Qantas boosts family transfer of frequent flyer points

By David Flynn, September 26 2013

Qantas has loosened the rules on the family transfer of frequent flyer points, with high flyers now able to share up to 400,000 points per year with eligible family members.

Under the previous arrangement travellers could transfer only 100,000 points per year, but the new system – which came into effect overnight – permits four transfers of 100,000 each time in a single year. Full details are available at

The move sees Qantas catch up to Virgin Australia, which already permits four transfers of 100,000 Velocity points per year to a family member.

However, Virgin Australia can still boast the most family-friendly frequent flyer scheme due to the ability to funnel points and status credits to family members under its 'family pooling' feature.

Read: How to share your points with Virgin Australia's Velocity family pooling

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

19 Jan 2012

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Nice one QF!


04 Nov 2010

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An enhancement that really is an enhancement! What's the world coming too? Anyway, good move Qantas, but it'd be better if status credits were included.

Virgin Australia - Platinum

21 Dec 2012

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If Qantas offered the status credit sharing I would (and my partner) tip my business 70% qantas 30% Virgin rather than the reverse.

Bring it on Qantas!

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