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Status Credits

We are making some changes to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program which will affect these benefits for travel on or after 1 July 2014. View full details. For travel on or from 1 July 2014, refer to the new Earning Tables.

Status credits determine your Frequent Flyer membership level. Every time you fly on eligible* flights, we will allocate Status credits to your account. As soon as you have earned the required Status credit to qualify for the next membership level, and provided you have travelled a minimum of four eligible Qantas, Qantas Link or Jetstar flights during your membership year, you will automatically move up to the next membership level. Status credits are totally separate from Qantas Points, they are simply a measure of how often and how far you fly on eligible airlines.

The more status credits you earn, the higher your membership level.

You will retain any new status for at least 12 months. At the end of your membership year, your Status credits will be reset to zero. Provided you continue to earn the required number of status credits each year, and take at least four eligible Qantas, Qantas Link or Jetstar flights in that membership year, you will remain at your acquired level.

See the status credit thresholds for Qantas Frequent Flyer membership.

For details on the Loyalty bonus refer to the Earning Points page.

Use our points calculator to determine how many Status credits you will earn for your next flight.

It is the responsibility of the Member to check whether a proposed booking is eligible to earn Status credits and if so how many status credits will be earned.

Status credits earned per one-way flight^
Zone One-Way Miles  Discount Economy+  Economy/
Premium Economy# 
Business~  First
 1  0-600  10  20  40  60 
2 601-1,200  15  30  60 90 
3 1,201-2,400  20  40  80  120 
4 2,401-3,600  25  50  100  150 
5 3,601-4,800  30  60  120  180 
6 4,801-5,800  35  70  140  210 
7 5,801-7,000  40  80  160  240 
8 7,001-8,400  45  90  180  270 
9 8,401-9,600  50  100  200  300 
10 9,601-15,000  60  120  240  360 
* You can earn Status credits when flying on eligible Qantas, oneworld Alliance airlines (American Airlines®, airberlin, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Dragonair, Finnair, Iberia, JAL (Japan Airlines), LAN, LAN Colombia, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian Airlines and S7, TAM Linhas Aéreas and US Airways), Fiji Airways, Jetstar or QantasLink services - see the Airline Earning Table. Status credits can be earned on flights operated by Jetstar Airways where a Qantas flight number is entered on your ticket when booked in Y, B, H, K or W class, or on a Jetstar Starter Plus, Starter Max or Business Max fare only.
On eligible flights with that airlines flight number on your ticket.
^ A flight is a trip with a single flight number. If you have to change aircraft but the flight number doesn't change, it is considered the same flight. If the flight number changes during your journey, even if you continue on the same aircraft, this is considered two flights.
+ For domestic flights within Australia, Qantas Discount Economy includes Red e-Deal (classes E, N, O, Q, S) fares, Qantas & Jetstar Any Seat Awards booked in X class, and fares booked in G class. For international flights, Qantas Discount Economy includes classes B, E, G, H, K, L, M, N, O, Q, S, and V, and Qantas & Jetstar Any Seat Awards booked in X class. For flights on Jetstar, Discount Economy includes travel on Starter Plus fares only.
# For domestic flights within Australia, Qantas Economy includes Fully Flexible (classes Y, B) and FlexiSaver (class H, K, M, L and V). For international flights, Qantas Economy is class Y. For travel on oneworld Alliance airlines or Fiji Airways, Economy is class Y. For flights on Jetstar, Economy includes travel on Starter Max fares only. For flights on British Airways, Economy includes travel on World Traveller Plus fares. If you fly on a Flight Upgrade Award you will receive Status credits for the fare class originally purchased.
~ For flights on Jetstar, Business includes travel on Business Max fares only.