Qantas and Taiwanese carrier, China Airlines, are expanding their partnership with frequent flyers now able to use Qantas Points on more than 75 destinations via Taipei. Previously, you could use Qantas Points solely on flights between Australia and Taipei, so this change is great news for travellers hoping to head further afield.

Is a trip to Europe on your bucket list? You can fly from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane to London via Taipei in Business Class for 159,000 Qantas Points per person. Taxes are pleasingly low – under AU$250 per person, each way.

Our network of more than 45 partner airlines means frequent flyers can use their Qantas Points to travel to more than 1,200 destinations around the world, and this expanded partnership means they have more options than ever.

– Olivia Wirth, Qantas Loyalty CEO, 15 March 2023

China Airlines is known for its aesthetically-pleasing cabins, especially in Business Class. On all Airbus A350 and Boeing 777 flights, expect 1-2-1 lie-flat seats up at the front. The Airbus A350 Premium Economy cabin is also worth a look, with a wide 2-3-2 arrangement and fixed-shell reclining seats that your shoulders and knees will appreciate.

Premium Economy Class on China Airlines offers plenty of elbow room.
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Where can I fly with China Airlines?

Importantly, there is good availability throughout the year with two seats in Business on many routes.

Here is an example booking for two passengers from Sydney to London in October 2023. You should use the Qantas multi-city booking tool to piece together these flights.

The benefit of using the multi-city booking tool is that you can also access the calendar view, which shows the dates that may have Business Class availability.

Here are some other example routes you could fly with Qantas Points, via Taipei. Note that the points needed for Premium Economy are just under that of Business Class, so we’d advise you to try to go for Business Class, where possible.

RouteEconomyPremium EconomyBusinessFees and taxes
Sydney-New York66,200 points124,800 points159,000 pointsAU$248.70
Brisbane-London66,200 points124,800 points159,000 pointsAU$192.60
Melbourne-Amsterdam66,200 points124,800 points159,000 pointsAU$179.77
Brisbane-Tokyo37,800 points 90,000 pointsAU$167.60
Sydney-Osaka37,800 points90,000 pointsAU$165.30
Qantas Points and fees & taxes needed for one-way China Airlines redemptions.

Summing up

Having access to another partner airline’s full network is welcome news for Qantas Frequent Flyer members. China Airlines is a well-regarded carrier with very elegant cabins, and we’re certainly looking forward to flying with them later this year!

We released a reward seat alert email about China Airlines reward seats to our subscribers in the early hours of 15 March 2023. If you missed out, sign-up here to receive future reward seat alerts.

You can now use Qantas Points on all China Airlines flights was last modified: August 24th, 2023 by Brandon Loo