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Frequent flyer credit card sign up bonus points that could take you to London or Rome

Frequent flyer credit card sign up bonus points that could take you to London or Rome

If the winter blues have you daydreaming about warmer climates, you may be curious as to which credit cards are offering bulk-sum frequent flyer points on sign up.

This month, several credit cards are offering bulk frequent flyer points that may be exchanged for flights around Australia, or to Europe return, depending on your eligibility.

RateCity’s database shows there are 17 credit cards in June offering bonus frequent flyer points for new customers that could take you across Australia or put you on an international flight.

And for bonus points to take you to London or Rome, at the time of writing these are the credit cards offering 120,000 or more Qantas frequent flyer points at sign up:

  1. Qantas Premier Titanium – 150,000 points
  2. ANZ Frequent Flyer Black – 130,000 points
  3. NAB Rewards Signature Qantas – 120,000 points
  4. Westpac Altitude Black (Altitude Qantas) – 120,000 points

Please note that you will still need to meet the eligibility criteria set by the card issuer to qualify for approval.

To guide you on your frequent flyer credit card comparison journey, RateCity has compiled a list of credit cards that offer enough Qantas points to pay for the cost of a return ticket to some of the most popular destinations in Australia and around the globe.

Where your Qantas frequent flyer points could take you– June 2022

At the time of writing, the current frequent flyer point cost for a return plane ticket domestically or internationally from Sydney airport are as follows:

DestinationQantas Frequent Flyer points cost from Sydney
Melbourne14,400
Brisbane14,400
Canberra16,000
Hobart19,200
Adelaide19,200
Darwin32,400
Perth28,800
Denpasar (Bali)36,000
Singapore54,000
Honolulu44,000
Japan86,200
Los Angeles83,800
London110,400
Rome135,400

*See below for disclaimers

Qantas frequent flyer credit card signup points on offer

20,000 – 50,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points

IssuerCard

Points

HSBCPlatinum Qantas Card

20,000

BankwestQantas Platinum Mastercard

50,000

60,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points

IssuerCardPoints
St.George Bank/BOM/BankSAAmplify Platinum

60,000

NABQantas Rewards Premium

65,000

70,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points

IssuerCardPoints
CBAUltimate Awards70,000
ANZFrequent Flyer Platinum70,000
American ExpressQantas Premium Card70,000
WestpacAltitude Platinum75,000

80,000 – 90,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points

IssuerCardPoints
CitiPremier Qantas80,000
Qantas MoneyQantas Premier Platinum80,000
St.George Bank/BOM/BankSAAmplify Signature90,000

100,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points

IssuerCardPoints
American ExpressQantas Ultimate Card100,000
CitiPrestige100,000

120,000+ Qantas Frequent Flyer points

IssuerCardPoints
WestpacAltitude Black Qantas120,000
NABRewards Signature Qantas120,000
ANZFrequent Flyer Black130,000
Qantas MoneyPremier Titanium150,000

Source RateCity.com.au. Data accurate as of 04/06/22.

Comparing frequent flyer credit cards

Bonus credit card points on sign up can be a generous reward offered to eligible customers looking for a new credit card. But it’s important to keep in mind that there is more to a credit card than the bonus points on offer.

Ensure you compare interest charges, as well as fees and the number of interest free days provided by the card issuer before you sign up. You may also want to compare other perks, such as complimentary travel insurances, medical coverage, rental car insurance and more, particularly for international travellers.

Consider looking at the fine print or speaking to a representative from the card issuer to note whether they offer coverage in the event of Covid-related flight or accommodation cancellations.

Disclaimers for Qantas frequent flyer points table:

Note: Based on Qantas frequent flyer points pricing for tickets dated 14/12/22 – 21/12/22 for domestic travel and 14/02/23 – 21/02/23 (due to availability) for international travel, when looking on 14/06/22.

For Perth, ticket dates are 14/12/22 – 20/12/22, and for Tokyo, ticket dates are 15/02/22 – 20/12/22, due to lack of availability.

Based on lowest points available ticket cost, including Jetstar flights. Based on travel to major airport in the capital city (Heathrow, Narita etc.) from Sydney, Australia. Data accurate as of 14/06/22.

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This article was reviewed by Personal Finance Editor Georgia Brown before it was published as part of RateCity's Fact Check process.

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