platinum Bonus Reward and any gifted Status Credits (including Status Credit Boost and Status Credit Support) are ineligible for the rollover. The number of Status Credits that can be rolled over is capped and varies by tier. The rollover cap will be based on the member’s status at the end of their membership year in 2022. Any changes to members’ status and Status Credits balance will be processed at the end of their membership year in 2022 if they have completed the flight booking requirement.
Status Credits provided by Qantas as a bonus, support or gift will not count towards the rollover.
Here’s the updated information from Qantas: