In our ongoing series, we unpack some of the most common myths and misconceptions about the Qantas Frequent Flyer program so you can make the most of every point.
Picture this: you’re planning a flight from Sydney to Hong Kong for a special occasion and have 48,000 points sitting in your Qantas Frequent Flyer account.
Checking the online points calculator on qantas.com, you see you need 60,000* (plus $190 in taxes, fees and carrier charges) to secure a one-way Classic Flight Reward Business Class seat – a treat that would make your journey even more memorable. You can purchase the extra 12,000 points you need thanks to Top-up Points. You won’t earn Qantas Points or Status Credits on the flight but you’ll only spend a few hundred dollars to top-up your balance for a Business Class flight^.
Recent changes to the Top-up Points program mean purchasing points is easier and more flexible than ever, allowing you to purchase points up to four times every 12 months.
Points can be purchased in blocks of 1000 up to a maximum of 150,000 points per purchase. An easy-to-use online calculator lets you know how much each block of points will cost.
You can use points to purchase and book a range of products with Qantas. For example, if you’re after an iPad Pro 10.5-inch with 64GB from the Qantas Shopping Rewards Store for 159,450 points but only have 150,000 accumulated points, you can purchase 9,450 Top-up Points, taking your balance to 159,450 and allowing you to pick up your new toy~.
Regardless of how you want to use your Qantas Points – whether it’s to redeem a flight, an upgrade, new electronic devices or to book a hotel room for your next holiday – you can purchase Top-up Points to help you reach the amount you need for your reward when you’re a little short of the required total. This is particularly useful if you have a nice balance of points that you’re eager to swap for a lie-flat bed or a suite by the sea and your only other choice is to pay full price. Time to treat yourself!
Go to qantas.com/frequentflyer to discover the many ways you can earn and use Qantas Points now.