You can now use Qantas Points with Bangkok Airways

Classic Flight Reward seats to tropical Thailand destinations are up for grabs with the latest Qantas partnership.

New Qantas partnership alert! Qantas Frequent Flyers can now fly to Thailand with Qantas Points, thanks to a new partnership with Bangkok Airways.

From today, the new tie-up will allow Qantas Frequent Flyer members to book Classic Flight Reward seats to more than 20 destinations across Thailand and South East Asia.

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Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said Qantas Frequent Flyer is excited to welcome Bangkok Airways.

“The option to book reward seats on Bangkok Airways’ expansive network across Thailand and South East Asia will also open up thousands of new redemption opportunities,” she said

Qantas x Bangkok Airways partnership explained

The fresh partnership means travellers can access Bangkok Airways flights from Australia via Bangkok, Phuket and Singapore.

Qantas operates more than 50 return flights between Australia and these cities every week, meaning that travellers from Australia will be able to access some of Asia’s most popular destinations, including Thailand’s Koh Samui and Chiang Mai.

Bangkok airways flight routes
The Bangkok Airways Asia flight network.

How to book Bangkok Airways flights using Qantas Points

You can book Bangkok Airways redemptions online via Qantas Frequent Flyer. Simply log into your Qantas Frequent Flyer account and search for flights (be sure to click the ‘use points’ option).

Look out for flights with a PG flight code in the search results. It’s important here to select Classic Flight Rewards, otherwise you run the risk of churning through your Qantas Frequent Flyer balance by selecting Points Plus Pay, which typically represents a poor value proposition.

How many Qantas Points do I need to book a Classic Flight Reward on Bangkok Airways?

The number of Qantas Points needed will depend on the route and class of travel.

It’s worth knowing that accompanying carrier surcharges applied to Bangkok Airways bookings represent a very modest outlay for Australian travellers.

Below, we’ve set out the Qantas Points cost across a range of one-way routes in economy class:

Route (One Way)Qantas PointsTaxes
Koh Samui to Singapore14,000Thai Bhat 750 (about $30 AUD)
Bangkok to Krabi10,000Thai Bhat 100 (about $4 AUD)
Bangkok to Siem Reap10,000Thai Bhat 750 (about $30 AUD)

Summing up

Bangkok Airways joins the Red Roo’s more than 45 existing partner airlines, which allows Qantas Frequent Flyer members to use their points to travel to more than 1,200 destinations around the world.

What started as a codeshare agreement back in 2014 has now evolved into a full partnership that will expand the ways Qantas customers can use their points.

Thailand is undoubtedly a hotspot for keen Australian travellers, but will this latest partnership tempt you to use your Qantas Points with Bangkok Airways?

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