Why this Amex Credit Card is a ‘secret weapon’ for frequent flyers

Send your Qantas Points balance soaring with the Qantas American Express Ultimate Card.

By Staff Writers, September 22 2023
Why this Amex Credit Card is a ‘secret weapon’ for frequent flyers

Ask a savvy traveller to show you their wallet, and chances are you’ll find a Qantas American Express Ultimate Card sitting at the ready.

That’s no surprise, because this Card is almost a secret weapon for frequent flyers.

It lets you earn Qantas Points on the ground and in the air, while packing practical perks such as complimentary airport lounge access5 and travel insurance6 and even an annual $450 Qantas Travel Credit4 to spend against eligible domestic and international Qantas flights each year when booked through American Express Travel.

Ultimate rewards

The aptly-named Qantas American Express Ultimate Card is all about ultimate points earning, at up to 1.25 Qantas Points per $1 spent on everyday spend2 – soaring to 2.25 Qantas Points per dollar per $1 spent on eligible Qantas products and services3.

To get you flying even faster, add up to four additional Card holders9 for no additional fee so their spend becomes your Points.

Ultimate travel perks

The Qantas American Express Ultimate Card includes four lounge passes every year – two Qantas Club invitations which can be used in domestic or international Qantas lounges5, plus two passes to The Centurion® Lounge11 at Sydney and Melbourne airport’s international terminals. 

Use your Qantas American Express Ultimate Card to pay for any eligible return domestic or international flight and enjoy the security of complimentary Travel Insurance6.

And even when you’re not flying, the Qantas American Express Ultimate Card helps you enjoy the finer things in life, with complimentary Premium membership to Qantas Wine12, where you’ll discover an extensive yet exclusive selection of wine, spirits and Champagnes.

Earn 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent on all Qantas Wine purchases12 and enjoy complimentary Qantas wine delivery within Australia.13 

Ultimate shopping

The Qantas American Express Ultimate Card provides you with confidence when you’re shopping. Depending on how you use your Card, you can get up to 44 interest free days.7 

Even better, Plan It Instalments is a feature of the Card that offers you a flexible way to pay off your credit card balance in equal monthly instalments, with 0% p.a. interest. A fixed monthly fee applies8.

Wherever your next shopping trip takes you, know you’re protected by world-class service and protection with Card Purchase Cover6 and Card Refund Cover6 covering eligible items purchase with your Card.


Check the American Express website and explore the offers that you could receive when you sign up for the Qantas American Express Ultimate Card. Offers are available to new American Express Card Members only.


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Qantas American Express Cards for business use

Are you a business owner? 

The American Express® Qantas Business Rewards Card is the perfect business companion to your personal American Express Card. You can you earn Qantas Points on your everyday business spend that you can pool together with the Points you have earned on your personal Card into one Qantas Frequent Flyer account14.

Plus, the Card can help you manage your business’ cash flow15 and supercharge your business’ Qantas Points balance with every single dollar spent by your employees on their individual employee Cards16.

Moreover, the American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card unlocks greater purchasing power for your business as there’s no pre-set spending limit17.

Add complimentary airport lounge access18 and travel insurance19 and you’ll be giving your business a real boost.