Double Qantas Points for COVID credit bookings

Yet to use your Qantas COVID travel credit? Good news, you can now earn double Qantas Points for doing so!

Qantas is reaching out to hundreds of thousands of customers who still have COVID credits to redeem, offering double frequent flyer points on eligible bookings if they book before February 2023 – how’s that for incentive?


COVID credits are travel credits from the pandemic when Qantas provided customers with more flexibility for flight changes and credit redemptions.

Each time borders closed, more travel credits were created as people were unable to take planned trips, with more than $1.2 billion used by customers over the past two and a half years.

According to Qantas, almost 900,000 customers still have unused COVID credits, with over half of those worth between $100 and $499.

What to know about the double points offer

The offer applies to the base rate of points earn and extends to all domestic and international flights with a Qantas flight (QF) number booked before February 2023 using a travel credit.

All COVID credits received during the pandemic expire at the end of 2023, which means customers holding one of those credits will need to book and travel before then.

How many points could I earn?

This depends entirely on where your travel credit gets you, of course, but here’s some ballpark figures using the Qantas Points Calculator.

RouteCabin classRegular points earnDouble points earn
Sydney – Melbourne (one way)Business1,4002,800
Sydney – Auckland (return)Business2,7005,400
Melbourne – Dallas (return)Premium Economy24,50049,000
Sydney – Singapore (one way)Economy3,9007,800

Got a bigger family trip planned next year? Your credit doesn’t need to cover the cost of the booking as long as you use the entire value.

A family of four flying economy return to London could each receive an additional 18,600 bonus points just from putting a single $50 credit towards the booking.

Here are some more example points earn rates:

  • Sydney – London (family of four, return in economy). Additional 74,400 bonus points (148,800 in total)
  • Brisbane – Perth (couple, return in business class) Additional 13,200 bonus points (26,400 points in total)


While Qantas customers have all of next year to use their travel credits, we suggest locking in a booking before the end of February to lock down this double points deal.

Taking advantage of this offer could be a great way to save points towards a second holiday in 2023, we’ve all got some catching up to do after all.

Over the coming days, Qantas will send reminders to customers with COVID credits either directly or through their travel agent about how to access the double points offer.

Customers who are not already members will be able to sign up to become a Qantas Frequent Flyer for free.

Where will your Qantas travel credit take you?

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