First time, long time.
I recently changed jobs and started travelling a lot more for work which, of course, means an increase in points. It also means an increase in status credits, but my deadline for renewal is fast approaching and I think I’ll fall a little short of Gold (Qantas) within the time allowed.
I’ve got upcoming flights and I’m wondering if it’s possible to upgrade those flights using points, to then earn more status credits per flight? So instead of Melbourne-Auckland earning me 20 credits, I’d pay 16,000 points to upgrade to Business and thereby earn 80 credits. Does that work? Can you earn credits on points-upgrade flights?
Are there any other get-rich-quick techniques for status credits?