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Can I transfer my frequent flyer points to another program?

Discover whether you can transfer points or miles from Qantas to oneworld partners or from Velocity to Krisflyer.

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If you belong to more than one frequent flyer program, you may have wondered whether you can maximise your benefits by moving the points you’ve earned with one program over to another. Not all frequent flyer programs allow you to do this, but you can use this guide to compare your options and see if your program lets you transfer frequent flyer points to another.

Can I transfer frequent flyer points to another program?

Generally, you can’t transfer your points between different programs e.g transferring Velocity Points to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program and vice versa. This even applies to partnered airline schemes.

However, you can usually earn and redeem your points or miles with select airlines depending on the partnerships or alliances your frequent flyer program and preferred airline belong to. For example, Qantas belongs to the oneworld Alliance, so you can earn and redeem points with any of the partnered airlines such as American Airlines, British Airways and Cathay Pacific.

In Australia, Velocity is one of the few loyalty programs that has allowed transfers with its partnered frequent flyer program, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer. You can learn about the points transfer rates and the steps you can take to transfer points between the programs below.

Can I transfer points between Velocity Frequent Flyer and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer?

No, as of April 2020 transfers between the two schemes have been suspended. If you belong to both programs, you can normally transfer your Velocity Points to and from Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer. We'll update this guide when that changes.

Outside of Australia, you can also transfer Avios miles between British Airways Executive Club and the Iberia Plus Avios program. As long as you belong to both programs and they’re both under the account, you should be able to log in to your British Airways Executive Club and select “Combine My Avios” in your online account to move your Avios miles around.

Can I transfer credit card rewards to frequent flyer points?

If you have a credit card that is linked with a rewards program, you may be able to transfer your credit card rewards to frequent flyer points. For example, American Express Membership Rewards members can exchange their Membership Rewards for points or miles with partnered programs including Virgin Australia’s Velocity, Air New Zealand Airpoints, Emirates Skywards, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and Etihad Guest.

The exchange rates for these transfers are rarely 1:1, so make sure to compare how many frequent flyer points you can get from your credit card rewards before you move the points across. Want to know more? Check out our guide to transferring credit card rewards to frequent flyer points.

Unfortunately, there aren’t many frequent flyer schemes that allow you to transfer points between different programs. However, thanks to airline alliances, there are opportunities to earn and spend your hard-earned points or miles with other airlines.

Redeem Velocity or Qantas points with partner airlines

How to transfer points between family members

You may be able to transfer points to another frequent flyer under the same program. For example, both Velocity and Qantas frequent flyers can transfer points to family members who also belong to that airline loyalty scheme. Some frequent flyer programs also allow family pooling, so you can combine your family's points under one account.

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Name Product Bonus points Rewards program Rewards points per $ spent Purchase rate p.a. Annual fee
Citi Premier Qantas Card
80,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
0% for 6 months, reverts to 21.49%
$175 for the first year ($350 thereafter)
Get 80,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 in the first 90 days and a 0% purchase rate offer. Plus, a first-year annual fee discount.
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
100,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1.25
20.74%
$450
Up to 100,000 bonus Qantas Points (75k when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months and 25k in year 2). Plus, a yearly $450 Travel Credit.
American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card
180,000
Qantas Business Rewards
1.25
0%
$450
ABN holders w/ $75,000 revenue. Get up to 180,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 in the first 2 months. Plus, a $450 Qantas Flight Voucher.
Qantas American Express Discovery Card
N/A
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.75
20.74%
$0
Earn uncapped Qantas Points for every $1 dollar spent, plus an ongoing $0 annual fee.
Qantas American Express Premium Card
30,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
20.74%
$249
Enjoy 30,000 bonus Qantas Points, 2 complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations per year and the protection of complimentary insurance covers.
Qantas Premier Platinum
80,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
19.99%
$225 for the first year ($299 thereafter)
Earn 80,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months and save with a reduced first-year annual fee.
NAB Qantas Business Signature Card
100,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.66
18.5%
$295
Receive 100,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 on everyday business purchases in the first 60 days. ABN required.
David Jones American Express Card
N/A
Membership Rewards
1
20.74%
$99
Receive $200 credit when you spend $1,500 outside David Jones within the first 3 months from card approval.
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Name Product Bonus points Rewards program Rewards points per $ spent Purchase rate p.a. Annual fee
Citi Rewards Card - Velocity Points Offer
60,000
Velocity / Citi
1
21.49%
$0 for the first year ($149 thereafter)
Earn 60,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 in the first 90 days. Plus, $0 first-year annual fee.
American Express Velocity Platinum Card
100,000
Velocity Frequent Flyer
1.25
20.74%
$375
Earn 100,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. Plus, a complimentary return domestic flight per year.
American Express Velocity Escape Card
N/A
Velocity Frequent Flyer
0.75
20.74%
$0
Get 0.75 points on your everyday purchases, uncapped, and a $0 annual fee for the life of the card.
American Express Velocity Business Card
150,000
Velocity Frequent Flyer
1
0%
$249
ABN holders w/ $75,000 revenue. Receive 150,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 in the first 2 months.
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    JohnAugust 14, 2019

    Hello. I have quite a few altitude reward points on my Westpac Altitude Platinum credit card. I would like to transfer these to Qantas points but am only being given the option of transferring them to Virgin points .

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      JeniAugust 14, 2019Staff

      Hi John,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      If you are charged $50 annually with your credit card that earns Altitude points to earn Qantas points, your earned points are automatically credited directly into your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. However, you may transfer your Altitude points to Velocity points by going to the Altitude Rewards website.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    RohiniApril 12, 2019

    Can I transfer my Qantas air miles to BA? If yes, how do I go about doing this? Thanks

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      MaiApril 13, 2019Staff

      Hi Rohini,

      Thank you for reaching out to Finder.

      Frequent flyer programs will not generally allow you to transfer your points to other FF programs so you may not be able to transfer your Qantas points to BA. But since British Airways is one of Qantas partner airline, you can earn and redeem points if you will fly on an eligible BA flight.

      Hope this helps.

      Kind Regards,
      Mai

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    PeterAugust 18, 2018

    Can I transfer Cathay miles to qantas points.?

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      JoelAugust 18, 2018

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for leaving a question on Finder.

      Generally, you can’t transfer your points between different programs. This even applies to partnered airline schemes.

      However, you can usually earn and redeem your points or miles with select airlines depending on the partnerships or alliances your frequent flyer program and preferred airline belong to. For example, Qantas belongs to the Oneworld Alliance, so you can earn and redeem points with any of the partnered airlines such as American Airlines, British Airways, and Cathay Pacific.

      For more information about this matter, check our guide on transferring frequent flyer points.

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    DipJuly 25, 2018

    Can I transfer my emirates skywards miles to JPMiles?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JhezJuly 25, 2018Staff

      Hi Dip,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Emirates Skywards Miles cannot be transferred to JPMiles. Skywards Miles can be transferred to another Emirates Skywards account. Miles can only be transferred if the receiving account has at least one Emirates flight or partner earning activity. I hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    DionJune 22, 2018

    Can I transfer frequent flyer points to my Woolworths card ?

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      JeniJune 23, 2018Staff

      Hi Dion,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      Generally, you can’t transfer your FF points between different programs. However you can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points with Woolworths Rewards. As a member of Woolworths Rewards, you earn Woolworths points. You can also choose to convert your savings to Qantas Points, which are part of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. You may read more on how to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points with Woolworths Rewards.

      I hope this helps. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any other enquiries.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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