Jetstar Frequent Flyer Program

From flight perks to frequent flyer points, discover how you can get more benefits through the Jetstar loyalty program.

Jetstar gives you the opportunity to earn free flights and a range of perks when you use a Jetstar Mastercard for everyday shopping. The points you accrue on the credit card can be redeemed for Jetstar Dollars or Qantas Points.

jetstar logo 2017Does Jetstar have a frequent flyer program?

Jetstar offers a rewards program that is significantly different from other rewards or frequent flyer programs in the market. It has a bare-bones approach, and Jetstar Dollars can only be earned using the Jetstar Mastercard or Platinum Mastercard. When you have earned enough Jetstar Dollars, you can redeem them for Jetstar flights.

You also have the option of joining the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program and can use a Jetstar credit card to accumulate points under that program, instead of Jetstar Dollars. Qantas Points can also be earned and redeemed on Jetstar flights or for other perks with the low-cost airline.

The Jetstar Rewards program is suited for individuals, couples, and families who travel regularly. There's a limit to the amount of Jetstar Dollars you can earn each year, which is 500 Jetstar Dollars for Jetstar Mastercard holders and 2,000 Jetstar Dollars for Platinum Mastercard holders.

How does the Jetstar rewards program work?

If you get a Jetstar credit card, you'll earn Jetstar Dollars for every eligible dollar you spend. Your card can be used to make purchases in stores, over the phone, or online. The earn rates and other features differ between the Jetstar Mastercard and the Jetstar Platinum Mastercard, so we've outlined each in the following table.

Jetstar MastercardJetstar Platinum Mastercard
Mastercard JetstarPlatinum Card
Annual Fee$69$169
Additional Cardholder per cardholder (up to 4)$39 per cardholder (up to )
Min Credit Line$5,000$6,000
Max Credit Line$50,000$100,000
Min Payment Due2% or $50 whichever is higher2.5% or $50 whichever is higher
Dishonour Fee$10 each time a payment is dishonoured$10 each time a payment is dishonoured

Frequent Flyer Credit Card Comparisons

See how the Jetstar Cards stack up against the competition

Rates last updated May 28th, 2017
Rewards Points per $ spent (VISA/MC) Rewards Points per $ spent (AMEX) Bonus Points Annual fee
NAB Rewards Platinum Card
Earn 1 NAB Rewards Point per $1 spent and receive double points on purchases made in major department and hardware stores.
1 80,000 bonus points $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($195 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
Receive 75,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $2,500 on eligible purchases within the first 3 months, plus earn up to 1 point for every dollar spent on eligible purchases. Also, earn 75 Bonus Status Credits when you apply by 30 June 2017, buy and fly return with Qantas by 30 September 2017.
1 75,000 bonus points $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($425 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
HSBC Platinum Qantas Credit Card
Fly faster with up to 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent and receive bonus Qantas Points on selected Qantas products, services and partners.
1 0 60,000 bonus points $199 p.a. Go to site More info
American Express Explorer® Credit Card
Earn up to 2 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent and receive a $400 Travel Credit every year.
2 50,000 bonus points $395 p.a. Go to site More info
American Express Velocity Platinum Card
Take off sooner with up to 2.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent and receive a complimentary Virgin Australia return domestic flight every year.
0 1.5 100,000 bonus points $375 p.a. Go to site More info
St.George Amplify Signature
Earn up to 3 Amplify Rewards Points per $1 spent and receive two complimentary airport lounge passes per year.
1.5 0 90,000 bonus points $279 p.a. Go to site More info
ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum
Receive 50,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $2,500 on eligible purchases for the first three months. Plus, earn additional points per $1 spent on purchases and enjoy a waived annual fee for the first year.
0.75 50,000 bonus points $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($295 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
Fly faster with up to 2.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent and receive a complimentary Qantas domestic return Economy flight every year.
1.5 55,000 bonus points $450 p.a. Go to site More info
St.George Amplify Signature - Amplify Qantas
Fly faster with up to 1.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent and receive 2 complimentary Qantas Lounge Passes.
0.75 0 90,000 bonus points $279 p.a. Go to site More info
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum
Earn up to 2 Amplify Rewards Points per $1 spent and receive complimentary travel insurance.
1 0 60,000 bonus points $99 p.a. Go to site More info
Westpac Altitude Black
Earn up to 3 Altitude Points per $1 spent and enjoy up to four complimentary airport lounge visits each year.
1.25 3 80,000 bonus points $195 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($395 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
St.George Amplify Platinum
Earn up to 2 Amplify Rewards Points per $1 spent and receive complimentary overseas travel insurance.
1 0 60,000 bonus points $99 p.a. Go to site More info
Qantas American Express Premium Card
Fly faster with up to 2.25 Qantas Points per $1 spent and receive complimentary domestic and international travel insurance.
1.25 30,000 bonus points $249 p.a. Go to site More info
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum - Qantas Rewards
Fly faster with up to 1.000 Qantas Point per $1 spent and receive complimentary overseas travel insurance.
0.5 0 60,000 bonus points $99 p.a. Go to site More info
Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer Card - 30k Bonus Points offer
Take off sooner with up to 1 Velocity Point per $1 spent and receive 30,000 Bonus Velocity Points.
1 0 30,000 bonus points $144 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($289 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
St.George Amplify Platinum - Amplify Qantas
Fly faster with up to 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent and receive complimentary overseas travel insurance.
0.5 0 60,000 bonus points $99 p.a. Go to site More info
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Signature - Amplify Qantas
Fly faster with up to 1.500 Qantas Point per $1 spent and receive 2 complimentary Qantas Lounge Passes.
0.75 0 90,000 bonus points $279 p.a. Go to site More info
American Express Velocity Escape Card
Take off sooner with up to 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent and pay $0 annual fee.
1 $0 p.a. Go to site More info
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - 0% Interest Offer
Receive an exclusive Virgin Australia Gift Voucher each year and benefit from 0% p.a. introductory rates on purchases and balance transfers.
0.66 0 $129 p.a. Go to site More info
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Exclusive Offer
Earn 2 Velocity Points on top of the standard earn rate per $1 spent within the first 3 months, plus a $129 Virgin Australia Gift Voucher each year.
0.66 0 $64 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
American Express Essential®  Credit Card
A no annual fee card that collects up to 1 Membership Rewards point for every $1 spent.
1 $0 p.a. Go to site More info
BankSA Amplify Platinum - Amplify Qantas
Fly faster with up to 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent and receive complimentary overseas travel insurance.
0.5 0 $99 p.a. Go to site More info
ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures card
Pay no overseas transaction fee on purchases, earn up to 1.5 for every dollar spent on eligible purchases, plus receive complimentary domestic return flight and lounge passes each year you hold the card when you spend $500 on eligible purchases within the first three months.
1.5 $225 p.a. Go to site More info
BankSA Amplify Signature - Amplify Qantas
Fly faster with up to 1.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent and instantly become a Visa Luxury Hotel Collection member.
0.75 0 $279 p.a. Go to site More info
NAB Rewards Classic Card
Earn 0.75 NAB Rewards Point per $1 spent and receive complimentary purchase protection insurance.
0.75 40,000 bonus points $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($95 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info

What benefits do you get with a Jetstar rewards credit card?

No booking or service fees

You will incur no booking fees and no service fees when you pay for a Jetstar flight online or through the telephone reservation service using a Jetstar credit card. Bookings made through third parties may incur a booking and service fee.

Complimentary travel insurance

If you pay for a flight using the Jetstar Platinum Mastercard, you'll be covered with complimentary overseas travel insurance for up to 30 days.

How do you earn points?

The Jetstar Mastercard card gives you 1 Jetstar Dollar for every $100 spent on eligible purchases. This means that you need to spend $10,000 on your Mastercard to get a $100 Jetstar voucher. If you have the Platinum Mastercard, you'll earn 1 Jetstar Dollar per $50 spent, which means that spending $10,000 will give you a $200 Jetstar voucher.

Eligible purchases cover most everyday transactions, but you won't earn points for the following spends:

  • Cash advances
  • Government charges
  • Interest, fees and any charges payable
  • Balance transfers
  • Business expenses
  • Refunded transactions
  • Gambling transactions
  • Payments made for repayment insurance

How do you redeem points?

The voucher will be delivered automatically via email when your account balance reaches 100 Jetstar Dollars. Vouchers can also be redeemed in $25 increments. Jetstar vouchers must be redeemed within three months of issue and used within six months of the issue date.

Pros and cons of this program

Pros

  • Straightforward earning structure. It's easy to understand how to earn rewards with this credit card. There's no long list of conditions attached to it.

Cons

  • Limited earnings options. Because Jetstar have very limited partnerships, you won't get bonus points when you book flights or car rentals using this credit card.
  • Limited rewards options. You can only get flight vouchers with this program, so if you don't fly it's practically useless.
  • Short expiry date of vouchers. You need to travel within six months of receiving the Jetstar voucher.

FAQ about the Jetstar Credit Card

Yes. There is an annual fee of $69 for the Jetstar Mastercard and $169 for the Jetstar Platinum Card.

It can be redeemed for Jetstar flights including fares, taxes, fees, and other charges associated with reservations and booking. The voucher cannot be used other travel-related services such as car hire, accommodation, and activities.

The vouchers can be used to book a flight for a person who is related to you up to a reasonable degree such as a spouse, partner, parent/step-parent, brother/sister, stepbrother/stepsister, grandparent, grandchild, son/daughter-in-law, uncle/aunt, nephew/niece, and first cousin. It's not required for you to be one of the passengers but you must be named as the contact during the booking process.

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12 Responses to Jetstar Frequent Flyer Program

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    Louis | May 4, 2017

    Hi, I have been traveling overseas 3 or 4 times a year with Jetstar. Can I get any frequent flyers? What do I need to do? I just today already booked another flight?

    • Staff
      Liezl | May 5, 2017

      Hi Louis,

      Thank you for your question.

      Jetstar has its own rewards program for their loyal customers, like you. You can earn Jetstar Dollar for every eligible purchase you make using Jetstar MasterCard and Platinum MasterCard which can be redeemed for Jetstar flights or holidays.

      Alternatively, you may opt-in to earn Qantas frequent flyer points on your Jetstar credit card spending which can be redeemed for rewards through the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. You can read more about Jetstar’s frequent flyer rewards program and perks on this page.

      I hope this has helped.

      Best regards,
      Liezl

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    Dale | December 8, 2016

    Is the Jetstar credit card aligned with any of the Financial institutions? When paying money back onto any expenditure of using a card where do you go to make payment?
    And, most importantly, can payment onto the card be made in person in a face to face transaction? (I WILL NOT be giving out any of my bank details for any direct debits. In my employment I am aware of too many horror stories of direct debits going wrong/bank details accessed. There literally is no such thing as secure bank details.)

    • Staff
      May | December 9, 2016

      Hi Dale,

      Thanks for your question.

      There a number of ways you can pay your Jetstar credit card bills:

      1. Direct Debit – Automatically pay your card account every month by the due date, from the bank account of your choice. With this flexible option you can choose to pay any amount equal to, or greater than the minimum payment due.

      But since Direct Debit is not your first option, you may consider the other three ways below:

      2. BPAY – This can be done through phone or internet banking (directly from your bank). Your reference number is your 16-digit card number (which is the same as the account number printed on your statement) and the biller code is 423343.

      3. Post/Mail – Enclose your completed payment slip from your monthly statement and mail with your cheque (no notes or coins accepted) and mail to GPO Box 4690 Sydney NSW 2001. Please make the cheque payable to Card Services and include your account number.

      4. Post Office – For payment made at any other Australia Post office using cash or EFTPOS, please allow 48 hours for the payment to reach your account. When paying by cheque at any Australia Post office please allow six business days for the cheque to clear. However, funds will be considered received the day the cheque is deposited. A $2 over the counter transaction fee is applicable to all cash, EFTPOS or cheque payments made at Australia Post.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      May

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    yves | November 10, 2016

    How to subscribe to Jetstar’s mileage?

    • Staff
      May | November 11, 2016

      Hi Yves,

      Thanks for your question.

      Jetstar rewards program is actually different from other rewards or frequent flyer programs. If you wish to earn Jetstar Dollars, you may need to use the Jetstar MasterCard or Platinum MasterCard.

      Meantime, since Jetstar is part of Qantas, you also have the option to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program and accumulate Qantas points under that program using your Jetstar credit card.

      Cheers,
      May

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    Toni | October 30, 2016

    I received a voucher via email and accidently deleted it, how do I get another one or view my voucher online please

    • Staff
      Sally | October 31, 2016

      Hi Toni,

      Thanks for your question.

      If you haven’t emptied your email inbox trash folder, you might be able to retrieve it from there.

      Otherwise, you might need to contact Qantas Frequent Flyer on 13 13 13 for assistance.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    Ron | December 17, 2015

    I want to buy a Jetstar MasterCard for $59.
    I understand that if I do so and purchase Jetstar flights with the card there is no transaction fee.
    Is this also the case if I purchase say two tickets. My self and partner?

    • Staff
      Sally | December 18, 2015

      Hi Ron,

      Thanks for your question.

      As long as the booking is made through the Jetstar website (rather than a third-party website), then you won’t be charged a booking fee when purchasing Jetstar flights with your Jetstar MasterCard.

      For further information on the fees, rates and features associated with the card, please see our Jetstar MasterCard review page.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    john | October 2, 2015

    I want to get a Jetstar platinum card however I don’t have any yet previous transactions with you guys, is it possible guys?
    thanks and more power!!

    • Staff
      Sally | October 6, 2015

      Hi John,

      Thanks for your question.

      Just to confirm though, you have come through to finder.com.au, not Jetstar.

      No, you do not need to have flown or made a purchase through Jetstar to apply for the card. However, there are some other eligibility requirements that you’ll need to meet to apply. You can view these eligibility requirements on our Jetstar Platinum Card review page.

      I hope this has helped.

      Thanks,

      Sally

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