Partner airline - China Eastern

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Our partnership with China Eastern opens up a realm of new travel options between Australia and China, throughout Greater China and beyond.

China Eastern summary
Airline code MU
Codeshare partner Yes
Earn Qantas Points Yes
Earn Status Credits No
Classic Flight Rewards Yes
Points Plus Pay - Flights Yes

Earning Qantas Points

You earn Qantas Points based on where you fly, and the fare purchased, on eligible fares and flights wth China Eastern.

Book a Qantas flight number for more rewards

Did you know that Qantas offers a 'QF' flight number (codeshare) on selected China Eastern flights? So when you fly to one of the many destinations that China Eastern flies to, where possible choose to book on a Qantas (QF) flight number to maximise the amount of Qantas Points and Status Credits you'll earn on eligible flights.

Using Qantas Points

You can use your Qantas Points on China Eastern for:

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Classic Flight Rewards

Our most popular and best value Reward Flight option. Taxes, fees and carrier charges are payable in addition to the points required for Classic Flight Rewards.

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Points Plus Pay - Flights

Use all points, or a combination of points and cash, to make your holiday dream destination a reality with Points Plus Pay - Flights.

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Call Reward Flight reservations to make a Classic Flight Reward booking on China Eastern. 

Be recognised when flying with China Eastern

Gold, Platinum and Platinum One Qantas Frequent Flyer members can also enjoy additional benefits when flying with China Eastern between and within Mainland China and Australia.

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Qantas Frequent Flyer top tier benefits with China Eastern
Benefit Silver Gold Platinum Platinum One
Priority check-in No Yes Yes Yes
Priority boarding No Yes Yes Yes
Lounge access No Yes Yes Yes

Popular routes

Check out how many Qantas Points you need for a Classic Flight Reward for some of China Eastern's most popular routes:

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Shanghai to Beijing

Based on One-way Economy travel

Classic Flight Reward flight from 14,000 points plus taxes, fees and carrier charges

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Brisbane to Shanghai

Based on One-way Economy travel

Classic Flight Reward flight from 35,000 points plus taxes, fees and carrier charges

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Sydney to Shanghai

Based on One-way Economy travel

Classic Flight Reward flight from 42,000 points plus taxes, fees and carrier charges

Important information

You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Qantas Frequent Flyer membership, Status Credits and the earning and redemption of Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions.

Disclaimer: ± When you travel with China Eastern on a Domestic flight within Mainland China, or an International flight between Mainland China and Australia, be sure to have your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership card with you to receive access for you and one guest to China Eastern Lounges throughout Mainland China, when you and your guest are flying together with Qantas or China Eastern. Show your Qantas card at the lounge.
Mainland China Lounges are located at Wuhan, Xianyang, Nanchang, Taiyuan, Chengdu, Kunming, Lanzhou, Beijing, Pu Dong, Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuxi, Hangzhou and Ningbo..

Disclaimer: ^ Classic Flight Rewards are available on Qantas, Jetstar and partner airlines. Seats are subject to capacity controls, availability is limited, and some flights may not have any Classic Flight Rewards available. Taxes, fees and carrier charges are payable to Qantas (excluding any amounts payable to third parties at the airport) in addition to the points required. For more information, visit Classic Flight Rewards.

Disclaimer: # Points Plus Pay - Flights are available on any flight with a Qantas (QF), Jetstar (JQ), Jetstar Asia (3K), Jetstar Japan (GK) or Jetstar Pacific (BL) flight number and selected partner airlines when travelling on a Qantas fare, as long as there is a seat available for sale. The Qantas Points required include taxes, fees and carrier charges (excluding any amounts payable to third parties at the airport), are subject to change and are quoted at the time of booking. A minimum of 5,000 points per booking on Qantas and 3,500 points per booking on Jetstar must be redeemed. Qantas Points may not be earned on some fare types or on some oneworld® alliance or airline partner flights. For more information, visit Points Plus Pay - Flights.

Disclaimer: * Qantas Points and Status Credits (where applicable) are earned on Eligible Flights with a Qantas or applicable oneworld® Alliance Airline or Airline Partner flight number on your ticket. Qantas Points and Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. For full details see the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions and Airline Earning Tables.

Disclaimer: ~ Taxes, fees and carrier charges are payable by an Accepted Payment Card in addition to the points required on Classic Flight Reward flights. These are quoted at the time of booking and are subject to change.

Disclaimer: + Selected flights operated by Qantas Frequent Flyer partner airlines also offer the option of a Qantas (QF) flight number. When booking an eligible QF flight number, members earn Qantas Points and Status Credits at the Qantas rate. All flights operated by partner airlines offering a QF flight number are available for booking on qantas.com.

Disclaimer: ** Status Bonus will be applied at the applicable rate specified in the Airline Earning Tables for Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One Members, only for those Eligible Flights to which a Status Bonus is expressed to apply in the Airline Earning Tables. The Status Bonus is applied to the actual Qantas Points earned when travelling in the Economy cabin. For travel in premium cabins, the Status Bonus is applied to the Flexible Economy earn rate.