Tips on utilising your Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

Kris Higgins on 13 September 2017

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1. Don’t limit yourself if you don’t see availability in and out of Australia which is often the most difficult to find in peak times consider using your points ex Asia to Europe or within Europe country hopping, or within the different continents i.e.: USA, ASIA. 2. Familiarise yourself with all the oneworld carriers you can use and their route network before you make that call. 3. Know that not all oneworld carriers are loaded onto Qantas computer system and ones that are, not all the routes are available on line, so move forward knowing. 4. Keep an eye on the oneworld carriers that are expanding their network ex Australia usually good availability until that route becomes more well known. Visit Travel Daily, an informative travel trade magazine if possible or contact your local agent, they are supposed to keep up to date with new routes. 5. Fees apply when booking over the phone but at least you are using the points make the call worthwhile to suit yourself. 6. Give feedback to Qantas to consider expanding what’s available online so you can avoid the extra fees and time wasting, as you prefer to book online. Especially now in light of choice.com.au’s recent decision to lodge a super complaint regarding airlines and their fees which means complaints in epidemic proportions to the ACCC, the governing consumer body. 7. Use your points domestically. You can do multi stop itineraries familiarise yourself with the Qantas and Jetstar network. Jetstar is a budget carrier owned by Qantas. 8. What about one way travel either Internationally or domestically. More common domestically as commercial ticket prices compliment, whereas traditionally internationally one way prices are not designed to complement one way frequent flyer tickets, although prices are slowly becoming competitive. 9. Don’t want to fly anywhere, think about using your points for gift vouchers, visit http://qantaspoints.com 10. Not a frequent flyer Silver or above, can use your points to purchase International economy seating, which is chargeable for non-tier members or non-frequent flyers. 11. What about using the points to offset hotel accommodation, car hire or economy commercial tickets. Book on qantas.com. Can work well if you have abundance of points. 12. Jetstar is expanding Internationally all the time check on jetstar.com their route network then book on qantas.com or call the Qantas call centre to utilise those points on Jetstar leisure destinations. 13. Make sure you know the rules of what you are purchasing. Classic frequent flyer tickets if travel has not commenced are user friendly, cancel with a penalty and taxes are refundable. 14. If travelling on a return trip and unsure of your return date, book two separate tickets. So if you are wishing to change you are not limiting yourself as rules heavily restrictive on a return trip on one ticket. Make sure you obtain all this information when you book. 15. Lastly try and be flexible and patient, remember you are one of millions trying to utilise your points and Qantas hasn’t helped your plight busy consolidating its network options for you to choose from, you are now waiting for that next expansion next year.

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