CommBank Awards adds 9 new airline partners
Convert your credit card points with Etihad, AirAsia, United, SkyTeam and more – here's the full list.
CommBank Awards has added nine new airlines, including Etihad, AirAsia and United, to its rewards scheme, offering more options for travellers to convert points from Commonwealth Bank credit cards.
Under the Global Frequent Traveller Program, you can convert Awards points directly into frequent flyer miles. Here's the full list of airlines and hotels you can now convert CommBank Awards points for.
Rates for converting CommBank Awards to airline points
|Qantas Frequent Flyer||2.5 Awards points/1 Qantas Point|
|Virgin Australia Velocity||2.5 Awards points/1 Velocity Point (Awards and Gold)|
|Virgin Australia Velocity||2 Awards points/1 Velocity Point (Platinum and Diamond)|
|AirAsia BIG Loyalty||2.5 Awards points/1 AirAsia Point|
|AirFrance/KLM Flying Blue||3 Awards points/1 Mile|
|China Eastern||3 Awards points/1 point|
|Eva Air||3 Awards points/1 mile|
|Etihad Guest||3.5 Awards points/1 mile|
|Enrich||3.5 Awards points/1 mile|
|JAL||4 Awards points/1 mile|
|Lufthansa Miles & More||4 Awards points/1 mile|
|United MileagePlus||4 Awards points/1 mile|
As well as those airlines, IHG Rewards club has also been added. That requires 2.5 Awards points for 1 point.
Note that for the Qantas option, you need to sign up for Qantas Frequent Flyer Direct, which costs $30 a year, and all your Awards points will automatically be converted. For Velocity, you need to transfer at least 3,600 points, with increments of 1,000 points for higher amounts.
For all the other airlines in the scheme, you have to convert at least 2,500 points when making a transfer, with increments of 1,000 points for higher amounts.
The change comes ahead of moves by CommBank to drop its American Express companion cards, becoming the last of the Big Four banks to do so.
THE POINTS FINDER TAKEExisting CommBank Awards customers are likely already using the Qantas or Virgin options to convert points. However, if you're not doing that and you are active with one of these schemes, it's potentially handy to have additional redemption options.
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