You can now earn more Qantas Points on international flights

Sally McMullen 26 October 2017 NEWS

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You’ll also score more Status Credits and require fewer points to upgrade your flight.

As of today, Qantas Frequent Flyers can look forward to extra value when collecting and earning points on Premium Saver and Business Saver flights.

You’ll now earn more Status Credits and Qantas Points when you fly on or after 24 October 2017, regardless of when you booked your ticket. The extra Status Credits apply to Premium Saver and Business Saver fares, whereas you’ll pick up extra Qantas Points on Business Saver tickets. Qantas has introduced a new sliding scale, meaning you’ll earn more points, the more you spend on tickets.

“Qantas Frequent Flyer has increased the Status Credit earn rates on Premium Economy Saver and Business Saver fares, as well as the Qantas Points earn rate on Business Saver fares, to give customers more value on commercial fares,” said a spokesperson from Qantas.

For example, if you were flying from Sydney to Dallas in Premium Economy (worth around $2,900), you would’ve previously collected 12,250 Qantas Points and 100 Status Credits. However, from today, you’ll collect the same number of points but 105 Status Credits. Meanwhile, if you were to book the same flight in Business (worth approximately $6,500) you would’ve previously earned 14,700 points and 200 Status Credits. For flights from today onwards, you’ll now collect 15,950 Qantas Points plus 210 Status Credits.

As well as increased earn rates, your points can also take you further when redeeming flight upgrades.

“To better reflect the value of the fare, we’ve also decreased by 10 per cent the number of points required for Classic Upgrade Reward requests by members with Premium Economy Flexible and Business Saver tickets,” said Qantas.

These changes don’t apply to all rewards though. For example, you’ll need the same number of points for Classic Flight Reward bookings and Points Plus Pay flight bookings.

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