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Qantas Frequent Flyer

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The Ace Line

Qantas Frequent Flyer offers little from a CPM perspective—you may be offer off looking elsewhere for good value.

  • Upgrade awards may give you a decent return (if you're willing to spend extra on an upgradeable ticket)
  • Compared to other programs, redemption amounts are very high
  • Fees can get expensive
Discover Destinations on Qantas Frequent Flyer



Accrual Type: Distance-based

Earn miles by miles flown. See our guide to earning points for more.

Credit Cards

This is a list of branded, program-specific credit cards, in addition to flexible reward cards. Not sure what is kind of card is right for you? Our guide weighs the pros/cons for each type of card.

Disclosure: This selection of cards is for reference and is not guaranteed to be complete or up to date. AwardAce does not earn any commission for any links.

Citi ThankYou® Premier Card
Flexible Transfer Card
Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card
Flexible Transfer Card
Citi Prestige® Card
Flexible Transfer Card

Transfer Partners

Program Partner Ratio Transfer Time
American Express
Citi 1:1 2 days
Starwood Preferred Guest

The ratio is the number of flexible rewards points it would take to transfer to Qantas Frequent Flyer.

Transfer time is what is reported by the transfer programs, supplemented by our own research. However, actual time to transfer is often highly variable.


Airline Type Pricing Type

Don't know what airlines are bookable? See our list of particpating airlines.

A distance-based program prices award flights by miles flown. Learn how to optimize these programs in our guide below.

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Booking And Fuel Surcharge Guide

Our step-by-step booking guides can show you how to book tickets on any airline.

Airline Online Phone Surcharges Alliance
Aer Lingus (EI) No Yes $
Air Berlin (AB) Yes Yes $ oneworld
Alaska Airlines (AS) No Yes $
Alitalia (AZ) No Yes $$ SkyTeam
American Airlines (AA) Yes Yes $ oneworld
British Airways (BA) Yes Yes $–$$$ oneworld
Cathay Pacific (CX) Yes Yes $$ oneworld
China Eastern Airlines (MU) No Yes $$ SkyTeam
Dragonair (KA) Yes Yes $$ oneworld
El Al Israel Airlines (LY) No Yes $$
Emirates (EK) No Yes $$–$$$
Finnair (AY) Yes Yes $$ oneworld
Iberia Airlines (IB) Yes Yes $$ oneworld
Japan Airlines (JL) Yes Yes $$ oneworld
Jet Airways (9W) No Yes $$
Jetstar (JQ) Yes Yes $$
LAN Airlines (LA) Yes Yes $ oneworld
Malaysia Airlines (MH) Yes Yes $$ oneworld
Niki (HG) Yes Yes $$ oneworld
Qantas (QF) Yes Yes $$ oneworld
Qatar Airways (QR) Yes Yes $$ oneworld
Royal Jordanian (RJ) Yes Yes $$ oneworld
SriLankan Airlines (UL) Yes Yes $$ oneworld
TAM Brazilian Airlines (JJ) Yes Yes $ oneworld

Policies and Fees

Expiration: Points Expire 18 months since last activity.

For some programs, an activity can any accrual of miles (e.g., crediting a flight, transfering or purchasing miles). For others, spending activities such as redeeming or donating points counts as an activity.

Key Airlines and Resources

Click through to each airport code to use our discover feature.

Primary Airlines Code City Name
Qantas (QF) SYD Sydney Sydney Intl
BNE Brisbane Brisbane Intl
MEL Melbourne Melbourne Intl
PER Perth Perth Intl
ADL Adelaide Adelaide Intl

Elite Status


Tiers (4) SC
Silver 300
Gold 700
Platinum 1400
Platinum One 3600

Status Credits (SC)
Usually calculated through some combination of miles and/or base fare

Elite Benefits

Benefit Silver Gold Platinum Platinum One

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