Qantas today announced the launch of an upgraded frequent flyer partnership with Air France-KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

Qantas Frequent Flyers can now access reward seats, earn Qantas Points and receive tier benefits across the entire Air France – KLM network. This covers over 60 new destinations across Europe and Africa.

In 2018 Qantas established codeshare agreements with Air France and KLM allowing the customers of each airline to connect on flights between Australia and Europe via Singapore and Hong Kong. Customers also benefited from reciprocal lounge access and Qantas Points on Qantas coded flights.

Today’s announcement allows members to access reward seats and earn points on all fares across all Air France and KLM marketed flights globally. Frequent flyers with Gold status or higher will also be able to access tier benefits including priority boarding, priority check-in and extra baggage allowance on any Air France and KLM operated flights.

Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said Qantas Frequent Flyer was excited to welcome Air France and KLM to the program.

“Qantas Frequent Flyer is committed to building strong and strategic partnerships with flagship airlines to improve travel options and benefits for our members.

“Members will now have access to hundreds of thousands more reward seats in popular destinations including Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Barcelona and Athens, as well as new destinations across France, Italy and Northern Europe.

“Frequent Flyers used 10 billion Qantas Points booking dream trips across Europe last year. We know this partnership will allow our members to explore more of the continent and find reward seats more easily.”

Members can redeem available reward seats now when they log in and select to “use points” when searching for flights on the Qantas website. Neither airline flies direct to Australia but they do to cities in Asia like Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai. That means Australian travellers will need to fly with another airline to Asia and connect to an Air France / KLM flight. You can explore their network here.

Seats are available to book in economy and business class across the network, but sadly not Air France first class, which is restricted to elite members of its own frequent flyer program.

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