The best ways to spend 100,000 Qantas Points
Want a return trip to Las Vegas or a business flight to Bangkok? See how far 100,000 Qantas Points could take you.
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The Qantas Frequent Flyer program is Australia’s favourite airline loyalty scheme. And with rewards spanning free flights, upgrades, hotel packages and retail rewards up for grabs, it’s no wonder. However, the potential for your points can be overwhelming and some rewards offer more value for your money.
So, whether you’ve scored a big bonus points deal or have been saving your hard-earned points, this guide will explain some of the different ways you can redeem 100,000 Qantas Points. Of course, there is no one best way to spend your Qantas Points but this guide will give you the inspiration you need to redeem the right rewards for you.
How can I redeem 100,000 Qantas Points?
Since this is a frequent flyer program, booking free flights is naturally one of the most popular ways to redeem your Qantas Points. Whether you want to apply points to an international flight or domestic trip, upgrade booked flights or use a combination of points and cash on your next holiday, we’ll show you some of the ways you can spend 100,000 Qantas Points.
Classic Flight Rewards
100,000 Qantas Points could take you all around Australia and the world with Classic Flight Rewards. How many points you’ll need will depend on your destination and how you’d like to take the journey (such as whether you’re happy with Economy or prefer the luxury of Business class). So if you need a little inspiration, you can compare some of the Classic Flight Rewards you could redeem for 100,000 points below. Please note that these points prices are accurate from 31 July 2017 and are based on information from the Qantas website. As such, please use this as a guide and visit the Qantas website for more accurate points prices for your particular trip.
|Fare class||Return/one way||Departure||Destination||Number of points|
|Economy||Return||Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra||Las Vegas||90,000 points|
|First||One way||Sydney, Brisbane||Singapore||90,000 points|
|Business||One way||Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra||San Francisco||96,000 points|
|Business||One way||Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra||Dubai||96,000 points|
|Business||Return||Brisbane||Denpasar (Bali)||100,000 points|
|Business||One way||Adelaide||Dubai||84,000 points|
|Economy||Return||Adelaide||Los Angeles||90,000 points|
|Economy||One way||Adelaide||Berlin||75,000 points|
|Economy||One way||Perth||Rome||69,000 points|
|Business||Return||Perth, Darwin||Auckland||100,000 points|
|Business||One way||Perth, Darwin||Bangkok||84,000 points|
Information is correct 21 May 2019
Classic Flight Rewards are subject to availability, so you may need to be a little more flexible with your dates and travel times if you want to cover the cost with points.
How do I redeem my points for Classic Flight Rewards?
If you want to redeem your Qantas Points for Classic Flight Rewards, you just need to select “Search Classic Flight Rewards” when searching for flights on the Qantas website. Make sure that you log in using your frequent flyer details before you finalise the booking.
Classic Upgrade Rewards
If you’ve already booked your flights or don’t want to blow all of your points on redeeming Business class flights, you can also use your Qantas Points for upgrades. The number of points you’ll need will depend on the upgrade and the route you’re flying. We’ve provided some examples of how many points you’d need to upgrade to Business class for domestic and international flights below.
Using points to upgrade domestic Classic Upgrade Reward to Business
|Zone||One-way miles||Classic Flight Reward Economy||Discount Economy||Flexible Economy||Classic Flight Reward - Premium Economy||Premium Economy or Flexible Premium Economy|
|1||0-600||12,000 points||10,000 points||5,000 points||7,000 points||5,000 points|
|2||601-1,200||18,000 points||17,500 points||7,500 points||10,5000 points||7,500 points|
|3||1,201-2,400||26,000 points||25,000 points||10,000 points||16,000 points||10,000 points|
|4||2,401-3,600||35,000 points||34,000 points||15,000 points||22,500 points||15,000 points|
Using points to upgrade domestic Classic Upgrade Reward to Business
|Zone||One-way miles||Classic Flight Reward - Economy||Economy||Flexible Economy||Classic Flight Reward - Premium Economy||Premium Economy or Flexible Premium Economy|
So, let’s say you had an Economy flight booked from Sydney to Los Angeles (7,490 miles), you’d need a minimum of 90,000 points to upgrade to Business Class. Meanwhile, you could upgrade a Discount Economy flight from Sydney to Melbourne (438 miles) for 10,000 points. In this instance, you’d get more value if you use your points to upgrade an international flight rather than domestic.
How do I use my points to upgrade flights?
You can request a Classic Upgrade Reward any time after you’ve paid for your ticket up until 24 hours before your flight. Log in to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account, go to “Your Bookings” and select the “Upgrade” button. Then when you’re paying, opt to pay with points.
Points plus pay
If you don’t have enough points to redeem your ideal reward, you can use a combination of cash and points to cover the total cost.
Hotels and accommodation
Now that you’ve got your flights booked, you can use your points to cover the cost of hotels and accommodation on your trip. When booking through the Qantas website, you can redeem your points for accommodation at over 200,000 locations worldwide. Just look for the “Classic Reward” symbol when searching for your hotel.
Similar to flights, the number of points required will vary between bookings and may depend on the retail cost of the accommodation. You can compare how many points you’ll need for your stay on the Qantas Classic Hotel Rewards website, but below we’ve highlighted a few examples based on bookings for two people.
|Hotel||Number of nights||Number of points required||Features|
|Seasons Darling Harbour Sydney||2||51,000 points||Studio suite with pool and spa|
|Rydges on Swanston Melbourne||1||27,093 points||Standard King room|
|Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel||3||108,460 points||King room|
|London Elizabeth Hotel||3||88,000 points||Double room|
|Harbour Ville Hotel, Singapore||2||25,000 points||Standard queen room|
Costs are correct on 31 July 2017
These are just a few examples, but you can also use a combination of points and cash to redeem your accommodation rewards.
Holidays and other travel
Whether you’re travelling overseas or planning a weekend road trip, you can also use your Qantas Points to cover car hire costs with Avis and Budget. Once you’ve logged into your Qantas Frequent Flyer account, you can browse car rental options via the Qantas website and opt to view the costs in points. See our guide on how to earn and redeem Qantas Points for car rentals for more tips.
Qantas Holiday gift vouchers
If you want to treat a loved one with a getaway, you can also use your points to redeem a Qantas Holiday gift voucher for flights, accommodation and holiday packages. These vouchers can be redeemed via the Qantas Store and then are emailed to you to be used within 12 months from the date of issue.
|Gift voucher amount||Number of points required|
Comparing the above table to the flights rewards tables, it’s clear that it’s usually better value for your money to redeem your Qantas Points directly for flights rather than through a gift card.
Shopping and retail
If you don’t have enough points for a holiday or just want to enjoy the fruits of your points hunting, you can also redeem your Qantas Points for retail and shopping rewards.
From electronics, gift cards and homewares to tech gadgets and fashion, there are plenty of ways to redeem your points via the Qantas Store. The points costs vary between products, but some of the rewards you could redeem with 100,000 points include:
|Electronics||iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi||97,920 points|
|Home appliances||Kitchenaid Nespresso coffee machine||93,520 points|
|Fashion||Michael Kors Parker Ladies Chronograph||84,260 points|
|Beauty||Chloe Eau de Parfum 75ml||32,340 points|
|Gift card||$250 David Jones eGift card||39,700 points|
|Fitness||Fitbit surge tracker||70,590 points|
|Homewares||Sheridan Hotel Weight Luxury Snow King Sheet (1,000 thread count)||93,750 points|
|Wine||Serafino Fiano Bellissimo 2016||36,480 points|
Points and items based on search from 31 July 2017
How to redeem Qantas Points for rewards via the Qantas Store
- Visit the Qantas Store and log in using your Qantas Frequent Flyer details.
- Use the categories or search bar to browse your rewards options and add your chosen reward to the cart.
- Check out and pay using points.
If you’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer, you have no shortage of options when deciding how to earn your points. Only you can determine the best way to spend your points, so it’s important that you compare your options to determine which rewards will offer you the best value for your money. Would you prefer to redeem your points for wine or a holiday? That’s up to you. Happy points spending!
If you haven't quite reached the 100,000 points mark, you can check out our guide to spending 50,000 Qantas Points for more ideas.
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