WestJet and Qantas announced a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement where members of the airlines’ frequent flyer programs can earn their choice of WestJet dollars or Qantas Points when travelling on flights of either airline.
This agreement expands on the 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, This will be a significant improvement to our reward program value proposition,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial.
Effective May 25, 2016 Qantas Frequent Flyers can also redeem Qantas Points on Qantas code-share flights operated by WestJet, giving Qantas Frequent Flyers access to numerous WestJet destinations throughout Canada and the USA when connecting to or from a Qantas international service. 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.