HOT! Qantas Posts 44% AMEX Transfer Bonus! Will You Get Even More Points? Fly El Al Business Class NYC-Tel Aviv For 54.5K Points With No Fuel Surcharges!

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Update, 6/16: I wasn’t able to link my AMEX card with my existing Qantas account, so I transferred points from AMEX to a new Qantas account. Despite not getting bonus promo email on the new account, it still got the extra 20% bonus today, for a combined 44% bonus!

Commenters are also reporting that you can add a “000” before your Qantas number in case you have problems linking your Qantas account with AMEX.

Did you get your additional bonus?


Originally posted on 6/13:

2 weeks ago we broke the news that AMEX points could be transferred to Qantas points.

Last week we broke the news that you could get a 20% transfer bonus from AMEX to Qantas.

Multiple DDF members are reporting that in addition to the instant 20% bonus for transferring AMEX points to Qantas, Qantas is adding another 20% on top of the transfer amount a day later.

DDF member NJDevil transferred 61K AMEX points on Qantas on 6/10 and instantly got 73,200 Qantas points after the 20% transfer bonus. Qantas then added another 20% bonus of 14,640 points the next day. He got 87,840 Qantas points from the 61K AMEX transfer, an effective 44% transfer bonus!

 

Many of members reported the same experience with Qantas adding a 20% bonus on top of the AMEX 20% bonus.

I got an email from Qantas saying that they would add an additional 20% within 48 hours of transfers from AMEX, which makes it seem like this is a separate promotions from the AMEX 20% transfer bonus.

It’s unclear if getting both promotions is intentional or not. Officially Qantas says that promotions can’t be stacked, though that is not always enforced.

There is no need to be targeted for these promotions, though Qantas may stop awarding the extra 20% bonus. Qantas can also claw back the extra 20% bonus should they feel like it.

Of course many members have also been targeted for a 15%-30% transfer bonus after making their first transfer, though those points aren’t expected to post until July. We’ll have to see if that will stack on top of these promotions as well.

This is amazing for travel to Israel as Qantas has a fantastic award chart for travel on El Al. 

54.5K AMEX points will transfer into 78,480 Qantas points after the 44% bonus, which is more than enough for the 78K points needed for a one-way business class flight between NYC and Tel Aviv in business class!

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Want to earn Qantas points from AMEX cards?

AMEX cards with transferable Membership Rewards points include:

  • AMEX Blue Business Plus
  • AMEX Platinum Business
    • $595 annual fee, up to 75K points welcome bonus, earn 1.5 points per dollar on $5K+ transactions, $200 in annual airline fee credits, $200 in annual Dell credits, 1 year WeWork Global Office Space, Marriott and Hilton Gold status, 35% points rebate on paid airfare redemptions, Global Entry/Pre-check, AMEX Global lounge collection access.
    • For rates and fees of the AMEX Platinum Business Card, please visit here.
  • AMEX Gold Business Card
  • AMEX Gold Consumer Card
    • $250 annual fee, 40K points welcome bonus, $100 in annual airline fee credits, earn up to 4 points per dollar.
  • AMEX Platinum Consumer Card
    • $550 annual fee, up to 60K points welcome bonus, earn 5 points per dollar on airfare, $200 in annual airline fee credits, up to $200 in annual Uber credit, up to $100 in annual Saks credit, Marriott and Hilton Gold status, Global Entry/Pre-check, AMEX Global lounge collection access.
  • AMEX Everyday Preferred Consumer Card
    • $95 annual fee, up to 20K points welcome bonus, earn between 1.5-4.5 points per dollar everywhere with 30+ monthly transactions.
  • AMEX Everyday Consumer Card
    • No annual fee, up to 15K points welcome bonus, earn between 1.2-2.4 points per dollar everywhere with 20+ monthly transactions.

HT: NJDevil, via DDF

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193 Comments On "HOT! Qantas Posts 44% AMEX Transfer Bonus! Will You Get Even More Points? Fly El Al Business Class NYC-Tel Aviv For 54.5K Points With No Fuel Surcharges!"

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davidmal

Clawback?

Trying

I have been trying to transfer from amex to qantas for the last 3 days, but have been having issues. Has anyone else experienced this? They claim because my frequent flyer number is 7 digits rather than 10. Thoughts?

S

I havent been able to link my Qantas account to Amex MR. I called and they were not able to figure it out, made a ticket to look into it. Anyone else have this issue?

moe

would you recommend transferring miles (about 350K) if i dont have any current trip planned? eventually i will fly to IL but nothing now

Mike

Big question is: Can we expect clawback from Qantas?

Sari Bernstein

Can I transfer amex delta sky miles to quantas?

jason

No

jason

54.5k is enough

D2

Dan are Qantas miles a good value on any other partner airlines/routes/classes?

Frank

My account shows
https://www.screencast.com/t/Uin5fIAro8

Does that mean I will get 40% bonus ?

jason

IF Qantas adds another 20%

Anonn

What’s the point of this post? to get it killed/clawed back?

Glushtygiz

Q is whether to transfer more now

Joey

How do I know if I am targeted ?

Glushtygiz

Ye. This post def ups the chance of this getting clawed no?

A**hole

“It’s unclear if this is intentional or not, though officially Qantas says that promotions can’t be stacked.”

I’ll clarify for you dan as you seem to be new to this. ITS A GLITCH

But as you long as you get clicks, nothing else matters.

pau

excuse me! dan is usually much more careful and cautious making sure things are accurate then someone like doc, i have ran into issues using his website, but never dansdeals. jump in a lake!

Joey

Is this targeted or is working for everyone since my amex account shows 20% bonus only?

Dy

I’ve read all the posts but I still don’t understand how I can purchase round trip el al tickets from quantas for lax to Tel Aviv

HY

I don’t see an option to transfer to Qantas on my Amex portal

Abraham

Is this happening only for the first transfer to Qantas or are people getting it even having transferred in the past?

Marc

Does transferring points extend the expiration?

genius

How much whould the TAX be from NYC to Tel Aviv in Business class & Premium Economy with Elal Using qantas points?

Yaakov

thanks dan for all your help all your posts have helpmy family to get a great understanding how to best utilize points for airfare tickets. Does quantas accept chase rewards? if not, have you heard if they will in the future?
p.s. please send regards to mendy your brother. i was zoiche to be his rebbe in HAC 5th grade almost 20 years ago!

MD

How much for RT Business NYC-TLV, 150K Miles?

Joe

I want to go to israel in 14 months. Transfer now? Or wait?

mazel

i transferred in 500 points earlier today to get targeted and then transferred out another 116,000 an hour later do you think i risked getting the extra 20 percent directly from qantas?

netlevy

is the additional 20% from quantas need the email offer being sent to my email or without it , it works?

Helen

My transfer was not instant and I have a 10 digit Qantas number. Tried logging in and out of my account multiple times

Sz

Is there good use of Qantas to fly domestic in the us (or to Canada)?

QF

Yes. Also they don’t charge a last minute booking fee

genius

The tax difference between the $9.60 & $28.20 is $18.60 which is the US International Departure Tax for all revenue tickets departing the United States. But the US tax law does not require the payment of that tax on frequent flyer tickets.This info from the Lufthansa news link that you provided. That is probably the reason for the tax difference.

Chaim

I guess the safest route would be:
Transfer
Get bonus
Book ticket immediately and drain Qantas account
In case of clawback, I’ll leave this account in a negative and open a new Qantas account.

Joe

Is Amex Marriott bonvoy points transferable?

lindnuck

Careful: in my experience it took a couple weeks to transfer. WEEKS.

Joe

Is Amex Marriott bonvoy transferable?

ZG

How many Qantas points is it from NYC to Australia in coach and business? Good option relative to others? Thanks

SL

Does anyone know what the redeposit fees are? are tickets able to be canceled up to the flight?

Flyingace

5000 points per passenger, plus 8000 points service fee because you have to call in to change it. I got the 8000 points fee waived, though.

Mike

I’ve changed online. But it’s buggy and not always accurate availability

Flyingace

Interesting. Was it on Elal? Because my reservation had a please call to make any changes when I logged in.

ari

wow just checked my Qantas account and i see two days ago they added the 20% bonus to my account. I would not have known without your post. Thanks Dan!

Thingy

@Dan Thanks for all your great posts. I think it be helpful to add to the post the nymber of Amex points needed for an economy ticket. It is 29,167 for each way.

Flyingace

I was charged 151.48 for two economy plus/economy LY tickets on Qantas website.

sam

I transferred but it is not immediate, nor do i get any error from amex. what to do?

shailah

can i transfer both in citi and amex into one qantas to take advantage of all the promotions?

ad

should i be concerend that i did not get the email?

ad

meaning the same email that you got telling me i would be gettign 20 percent more on what I spent

tunuis

if i enroll in the 15-30% email after i transfer between 6/1 and 6/30 can i still be eligible to receive that bonus to if everyone gets it? i transferred everything first adn only clicked enroll on the email afterwards.

ABC

When did Qantas last devalue the award chart?

Fan of Dan

What is availability like on El Al in biz from NYC to TLV using Qantas points?

Arye her

@Dan is there a post about using Qantas points besides flying to Israel

Jack

Can I transfer my Amex points to a friends Qantas account or does it have to be the same person who owns the Amex?

M

Do you need to sign up for the promotion is it automatic? Right now im seeing with amex 500 points transfers as 500?

Jack

Points expire in 18 months, is there anything I can do to keep them longer? Any work arounds?

Helen

Transfer in 500 Amex points when you are close to expiration to reset the 18 months

united

Amex has the 40% bonus for transfers to BA again

ZZ

From where else besides Amex and Citi can you transfer points from

Helen

Did anyone that transferred yesterday (6/13) get the additional 20% from Qantas today (6/14)? I haven’t gotten it yet so I was wondering if it will still post or they caught the glitch and are no longer giving it.

Mike

It took my account at least 5 days to get the extra 20%

Ben

I am waiting as well

Agoldsc1

Also waiting.

Moish

Also waiting

Yanky

is there a way to book on Qantas 2 tickets when only one is available?

New at this...

Maybe I’m going about this the wrong way but nobody ever responds to my questions. Can someone please advise me?

I transferred 500 points in June 1st. Then I saw in the Amex site that the dates for the 20% bonus are from June 5th so maybe I did it too early. Would speaking to customer service help?

Also, I only have 53,000 Amex points left at this time.
1. Is it worth it to transfer more to get another couple of hundred points or should I just leave it?
2. if I need two tickets for the winter but only have enough points for one ticket, what’s the likelihood that I can get a second ticket on that flight thru Chase with my chase ultimate rewards points?

Helen

1. Transfer from where to where?
2. Flights available for cash are usually available to book through Chase UR and you can use points to pay for that flight.

Perhaps you should head over to the DD forums and pose your questions there and you will get a better response rate.

New at this...

I transferred points from Amex to Qantas

Alexander

I received the 20% from the Amex transfer but still not the additional from Qantas. Transferred Wed night (Israel time) and just checked Sat night (Israel time) with no bonus!

Helen

Same here. Transferred around 3:45 pm Wednesday and I just checked now more than 48 hours later and there is no additional 20% from Qantas :(.

Helen

Sorry make that Thursday 6/13 but either way more than 48 hours have passed

EYESONTHEPOINTS

Took 72 hours for me for them to post when I transferred 06/09 and then Qantas bonus came in 06/12. Transferred more 6/13 and 6/14 and waiting for them to post. I will update as soon as they post

traveler

I just transfered 150k points to qantas on thursday. I got 20% bonus from amex, but I still didn’t get the 20% bonus points from qantas. Is the promotion over? Or maybe i have to wait a little longer.

Michael

I see lots of people that are writhing that their points didn’t post, well mine just posted,

Sat 15 Jun 2019
CARD TRANSFER BONUS 16-JUN-2019
12,960

Thu 13 Jun 2019
AMEX MR 14-JUN-2019
64,800

originally transferred 54k on 6/13

Moish

I transferred mine on Friday and the bonus posted today.

Hershel

I still keep getting an error message telling me to call MR Customer Service when I try to link Qantas to my AMEX MR account.

Alan Goldschmidt

Transferred on Thursday and my bonus 20% came in last night. BH!

Agoldsc1

Transferred on Thursday and bonus came through last night. BH!

Alexander

Just checked again! Got it! Transferred 250,000 miles Wed night and received 300,000. Now balance is 360,000!!!! Yea!

HY

I need a flight to Israel in 3-4 months want to fly economy how many Amex points should I transfer to be safe?

JB

I didn’t get both, only one

HY

Not sure what u mean by that

Arye her

Posted this morning
Thanks @Dan

yyk

My bonus points posted last night! Thanks Dan!

Frank

Mines just posted as well, can I transfer again and get the 44% bonus ?

Noach

mine posted
elal biz 787 here we go again!
thanks dan!

Y

@Dan
El Al trip report coming?! (Or are you planning a trip to Australia….?)

eli

I opened a new quantas account on Tuesday and transferred exact amount of points needed for round trip business elal ticket Nyc-tlv (130,000=156,000) and booked the ticket hours later because I saw availability the day that I needed it. I now just got 31,200 extra quantas points! (I wish I waited until bonus came in but it was still a much better deal than the economy plus delta I was going to book with the same amount of Amex points) thanks dan!!!

chilik

just curious how would you have booked the econ plus delta on which program?

Jake

What other good uses are there for Qantas points besides Isreal (over using BA etc)

yankel

does it pay to get the quantas/amex credit card?
120k points after 3k spend

Agoldsc1

Is that product available in the USA?

chilik

dan a personal question, but what would you use them for if not for israel flights, and how much did you transfer? did you transfer a little just to test or alot for a reason? if so, what for? would other dates open up and close like united? or once dates are closed they close?

paul

I couldn’t login thru the website some technical difficulties, but called qantas clicked 2 and and had the automated system tell me my points balance. thank you Dan now do you think if it is stack able with the 15-30% bonus would it even work if you clocked the email after you already made the transfer. retroactive?

p

anyone know where ahole ben ahole went? Ich hob nisht gehert fun ehm.

tedo

got the bonus; Thanks Dan

EYESONTHEPOINTS

Mine posted 44%

dave

can i use qantas points for flights on el al around the middle east e.g. to jordan, egypt, or cyprus?
also, how esy is it to use them to book flights on american airlines?

Izzy

I tried posting on my desktop but it looks like it didn’t go thru. If it is showing here twice I appologize.
I’m trying to book with quantas (award ticket using elal) and for the dates I need are showing outgoing only from ewr & the return only to JFK. Is there any way around this? Any chance that elal would make a change after z confirmed booking?

Zalman

Can I transfer united points to Qantas?

Helen

Qantas posted my additional points!! Thank you!

YS

Thanks Dan, booked a ticket in mid July for 58,500 AMEX points. Cash price is over $2000.

Usher

How much is an economy ticket round trip to IL

Eugene Novikov

Transferred points on Thursday the 13th, just got them today. Was checking every few hours.
Now I’m having difficulty booking tickets. Taxes being charged are $96 per person, but even then the flight I’m trying to take is only available if I’m booking for one person. There are two of us flying. If I change the search to have 2 adult passenger, most El Al flights are not shown and the only return flight available is Air Jordan. Then taxes and fees also go up to $458, crazy. Can someone advise, please? Trying to fly Chicago to Israel, Sep 14-29. Thanks!

mosh

Has anyone confirmed yet if this is a mistake by quants or done purposely?
If this is a mistake and they decide to clawback the points will it help if transfer by points to a family member account before they clawback?

Reader

Qantas has changed the bonus from 24% to 20% so it it 40% total now.

Menachem Lapidus

I cant even get into the amex transfer rewards portal. This is a problem since yesterday.

The message reads “We apologize for the inconvenience. The system is currently unavailable. If you require assistance please call Membership Rewards Customer Service at 1-800-AXP-EARN.”

Can anyone help?

mo

Got that as well. Open a new qantas account. That worked for me.

Chaim

Hi Dan,

I’m a newby who has never really used credit cards the right way to maximize miles. I’d like to start over. I’ve read your posts about Chase cards, etc – for a humble person like me, what would be the first card to get? I can afford the AMEX Premium – and it seems like AMEX takes care of its members. Can you perhaps (or does a post from you already exist) advise a new comer on how to get started? Much thanks.

Israel

Can someone help.
I created a quantas frequent flyer account now what do I need to do with the Amex points so I can book Israel tickets this summer and how many points will I need for Business round trip
And with whom dinI book the actual ticket
Thank you

MM

I’m a bit scared it won’t work, so I first did the 500 points to start out the initial offers Qantas is giving out. If it works on the first 500 is it safe to say the bonus will be possible again on another try?

Raphael

Transferred on Tuesday from Amex and had the Qantas 20% arrive in account just now. Thanks Dan.

Spring Valley

How long does it take for Qantas to add the additional points?
I transferred Amex points on Wednesday, but i did not get the additional 20% yet…

Mohammed

Did you get your extra 20% bonus points from Qantas?

Spring Valley

Yes.
I got it on Saturday.
Thanks @Dan

yoni

Is this still working ?

Mohammed

Still working??

Also, is this extra 20% bonus from Qantas limited to only one time? Or have people transfered multiple times and still get the additional bonus?

Leigh

Could I book w an extended layover to create a multicity trip? Would this work for multicity in the first place?

Joel

Is el al the only place worth using Qantas points?

Yossi Grun

Can I please recieve a picture of the email? Qantus asked me to clarify this email
Thanks,

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