Qatar Airways is offering a special promotion where you can get instant Gold status from just one flight. This is oneworld Sapphire level, which unlocks lounge access and other perks right across the alliance.

It is an interesting promotion, clearly designed to pull people into the Qatar Airways Privilege Club. I would happily be doing this if I needed to, as you can’t get status this quickly anywhere.

Instant Gold Status

To take advantage of this promotion, you must be resident in Australia. This means the address in your Qatar Airways Privilege Club account must be there.

You next need to book a flight from Australia in business class or first class before 25 October 2019. Travel must be complete by 31 March 2020, which is a decent enough amount of time to organise things.

Only one flight is required, so you could always book a one-way ticket or save costs by flying one leg in economy class. It depends on your own personal circumstances. Burgundy or Silver members will be moved up to Gold, people who are already Gold move to Platinum and anyone who is Platinum will get an extra year at that level. Everyone’s a winner!

As it says, “To be eligible, register for this offer by 31 March 2020 or at least 24 hours prior to travel, whichever is earlier. To register, simply log into your membership account and select “My offers” from the dashboard menu.” Full details of the offer are available on this web page.

Overall Thoughts

Considering Qantas Frequent Flyer and Virgin Australia Velocity have the frequent flyer market locked up in Australia, this is an interesting push from Qatar Airways to grab some of that action. Both the incumbent Australian airlines wouldn’t dream of offering something this simple for status, so it should prove very appealing.

Instant Gold status means business class check-in, a higher luggage allowance, as well as lounge access and other perks. That oneworld Sapphire is the lowest level I like to have if at all possible as the benefits are definitely worth it. You can join the Privilege Club online easily enough.

What do you think of this Qatar Airways promotion? Will you be availing of it? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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