About the Program
For a quick introduction to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program and to make it easy for you to discover how you can be rewarded as much as possible, take a moment to browse this information.
Growing your points balance
You can earn Qantas Points when you fly, and earn on the ground as well, with Qantas Cash® and hundreds of partners. Once you've earned enough points, you have over 3,000 ways to use them at our online store, or you can use them for Award flights and Flight Upgrade Awards.
Membership from Bronze to Platinum
You start out as a Bronze Frequent Flyer. The more you fly, the higher your status, from Silver through Gold to Platinum. Higher status brings extra benefits like more points when you fly, priority check-in and Qantas Club membership.
Earning Qantas Points
It's Easy to Earn Points
It's easier than you think to grow your points balance. Here are four ways you can earn points:
- Fly with Qantas and our partner airlines.
- Use a Direct Earn credit or charge card.
- Shop with our partners.
- Qantas Cash.
A quick tip!
To help you keep tabs on your points balance, we'll send you regular updates. You can also keep track yourself by checking your Frequent Flyer account at Your Account.
Fly with Qantas and our partner airlines
Earn points on eligible flights and fares with Qantas and over 30 partner airlines and their affiliates (but please note that fare type and rate restrictions apply to the earning of points and Status credits on Jetstar, certain oneworld® Alliance airlines and partner airline flights).* You can also earn more points if you fly in Premium Economy, Business and First.
To make sure you're well rewarded when you fly Qantas, you're guaranteed to earn at least 1,000 points on even the shortest Qantas flight (applies for paid travel on an eligible flight with a Qantas (QF) flight number on the itinerary, except where operated by Jetstar).^
Use a Direct Earn Credit or Charge Card
Use a card that lets you earn Qantas Points on your everyday spending and watch your points balance grow every month. It's a great way to earn points without flying!
A quick tip!
Use a Direct Earn credit or charge card to shop with any one of our other partners and you can earn points twice: once with your card and once with the other partner.
Shop with our Partners
We have hundreds of partners that we're always adding to, giving you plenty of ways to earn points every day. Earn on your everyday shopping at participating Woolworths Supermarkets, BIG W and BWS (excluding Tasmania). Earn with credit cards, hotel stays, car rentals, car sales and services, travel, mobile and broadband, entertainment, finance, business, real estate, the list goes on.
A quick tip!
We work with our partners to bring you special offers. These might be for extra points, discounts or the chance to win prizes. We'll send you regular updates by e-mail and you can also keep an eye out at Member Specials.
Earn Qantas Points on everyday spend with Qantas Cash®
Earn Qantas Points every time you use your new membership card with the Qantas Cash prepaid facility to make eligible purchases** at home or abroad.
You can earn Qantas Points with our wide range of Qantas Frequent Flyer partners, and when you make a purchase with one of them using Qantas Cash, you may be able to 'double dip' and earn points twice-once using Qantas Cash and once with the partner.
A quick tip!
Planning a last minute trip? When you book your flights on Qantas.com, use Qantas Cash and not only will you earn 1 point per $2 spent, the booking fee is waived when travelling within 7 days of departure. Find out more.
Using Qantas Points
Ways to Use Your Points
Once you have enough points, we offer more ways than ever to use them.
A quick tip!
If you're short of the points you need, you can often still get the reward you want. You can use Points Plus Pay at our online store.+ Or buy top-up points to boost your balance. You can also share points with an eligible family member.
Award Flights and Flight Upgrade Awards
Qantas & partner Classic Awards
Use your points for a Classic Award± to any of 50 destinations around Australia and 625 destinations around the world.
If you already have points to use, why not see Where You Could Go.
Qantas & Jetstar Any Seat Awards
Use your points for any seat on any Qantas (QF) or Jetstar (JQ) flight as long as there is a seat available for sale. Any Seat Awards include taxes, fees and carrier charges.Ω Use just points or you can use Points Plus Pay≠ for most Any Seat Awards.
A quick tip!
You have over 3,000 ways to use your points at our online store. From cookware to iPods, TVs to toys, sports gear to gift cards from leading retailers, the list goes on. If you're short of the points you need, you can use Points Plus Pay for selected items (excluding gift cards).+
A quick tip!
Every month, you'll find special offers and discounts in the Store that make it extra rewarding to shop with your points.
Now you can redeem your Qantas points for a Woolworths Gift Card by setting up Auto Rewards. Then every three months, you'll automatically receive a gift card in the mail, up to the value of $20. At the end of each three-month period, your points balance determines which gift card we put in the post.
So that you can be rewarded as much as possible, we offer you more privileges the more you fly. By moving up through Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One membership, you can enjoy all kinds of extra benefits. These benefits include:
- extra points when you fly (Status bonus),
- priority check-in and preferred seating,
- extra baggage allowance on Qantas and eligible Emirates flights*,
- complimentary admission to The Qantas Club, and
- complimentary access to oneworld® alliance and Emirates lounges.
Your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership card with Qantas Cash
When travelling overseas, your Qantas Card with Qantas Cash acts as a prepaid travel money card that can hold up to ten currencies^^ including Australian Dollars. It also lets you lock in exchange rates±± on funds loaded before you travel, so you know exactly how much you have to spend in a particular currency. And you'll have the additional security and convenience of not having to carry cash, knowing that your card is accepted anywhere that MasterCard® is accepted electronically including ATMs. Plus, every new Qantas Card allows for Faster, Smarter Check-in to help you jump the queue at domestic airports.
You can use Qantas Cash to pay your bills online or over the phone. Qantas Cash also includes MasterCard PayPassTM to save time on everyday purchases under $100, like petrol and groceries. Where available, a simple tap of your card is all it takes to pay, so it's perfect when you're in a hurry.
Hints and Tips
By taking this quick tour you already have a head start on how you can enjoy as many rewards as possible. Here are a few more tips.
The best way to earn points (without flying)
With a Direct Earn credit or charge card, you can earn points on your everyday spending and grow your points balance fast. Plus you can earn points twice when you shop with our partners: once with your card and once with the other partner.
How to get the best Award seat deal
To start, simply enter your destination and travel dates at qantas.com and select 'Search Flight'. The cash value for available non-Classic Award fares (commercial fares) will appear in the search results, and available Australian domestic Classic Award flights will also appear in the Classic Award column of the results page if your search includes only wholly Australian domestic flights. If you are searching for an international booking commencing in Australia, you will also be shown Classic Award options on Qantas, Jetstar and flights on selected partner airlines. If there is no Classic Award availability on the day you are searching, the Classic Award column will not be displayed. If you wish to view the full range of Classic Award options available online including multi-city bookings, oneworld® Classic Awards and bookings in mixed cabin-classes, then simply enter your flight details and ensure 'Search Qantas & Partner Classic Awards' is selected before searching.
To view the commercial fares in points and book an Any Seat Award, simply select 'View in Points'.
You can also combine wholly Australian or international Qantas or Jetstar and selected partner airline Classic Awards with an Any Seat Award or cash fare in the same booking.# For example, you can choose a Classic Award for your flight out, and a cash fare for the flight back. Check the conditions that apply to these new combined bookings.β
How to holiday on points with our travel partners
You can use your points not only for flights, but at our online store for hotel stays, car rental, holiday packages, luggage and more.+
Log in with your Frequent Flyer membership number and PIN to view your points balance, update your profile and more.
eXcel People's Choice Award
View 2013 winners of the Qantas eXcel People's Choice Awards, and to nominate an employee that you think deserves special recognition.
Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions. The information set out at this webpage is current as at 25 September 2013 and may change from time to time. Full details and up to date information are available at qantas.com/frequentflyer.
* Fare type and route restrictions apply to the earning of points and Status credits on Jetstar and certain oneworld® Alliance Airlines and partner airlines flights.
^ Applies for paid travel on an eligible flight with a Qantas (QF) flight number on the itinerary.
± Classic Award seats are subject to capacity controls and availability is limited, particularly around peak times such as school and public holidays. Some flights may not have any Classic Award seats available. The ability to redeem taxes, fees and carrier charges for travel entirely within Australia and selected international flights (commencing in Australia) is only available when booking at qantas.com and ‘Search Qantas & Partner Classic Awards' is not selected. For domestic New Zealand Classic Awards, the ability to redeem taxes, fees and carrier charges with Qantas Points is only available on qantas.com when the ‘Search Qantas & Partner Classic Awards' checkbox is ticked before searching for flights. Classic Award seats must be booked at least 24 hours before scheduled departure (and other advance booking requirements may apply), unless you are booking on qantas.com where you can book up to 2 hours before departure for domestic flights or up to 4 hours before departure for international flights. Applicable pricing will be displayed during the booking process on qantas.com. To find out more about Classic Awards, visit qantas.com/classicawards.
Ω Qantas & Jetstar Any Seat Awards are available on any flight with a QF or JQ flight number. As long as there is a seat available for sale, you can book an Any Seat Award. The points required for an Any Seat Award include taxes, fees and carrier charges (except any local airport fees or charges collected at the time of check-in), are subject to change and are quoted at the time of booking. Award flights must be booked at least 24 hours before scheduled departure, unless you are booking on qantas.com where you can book up to 2 hours before departure for domestic flights or up to 4 hours before departure for international flights (some locations require earlier advance booking). Qantas Points may not be earned on some fare types or on some oneworld® alliance or airline partner flights. See the Airline Earning Table for eligible flights and earning classes. See qantas.com for more information and full terms and conditions.
≠ Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of points you redeem above a specified minimum level and pay for the remainder of the fare with an approved payment card (including VISA, MasterCard or American Express) to obtain your Award. The minimum number of points required starts from 5,000 points per booking and is subject to change. A booking that includes non-Classic Award fares (commercial fares or Any Seat Awards) and a Classic Award is eligible for Points Plus Pay, however the minimum points required are equal to the points value of the Classic Award flight(s).
# The option to combine a wholly Australian domestic and international Qantas, Jetstar and selected airline partner Classic Awards departing from Australia with an Any Seat Award or a cash fare is only available when ‘Search Qantas & Partner Classic Awards' has not been selected.
β When combining a Classic Award with another fare in a single booking, points and Status credits will not be earned on any Classic Award flights in the booking. If you combine Classic Awards with non-Classic Award fares (“Commercial Fares”), the most restrictive fare condition of those Commercial Fares apply to the segments booked as Classic Awards for booking changes, cancellations and refunds. Please refer to the applicable Commercial Fare conditions for details.
** Points are earned on eligible purchases in accordance with the terms and conditions specified at qantascash.com. Eligible purchases do not include money orders, traveller’s cheques, gambling chips or purchasing foreign currencies in cash. You do not earn points when loading funds to your Facility, transferring funds to another currency balance or another member’s Facility or when withdrawing funds from ATMs or cashing out your Facility balance. Purchases that are reversed, refunded or charged-back are also ineligible for points earn, in addition to fees incurred.
^^ Check qantascash.com for the latest currencies supported.
±± Lock in your exchange rates means the exchange rate is locked in for the initial load only. The exchange rates for subsequent reloads will be set at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of the transaction. For full details on how exchange rates are set and applied please see the Qantas Cash® terms and conditions at qantascash.com.
To be eligible to receive the new Qantas Card with the option of Qantas Cash you must be an Australian resident Qantas Frequent Flyer member 16 years of age or older. Other terms and conditions and fees and charges may apply.
Heritage Bank Limited (AFSL 240984) (the Issuer) issues Qantas Cash under arrangements between it, Qantas and Access Prepaid Australia Pty Ltd (AFSL 386837) (a MasterCard business) (Access). Access distributes Qantas Cash (together with Qantas which is an authorised representative of Access for the purposes of providing general financial product advice with respect to Qantas Cash).
Access can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Access and Qantas earn foreign exchange revenue from Qantas Cash transactions. Access receives a processing fee from domestic Qantas Cash "point of sale" transactions. Qantas receives revenue generated by Qantas Cash transactions based on interchange fees paid to the Issuer, deposits held by the Issuer, cardholder fee and certain rebates and incentives from MasterCard Asia/Pacific Pte Ltd. This webpage has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs and you should consider the appropriateness of the information in this letter having regard to those matters. A Product Disclosure Statement in respect of Qantas Cash is available via qantascash.com, and will also be given to applicants. A person should obtain and consider the Product Disclosure Statement before making any decisions about whether to acquire or continue to hold the prepaid facility. MasterCard® and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. PayPass is the trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated.