SYDNEY, 27 May 2016: WestJet and Qantas have signed off on a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement.
The latest agreement expands on a code-share agreement established in 2014.
Members of the airlines’ frequent flyer programmes can earn West Jet dollars or Qantas Points when travelling on flights of either airline.
“Teaming up with Qantas brings significant benefits to guests of both airlines,” said WestJet executive vice-president, commercial Bob Cummings. “We are confident that our members are going to love earning WestJet dollars, while flying on the Qantas global network, and we are equally excited to welcome Qantas frequent flyers aboard and offer them a new opportunity to earn Qantas Points everywhere WestJet flies.”
Effective 25 May, Qantas frequent flyers can also redeem Qantas Points on Qantas code-share flights operated by WestJet, giving Qantas frequent flyers access to numerous WestJet destinations throughout Canada and the USA when connecting to or from a Qantas international service.
WestJet and Qantas are currently working on plans to introduce fully reciprocal redemption for both airlines in 2017, so WestJet members will be able redeem on Qantas flights and Qantas Frequent Flyers will be able to redeem on WestJet flights.
Qantas Frequent Flyer has more than 50 airline partners and affiliates, that gives members access to over 1,200 destinations.
The Qantas Group operates more than 7,300 flights each week and, together with its code-share and oneworld partners. There are more than 11.2 million members in the Qantas Frequent Flyer programme.
WestJet offers services to 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe.