Posted on: 27 May 2016 by Mark Howells
A reciprocal frequent flyer agreement between WestJet and Qantas means passengers can earn points flying with either airline.
The agreement expands on an existing code-share relationship between Qantas and WestJet announced in 2014.
“We are thrilled to team up with Qantas to bring significant benefit to guests of both airlines,” stated Bob Cummings, WestJet’s EVP commercial. “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.
“This will be a significant improvement to our reward programme value proposition,” Cummings continued. “Our research showed that global travel is a significant aspirational attribute that our programme needs. We have come a long way with our rewards programme and airline partnerships since launching in 2010, and will continue to add value to our guests through these vehicles going forward. Adding these capabilities to our rewards programme and working with our airline partners are all part of our long-term strategic plan.”
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.