Qantas offers double frequent flyer points with airberlin

By David Flynn, March 21 2012
Qantas offers double frequent flyer points with airberlin

Qantas is stumping up for double frequent flyer points on travel with new chum and oneworld partner airberlin.

Running from March 20 through to May 15, 2012, the promotion requires registration online before you book.

Once that's done you'll earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points at twice the standard rate.

And what are those rates? They top out at 1 point per mile for airberlin business class and several economy class fares, although you get a 25% cabin bonus for sitting at the pointy end of the plane.

However, some discount economy booking classes yield just 0.5 or even 0.25 points per mile, as detailed in the table below.

  Business Economy Discount Economy Discount Economy

Booking class

Points Base earn rate
(per mile / 1.61km)
1 1 0.5 0.25
Cabin bonus 25%  -  -  -

Qantas also warns that no points are earned when travelling in classes other than those specified above.

For full details click to and also check out our explanation of ticket booking classes, what they are and why you should care about them!


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.

21 Mar 2012

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I'm guessing QFF status points won't be earned with airberlin?

24 Oct 2010

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Status credits are earned at the samerate for oneworld partner airlines. See for details.

17 Nov 2011

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What do you think is the likelihood of Qantas and Air Berlin establishing some codeshare flights? e.g. QF to Singapore and then Air Berlin onwards to Berlin.

21 Mar 2012

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That would be interesting. At the moment I'm seeing slightly better value with airberlin from Singapore to Europe compared to BA. That's my plan for an upcoming trip, QF to Singapore and airberlin onwards. That should see me crack gold status finally too

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