Qantas customers will be able to earn points on Uber trips to-and-from eligible airports in Australia by booking on the latest version of the airline’s app. From 3 November, an Uber icon will appear in the booking section of the Qantas app for customers to request their airport ride.
The partnership means Qantas Frequent Flyers can manage their whole travel experience through the Qantas app, from booking their flight through to leaving home, boarding their flight and then making their way to their end destination.
To recognise and reward the loyalty of higher tier members, and extend the benefits they enjoy when they fly, Qantas Frequent Flyer and Uber are offering different earn rates.
When taking an Uber to-or-from eligible Australian airports, Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn:
1 Qantas Point per dollar spent on airport Uber rides (Bronze members)
2 Qantas Points per dollar (Silver members)
3 Qantas Points per dollar (Gold, Platinum and Platinum One members)
In addition, members who sign up to Uber for the first time and book a ride via the Qantas app will earn 2,000 bonus Qantas Points on their first Uber trip anywhere in Australia.
Qantas Chief Customer Officer Olivia Wirth said feedback from customers indicated Uber is an increasingly popular way to travel to-and-from the airport, and that it made sense for the airline to offer a more seamless experience through its app.
Uber General Manager for Australia and New Zealand David Rohrsheim said customers were increasingly looking for brands to work together to make their life easier.