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.
There are few things as satisfying as using points to book your holiday. Snagging a highly sought-after Classic Flight Rewards seat is great but, if you can’t find availability on the day you want to travel, there are other ways to save on flights using your points.
Points Plus Pay* is a nifty sliding system that lets you select how many points you want to contribute to an eligible Qantas or Jetstar flight, with the rest of the ticket paid for in cash. The more points you use (there is a 5000 point minimum on Qantas and 3500 points on Jetstar), the more money you save. You can also calculate how many points you’ll need to use based on the amount of cash you want to spend on a flight.
If you’re planning a one-way trip in Economy from Melbourne to Brisbane in May 2019, for example, and want to contribute the minimum of 5000 points towards the ticket, you’ll pay just $132.51^ (including taxes, fees and carrier charges); contribute 10,000 points and you’ll pay $100.01^. You can also opt to pay for the same flight solely in points, using 25,200 points to cover your Points Plus Pay flight^.
With Points Plus Pay, you can book across all cabins – so you can choose to treat yourself to Business Class – plus you can choose the flight that best suits your schedule on any available date and time. Plus, when you use Points Plus Pay, you can still earn Qantas Points and Status Credits for your fight.
To make a Points Plus Pay booking, simply
- Log in to your Frequent Flyer account
- Select your preferred flights and choose “Use Points Plus Pay” when you reach the Options page
- Use the sliding tool to calculate the mix of points and money that suits you. Easy!
Go to qantas.com/frequentflyer to discover the many ways you can earn and use Qantas Points now.