Banks are increasingly partnering with airlines to offer the chance to earn frequent flyer points for the airlines rewards program by making purchases on a qualifying credit card. In Australia many of the better airline rewards cards have a parntership with Qantas Frequent Flyer program.
There is a very simple philosophy underlying the Qantas Frequent Flyer program: Qantas believes that the more you fly, the more rewards you should enjoy. To this end, Qantas offers different levels of membership. The entry membership level is Bronze and the moves up to Silver, Gold memberships before reaching the top Platinum level. Each level entitles the card holder to increased privileges and earns a higher number of points per dollar spent.
Status Credits in the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program
You don’t apply for the higher membership levels; everyone starts at entry level. It is your status credits that determine Qantas Frequent Flyer membership level. Status credits are an indicated of how frequently you fly with Qantas and patner airlines; they are not the same as Qantas Frequent Flyer points (which you earn separately).
Qantas allocates status credits to you each time you fly on eligible flights on Qantas or on member-airlines in the oneworld alliance (American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malév Hungarian Airlines and Royal Jordanian), Air Pacific, Jetstar or QantasLink services.
Upon earning sufficient status credits to reach the next membership level Qantas will automatically move you up to the new level. You retain your latest status level for at least 12 months but at the