Qantas Frequent Flyer Guides
Qantas Frequent Flyer is, fairly obviously, the biggest travel loyalty program in Australia, with somewhere between 25% and 50% of the Australian population as members, and the most common way in which we engage in earning frequent flyer points.This is the full list of Point Hacks guides relating to Qantas Frequent Flyer - learn how to earn more Qantas Points and use them better.
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Earning Qantas Points
Get elite status in one go with stops in the US, Europe and Asia for about the same price as a return ticket to Europe.
Luxury Escapes offers heavily-discounted hotel stays and an opportunity to earn Qantas Points.
Woolworths Rewards cards are now accepted at all Caltex Star Mart, Star Shop and The Foodary outlets.
Under a new partnership, Qantas Frequent Flyer and Rockpool are offering double points earn on dining until May 2018. We also look at how to earn Qantas and Velocity points when making restaurant bookings.
If you are looking to make a purchase from Apple, then it certainly pays to take a visit to an online mall linked to a frequent flyer program.
This promotion applies to travel in all cabins, including Economy Class. Make sure you register first.
There are over 100 items with the majority of them new additions, including some food choices.
The ease of earning and redemption opportunities make Qantas Points my preferred Australian points currency.
The last time we saw an offer this large was five months ago. We compare this option to earning a 10% discount with Hotels.com.
Here is how to earn 6500+ points just by clicking the right link and using the right credit card.
By taking advantage of Qantas’ latest double Status Credits promotion, you can fly in Business Class and pick up Gold status in one trip—for cheap.
Read how when you couple with the right credit card, you can boost your earn to 7.5 Qantas Points per $ spent on groceries.
This online retailer is a valuable option for purchases earning Qantas, Velocity or ANZ Rewards points or cashback—which is best?
Qantas Shopping is a great tool for those who like shopping online and want to earn Qantas Points along the way.
Both new and current members of Qantas’ business loyalty program can pick up easy points when spending with one of 50+ partners before the end of September.
Qantas’ relaunched Business Rewards program (previously Aquire) is offering free membership for new joiners in February. If you have an ABN, you might as well jump in now.
The American Express referral program allows existing Amex cardholders to earn bonus points by referring friends and family to apply.
You can earn bonus Qantas Points by ordering food with Deliveroo – just add your Qantas Frequent Flyer number to your Deliveroo account before you order.
Don’t let accounts with a few thousand points go to waste! Qantas offer the ability to transfer points to another nominated family member.
Just make sure you have your Uber and Qantas Frequent Flyer accounts linked and you will earn points on rides to/from specific Australian airports.
A Qantas Club membership does not come cheap, even with this discount, so this option is best suited to those who fly frequently and quite exclusively on Qantas and/or Jetstar.
Should you choose Deliveroo, Menulog, Uber Eats or Foodora to earn Qantas or Velocity points?
These links will save you and your friends and family $89.50 for each person that signs up.
In this rapidly-changing market, we crunch the numbers on GoCatch, ingogo and Uber bookings.
Rent a car with Avis or Budget in Australia or New Zealand before the end of February and you’ll pick up some extra points and a possible upgrade.
Endorsed by Golf Australia, this program offers Qantas Frequent Flyer members the opportunity to earn points for their time on the course.
In a similar program to Amex Offers, Mastercard cardholders can now receive personalised promotions to earn bonus Qantas Points on in-store and online purchases.
Qantas’ health arm offers bonus points for being active, as well as earning opportunities for taking out a health, life, income protection or life insurance policy.
This guide aims to explore the advantages and disadvantages of prepaid travel cards, compare the offerings on the market (especially between Qantas and Velocity), and help you determine whether one of these products would suit your travel goals.
Along with this deal, there is also the opportunity to pick up triple Delta SkyMiles miles until the end of October. Plus links to credits for first-time users of the service and hosts.
Qantas Frequent Flyer has launched a partnership with these two automobile brands, offering 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent on eligible new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles from authorised Australian retailers.
Making a decision about which car rental company will earn you the most frequent flyer points will depend on where your allegiance lies and your status within the frequent flyer programs. We cut through all the information to give you the easy answer.
If you’re an avid points collector, make sure you register your American Express-issued personal card for this promotion, and you could be earning up to 4 points per $ spent at supermarkets.
Introduction to ‘1865’, Langham's loyalty program with good points earn rates and easy to attain status
Langham Hotels is a small hotel chain with 22 hotels globally and presences in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, London and Hong Kong. Points earn rates are good, and status is simple to achieve. This is how their loyalty program works.
Spending a few minutes to join each frequent flyer program now is worth the effort. You’ll also start to understand the ins and outs of the various frequent flyer programs and airlines as you go.
Using Qantas Points
How to use Qantas Points with Fiji Airways - a low-tax, better availability alternative to Qantas & AA flights to the US
Fiji Airways can prove to be a hidden gem when using Qantas Points to get to the US. With it’s fleet upgrade and new seasonal service to San Francisco, we look at how to use Fiji Airways as a Qantas Point redemption option for flights to the USA.
Let’s look at the important difference between a transit and a stopover, along with three examples of incorporating stopovers in Dubai, Hong Kong and Sydney on your next trip overseas and minimising the points you spend.
Using your Qantas points wisely will see you experiencing great travel experiences, such as Business class and access to domestic and international Qantas Business lounges.
Read how I flew a $40,000 itinerary for 280,000 Qantas Points + less than $850 in taxes!
This flight can be easily booked with points or upgraded with cash and is a comfortable way to fly within Asia but perhaps not from Perth.
You need to have made a transfer previously and that excludes cards that automatically sweep their points to Qantas. For those who are eligible, this is a useful offer for redemptions on Qantas, Emirates and oneworld airlines.
The ease of earning and redemption opportunities make Qantas Points my preferred Australian points currency.
There is a new ‘Carrier Charge’ coming, which will increase in cost the further you fly.
Starting your trip in Asia or New Zealand can save you hundreds of dollars in taxes and fees. Which are the cheapest airports to depart from?
One key benefit of starting your booking from outside Australia is that you can enjoy multiple ‘holidays’ in a single redemption.
It does not take many points to fly this luxurious product, however, you may want to book before November 2018.
The only winners are Business Class passengers from Adelaide. Here is our full analysis of the changes.
This is a great opportunity to use some of your points if you are planning or considering travel in Economy Class—just watch out for high taxes and fees.
These ‘fifth-freedom routes’ represent a novel opportunity to redeem your Qantas Points when you are nowhere near Emirates megahub in Dubai.
There’s a heap of options to fly between the East Coast of the US and Europe. In this guide, we cover which airlines and routes you can use with your Qantas Points and Asia Miles, how much they cost in Business and First Class, how to search and book these awards, and our tips to get the best-value redemption.
Since changes were made to the Asia Miles program in June, availability of their cheapest Saver awards has tightened on many routes. Here are the ones you are more likely to find an open seat on.
When it does (and doesn't) make sense to use your Qantas Points for domestic travel in Economy Class
Whilst most blogs (including this one) focus on Business and First Class redemptions as being ‘the deal’, this post will show you why using your points to fly Economy to Lord Howe Island but not Uluru makes sense.
The nation’s capital will get one of the world’s best Business Class products from next month. Here is how to book an award seat.
If you bought a more expensive ticket, the person next to you has status and the person next to them put in their request first, who gets the upgrade?
Have you had trouble booking a Business or First Class seat across The Pacific? These 12 pointers may help increase your chances.
Do you live in or near Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane and have a stash of Qantas Points that you don’t know what to do with? Here are some ideas to get maximum value out of your points balance!
Our community puts on their brave hat and shares their problematic points redemptions of the past—and how they have learnt from them.
This is the last of the oneworld airlines to be integrated into the Qantas portal, which means that using your Qantas Points for a redemption on this excellent carrier has now become easier.
Which one of these airlines wins on seat comfort, food and service?
Why you should aim to fly off-peak, research the aircraft carefully and evaluate your points options.
This will affect those wanting to earn points on Air NZ flights and access status benefits more than those looking to redeem Velocity points for an award seat.
Perhaps not the best use of Qantas Points but still a solid option for longer flights within the US.
Did you know you could use your Qantas Points with 26 other airlines? In this guide, we explain who they are, how much they cost, where to search and where to book.
This is a welcome new redemption option for those who plan to travel within North America. We explain when using points might be good value.
I explain why spending just under 50,000 Qantas Points to fly at the pointy end from to LA was worth it. However, do know what to expect from the aircraft you are flying on.
After a two-year hiatus from the Queensland capital, the oneworld carrier will return in June. Also, if you are in NSW, take advantage of this method of booking a Business Suites seat for the price of Business Class.
Read how this Brisbane-based traveller accumulated enough Qantas Points to book herself a luxurious trip to Amsterdam on Emirates.
We compare the options of flying Business and Premium Economy through the US (with or without a stopover there) and via South America.
Read why I gave Qantas’ newest plane a five-star rating on my flight from Melbourne to Perth. I explain how this seat differs from the A330 one, and how to use your Qantas Points, Asia Miles and other points currencies to make a redemption.
A special guide for Perth and Adelaide readers: how to use your Qantas Points to fly around the world
If you’ve got 280,000 points sitting in your Qantas account, then this is a great-value redemption to aim for. In this guide, we recommend specific products and routes to try to fly for those based in WA and SA.
How to fly around the world in Business Class for 280,000 Qantas Points with the oneworld Classic Flight Reward
Booking a oneworld Classic Flight Reward is one of the best ways to maximise the value of your Qantas Points. In this comprehensive guide, we go through all the ins and outs of researching, planning and booking.
This new product really is beautiful and a great upgrade to its already competitive A380 and 777 Suites, however, the reality is that it seems to be extremely difficult to actually experience it.
I’ve been pleasantly surprised by two of my encounters with frequent flyer programs in the past couple of months, and I wanted to share my story to help you the next time you may get into trouble with your points.
Business or First Class availability for Qantas flights to the US are known as one of hardest points seats to find out there – we’ll look at ways to get a seat on these flights, as well as other options for using your Qantas Points to the US.
This series wraps up with a look at Bevan’s experiences of some of the flights and lounges on his trip to Europe and Asia. Plus, why you should try to avoid flying British Airways Business Class.
Learn how Bevan used only 280,000 Qantas Points + under $1,100 AUD in taxes and fees to fly Business Class the whole way.
This is one of the best uses of Qantas Points and Asia Miles. Here is the rundown of what to expect at the pointy end with Cathay Pacific.
These awards are becoming more popular and are a great option for those wishing to redeem their points for more space and improved service on longer flights.
Fly Cathay Pacific First Class for just 26,000 points, enjoy Emirates luxury with a return trip to New Zealand, and forgo high cash fares in Economy by using your Qantas Points to their maximum value.
Qantas has announced that they will fly from their main hub in Sydney to Japan’s second largest city, and there is availability for 2-3 people on most dates during the northern winter.
Most of us have at least some points sitting in our Qantas Frequent Flyer accounts, which can be increased quite easily through credit card spend, so here is our round-up of the best-value redemptions for 60,000 Qantas Points.
With Qantas’ partnership with Emirates, an ongoing and useful provider of benefits to points collectors, redeemers and frequent flyers, flying Emirates’ top premium cabin has become one of the best ways to use your Qantas Points balance.
The oneworld carrier sets the bar with fantastic service, a comfortable lie-flat seat and premium dining options. A great choice for using your Qantas Points or Asia Miles.
We identify the best airports in Spain to fly into, how to minimise travel time with only one stop, and rank redemptions options through Qantas, Velocity, Asia Miles, KrisFlyer and Etihad Guest from best to worst value.
Qantas’ 737 Business Class is a key points redemption opportunity for longer domestic and short-haul international flights. Here’s our overview of what to expect onboard.
In this guide, we focus on getting the most value out of Business and First Class flights on Qantas and its key partner airlines like Emirates and American airlines.
Spain’s flag carrier offers an average product, with a comfortable enough seat and service with a smile but bland food and slow wifi.
Unlike your own fate, the fate of your points after your death does not have to be a cosmic mystery. However, not all points programs are created equal. While some will let your loved ones take advantage of your hard earned points, others will insist that they are buried with you.
Qatar Airways fly their A380 from Sydney to Doha and start Melbourne services soon. I had a chance to enjoy their First Class service from Sydney earlier this year.
Travelling to Italy using your frequent flyer points from Australia is a fairly common goal – whether that’s for touring in summer or skiing in winter. Here’s how to make it happen in style using the most common points Aussies have access to.
Beginners Guide: how to tell the difference between the cheap vs expensive redemption options on offer by frequent flyer programs
This is a really common question we get, so here is an easy-to-read guide to help you understand the difference between saver and standard awards, with examples from five frequent flyer programs, including Velocity and Qantas.
Given redemptions on oneworld partner airlines are generally cheaper through Asia Miles rather than Qantas, when does it make sense transferring your hard-earned Amex Membership Rewards points to the latter? We outline six possible situations.
In this guide, we identify the best airports in South Africa to fly into, how to minimise travel time by flying direct or with only one stop, and rank redemptions options through Qantas, Velocity, Asia Miles and KrisFlyer from best to worst value.
Using 54,000 Qantas Points on this flight really is a stellar use of your Qantas balance. We cover how to easily book an award seat, what to expect in the air, and how to choose the best lounges before your flight and the best seats onboard.
Emirates A380 flights are the ones to aim for if you’re looking for comfort, service and amenities, whilst earning or redeeming Qantas Points – here we sample their Trans-Tasman Business Class service.
Jetstar carries almost one out of every 10 passengers travelling in and out of Australia. In this guide, we give step-by-step instructions on how to make an award booking for a Jetstar flight and advise the best ways to get maximum value out of your Qantas Points balance.
We look at what to expect from Jetstar’s 787 Business Class between Cairns and Osaka – a serviceable way to get to Japan in relative comfort.
Cathay Pacific’s Business Class was comfortable, with good service and food – and on this trip I got to check out both of their different regional and long-haul Business Class seats.
Do you live in Western Australia and have some Qantas Points, but aren’t sure about how to use them? Here’s a list of our top recommendations for using Qantas Points if you live in the world’s (second) most isolated major city.
We put a shout out to our Facebook and Twitter audiences asking them to share real-life examples of how they had maximised the value of their Qantas Points balances. Here are three of their stories.
Qantas earlier this week confirmed their Sydney to Bali flight will operate daily year round – so we’ve rounded up the handful of options for using Qantas Points to get to Bali with both Jetstar and Qantas.
Looking to save on fees for Australia - USA Qantas Point redemptions? Book American Airlines flights, not Qantas
Planning travel using Qantas Points to the US in 2017? If you’re willing to look away from Qantas you can save significantly on taxes and fees by redeeming your Qantas Points with American Airlines instead of Qantas.
Not every flight you book is eligible for an upgrade. If you’re looking to use points to upgrade with Qantas or Virgin, you need to book the right fare class.
This video from vlogger Casey Neistat does a great and entertaining job of showing the best parts of the Emirates experience on a flight from JFK to Dubai, the Business and First Class seats, cabins, inflight bar and the infamous shower / spa room for First Class passengers.
Buying Qantas Points
In this guide, we look at some of the different ways you can buy Qantas Points, specifically to top up your account—and the costs involved.
How to buy American Express Membership Rewards points from Amex directly - useful for transfers to other frequent flyer programs
American Express Membership Rewards cards have a somewhat hidden option—you can buy points to top up your account for a redemption, and the cost is not actually that unreasonable.