Qantas Frequent Flyer redemption rates are calculated based on distance flown. If more than one leg is flown, total distance is calculated and respective rate is applied for the total distance.

Airlines included in the Qantas Classic Awards are:

Air Pacific
Air Vanuatu
Brindabella Airlines
Jetstar Airways
Norfolk Air

NOTE: Taxes on domestic flights within Australia and New Zealand can be covered either with cash or with 4,500 points for each per segment. It is typically the better option to pay the taxes with cash.

Max Your Milez

Qantas and Emirates to Partner
According to German publication BizTravel, Qantas' and Emirates' frequent flyer programs will join forces on March 31, 2013. This means that members of each program will be able to use their miles on flights on the other carrier.

Details here [in German]:

We will adjust our calculator as soon as possible when we get a hold of the redemption rates.

Bookings on
Members of AAdvantage can now book flights one oneworld partner airline Qantas directly on Qantas has been added to the system after online bookings for Alaska Airlines, British Airways and Hawaiian Airlines were made available earlier.