Qantas to award frequent flyer points for Uber airport rides

As if cheaper prices are not enough, Qantas is now giving you an even bigger incentive to Uber to and from the airport.

Qantas has partnered with Uber to allow Frequent Flyer members to earn points on Uber trips to the airport.

Passengers will be able to earn points travelling to and from some of Australia's most popular airports.

To be eligible, you'll have to download the latest version of the Qantas app, and book your Uber trip through that app to qualify.

The Uber icon will appear at the top right hand corner of the app, from which you will have to request the ride.

The higher the membership tier, the more points you will be able to earn from an Uber trip.

Bronze members will be able to earn one point per dollar spent, Silver will get two points, and Gold, Platinum and Platinum One members get three.

Those who are not yet signed up to Uber and book a ride through the Qantas app will earn themselves 2000 points for their first trip, which can be taken anywhere in Australia.

Uber passengers will be able to start earning points with Qantas from November 3.

In 2014, Virgin Australia cancelled a promotion with Uber following a backlash from the taxi industry and members of the public. At the time the ride-sharing service was still technically illegal. It has since been legalised in most Australian states, but remains illegal in the Northern Territory.

Several Australian airports, including Melbourne and Sydney international airports, now allow Uber drivers to pick up passengers from the terminal in designated zones.

Airports eligible to earn Qantas points through Uber rides:

  • Adelaide
  • Avalon
  • Brisbane
  • Byron Bay
  • Cairns
  • Canberra
  • Gold Coast
  • Hobart
  • Maroochydore
  • Melbourne
  • Newcastle
  • Perth
  • Sydney
  • Toowoomba
  • Townsville

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