Accuracy of Qantas Points Calculator

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Member since 07 Jan 2016

Total posts 48

Hi. A question regarding the 'Earning Points & Status Credits Calculator' on the Qantas web site:

I notice that for many of the common city pairs (eg. SYD > MEL, SYD > BNE, ADL >SYD, TSV > BNE etc) the points calculator indicates that Frequent Flyer Silver/Gold/Platinum members accrue the same amount of points as a Bronze member (irrespective of fare class selected). I was under the impression that higher ranks of the Frequent Flyer program should enjoy a status bonus for their Qantas flight bookings (eg. 75% more points for Gold). So, would I be correct in saying that the Qantas Points Calculator is not a reliable tool ?


Member since 05 May 2016

Total posts 287

For short flights the status bonus will likely lead to a total number of points less than or equal to the minimum points guarantee. You can see this when looking at the activity statement for the flights you've taken.


Member since 14 Jun 2018

Total posts 45

For short sectors the ‘minimum points guarantee’ is not reached hence everyone gets the same points. If you look at a route such as east coast to Darwin you will notice the difference in points per FF tier

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