What Are The Best Uses Of Qantas Points?

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Qantas Frequent Flyer is by far the most profitable division of the entire Qantas Group. Qantas points are often referred to in the Australian media as ‘Australia’s default currency.’ For an airline the size of Qantas they have an enormous loyalty base and it makes a lot of money.

Why? Because in comparison with US frequent flyer programs, it is not a very good value program.  It is very easy to earn plenty of Qantas points but the values to redeem them are high.

Tiffany and I were talking about her recent trip to Australia, and she mentioned that while she was enjoying some delicious short-ribs in a Melbourne restaurant they were promoting reducing the bill by $20 for every 4,000 Qantas points you exchanged.