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It great to talk about a new product within the airline industry that everybody can take advantage of, even when the planes are not in the sky. This week Qantas has launched its new points program, Qantas Points Club and it’s aimed at frequent spenders instead of frequent travellers.
Qantas Points Club vs Qantas Points Club Plus
There are two tiers, Points Club & Points Club Plus. To earn Points Club membership, you just need to be a Qantas Frequent Flyer members and earn a total of 150,000 Qantas points on non-flying earning partners (think credit cards, shopping, petrol etc) and to reach the higher Points Club Plus, you’ll need 350,000 points.
If you earn that 350,000 on a credit card that offered 2 Qantas Points per $1 spent, you'd have to spend $14,583 on eligible purchases on the card each month to get the Points Club Plus status. Searching for a credit card sign-up bonus will certainly make it more attainable.
You an also earn 20,000 Qantas Points each year from flying.
All Qantas Frequent Flyers members – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One – are automatically eligible for Points Club or Points Club Plus once they reach the necessary points threshold, and will be informed via email and through the Qantas app.
What Rewards are There?
The most exciting thing is that there are rewards that previously only high frequent flyers earned, now available to Point Club members. Qantas are offering benefits such as Qantas Lounge Invitation, and even the ability to earn Status Credits on Classic Flight Rewards, as well as bonus points with Qantas Hotels.
We’ve outlined below the benefits of each of the tiers:
Free Qantas Club Membership
For the Point Club Plus, the offer of a free Qantas Club Membership (valued at $939 in your first year) and the Status Credits rollover are pretty substantial as the ability to roll up to 100 Status Credits into your next year will give you a great head start in reaching the higher membership tiers.
Earn Status Credits on Classic Reward Flights
This is an incredible benefit and the first time that Qantas ever let you earn Status Credits on a reward redemption flight. But it’s certainly worth earning the 350,000 points. For non flyers, this means an allegiance to Qantas can now give you additional benefits with more Status Credits such as a better choice of seats and reward flights, even if you aren’t a frequent flyer.
There are also great offers like 9 points for $1 with Qantas Hotels, which is especially good if it’s a hotel chain where you may not hold a status benefit with them, it will give an added benefit to you.
Other Qantas Points Club Benefits
Most of the other Points Club benefits are geared towards other ventures of the Qantas Loyalty division, such as:
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