Qantas partners with Airbnb to offer Frequent Flyer points for accommodation bookings

Qantas has partnered with Airbnb to offer Qantas Frequent Flyer members the opportunity to earn Qantas points when they book their Airbnb accommodation through

Airbnb and Qantas partnership announcement. Photo James Horan

Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, said in a statement: “The way that people around the world plan, book and experience travel is changing rapidly with the digital revolution.

“We know many of our customers are just as likely to arrange an Airbnb as they are to book a hotel, and we wanted to recognise and reward them for that.

“From creating business class in the 1970s to introducing mobile technology to transform the check-in process in recent years, Qantas has always looked for ways to reinvent airline travel – just like Airbnb has done for accommodation. We’re really excited about the potential for this partnership.”

Qantas is marketing the new partnership with a campaign, created by The Monkeys, which sees Qantas air hostess’ walk viewers through Airbnb accommodations in the style of an airline safety video.

To celebrate the new partnership, Qantas and Airbnb are offering Qantas Frequent Flyer members the chance to win the ‘ultimate Qantas Airbnb experience’ for members who book an Airbnb via by the end of October 2016.

The prize includes four return business class tickets on Qantas to San Francisco for the winner and three guests from the winner’s closest Qantas port in Australia; Qantas First lounge access in Sydney prior to departure; five nights’ Airbnb accommodation in San Francisco using an Airbnb voucher to the value of $5000; $4000 spending money loaded on to a Qantas cash card; and return transfers from/to San Francisco airport.

Airbnb CEO and co-founder, Brian Chesky, said: “Our announcement today with Qantas highlights the rapidly growing movement towards the personalised and unique experiences available through the Airbnb community.

“People around the world are experiencing a different way to travel through Airbnb. We’re focused on connecting people with the hospitality of locals, welcoming travellers into their communities so they can truly belong anywhere. There are just a handful of global brands who understand that travel is now changing for the better. Qantas is one of those brands.”


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