Qantas Frequent Flyers will soon pay significantly less fees for international reward flights, have access to more seats and enjoy more rewards for earning points on the ground as part of the biggest overhaul to the airline’s loyalty program in its 32 year history.
Representing a $25 million investment, the changes will improve how members are recognised and rewarded as well as how they earn and redeem points.
The major initiatives, to be rolled out to members over the next 12 months, include:
Adding more than 1 million extra reward seats available annually on Qantas and new partner airlines.
Slashing carrier charges – the additional costs associated with flights booked with Points – by up to 50 per cent on international bookings, saving members on average $200 per return journey.
Changing the points required for reward seats on domestic and international flights including an up to 10 per cent reduction in the number of points required for international economy Classic Reward seats.
Increasing the points required for upgrades and Classic Reward seats in premium cabins to better reflect the value of this premium experience.
Creating a new tiered Points Club program to better reward members who earn most of their points through on-the-ground transactions.
Introducing Lifetime Platinum status, the ultimate recognition for the airline’s most loyal flyers.