A guide to the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program

How does the Qantas Frequent Flyer program work?

As a Qantas Frequent Flyer member, you’ll earn points for every dollar you spend on eligible transactions, which, depending on the retailers you choose, can include everyday expenses, such as groceries, petrol and even your phone bill. See the Qantas Frequent Flyer Partner list for more info.

When the balance of your points is high enough, you can redeem them for a range of fantastic rewards, such as free flights and upgrades, accommodation and other travel perks, gift cards, premium wines and gourmet food, and more.

You can also choose to put your points towards purchases at the Qantas Store where you can browse through more than 6000 products – including jewellery, fine wine, toys, tech gadgets and homewares – from some of the world’s top brands.

How do you earn points?

Different cards and programs accumulate points at different rates for different transactions, so it’s really important to check the earn rates – that is, how many points you’ll earn per dollar spent – when comparing products.

The dollar value of your points will also depend on how you choose to redeem them, as different rewards offer different rates of return.

Flights are one of the best ways to redeem your points, and domestic flights typically yield a better rate of return than international flights.

How does this program compare to others?

Did you know you can quickly review the rates, features, fees and rewards of a range of credit cards using InfoChoice’s comparison tables?

To compare how much you need to spend to earn rewards using different credit cards, simply use the advanced search option to look for cards linked to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, then select the Rewards tab at the top left.

We’ve used these comparison tables to give you an indication of how much you might have to spend to get a free return flight from Sydney to Melbourne through four different credit cards and reward schemes.*


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