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Earn Extra Points in the Air

When flying with Qantas and some of our other airline partners, you can earn extra points with a Status bonus or Cabin bonus. Plus, some also offer a Minimum Point Guarantee.

Status Bonus

Platinum Frequent Flyer card

We are making some changes to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program which will affect these benefits for travel on or after 1 July 2014. View full details.

If you are a Platinum, Gold or Silver Frequent Flyer, you'll earn extra points (your Status bonus) when you fly on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, British Airways (for travel until 30 March 2013), American Airlines® and US Airways flights.

For travel on eligible Qantas and Jetstar flights (Starter Plus, Starter Max and Business Max fares) only, the following bonuses are applied to the base rate:

  • Platinum Frequent Flyers earn 100% Status bonus = double points.
  • Gold Frequent Flyers earn 75% Status bonus = 75% more points.
  • Silver Frequent Flyers earn 50% Status bonus = 50% more points.

For travel on eligible British Airways flights until 30 March 2013, the following bonuses are applied to the base rate:

  • Platinum Frequent Flyers earn 100% Status bonus = double points.
  • Gold Frequent Flyers earn 50% Status bonus = 50% more points.
  • Silver Frequent Flyers earn 25% Status bonus = 25% more points

For travel from 31 March 2013, Qantas Frequent Flyers will no longer earn a Status bonus on British Airways flights.

For travel on eligible American Airlines flights, the following bonuses are applied to the base rate:

  • Platinum Frequent Flyers earn 100% Status bonus = double points.
  • Gold Frequent Flyers earn 75% Status bonus = 75% more points.
  • Silver Frequent Flyers earn 25% Status bonus = 25% more points.

Cabin Bonus

First Suite

We are making some changes to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program which will affect these benefits for travel on or after 1 July 2014. View full details.

A Cabin bonus is awarded when you travel on eligible flights and fares in a premium cabin on any of our airline partners.

The bonus is applied to the base rate for each individual flight you take. When flying on Qantas (with a QF flight number on your ticket), you can earn a:

  • 25% bonus for Premium Economy,
  • 50% bonus for Business, and
  • 100% bonus for First.

Refer to the Airline Earning Table for the Cabin bonus you can earn when travelling with our airline partners.

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Loyalty Bonus

Currently Frequent Flyer members earn a Loyalty Bonus of 8,000 points for every 500 Status credits earned on eligible Qantas or partner airline flights within a single membership year - up to a maximum of four Loyalty Bonuses per membership year. From 1 July 2013, only Status credits earned from flights with a QF flight number (including partner airline flights with a QF flight number) will contribute to the Status credits calculation for the Loyalty Bonus. Tier qualification and retention requirements will remain unchanged.

At the end of your membership year, Status credit balances relating to the calculation of the Loyalty Bonus will be reset to zero.

See full terms and conditions

Minimum Points Guarantee

We are making some changes to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program which will affect these benefits for travel on or after 1 July 2014. View full details.

Our Minimum Points Guarantee applies per flight after you've added any applicable bonuses for membership status, cabin class and/or promotional offers.

When flying with Qantas, Jetstar~, American Airlines®, US Airways or British Airways (for travel until 30 March 2013), for every eligible* one way flight you take, you will earn at least:

Airline* Discount Economy^ Full Economy^ Premium Economy Business First
Qantas 1,000 points 1,000 points 1,000 points 1,250 points 1,250 points
Jetstar~ N/A 1,000 points N/A 1,250 points
(Business Max)
N/A
British Airways (for travel until 30 March 2013)# 125 points 500 points 500 points
(World Traveller Plus)
500 points 500 points
American Airlines® and US Airways
500 points 500 points N/A 500 points 500 points

Minimum Points Guarantee example:

Sydney to Melbourne, flying Qantas - 440 miles one way

Travel Class Member Status Points Earned Cabin Bonus Status Bonus Total Points Minimum Points Guarantee
Discount Economy Bronze 440 points N/A N/A 440 1,000 points
Economy Silver 440 points N/A 220 points
(440 points x 50%)
660 1,000 points
Business Gold 440 points 220 points
(440 points x 50%)
330 points
(440 points x 75%)
990 1,250 points
* On eligible flights with that airline's flight number on your ticket. For eligible flights, see terms and conditions.
^ For fare booking classes treated as Discount Economy and Full Economy, see the Airline Earning table.
# For travel from 31 March 2013, Minimum Points Guarantee will be removed from British Airways flights (with a BA flight number on your ticket) for Qantas Frequent Flyers.
~ Jetstar Airlines includes Jetstar (JQ), Jetstar Asia (3K), Valuair (VF), and Jetstar Japan (GK)

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