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Qantas tempts travellers with double status credits on New Zealand flights

In an effort to boost flagging New Zealand bookings, Qantas will offer frequent flyers double status credits and a bonus 5000 Qantas points on any flight booked between May 10 and May 15, 2021

The initial rush to book New Zealand flights has subsided since the Trans-Tasman travel bubble began on April 16.

Qantas has downgraded several scheduled flights from a large Airbus A330 to a smaller Boeing 737.

The national carrier hopes this offer will temp frequent flyers to cross the ditch.

Qantas Lounge Brisbane
Qantas Brisbane Lounge

How many Qantas status credits will you earn?

A standard one way Qantas flight from Australia’s East Coast to new Zealand normally nets 25 status credits in economy and 85 status credits in Business Class.

So Qantas frequent flyers could earn up to 340 status credits from one return flight across the ditch.

The 5000 Qantas points is a nice little bonus that you can stash away for a future flight.

Hawkes Bay New Zealand.
Hawkes Bay New Zealand. Credit: Canva

How to claim your bonus

You can’t just book and expect a double status credits bonanza. Anyone who wants to claim the bonus must first register their intention on the Qantas website. You can follow the link here. 

Frequent fliers will need to register by 11.59pm on 15 May.

Qantas will deliver the promised points for all registered flights booked between 17 May 2021 and 28 February 2022.

It may take up to six weeks for Qantas to credit the bonus points to your account.

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