Qantas Frequent Flyer Program

The two-minute guide to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program

Qantas Frequent Flyer program

As the name suggests, this is the loyalty program of Qantas and is the most popular frequent flyer program in Australia.

It is also the easiest to earn points with, not just through credit cards but also through shopping at Woolworths, topping up fuel at BP service stations, booking hotels, paying energy bills and holding all sorts of insurance policies. 

The benefit of Qantas Frequent Flyer over rival Australian airline loyalty program Velocity – run by Virgin Australia – is the international footprint Qantas has. 

The airline services a host of destinations around the world itself which you can book tickets to using points. 

And if Qantas does not fly to where you want to go, you can also book seats with Oneworld partner airlines using Qantas Frequent Flyer points.

These include the likes of Emirates, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines.

Virtually anywhere in the world that you want to go, you can get there on one of these airlines using Qantas points.

How many Qantas Frequent Flyer points can you earn with a business credit card?

With the right business credit card, you can earn up to 1.25 Qantas Frequent Flyer points per dollar spent through pay.com.au on all your business expenses, ATO tax payments, employee superannuation payments and more.

For many credit cards, points are automatically credited to your nominated Qantas Business Rewards account around the time your statement is sent out each month.

Points can be used through the nominated Qantas Business Rewards account or can be transferred to an individual’s own Qantas Frequent Flyer account. 

Which business credit cards earn the most Qantas Frequent Flyer points?

Business credit cards that can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points include the American Express Qantas Business Rewards card (1.25 points per dollar on general spend), the American Express Platinum Business card (1.125 points per dollar on general spend), the NAB Qantas Business VISA card (0.67 points per dollar on general spend) and the Westpac Altitude Business Platinum card (0.5 points per dollar on general domestic spend). 

 

What is a Qantas Frequent Flyer point worth? 

Qantas Frequent Flyer points are highly valuable. 

If you use them on long-haul Business Class and First Class seats, it is not uncommon to net value of us much as 6 or 7 cents per point compared to paying for the same seat with cash. 

As examples, a one-way Business Class flight from Sydney to Melbourne will cost you 18,400 points and a one-way Business Class flight from Brisbane to Perth will set you back 41,500 points.

Internationally, a one-way Business Class flight from Sydney to Tokyo flying Japan Airlines costs 90,000 points, a one-way Business Class flight from Sydney to Los Angeles flying American Airlines costs 108,400 points and a one-way Business Class flight from Melbourne to London flying Qatar Airways costs 159,000 points.

Do Qantas Frequent Flyer points expire? 

Yes, unfortunately. 

But it is very easy to keep your points collection intact. 

Qantas Frequent Flyer points never expire as long as you earn or use points at least once every 18 months.

How do you sign up for Qantas Frequent Flyer? 

Businesses can join Qantas Business Rewards for free via the official website with a valid ABN. Individuals can join Qantas Frequent Flyer via the official website for a one-off fee of $99.50. 

However, some Qantas-branded rewards credit cards offer complimentary sign up and it is also free to join through this link, courtesy of Woolworths Rewards