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If you’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer, you’ll know you can use your accumulated points to book flights. There’s nothing better than working out a way to travel around the globe with Qantas using points you already have.
The number of places you can travel to on the Qantas network alone is impressive but the world becomes even wider when you know that points can also be used to fly with more than 50 Qantas partner airlines, including the 13 oneworld airlines and their affiliates, in more than 150 countries.
The world’s first global airline alliance, celebrating 20 years in 2019, oneworld is a partnership that brings together the industry’s biggest and best airlines, allowing for seamless ticketing between members as well earning Qantas Points and Status Credits on all eligible* oneworld flights.
So, for example, if you’re heading to the UK, you can use your Qantas Points for a Classic Flight Reward in Business from Sydney to London with Qantas from 128,000 Qantas Points^ (plus $641.97 in fees, taxes and carrier charges). Alternatively, you could book the same route in Business class with Emirates from 128,000 Qantas Points (plus $656.48 in fees, taxes and carrier charges)– it all depends what dates and times best suit you^.
If you’re planning a once-in-a-lifetime vacation around the United States, you can use as little as 45,000 Qantas Points (plus $262.37 in fees, taxes and carrier charges) to get to Los Angeles in economy with a Classic Flight Reward.^Or, you could fly there using points with American Airlines, another oneworld partner, and also use points to take you further on the carrier’s domestic network, reaching major hubs around the country including New York, Dallas and Chicago. In fact, American Airlines operates an average of 6700 flights a day around the US and to 50 other countries.
Heading to Hong Kong? You can fly economy from Melbourne for as little as 28,000 Qantas Points (plus $160.14 in fees, taxes and carrier charges) on a Classic Flight Reward^. From here, you can connect on to a mind-boggling number of destinations with Cathay Pacific, from Shanghai to Seoul and beyond, using your accumulated Qantas Points.
The roster of airlines you can fly with also includes Jetstar, China Eastern, Japan Airlines, British Airways, Qatar, Finnair and LATAM, among many others, opening up a staggering 1200 global destinations that you can see using your Qantas Points.
On the ground, you can also use points to ensure a smooth stay when you finally touch down. Qantas Points can be used to book more than 200,000 accommodation options worldwide through Qantas Hotels, from character-filled B&Bs to luxurious retreats and stylish city hotels.~
In Australia and New Zealand, you can tour the countryside or get to your next appointment using points as well, redeeming them for car hire with Avis and Budget in even the most remote locations and smallest towns **.
Go to qantas.com/frequentflyer to discover the many ways you can earn and use Qantas Points now.