Qantas Allows Frequent Flyer Points Transfer

5th Nov 2014

Is it possible to inherit frequent flyer points from a friend who is a member of the program? For now, the answer is a big flat NO.

But don't despair, even if none of your immediate relatives (legal spouse, son, daughter, parents, siblings, grandparents and grandchildren) are members of any frequent flyer program, you still have the chance to accumulate or inherit points from your distant relatives like your cousins, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and even in-laws (son in-law, daughter in-law, sister in-law, brother in-law or parents in-law).

Transfer is quite simple?you don't need to break a leg or spend a single cent if the process is made online. Simply log in to the Qantas' website and just follow every step as directed. Calling their frequent flyer service center is also possible but you need to cough up $35 as a processing fee.

While Qantas won't ask for proof of your relationship to the subject, you might as well have it ready if they ever ask for it.

You can transfer as much as 400,000 points each year to any eligible person whom you want to award the points. If you are the recipient, you are not limited to receive points from any member.

Each Qantas member, however, is limited to make four outward transfers over a 12-month period. But each transfer should not fall below the 5,000-point limit or exceed the 100,000-point limit.

You may distribute the points to two or more recipients for as long as you keep the 400,000 points limit that you are entitled to over a 12-month period. If you are sharing your points to a single recipient, you have to send it in a staggered basis, four times in12 months.

The recipients who receive the points from a member have to either earn or spend the points given within the 18-month period upon transfer. Otherwise, they will lose all those points as they expire.

To prevent that from happening, recipients simply need to use their Qantas-partner card, Qantas Cash card and even the Woolworths Everyday Rewards card to make their account active within the period.

Account holder should take note of the expiry date of their account in order to take full advantage of the shared points.