Qantas launches business loyalty program

Qantas launches business loyalty program
By admin

Qantas has unveiled a new loyalty program for small and medium sized businesses, just days after the airline angered passengers with changes to its frequent flyer offering.

The airline's new awards program – called Acquire – will allow businesses to earn points by booking flights through Qantas or spending money with the new program's partners, which include Westpac and Avis.

Previously, frequent flyer points earned on business flights have gone to the passenger, rather than the company making the booking or its owner.

Under the new scheme, both the business and the passenger will earn points, which can then be used to book hotels or other flights.

The move follows the overhaul of the airline's frequent flyer program, announced on Friday, which will see passengers earn points based on how much they spend rather than how far they fly.

Under the changes, Qantas will also cut its minimum points guarantee for members flying on economy and discount economy fares from 1,000 to 800, which applies to short-haul routes like Sydney to Melbourne.

The changes have drawn the ire of some frequent flyers.

Latest News

  • Aviation

Solomon Airlines fills Air Vanuatu gap with flights from Port Vila to Auckland

Solomon Islands’ national carrier will commence direct flights between Port Vila and Auckland from 27 May, using Solomon Airlines aircraft to continue air services linking Vanuatu and New Zealand. Solomon Islands officials together with the Vanuatu Government has worked closely with relevant New Zealand authorities to continue interim flights servicing Auckland from Port Vila. This included […]

  • Aviation

Board Air Canada in Sydney’s CBD via a sleek Light Rail

Visitors flocking to Vivid Sydney will glide through the CBD in the newest addition to the Air Canada fleet – a sleek Light Rail tram wrapped in the airline’s unique livery. The Air Canada-themed tram is part of a new marketing campaign designed to put Air Canada in lights during the Vivid Sydney festival (25 […]

  • Cruise
  • News

Carnival Splendor to the rescue of Aussies and Kiwis left stranded in Vanuatu

Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor has come to the aid of a group left stranded in Vanuatu, following the collapse of Air Vanuatu. The group, eight Australians and one New Zealander, were visiting the island of Santo when Air Vanuatu cancelled all flights, leaving them without a way home. Carnival Cruise Line responded by offering […]

  • Hotels

QT Singapore set to open in heritage Eastern Extension Telegraph building

Bookings open today for QT Singapore, in the historic former Eastern Extension Telegraph building along Robinson Road, the first property from QT Hotels & Resorts to open outside Australian and New Zealand. Previously Accor’s So Singapore, then the Hotel Telegraph, QT Singapore will officially launch on September 16 and will feature 134 rooms, ranging in […]

  • Hotels
  • News

Minor Hotels’ Anantara group reimagines the brand as its portfolio surpasses 50 properties

Anantara Hotels & Resorts is marking a significant milestone with a reimagined brand identity as recent openings across Europe, Middle East and Asia have propelled the brand portfolio beyond 50 properties. Part of the Minor Hotels group, the Anantara visual refresh takes an elegant, pared-back approach that enables each hotel’s unique character to shine – […]