June 9, 2022

Flying High on Qantas Points—A Beginners Guide to Using Them to Your Advantage

Are you one of the 14 million Qantas Frequent Flyer Program members harbouring a stash of stockpiled points after two years of pandemic-induced staycations? If you don’t know quite how to use them, read on. Airfare Geeks have you covered with our points redemption hacks to unlock free travel, upgrades, accommodation packages, and car hire. If you need a refresher on how to earn Qantas Points and Status Credits, here’s a handy guide.

Lucky for you, there has never been a better time to trade points for unique travel experiences, with the Flying Kangaroo providing more incentives and redemption opportunities than ever before. In an effort to coax Australians back into the skies, Qantas and its frequent flyer partners have slashed the number of points required for Classic Flight Rewards by 30%, while members using Points Plus Pay for Qantas Hotels and Holidays get 45% more bang for their points. With redemption figures doubling from pre-pandemic levels, it’s fair to say that Qantas’ new point scheme has been a hit with travellers. 

Banish FOMO by upgrading your ticket


Experience the crème de la crème of flying high using Qantas points to upgrade to a first-class ticket. 

With Qantas bringing back its A380 first-class service ahead of schedule this year, frequent flyer members can now luxe it up when travelling on round the world airfares. You had better get in quick, though, because Business and First-Class Classic Rewards are strictly limited. Their best value points-to-dollar ratio is highly sought after (that’s where having the know-how of an ‘airfare geek’ comes in handy).   

Even upgrading a single leg of a long-haul flight to a business or first-class suite can be a game-changer when it comes to arriving at your destination rejuvenated and well-rested. Jump onto Qantas’ handy upgrade calculator to find out how many points will get you an all-access pass ‘behind the curtain.’

Check airfare deals to start converting stockpiled points into travel miles today.

 Qantas frequent flyer points

Use Qantas frequent flyer points to see the world in luxury.

If circumstances mean that world travel isn’t on your radar just yet, and you don’t want those precious points to expire, you can always exchange and earn points for a getaway closer to home using Qantas’ accommodation partners and Airbnb, and book car hire across Australia and New Zealand. Yet another option for homebodies is to shop for products, and gourmet food and wine using your points.

When you’re ready to use those points and get on board a plane for your round the world adventure, get in touch with the Airfare Geeks. We will help you take your points game to the next level and unlock the best round the world airfare deals. Contact us today to start planning a multi continent your World itinerary!


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