Qantas offers a ‘lifeline’ to frequent flyers who are about to lose their status

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Do not worry if you are unhappy with your Qantas frequent flyer status. The airline will (probably) offer you a lifeline.

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If you make the ‘high flyer’ cut then your status, if it’s set to expire between now and June 2022, will be extended if you book an eligible flight prior to your membership year’s end. Qantas Frequent Flyer program offers five levels of membership, starting at Bronze and ending at Platinum One.

Qantas is throwing this “retention lifeline” to flyers because international borders remain closed and because domestic lockdowns are currently making it difficult for members to earn the required Status Credits to retain their tier level. They can maintain their status for an additional year by booking a flight eligible prior to their membership year’s end for travel up to June 2022.

Once the offer is activated Qantas Frequent Flyer will also roll over eligible Status Credits that members earned this year into their new membership year. Bookings have increased when restrictions are lifted after previous outbreaks. We expect the same thing when the borders reopen. Our data indicates that 96% Qantas customers plan to travel domestically within the next 12 months.

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“Maintaining their tier is not just about status for our highly valued Frequent Flyers, it’s about the range of benefits they enjoy when they fly with us or partner airlines, including the most extensive network of domestic and global lounges, extra checked baggage allowances and priority airport privileges.” We can still brush up on our aviation etiquette to be ready for when we fly again.