Transferring points from one FF program to another

6 replies

fifo79

Member since 25 Jul 2017

Total posts 1

Hi all, I was just reading the article on here about American Airlines having a sale on FF points and was wondering if I bought some there how easy is it to transfer to Qantas? Also is there any restrictions on using them after or would it be a straight transfer into my Qantas account?

freshthoughts

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Aug 2016

Total posts 112

 You cant transfer points from one program to another. you can however use american points to buy one world award seats and this includes seats on qantas

Stuart Jackson

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Mar 2015

Total posts 84

Your AA account must be 30 days old before you can buy miles

dimi

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 13 Jul 2012

Total posts 150

American points are better value that Qantas ones.

A lot of OneWorld flight awards are significantly cheaper (both in terms of points and dollars) from AAdvantage account than from QFF, for the same flights. That includes flights on Qantas itself.

If anything, I'd love an opportunity to move all my Qantas points to American.

Alas, that is not possible...

Last editedby dimi at Jul 25, 2017, 08:52 PM.

pallmall

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Mar 2015

Total posts 7

If I buy a flight with Qantas using AA miles do I still get my Qantas FF points for the flight?

Madison177204

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 Jul 2017

Total posts 1

If I buy a flight with Qantas using AA miles do I still get my Qantas FF points for the flight?


No, unfortunately not - guess we can't have it both ways.  What we usually do is book one paid flight direct with the carrier and the other with AA then one of us has good FF status and can "guest" the other.

 Also, since AA do not book on Virgin or Emirates and are stopping bookings on Etihad shortly (and booking Domestic Flights on Qantas is uneconomic) I am cutting back on buying points from them until we have a trip to Asia or somewhere we can fly on an airline like Cathay, Singapore or Qatar.  Choices are narrowing down!

Hope this helps

OzDino

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 May 2015

Total posts 9

All Airlines are watering down their points value. Tried to book a flight recently to Dublin on QF in October (low season) and QF want 330k points return!! Granted it covers the fees, but used to be around 128k points plus about $600 for SYD-LHR. Might use my points now to buy wine instead :( 

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