Came home yesterday to some wonderful mail – an envelope from Qantas with a brand new QFF gold card extending my gold status for another 12 months – even though I hardly fly Qantas now (favouring Virgin). I was literally 600 status credit points off re-qualifying but they extended it for me. Not sure why, but not complaining. Thank you Qantas. Now I am in two minds – fly Qantas more? Gold status is very convenient – especially when flying a ‘One World’ carrier overseas. Being able to use the business class lounge despite your fare class is a blessing – especially on long haul flights.