Some good news from some Virgin and Qantas! In response to travel plans being affected by the current events, Virgin Australia and Qantas are showing their appreciation to frequent flyer members with a once-off status extension and status credit gift.
In response to the necessary precautions travellers are taking as the current situation evolves, Virgin Australia is rewarding their Silver, Gold and Platinum frequent flyers with a status credit gift, with frequent flyer members receiving up to an additional 210 status credit extension over the next 3 months.
The below Status Credits will be gifted to your accounts during the first week of the next three months as follows
Additionally high tier Velocity frequent flyers (silver and above) will also receive a 12 month Status Extension, preserving your current Velocity Status.
If you're due to receive a Status Credit gift and Status Extension from Virgin you'll receive an email from the airline letting you know. Both will happen automatically without having to contact Virgin Australia or needing to activate an offer.
Qantas is also offering high tier frequent flyer members a once-off status extension. From March 2020 Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Platinum One Frequent Fliers will receive another year at their current status level without stepping foot on a plane.
The frequent flier status will be extended in two phases, first, if your membership ends between March and June 2020, it will automatically be extended by 27 March 2020. If your membership ends between July 2020 and February 2021 it will automatically extend by 9 April 2020, see more detail of when your status will be extended to below:
|Current Membership Year end date:||Your Status will be extended by Qantas to:|
|31 March 2020||31 March 2021|
|30 April 2020||30 April 2021|
|31 May 2020||31 May 2021|
|30 June 2020||30 June 2021|
|31 July 2020||31 July 2021|
|31 August 2020||31 August 2021|
|30 September 2020||30 September 2021|
|31 October 2020||31 October 2021|
|30 November 2020||30 November 2021|
|31 December 2020||31 December 2021|
|31 January 2021||31 January 2022|
|28 February 2021||28 February 2022|
This extension will happen automatically without Frequent Flies having to contact Qantas or activate an offer.