Daydreaming about hitting the skies and getting out of your capital city? There are a number of credit cards in April offering bulk frequent flyer points on sign up that could take you around Australia or as far as Europe return, depending on your eligibility.
RateCity’s database shows there are currently 21 credit cards offering bulk sum frequent flyer points when you sign up that may take you at least on a domestic return flight.
At the time of writing, these are the credit cards offering 120,000 or more Qantas frequent flyer points at sign up, which may be enough to get you to London or Rome return.
- Qantas American Express Ultimate Card – 120,000
- Westpac Altitude Black (Altitude Qantas) – 120,000
- ANZ Frequent Flyer Black – 130,000
- Qantas Premier Titanium – 150,000
Keep in mind that you will still need to meet the eligibility criteria set by the card issuers to qualify.
To help you with your frequent flyer credit card comparison, we’ve created 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.
Where you can travel with your Qantas frequent flyer points – April 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:
Qantas frequent flyer points – domestic and international
|Destination||Qantas Frequent Flyer points cost from Sydney|
*See below for disclaimers
Qantas frequent flyer credit card signup points on offer
20,000 – 50,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points
|Platinum Qantas Credit Card||HSBC|
|Qantas Platinum Mastercard||Bankwest|
60,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points
|Amplify Platinum (Amplify Qantas)||Bank of Melbourne|
|Amplify Platinum (Amplify Qantas)||BankSA|
|Amplify Platinum (Amplify Qantas)||St.George Bank|
|Qantas Rewards Premium Card||NAB|
70,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points
|Qantas Premium Card||American Express|
|Frequent Flyer Platinum||ANZ|
|Ultimate Awards (Qantas Points)||Commonwealth Bank of Australia|
|Altitude Platinum (Altitude Qantas)||Westpac|
80,000 – 90,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points
|Qantas Premier Platinum||Qantas Money|
|Amplify Signature (Amplify Qantas)||Bank of Melbourne|
|Amplify Signature (Amplify Qantas)||BankSA|
|Amplify Signature (Amplify Qantas)||St.George Bank|
100,000 – 110,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points
|Prestige (Qantas Rewards Program)||Citi|
|Qantas Rewards Signature Card||NAB|
120,000+ Qantas Frequent Flyer points
|Qantas American Express Ultimate Card||American Express|
|Altitude Black (Altitude Qantas)||Westpac|
|Frequent Flyer Black||ANZ|
|Qantas Premier Titanium||Qantas Money|
Source: RateCity.com.au. Data accurate as of 05/04/22
Comparing frequent flyer credit cards
There is more to a credit card than the points being offered. Points hackers who are prioritising cards with bulk points on sign up may also want to keep in mind the potential interest rate charges, fees, minimum spending limits and number of interest free days offered by the issuer as well.
These charges, such as annual fees ranging from $500 - $1,200, or minimum spending limits mean that while the bulk bonus points on sign up may be a generous perk, you still are paying for your flights through ongoing costs and spends.
You may also want to compare any complimentary insurances that are offered with said credit cards before you sign on the dotted line. This may include domestic or international travel insurance, medical coverage, rental car insurance and more.
Take note of whether the insurer offers coverage in the event of Covid-related flight or accommodation cancellations as well.