Jetstar Frequent Flyer Rewards Program

Information verified correct on March 30th, 2017

From flight perks to frequent flyer points, discover how you can enjoy more benefits when flying with Jetstar.

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Even though Jetstar does not have a conventional frequent flyer program like most other airlines, there are still several ways you can get rewards as a Jetstar customer. This guide will show you how to tap into those benefits.

Does Jetstar have a frequent flyer program?

Despite not having its own frequent flyer program, Jetstar offers perks to its loyal customers in several ways. We’ve outlined the options here so you can choose the option that best suits your needs.

  • Jetstar credit cards
  • Club Jetstar
  • Jetstar partnership with the Qantas Frequent Flyer program

1. Jetstar credit card rewards program

There are currently two Jetstar credit cards available: the Jetstar MasterCard and the Jetstar Platinum MasterCard. These products allow you to earn either Jetstar Dollars that can be redeemed for Jetstar flights or holidays, or Qantas Points which can be redeemed for rewards through the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.

Earning Jetstar Dollars

The first option is to earn Jetstar Dollars for money spent on eligible transactions using your credit card, which can later be spent on Jetstar flights or holiday products. With the Jetstar MasterCard, you earn 1 Jetstar Dollar per $100 spent up to 500 Jetstar Dollars a year. With the Jetstar Platinum MasterCard, you earn 1 Jetstar Dollar per $50 spent on the first $2,500 in a statement period, and 1 Jetstar Dollar per $100 spent on the rest of your expenditure during the statement period, up to 2,000 Jetstar Dollars a year.

When you’ve accumulated enough Jetstar Dollars (100 for MasterCard holders and 200 for Platinum MasterCard holders), you’ll automatically receive a Jetstar Travel Voucher for the amount with a six-month validity period.

Earning Qantas Points

Alternatively, you may opt-in to earn Qantas frequent flyer points on your Jetstar credit card spending. With the Jetstar MasterCard, you earn 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent up to 25,000 Qantas Points a year. With the Jetstar Platinum MasterCard, you earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent on the first $2,500 in a statement period, and 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent on the rest of your expenditure during the statement period, up to 100,000 Qantas Points a year.

Qantas Points are automatically credited to your linked Qantas frequent flyer account. A $30 opt-in fee applies for Jetstar MasterCard holders wishing to earn Qantas Points on their card.

Additional benefits with a Jetstar credit card

As well as earning Jetstar Dollars or Qantas Points, you can enjoy the following frequent flyer perks with a Jetstar credit card:

  • No flight booking or service fees. Booking fees are waived when you book Jetstar flight tickets online or over the phone with your Jetstar credit card.
  • No interest fees for 6 months. Enjoy 0% interest for 6 months on Jetstar flight or hotel bookings above $300 (in a single transaction) when you book online or over the phone using your Jetstar credit card.
  • Discount on in-flight food and drinks. Enjoy 10% off food and beverage purchases on board when you pay with your Jetstar credit card.
  • Complimentary insurances. The Jetstar Platinum MasterCard offers complimentary insurance cover including overseas travel insurance, travel cancellation cover, transport accident cover, purchase security and extended warranty insurances.
  • Mastercard Priceless Cities. The Jetstar Platinum MasterCard also gives you access to Mastercard Priceless Cities program privileges.

Other features to consider when comparing Jetstar credit cards

Jetstar credit cards enjoy Mastercard privileges and can be used to make purchases in stores, over the phone, or online. Since interest rates and other features differ between the Jetstar MasterCard and the Jetstar Platinum MasterCard, 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

Pros and cons of the Jetstar credit card rewards program

Pros
  • Straightforward reward structure. It's easy to understand how you’ll earn rewards with either of these credit cards, and there isn’t a long list of conditions attached to them.
  • Simple redemption process. Since the travel vouchers are automatically issued to you for Jetstar Dollars, and your Qantas Points are also automatically credited to your Qantas membership account, there’s little effort required on your part.

Cons

  • Limited earning options. You can't earn bonus points on expenditure because of Jetstar’s limited partnerships, compared to other cards which regularly offer bonus points for spending at a wide variety of partner stores.
  • Limited rewards options. You can only get flight vouchers with the Jetstar Dollars program, so it's only practical if you frequently fly via Jetstar.
  • Short expiry date. You need to use your travel voucher within six months of receiving it, so again this is only practical if you fly Jetstar often.

Frequent flyer credit card comparison

Rates last updated March 30th, 2017
Rewards Points per $ spent (VISA/MC) Rewards Points per $ spent (AMEX) Bonus Points Annual fee
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
Enjoy 75,000 bonus Qantas Points when you meet the spend criteria plus 75 Bonus Status Credits when you book and fly back with Qantas. Earn up to 2.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases.
1.5 75,000 bonus points $450 p.a. Go to site More info
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
A balance transfer offer of 0% p.a. for 18 months. Earn 2 bonus Velocity Points in the first 3 months plus receive a free Virgin Australia $129 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
Receive a $50 credit on eligible spend and get Smartphone screen insurance combined with a no annual fee for life card. Also enjoy a 0% p.a. balance transfer rate for 12 months.
1 $0 p.a. Go to site More info
HSBC Platinum Qantas Credit Card
Receive 60,000 bonus Qantas Points on eligible spend within 3 months. Enjoy access to premium benefits and complimentary insurance.
1 0 60,000 bonus points $199 p.a. 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 75 Bonus Status Credits when you apply by 30 June 2017, buy and fly return with Qantas by 30 September 2017.
0.5 75,000 bonus points $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($425 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
American Express Platinum Edge Credit Card
Receive 5,000 Membership Rewards Bonus Points when you meet the minimum spend requirement. Enjoy a $200 travel credit every year and pay no annual fee for the first year.
0 1 5,000 bonus points $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($195 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
American Express Explorer Credit Card
Receive 100,000 Membership Rewards Bonus Points on eligible spend within the first 3 months of card membership. Also enjoy a $400 travel voucher and two complimentary airline passes per year.
2 100,000 bonus points $395 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.
0.5 50,000 bonus points $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($295 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
American Express Velocity Platinum Card
Receive 50,000 bonus Velocity Points when you apply online, are approved and meet the minimum spend required, plus take advantage of the 0% p.a. for 12 months balance transfer offer. Also receive a complimentary return flight every year.
0 1 50,000 bonus points $349 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
NAB Rewards Platinum Card
Enjoy 80,000 bonus points when you spend $2,500 on everyday purchases within 90 days from card approval. Benefit from $0 annual fee for the first year and a range of platinum features.
1 80,000 bonus points $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($195 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
American Express Velocity Escape Card
Enjoy 7,500 bonus Velocity Points when you meet the minimum spend requirement and earn up to 2 points for every $1 you spend, together with a $0 annual fee.
1 7,500 bonus points $0 p.a. Go to site More info
Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer Card - 30k Bonus Points offer
Receive up to 30,000 bonus Velocity Points and earn 1 Velocity Points per $1 spent. Receive an exclusive $129 Virgin Australia Gift Voucher and two complimentary Single Entry Virgin Australia domestic Lounge passes each year.
1 0 30,000 bonus points $144 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($289 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures card
Pay no overseas transaction fee on purchases and 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.
0.5 $225 p.a. Go to site More info

2. Club Jetstar

If you’re a loyal Jetstar customer looking for frequent flyer perks, another option is to join Club Jetstar. This is a fee-based membership program that provides access to members-only sales and selected partner discounts and offers.

These offers vary periodically and can be accessed via your Club Jetstar account. It costs $39 to join for the first year and $39.99 each subsequent year in membership fees. Current offers include discounts on travel insurance and car rental bookings.

3. Jetstar and Qantas Frequent Flyer

Jetstar is partnered with the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, which allows Jetstar customers who are also Qantas Frequent Flyer members to enjoy a range of benefits. These include:

  • Earning Qantas Points for Jetstar flights. You can earn Qantas Points and Status Credits on Jetstar Starter Plus, Starter Max and Business Max fares, as well as Jetstar New Zealand domestic Starter fares.
  • Earning Status Bonuses for Jetstar flights. Depending on your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership tier level, you can earn bonus Qantas Points on Jetstar Starter Plus, Starter Max and Business Max fares. Silver members earn 50% more, Gold members earn 75% extra, while Platinum and Platinum One members earn 100% more Qantas Points.
  • Minimum points guarantees for Jetstar flights. There is a minimum points guarantee on eligible Jetstar fares which ensures you earn at least 800 Qantas Points on all eligible Jetstar flights, and 400 Qantas Points on eligible Jetstar New Zealand domestic flights.
  • Using Qantas Points for Jetstar flights. You can use your Qantas Points (or Points Plus Pay) for booking Classic Flight Rewards on Jetstar Airways (JQ), Jetstar Japan (GK), Jetstar Asia (3K) and Jetstar Pacific (BL). Taxes, fees and carrier charges also apply.

When making Jetstar bookings, remember to provide your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number. Points and Status Credits will be credited during the six weeks after travelling. Should you forget to include your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number when booking, you may still add it before your departure, or claim the missing points by logging into your Qantas Frequent Flyer account afterwards. Just be sure to retain your boarding pass and flight details for this purpose.

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to enjoy these benefits, and joining the program may attract a one-time fee of $89.50. If you’re interested in joining, learn how you can get Qantas membership for free.

Even though Jetstar doesn’t have a conventional frequent flyer program, loyal customers can access perks through the airline by choosing a Jetstar credit card, paying to join Club Jetstar or by becoming a Qantas Frequent Flyer member. When deciding which option to choose, remember that the most suitable choice for you depends on your personal travel needs, lifestyle and spending habits.

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