This frequent flyer initiative allows parents to hold on to their air miles points up to 18 months after they have a child, taking into account the time they won't be travelling during paternity or maternity leave. The Qantas Status Hold program applies to parents who are expecting or recently welcomed a new addition to the family.
All interested parties have to do is prove they will be taking six months off in a row from paid employment in order to spend more time with their families. Both moms and dads are able to join this frequent flyer initiative, whether biological, foster or adoptive. The scheme allows loyal customers to continue enjoying benefits including lounge access, preferred seating options and other membership offers.