As of 1 September, 2016, Qantas will be changing the way it calculates Credit Card surcharges. The change will see Qantas move from a flat fee model, to one where the fee is calculated as a percentage of the ticket price. As part of the changes, one of the current fee free options will also be removed.
The changes are being made as a result of changes to the regulatory environment around Credit Card surcharges.
New Credit Card Surcharges
The new and existing Credit Card Surcharges are shown in the following table:
|From 1 September||Before 1 September|
Debit / Prepaid card
Credit / Charge Card
(per ticket per card)Â
|Debit / Prepaid card||Credit / Charge Card|
For customers making lower priced purchase, there will be a reduction in the fees charged. For those purchasing higher priced tickets, there will be an increase in the Credit Card Surcharge.
Specifically, for Domestic and Trans-Tasman fares, the surcharge will be lower than at present when purchasing fares less that $538, and more expensive for tickets above that amout. In the case of Internatioanl airfares, the change between costing less or more takes place at a fare level of $2,308
Fee Free Options
Those that remain
The following fee free options will still be available from 1 September:
- POLi online payment option
- BPAY for payment made 7 days or more before the flightâ€™s scheduled departure
- UATP cards issued by Qantas
- Cash or EFTPOS (Qantas airport locations)
and one that goes
These options all exist now, although there is also a fifth option. The option
- Debit cards for payment less than 7 days before the flightâ€™s scheduled departure
will be removed as from 1 September. As of this date, this payment method will begin to be charged the new 0.6% surcharge amount.