If you credit flights from Air North, Fiji Airways or Air Niugini to Qantas Frequent Flyer, come 1 September, you mayÂ find yourself earning fewer points. Qantas has updated its Qantas Points earning table, and with it some discounted economy tickets on the above carriers will be reducing to as low as 0.25 Points per mile flow.
Air North is moving from a structure where all earning classes, accrue points at the rate of 1 point per mile flown. Come the beginning of September, the table will be split with the most expensive tickets remaining at 1 point per mile, and the more discounted tickets earning either 0.5 or 0.25 points per mile flown.
The changes on Air Niugini are more complicated, as the changes depend on which route you are flying on. For some booking classes the earn rate will vary, depending on whether you are travelling between Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or Coolangatta and Port Moresby, or on some other sector.
As the table shows, passengers on flights between the Australian Mainland and Port Moresby are having the earn rate cut more than those on other sectors.
The earn rate on discounted Fiji Airways tickets is also being cut. Many fares that now earn at 1 point per Mile, will be cut back to just 0.25 or 0.5 points per mile flown.
The above changes continue the trend over the last few years of more closely matching the earn rates on the program with the amount of revenue that a ticket brings into the airlines.