The Westpac Altitude Qantas Platinum card earns Qantas Points points which can be redeemed for a multitude of rewards including retail products (poor value), flight upgrades and reward flights. You could make some excellent redemptions using the 120,000 Qantas Points signup bonus. Here are some of our favourite examples:
Qantas Business To US East Coast
Fly Qantas business class to the US East Coast with the journey from Sydney to Los Angeles requiring 108,400 Qantas Points.
Qatar Airways Business To Middle East
Qatar Airways have received numerous awards for their fantastic Qsuite business class product. As a OneWorld partner airline, you can redeem 104,500 Qantas Points from Perth or 119,200 from elsewhere in Australia to get to Doha.
Emirates First Class to New Zealand
Arguably one of the best cheap Qantas redemptions is to fly Emirates First Class to New Zealand. If you book a First Class ticket on the A380, you’ll even enjoy an onboard shower! Although Emirates has temporarily suspended this route, this is an option to consider once flying resumes. A one-way redemption costs 62,200 Qantas Points, meaning the signup bonus alone is almost enough for a return trip!
11 Business Upgrades On Longer Domestic & Trans-Tasman Flights
An upgrade to Business can make the world of difference on a longer 4-5 hour domestic trip such as Perth to Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane, or when flying Trans-Tasman across the ditch. On Flexible Economy tickets, these upgrades cost 10,900 or 11,900 Qantas points respectively. If you book the cheaper Discount Economy fares, you’ll need 27,200 points for domestic or 21,800 points for international upgrades.
Qantas Domestic Business
If you’d prefer to fly within Australia, those 120,000 Qantas Points can get you six short domestic business flights such as Melbourne to Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra or Hobart.
Catch The Indian Pacific Train from Sydney to Adelaide
In late 2020 Qantas introduced Classic Rail Rewards with their partner Journey Beyond. Although it isn’t the same great value as a flight reward, luxury train travel is a different and exciting reward option. The 2-day, 1-night trip includes accommodation, gourmet meals and off-train activities.