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Qantas devalues its Emirates award chart

Emirates award flights using Qantas points will become more expensive from 1 September

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Australia’s Qantas launched its full alliance with Middle East giant Emirates back in April 2013. It’s a partnership that has continued to this day, however the airline has just advised its frequent flyers that it will be changing the way Emirates flights are priced when redeemed using Qantas Frequent Flyer points.

This will result in some significant increases and will also prevent you from combining a mixed Qantas-Emirates itinerary at the usual Qantas redemption rate.

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Emirates redemptions using Qantas points will become more expensive from September 2020. (Photo: Emirates)

Singapore-based Qantas Frequent Flyer members can currently transfer into the programme from Citi, DBS and Standard Chartered credit card reward points.


How it works now

Using your Qantas points to redeem an Emirates flight currently falls under the Qantas distance-based award chart: