Example: How to get a free flight with a Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
To give you an idea of how redeeming flight or travel credit works, let's look at the steps we'd take with the Qantas American Express Ultimate Card. This card offers a $450 Qantas Travel Credit each year, which you could use to fly for free depending on your flight.
For this example, let's say we want to fly from the Gold Coast to Sydney. Here are the basic steps we'd need to take:
- Log in to your American Express account and check your eligibility. Note that you need to have paid your most recent annual fee and at least the minimum repayment required for your most recent statement.
- Go to the American Express Travel Online website. If you need help, you can also chat online or call the Amex Travel team on 1300 303 877.
- Search for Qantas flights. The prices will be shown in dollars, so aim to keep the total under $450 if you want to fly for free.
- Select the Qantas Travel Credit option at the checkout. Once you've chosen your flight, follow the prompts to book it and click on the travel credit button when you get to the payment section.
Keep in mind that your Qantas Travel Credit can only be used once and has to be used for one booking. If you book a flight that's worth less than $450, you lose the remaining value. If your flight is worth more than $450, you can use the Qantas American Express Ultimate Card to pay the difference.
Remember: With other cards, the process could be slightly different, but this gives you a general idea of how it works.