TRAVEL TIPS: Earn more reward points through new travel partnership.
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Qantas and Uber partner for more rewarding trips

QANTAS customers can now earn points on their Uber trips to and from eligible Australian airports by booking on the latest version of the airline's app.

Starting on Friday, Qantas frequent flyers will see a Uber icon appear in the booking section of the Qantas app for customers to request their airport ride.

They will be able to manage their whole travel experience through the app, from booking their flight through to leaving home, boarding their flight and then making their way to their end destination.

Different earn rates will be offered to higher tier program members. 

When taking an Uber to-or-from eligible Australian airports, Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn:

  • One Qantas point per dollar spent on airport Uber rides (Bronze members)
  • Two Qantas points per dollar (Silver members)
  • Three Qantas points per dollar (Gold, Platinum and Platinum One members)

Also on offer are 2,000 bonus Qantas points for members who sign up to Uber for the first time and book a ride via the Qantas app.

Qantas chief customer officer Olivia Wirth said feedback from customers indicated Uber is an increasingly popular way to travel to and from the airport, and that it made sense for the airline to offer a more seamless experience through its app.

"We're pleased to welcome Uber as one of our frequent flyer partners," Ms Wirth said.

"We know it's a service our customers already like using and now they have the ability to earn Qantas points on their rides to and from the airport."

Uber general manager for Australia and New Zealand David Rohrsheim said customers were increasingly looking for brands to work together to make their life easier.

"More than three million Australians rely on Uber to get around their city and we're always looking to make it easier and more valuable to do so," Mr Rohrsheim said.

"We've now established Uber pick-up and drop-off spots at all major Australian airports, so this was a natural next step in improving the rider experience for us."

Eligible airports

  • South Australia - Adelaide
  • Victoria - Avalon, Melbourne
  • Queensland - Brisbane, Gold Coast, Maroochydore, Cairns, Toowoomba, Townsville.
  • NSW - Sydney, Byron Bay, 
  • ACT - Canberra
  • Tasmania - Hobart
  • West Australia - Perth

For more information go to qantas.com/uber.


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