Qantas Raises Value of Points for Frequent Flyers

Members now have the chance to unlock special deals and hotel stays much quicker than before.

A Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the airline’s centenary livery. (Photo: Qantas)

Starting today, Qantas Frequent Flyers looking to redeem Qantas Hotels and Qantas Holidays bookings can do so with significantly fewer points. The Australian flag carrier has announced a permanent improvement that ensures its loyalty program’s 13 million members get more bang for their buck when they book accommodation and vacation packages through the airline.

The changes mean that members will need 45 percent less Qantas Points when combining accommodation and Qantas or Jetstar flights in one booking across all Qantas Holidays packages, and 30 percent fewer points across more than 440,000 hotels worldwide when booking Qantas Hotels (except for Classic Hotels Rewards, which are available using Qantas Points only). In addition, frequent flyers will need 20 percent fewer points when using Points Plus Pay on flight bookings made before the end of April 2022, for travel until April 2023.

In a statement, Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said this was the latest of several major improvements made in recent years to deliver more value and drive the growth of Australia’s biggest airline loyalty program. “We’re increasing the power of a point when booking hotels and holidays because we want to reinvest in a program that has performed extremely well during Covid,” she explained. “We saw more than seven billion points used to redeem flights in just four weeks following borders reopening and we want to keep that momentum going by making points go further for hotels and holidays, which in turn encourages members to keep earning with our partners and with the airline.”

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