More rewards for Qantas Frequent Flyers as travel resumes

Latest News|Published 14 July 2020

More reward seat, more status support, more value

Qantas is making it easier for Frequent Flyers to use their points on Australian domestic and Trans-Tasman flights.

For the rest of 2020, Classic Flight Reward seat availability will be increased by up to 50 per cent to the most popular destinations in Australia and New Zealand including Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Queenstown and Auckland (when flights recommence).

To help regular flyers maintain their travel benefits, Qantas Frequent Flyer will also be giving all eligible tiered members Silver and above a one-off Status Credits bonus to compensate for reduced flying activity.

The increased availability and status support are part of a raft of initiatives from the loyalty program designed to give members more value from their upcoming holidays and the broader program.

Other program improvements include:

Extra Status Credits: To help our most frequent flyers maintain their benefits throughout travel restrictions, eligible Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One members will automatically receive 50 per cent of the Status Credits they need annually to keep their tier. Members most impacted, such as those whose membership year started at the peak of travel restrictions, will also be eligible for additional monthly Status Credits support. Loyalty Bonus’ for members will now also count towards reaching or retaining Platinum One until 31 December 2021.

Better value on accommodation: The number of points required for Points Plus Pay Qantas Hotels bookings will decrease by 20 per cent effective immediately. For a limited time only, members will also receive 5,000 points back when they book a minimum of 3 nights and on selected Qantas Luxury offers earn up to 125 bonus Status Credits when they book before Monday 31 August 2020.

Greater flexibility: To enable members to plan their holidays with more confidence, bookings made using points on Qantas Group flights will have any change or cancellation fees waived until 31 October 2020.

More Points Planes: Qantas Frequent Flyer will launch more Points Planes - exclusive flights for frequent flyer redemptions - to meet the pent-up travel demand of members and boost Australian tourism. Timings and destinations of the flights will be released over the coming months.

Other recent program updates:

  • Launched additional earn partners including BP and Afterpay.
  • Increased Wellbeing incentives to keep members active.
  • Giving members the opportunity to earn bonus Status Credits on the ground through partners like BP.
  • Implemented a 12 month status extension for eligible members.

Important Information

Disclaimer: * For every 500 Qantas Status Credits earned by a member in a single membership year (up to 2,000 Qantas Status Credits) they receive a Loyalty Bonus of either 50 Status Credits or 8,000 Qantas Points.

Disclaimer: ^The 20% discount only applies to the points component of Points Plus Pay booked before 11:59pm AEST Thursday 31 December 2020 and excludes Classic Hotel Rewards.

Disclaimer: ~ Please refer to Qantas Agency Connect for commercial policies and information for customers impacted by Coronavirus.