Earning Qantas Points with UK Credit Cards

You can earn Qantas Points using several credit cards in the UK. Get the list of cards and calculate how many miles you can earn based on spend.

Qantas does not currently offer any co-branded credit cards to UK based customers. If you're looking to earn Qantas Points, you'll need to focus on the direct transfer partners of their Qantas Frequent Flyer program. By using their transfer partners, you'll be able to earn Qantas Points across everyday spend with a handful of select credit cards.

Qantas Transfer Partners

Qantas has 7 transfer partners that you can use to transfer rewards directly to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. Those partners are:

  • Accor Live Limitless
  • American Express Membership Rewards
  • Choice Privileges
  • Hilton Honors
  • World of Hyatt
  • IHG Rewards Club
  • Marriott Bonvoy

This means that you can rake up rewards across these programs and transfer those earned points to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. This gives you an alternative way to build your rewards with Qantas.

Out of these select programs, the best choice to earn Qantas Points is going to be American Express Membership Rewards and Marriott Bonvoy.

American Express Membership Rewards

American Express Membership Rewards Points can be transferred to Qantas Frequent Flyer at a 1:1 ratio which means 1,000 AMEX Points will equal 1,000 Qantas Points. With mostly all of AMEX's credit cards earning 1 point per £1 spent, you'll be earning the equivalent of 1 Qantas Point per £1 which is not bad considering there's no co-branded Qantas credit card available.

If you're big on travel and want to experience top-tier benefits, The Platinum Card from American Express is a great choice. The American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Card is also a solid option for earning a great return on your spend.

Marriott Bonvoy

The Marriott Bonvoy program is a solid choice for earning Qantas Points if you frequently stay at Marriott brand hotels. Marriott Bonvoy Points can be transferred to Qantas at a 3:1 ratio meaning that every 3,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points you transfer will give you 1,000 Qantas Points. When staying at Marriott, you can earn up to 10 points per US$1 spent on the base rate which comes out to 3.3 Qantas Points when transferred. You can also add to your earnings based on your Marriott Bonvoy Elite status and by using the Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Card.

Another big plus to the Marriott Bonvoy program is that Marriott will throw in a bonus 15,000 points for every 60,000 points you transfer to an airline. Those 15,000 points is equal to a bonus 5,000 Qantas Points. If you plan on using the Marriott Bonvoy program to earn points with Qantas or any of their other many airline partners, I recommend transferring points in 60,000-point increments.

Transfer To Qantas Calculator

Use the Transfer To Qantas Calculator to calculate the transfer of rewards from partners to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. The calculator will output how many rewards you'll need to transfer from each partner to equal the amount you specify in the field below.

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Earning With UK Credit Cards

All of the credit cards listed in the table below allow you to earn rewards and transfer them directly to your Qantas Frequent Flyer Account. This gives you a bunch of alternative ways to earn rewards through spend and sign up bonuses. The earning rates listed for transfer partner credit cards are based on the transfer ratio when converting rewards to Qantas Points.

Transfer Partner Credit Cards

You can click on a credit card below to learn more and calculate total value based on spend, card benefits, and fees.
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Updated 2021-05-18 By Robert Flowers III

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