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Get return flights to Europe with bonus frequent flyer points from these credit cards: April 2022

Get return flights to Europe with bonus frequent flyer points from these credit cards: April 2022

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.

  1. Qantas American Express Ultimate Card – 120,000
  2. Westpac Altitude Black (Altitude Qantas) – 120,000
  3. ANZ Frequent Flyer Black – 130,000
  4. 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

DestinationQantas Frequent Flyer points cost from Sydney
Melbourne

14,400

Brisbane

14,400

Canberra

16,000

Hobart

19,200

Adelaide

19,200

Darwin

28,800

Perth

28,800

Denpasar (Bali)

43,200

Singapore

46,700

Honolulu

63,000

Japan

104,400

Los Angeles

83,800

London

111,400

Rome

132,400

*See below for disclaimers

Qantas frequent flyer credit card signup points on offer

20,000 – 50,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points

Platinum Qantas Credit CardHSBC

20,000

Qantas Platinum MastercardBankwest

50,000

60,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points

Amplify Platinum (Amplify Qantas)Bank of Melbourne

60,000

Amplify Platinum (Amplify Qantas)BankSA

60,000

Amplify Platinum (Amplify Qantas)St.George Bank

60,000

Qantas Rewards Premium CardNAB

65,000

70,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points

Qantas Premium CardAmerican Express

70,000

Frequent Flyer PlatinumANZ

70,000

Ultimate Awards (Qantas Points)Commonwealth Bank of Australia

70,000

Altitude Platinum (Altitude Qantas)Westpac

75,000

80,000 – 90,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points

Qantas Premier PlatinumQantas Money

80,000

Amplify Signature (Amplify Qantas)Bank of Melbourne

90,000

Amplify Signature (Amplify Qantas)BankSA

90,000

Amplify Signature (Amplify Qantas)St.George Bank

90,000

100,000 – 110,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points

Premier QantasCiti

100,000

Prestige (Qantas Rewards Program)Citi

100,000

Qantas Rewards Signature CardNAB

110,000

120,000+ Qantas Frequent Flyer points

Qantas American Express Ultimate CardAmerican Express

120,000

Altitude Black (Altitude Qantas)Westpac

120,000

Frequent Flyer BlackANZ

130,000

Qantas Premier TitaniumQantas Money

150,000

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.

Disclaimers for Qantas frequent flyer points table

Note: Based on Qantas frequent flyer points pricing for tickets dated 07/10 – 14/10 when looking on 07/04.

For Honolulu, ticket dates are 07/10 – 17/10, and for London, tickets are 07/10 – 15/10 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.

Discount applied at time of research - 20% off Points Plus Pay flights when you book by 30 April 2022. Data accurate as of 07/04/22.

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

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