Technical issues marr Qantas’ launch of flash double points offer

Sydney,Australia - February 20, 2016: A QANTAS Boeing 737 taxies towards the terminal after landing at the city's airport. QANTAS is the flag carrier for Australia.
Edited by Travel Weekly

    Qantas has today announced its latest frequent flyer offer with double points and status credits granted for flights booked in the next seven days, but customers are struggling to access the scheme so far.

    Starting today, for the next seven days (until 11.59pm 27 February 2024 AEDT), members who book any Qantas flight (operated by Qantas and with a QF flight number) across the airline’s regional, domestic or international network will be offered a choice of either double status credits or double Qantas points.

    Frequent Flyers can register via the Qantas App and book as many flights as they like through the offer for travel across the next year between 28 February 2024 to 14 February 2025.

    Using the Double Status Credits offer, a member could move from Bronze to Silver by booking two return Melbourne to Brisbane flights in Business, or two return Sydney to Singapore flights in Economy.

    Qantas Business Rewards members can also register separately for Double Points for their business and use Qantas Points to save on their future business travel budget.

    A quick search of Qantas on ‘X’ highlights that the launch of today’s double points offering hasn’t quite gone to plan.

    “Ahh Qantas my favourite debacle of a company. Let’s launch double status points but then have technical issue so that nobody can actually opt in,” one user said.

    Perhaps Qantas’ other news for the day, the announcement of a new chairman in John Mullen, will distract the masses on ‘X’ from the technical slip.

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