Aviation

Qantas inks new frequent flyer deal with Air France-KLM

Qantas Frequent Flyers can now access reward seats, earn Qantas Points and receive tier benefits across the entire Air France-KLM network.

As part of the comprehensive new partnership between the airline groups, Qantas Frequent Flyers will be able to fly to over 60 new destinations across Europe and Africa, including Biarritz and Calvi in France, Dresden in Germany, and Bristol in the United Kingdom.

In 2018, Qantas established codeshare agreements with Air France and KLM, allowing the customers of each airline to connect on flights between Australia and Europe via Singapore and Hong Kong.

Customers also benefited from reciprocal lounge access and Qantas Points on Qantas-coded flights.

The new deal allows Qantas Frequent Flyer members to access reward seats and earn points on all fares across all Air France and KLM marketed flights globally.

Frequent flyers with Gold status or higher will also be able to access tier benefits, including priority boarding, priority check-in and extra baggage allowance, on any Air France and KLM operated flights.

Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said: “Qantas Frequent Flyer is committed to building strong and strategic partnerships with flagship airlines to improve travel options and benefits for our members.

“Members will now have access to hundreds of thousands more reward seats in popular destinations including Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Barcelona and Athens, as well as new destinations across France, Italy and Northern Europe.

“Frequent Flyers used 10 billion Qantas Points booking dream trips across Europe last year. We know this partnership will allow our members to explore more of the continent and find reward seats more easily.”

The agreement between Qantas Frequent Flyer, Air France and KLM Flying Blue means members will be able to earn points when they travel on eligible flights across each airline.

Members will also be able to redeem Classic Flight Reward seats across Air France and KLM’s economy and business cabins.

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