Qantas rewards seats and points earning with Air France and KLM

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And there are plenty of Air France business class seats available to snap up right now.

Qantas Frequent Flyers can now access reward seats, earn Qantas Points and receive tier benefits across the entire Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) network.

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Air France business class. Source: Air France

Under the new partnership, Qantas Frequent Flyers will be able to fly to over 60 new destinations across Europe and Africa including Biarritz, France; Dresden, Germany; Calvi, Corsica, France; and Bristol, United Kingdom.

I'm personally very excited, as Air France Business Class has been on my bucket list for some time. And, with reciprocal status benefits on offer, Qantas Frequent Flyer members with Gold status and above will be able to access the fabulous Air France business class lounge at Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Interested in trying out KLM? You could be on your way to collecting your very own collection of miniature Delft houses in KLM World Business Class.

You can snap up Air France and KLM reward seats right now

From today, Qantas Frequent Flyer members can access reward seats and earn points on all fares across all Air France and KLM marketed flights globally.

And, from what we're seeing, there are loads of Air France Classic Reward seats in economy and business class available for the taking.

Some of the more popular routes on which where we're seeing Air France reward space include Paris – Singapore, Paris – Los Angeles and Paris – Hong Kong.

Can I book Air France first class seats using Qantas Points?

Sadly, no. We've searched extensively, and as expected, Air France doesn't appear to have made any first class award space available via Qantas Frequent Flyer.

Air France is widely considered to offer one of the top first class products in the world, but it doesn’t make any first class award seats available to partner frequent flyer programs. In fact, Air France first class award space is so restrictive that it's only available to top tier members of the Flying Blue program.

Reciprocal tier benefits

Qantas Frequent Flyers with Gold status or higher will be able to access tier benefits including priority boarding, priority check-in and extra baggage allowance on any Air France and KLM operated flights.

Earning Qantas Points on KLM and Air France flights

The agreement between Qantas Frequent Flyer, Air France and KLM Flying Blue means members will be able to earn points when they travel on eligible flights across each airline. To earn Qantas Points with Air France or KLM, members simply need to enter their Qantas Frequent Flyer number when booking their next flight.

Qantas Points are earned on all eligible booking classes, except on Air France and KLM codeshare flights operated by an airline other than Air France, KLM or Qantas.

Will you be looking to snap up KLM or Air France award seats with your Qantas Points?

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2 thoughts on “Qantas rewards seats and points earning with Air France and KLM”

  1. Thank you Adele for the information re the Qantas – Air France links however booking business seats using Q points with Air France does not seem to be easy. Air France told me I had to contact Qantas. The Qantas web site seems to offer no information about the process whatsoever and the wait time when I tried to phone Q was 60 minutes. Is there any information you might be able to provide on the booking process? Can it be done online?

    1. Hi Russell, it is possible to redeem Qantas Points for Air France business class, and the process is quite straightforward. You simply search via the Qantas website and can redeem online once you’ve found suitable dates. Availability can be patchy, so it pays to search extensively. Unfortunately, wait times via the Qantas call centre can be very lengthy. We often recommend using Qantas SMS chat, as it is typically quicker and more efficient. Best of luck organising your redemption.

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