How to buy Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

Coming up slightly short for that Qantas Reward Flight or upgrade? Follow this guide to purchase the extra Qantas Points you need.

If you’re eyeing a Qantas Reward Flight redemption or Business Class upgrade but are just shy of the Qantas Frequent Flyer points required, you might be able to top up those points with cash now. There are just a few conditions to note, so please read on.

When can I buy Qantas Frequent Flyer Points?QFF-logo

  • You may only purchase Qantas Frequent Flyer Points to make up your shortage when you have a specific reward flight or upgrade in mind to redeem.
  • You can only purchase up to 20% of the points required for that flight or upgrade, ie you must already have at least 80% of the needed points.
  • Points are sold in blocks of 500. You can purchase a minimum of 500 points up to a maximum of 60,000 points.
  • You can only purchase points twice every 12 months.
  • You can only purchase points for yourself.

How much do Qantas Frequent Flyer Points cost?

Pricing for points (GST inclusive)

How do I buy Qantas Frequent Flyer Points?

Purchase your points by contacting the Frequent Flyer Service Centre at 13 11 31 between 7am and 7pm (AEST), Mondays to Sundays. Select menu option 4 and have your Frequent Flyer number and PIN ready.

Some other terms and conditions to note

  • Once purchases, points cannot be refunded.
  • Purchasing the points does not guarantee the ultimate success of your reward flight redemption or upgrade.
  • Points cannot be converted to money, sold, transferred or exchanged, except in accordance with Qantas Loyalty terms and conditions.

Depending on the number of points you need to buy and the market cost of the Reward Flight or upgrade you’re trying to redeem, it may or may not be worthwhile to buy points. Do a little maths and consider your alternatives. Sometimes you may be better off paying full fare for your flight now and accumulating more points and status credits towards your next redemption. Forking out cash for points does, after all, contradict the original idea of frequent flyer points being “free”.

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