We get asked a lot about converting rewards points to Frequent Flyer points – and we get it, it’s very confusing! We’ve broken it down to make it easier to understand right here, so you can use your points to their fullest!
To get a better understanding which frequent flyer programs are available, visit our frequent flyer credit card page which lists all relevant frequent flyer cards in an easy to view format.
There are a few things you might not be aware of until you actually go to make the transfer. Keep these in mind if you’re thinking about converting some rewards points into frequent flyer points:
Before actually converting to frequent flyer points, check out the options you might have to book flights with any airline, or to use points towards accommodation, ground transport options, tours or other rewards. Many bank rewards programs will have something to consider like travel vouchers. This could give you added flexibility when it comes to booking flights and might also mean you can fly a more direct route or at a preferred time.
Some smaller banks and credit unions also offer their own rewards program and don’t always allow members to transfer their points for frequent flyer miles. These may have a Qantas linked credit card on offer, or an alternative travel rewards program.
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