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Qantas Frequent Flyer

Program overview 

Qantas Frequent Flyer is the program of Qantas, Australia's biggest airline and Oneworld member. The program offers two types of awards - Classic and Anytime awards. Qantas has a large number of partner airlines that can be used for redemptions. In addition to all Oneworld members, you can redeem points for Emirates, Fiji AirwaysEL AL Israel Airlines, as well as SkyTeam’s Air France and China Airlines of Taiwan. Also, LATAM is still available through this program, even after leaving Oneworld.



Program website 

Approximate miles value 

1.3 cents per mile

Miles validity 

Qantas Points will not expire as long as you earn or use them at least once every 18 months

Program accrual

Based on where you fly and the fare purchased

Limit on amount of miles you can purchase 

Four times per member in a 12-month period. Max 150,000 per purchase

Waitlist option


Courtesy Hold for award reservation

Not allowed 

Do you need to open an account to check availability?


Stopover option 

No for Qantas, but some partners allow 

Family account


Upgrade option


Online booking 

Yes for Qantas. Most of the partner flights may be booked online too 

Airline partners 

Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, EL AL, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Jetstar, KLM, LATAM, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines

Credit card partners

American Express (1:1, instant transfer), Citi ThankYou (1:1, instant transfer), Capital One (1:1, up to 36 hours transfer) 

Hotel partners 

IHG Rewards (5:1, 6 weeks transfer), Marriott Bonvoy (3:1, 48 hours transfer), Hilton Honors (10:1.5, up to 30 days transfer), Choice Privileges Rewards (20:3, 6-8 weeks transfer), Radisson Rewards (10:1,4-6 weeks transfer), Accor Live Limitless (1:1, 4-6 weeks transfer), World of Hyatt (5:2.4, 6-8 weeks transfer)

Co-Branded credit card in the US 


Point/Miles Conversion Chart


  • Many credit card partners and mileage accrual venues
  • Some taxes and fees can be paid in miles 
  • Round-the-world award 
  • Partners with all US credit card rewards mega programs except Chase
  • Simple, easy to use website 
  • Award charts are published on the website 


  • Points expire in 18 months without activity 
  • High fuel surcharges 
  • You can redeem miles only for family members

Excellent for

  • EL AL flights from the US to Tel Aviv start from 37,800 miles in Economy and 90,000 miles in Business Class one way. 
  • American Airlines flights within the US start at 8,000 miles in Economy one way. 
  • The US East Coast to Dubai on Emirates starts from 40,000 miles in Economy and 84,000 miles in Business Class one way.
  • Qantas flight from LA to Australia for 162,800 miles in First Class. 

Insider Tip 

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