How to book flights with your Qantas Points

Want to use Qantas Points to book your next flight? Here's what you need to know.

If you're a Qantas Frequent Flyer member, you can use the points you earn to redeem flights with Qantas and its partner airlines. Depending on how many points you have, your points could pay for your whole flight, part of it or even give you a little bit of luxury with a flight upgrade.

Here, we look at the different flight rewards you can get with your Qantas Points, as well as a step-by-step guide to using your points to book a flight. We've also included the key conditions you'll need to consider along the way.

How can I use my Qantas Points to book flights?

There are four different ways you can redeem Qantas Points for flight rewards. These are:

  1. Classic Flight Reward. Classic Flight Rewards allows you to redeem your Qantas Points for a flight on Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld alliance or partnered airlines. Seats are often limited and you may have to be flexible with your booking criteria when searching for these flights.
  2. Points plus Pay. If your available points don't cover what's needed for a particular flight, you can choose Points plus Pay. With this option, you pay for a portion of the flight and your points cover the rest.
  3. Qantas Classic Upgrade Rewards. Once you’ve booked a flight, you can use your Qantas Points to request a Qantas Classic Upgrade Reward. Depending on how many points you want to spend and available seats, you could enjoy your journey in Premium Economy, Business Class or First Class.
  4. Bid Now Upgrades. If your flight is eligible for a Bid Now Upgrade, you will be sent an invitation by Qantas to make an upgrade offer to a premium cabin. To make an offer, you'll need a minimum of 3,000 Qantas Points for a domestic upgrade and 5,000 Qantas Points for an international upgrade. A minimum amount of money will also be required. You will be notified between 24 and 12 hours before your flight departure time as to whether or not your offer has been accepted.
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How to book Qantas reward flights

Step 1. Log in. Before searching for your flight, you will need to log into your account at


Step 2. Search for your flight. Select your flight details including destination, dates and number of passengers. Before continuing, ensure the "Search Classic Flight Rewards" checkbox is ticked.


Step 3. Select your flight. You’ll be redirected to a page listing the available seats based on the travel information you provided. Select from available flights, which will appear as a seat icon in the Classic Flight Rewards column. By selecting "View in Points", you can see how many Qantas Points are required for each flight.


Step 4. Choose a seat. Once you’ve compared your options, you’ll need to select a seat based on the time and cost that suits you.

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Step 5. Review your selection. Confirm the flight is correct. You will also be able to indicate whether you would like to use the "Points plus Pay" option.


Step 6. Book. You will need to provide the following personal details to complete your booking:

    • Full name. Provide your name as stated on your identification documents.
    • Qantas Frequent Flyer. Provide your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership details.
    • Contact number. Provide the best number you can be reached on.
    • Email address: Ensure you have entered this correctly as confirmation and travel documents may be sent via email.
    • ABN or QBN. If you are a business registered with the Aquire program, you will need to enter your ABN or QBN to receive your rewards.



Step 7. Pay. Before paying, you will have the option to add any extras such as travel insurance to your booking. Confirm all details are correct before completing your booking.


Step 8. Congratulations! You have used your points to redeem a flight!

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Terms and conditions to consider

  • Cancellation and change policies. Changes to the name of the booking, class of travel and any segment routing must be made at least 24 hours before the departure of the first flight.
  • Changing fees. Changes made over the phone will incur a service fee in addition to a Change fee.
  • Booking calendar. Qantas Flights are made available 353 days in advance.
  • Points plus pay. To book a flights using Points plus Pay, you will need a minimum of 5,000 Qantas Points.
  • Taxes, fees and carrier charges. For domestic Australian flights and international flights from Australia, you can use Qantas Points to cover any taxes, fees and carrier charges on
  • Available seats. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights.

Now you have all the information you need, there is no limit to where your Qantas Points might take you!

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Credit cards that offer Qantas Points

Rates last updated November 23rd, 2017
Name Product Bonus Points Rewards Points per $ spent (VISA/MC) Rewards Points per $ spent (AMEX) Purchase rate (p.a.) Annual fee Product Description
NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card
100,000 bonus points
19.99% p.a.
$395 p.a.
Earn Qantas Points on your everyday spending, take advantage of complimentary overseas travel insurance and a 24/7 concierge service.
Qantas Premier Platinum
75,000 bonus points
19.99% p.a.
$149 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($299 p.a. thereafter)
Fly further with 75,000 bonus Qantas points, up to 2 Qantas Points per $1 spent and 2 yearly complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations.
HSBC Platinum Qantas Credit Card
60,000 bonus points
19.99% p.a.
$199 p.a.
Receive complimentary Qantas Frequent Flyer membership and take advantage of complimentary international travel insurance.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum
65,000 bonus points
19.99% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($295 p.a. thereafter)
Earn Qantas Points and take advantage of complimentary international travel insurance and a 24/7 concierge service.
Qantas American Express Discovery Card
20.74% p.a.
$0 p.a.
Earn Qantas points that can be redeemed for a one way, return or multi-destination Classic Flight Reward on over 50 partner airlines.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
75,000 bonus points
19.99% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($425 p.a. thereafter)
Earn 75 bonus Status Credits when you apply by 24 January 2018, buy and fly return with Qantas by 31 May 2018.
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
55,000 bonus points
20.74% p.a.
$450 p.a.
Take advantage of a high Qantas Points earn rate and two American Express Airport Lounge entries each calendar year.
Bendigo Bank Qantas Platinum Mastercard
19.99% p.a.
$149 p.a.
Earn 0.6 Qantas Points per $1 spent. Plus receive 180 days comprehensive travel insurance and a range of purchase insurance covers.
ANZ Frequent Flyer
25,000 bonus points
19.99% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($95 p.a. thereafter)
Get 25,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply online, are approved and spend $2,500 on eligible purchases within the first 3 months.
David Jones American Express - Qantas Frequent Flyer
15,000 bonus points
20.74% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Fly faster with up to 2.25 Qantas Points per $1 spent and access a range of exclusive, complimentary instore benefits at David Jones.
American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card
100,000 bonus points
$450 p.a.
Earn up to 2 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases and enjoy up to 51 days interest-free on purchases.
NAB Qantas Rewards Premium Card
25,000 bonus points
19.99% p.a.
$250 p.a.
A Visa card that comes with a 24/7 personal concierge and complimentary travel insurance.
Qantas American Express Premium Card
30,000 bonus points
20.74% p.a.
$249 p.a.
A competitive Qantas Points earn rate, two Qantas Club lounge invitations plus complimentary Qantas epiQure Premium membership.

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