55,000 Bonus Qantas Points as a sign-up bonus
Receive 55,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply online, are approved and spend $3,000 in the first 3 months.
$450 Qantas Travel Credit each year
Enjoy a $450 Qantas Travel Credit each year which can be used to book eligible Qantas domestic or international flights through Amex Travel.
Earn up to 2.25 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points
Earn up to 2.25 points per $1 on Qantas products and services, and 1.25 points on all other purchases except government purchases (where you will earn 0.5 points per dollar).
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Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
Qantas Frequent Flyer
55,000 bonus Qantas Points after spend criteria. Offer is available to new Card Members only.
0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee
What's not so good?
Use your card and gain $450 worth of free travel credits for Qantas, for use on domestic or international flights if you book through American Express travel.
Get two American Express Airport lounge entries and two Qantas Club lounge invitations per calendar year.
Earn up to 2.25 points per $1 on Qantas products and services, and 1.25 points on almost all other purchases. (0.5 points for government transactions)
Transfer up to $10,000 or 70% of your max credit limit for a once-off balance transfer fee of 1%, and you won’t pay interest for 12 months.
Experience luxury in the exclusive Qantas EpiQure club. Find special deals on premium wine, food, and champagne. Earn 3 points per dollar spent.
Pay for travel and goods on your Amex and get American Express’ complimentary travel insurance, including $2.5m in emergency medical cover.
$2.50 or 2% whichever is greater
2.5% or $30 whichever is greater
Up to 4 at no extra cost
Our review of the Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
The Qantas American Express Ultimate Card offers a 20.74% p.a. variable interest rate on purchases and a $450 annual fee. Card Members can expect a variety of perks and features, especially on travel. Also includes a high Frequent Flyer earning rate of 1.25 Qantas Points on ordinary purchases.
Earn up to 2.25 frequent flyer points
The Qantas American Express Ultimate has a strong 2.25 Qantas Points earn rate for spend on selected Qantas products and services in Australia, including flights and accommodation. For the everyday purchase, you still earn a pretty good 1.25 Qantas Points except for spend at government bodies in Australia.
Best of all, the Qantas Ultimate has no points cap, so you will continue to earn Qantas points per dollar spent, regardless of how much you spend.
55,000 bonus Qantas Points
You’ll earn 55,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply online, are approved and spend $3,000 on your new Card within the first 3 months. Book your flights through American Express travel and take advantage of $450 Qantas Travel Credit.
Complimentary travel insurance
You’ll unlock complimentary travel insurance for you and your family when you pay for travel using your Card. This covers medical, accident and other liabilities, baggage and money loss, travel cancellation and travel inconvenience.
American Express Purchase and Refund Protection
There’s nothing worse when you break something, or it gets stolen. Amex will reimburse you for eligible purchases made using your Card if your purchase item is stolen or accidentally damaged. If a merchant refuses to honour a return for a purchase made using your Card, Amex will cover this too, to a maximum of 90 days. This applies to eligible items only, and the item must be unused/unopened.
Qantas Wine Premium Membership
The Qantas American Express Ultimate Card also guarantees you Qantas Wine Premium Membership, which is Qantas premium food, wine, and champagne shop. You get priority shipping, and earn 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent.
Two airport lounge invitations from Qantas and Amex
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card Members receive 2 invitations to the Qantas Club lounge each year. Additionally, Card Members also receive two entries to the American Express Lounge each year located at the Sydney or Melbourne International Airport. That’s four lounge passes per calendar year!
12 months with 0% p.a. interest on balance transfers
Transfer a balance to your Qantas Amex Ultimate and you won’t have to pay interest for 12 months. A once-off balance transfer fee of 1% applies. Balance reverts to the purchase rate after expiry. Maximum transfer limit is $10,000 and/or 70% of your credit limit.
The Ultimate is the last word in Amex cards for the traveller. With a $450 Qantas Travel Credits, it effectively cancels out your annual fee. You also get free travel insurance, high points on spending, Qantas/Amex lounge access, and a raft of Amex perks and features. 100K bonus Qantas Points is also handy if you’re a regular user of your card. It’s a hard one to beat for the frequent traveller.