Qantas adds frequent flyer benefits with new Uber partnership


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Qantas Frequent Flyer members will be able to earn points when travelling to or from certain airports using Uber.

Qantas customers will be able to earn frequent flyer points on Uber trips to and from certain airports in Australia when they book their Uber using the latest version of the airline’s app.

From 3 November, an Uber icon will appear in the booking section of the Qantas app. Qantas Frequent Flyer Bronze members will earn one Qantas point per dollar spent on eligible Uber rides, Silver members will earn two points per dollar, and Gold, Platinum and Platinum One members will earn three points per dollar. 

In addition, Frequent Flyer members who sign up to Uber for the first time and book a ride via the Qantas app will earn 2,000 bonus Qantas Points on their first trip anywhere in Australia.

Qantas Chief Customer Officer Olivia Wirth said: “We’re pleased to welcome Uber as one of our Frequent Flyer partners. We know it’s a service our customers already like using and now they have the ability to earn Qantas Points on their rides to and from the airport.

“Our focus is how we can make people’s entire journey more seamless, and incorporating the option to order an Uber through our app helps do that. Today’s announcement means millions of our Frequent Flyer members will be able to book their flight, their ride to the airport and their hotel on the Qantas app, and earn points from all three of them.”

Passengers can earn points on Uber rides to and from Adelaide, Avalon, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Cairns, Canberra, Gold Coast, Hobart, Maroochydore, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, Toowoomba and Townsville airports.