Qantas and American Airlines

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See more of Australia and New Zealand with Qantas and American Airlines

Qantas and American Airlines have been given approval to form a joint business, which means we can deliver more benefits for our customers when flying to Australia and New Zealand and beyond.

A joint business with American Airlines will mean new routes, new destinations, better connections with reduced travel time, additional frequent flyer benefits, and a more seamless customer experience.

A founding member of oneworld, American Airlines flies to 350 destinations in 50 counties with affiliate American Eagle.

Network

Qantas and American Airlines offer the most comprehensive network across the Pacific from North America to Australia and New Zealand. 

Operating more than 60 direct flights a week from up to seven destinations in North America (Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Vancouver) to four destinations in Australia and New Zealand (Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney).

Within Australia, customers can connect to over 30 domestic destinations across 80 routes on Qantas’ domestic network. 

Inflight

When you fly with Qantas and American Airlines, you will enjoy a truly aligned travel experience; designed to make your journey exceptional from start to finish.

American Airlines 787-Dreamliner

Fly the American Way in American Airlines' brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Bringing customers, a world-class flight experience, with state-of-the-art interiors, live TV streaming, Wi-Fi and hundreds of movies on-demand at every seat, your journey across the Pacific will fly by.

Qantas 787 Dreamliner

The Qantas 787 Dreamliner is the most advanced long-haul aircraft of its type. Providing optimal comfort and space, the aircraft is fitted with state-of-the-art technology to reduce turbulence, improve noise quality and reduce aircraft vibrations for a smoother flight. Every seat has been designed to offer the ultimate comfort for long-haul flyers. The aircraft is fitted with 42 Business, 28 Premium Economy and 166 Economy seats.

Qantas A380

Experience the comfort and exceptional service on your next US adventure onboard the Qantas A380. To improve comfort on long haul flights, our fleet of A380's will soon be refurbished as part of a major cabin upgrade. You’ll see improvements in each of our cabins with a change in the seat mix offering more space and refreshed interiors. The Qantas A380 includes First, Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins, and is the only aircraft to offer First Class across the Pacific.

Lounges

Eligible customers can access Qantas Lounges and American Airlines Lounges across Australia, New Zealand and the United States when flying on eligible Qantas or American Airlines flights with a QF or AA flight number on your ticket.

Eligible customers can access:​

Earning Qantas Points and Status Credits

Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn Qantas Points and Status Credits whenever you fly on the joint Qantas and American Airlines network. This means Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn Qantas Points and Status credits when flying on eligible American Airlines flights between Australia and New Zealand to North America and beyond.

Our partnership with American Airlines means that as a Qantas Frequent Flyer you now earn more Qantas Points and Status Credits when you travel on eligible flights with an American Airlines (AA) flight number. This includes: 

  • Flights between Australia, New Zealand and North America - Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn up to three and a half times more Qantas Points and up to four and a half times more Status Credits,* view Qantas Frequent Flyer Earn Categories here
  • Flights within USA/Canada – Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn up to four and a half times more Status Credits,* view Qantas Frequent Flyer Earn Categories here

Earn more with the Status Bonus

Silver members earn 50% more Qantas Points than Bronze members, Gold members earn 75% more points than Bronze, and Platinum and Platinum One members earn 100% more Qantas Points than Bronze on every eligible American Airlines flight.

Book a Qantas flight number for more rewards

Did you know that Qantas offers a 'QF' flight number (codeshare) on selected American Airlines flights? So when you fly to one of the many destinations that American Airlines 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 American Airlines for:

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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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Build your dream around-the-world escape with oneworld. 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

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Be recognised when flying with American Airlines

As a oneworld alliance airline, your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership will allow you to access additional benefits and privileges when flying with American Airlines. Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One members can also enjoy additional special privileges including access to over 600 lounges worldwide, priority check-in, preferred seating and priority waitlist.

Find out more about your oneworld benefits.

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Qantas Explorer

If you're flying Down Under with Qantas or American Airlines, you'll want to make the most of your time there. Qantas Explorer can take you further and let you experience everything Australia has to offer. Create your own customised Australian adventure, starting off in one of our gateway cities. From here you can fly to more than 30 Australian destinations including over 80 routes and see more of Australia for less.

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Planning a trip to Australia? We can help you make it unforgettable. Introducing Qantas Passenger Perks, your access to our hand-picked selection of special offers on Australia’s most spectacular nature, wildlife, food and cultural experiences. We can help you uncover the wonders of Australia and the best it has to offer. There's more to see, taste and do in Australia than you ever imagined.

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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.

^ 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.

# 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® Member Airline or airline partner flights. For more information, visit Points Plus Pay - Flights.

* Qantas Points and Status Credits (where applicable) are earned on Eligible Flights with a Qantas or applicable oneworld® Member 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.

+ 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.

** 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

***Qantas and American Airlines network includes seasonal services and the new Brisbane to Chicago services which commence flying in April 2020.  Route subject to government and regulatory approval and schedule subject to change. Schedule correct at 23 July 2019.