AMEX Qantas Ultimate card's $450 travel credit

By Nizar | May 20, 2018, 01:44 PM
Hi all,

With this $450 travel credit, the only way to redeem it is by booking a QF flight through Amex travel, is that right ?
How do we contact "Amex travel" is there a website or telephone number ?
With such QF flights booked through Amex travel, do we still get the bonus point per dollar or does this only apply to QF purchases where QF is the merchant such as off the QF website ?
Lastly, will any promos that QF currently has be reflected through Amex travel ? Do travel agents normally honour prices if the carrier has a sale on their website ?

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By sanj747 | May 20, 2018, 05:59 PM
I have booked AA flights in the US with this credit. Last year I booked QF domestic flights. The AA flights I booked online and the QF flights I booked by ringing AMEX. You can ring AMEX and there is a number you press after ringing for Amex travel.
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By bodez | May 20, 2018, 06:27 PM
You can easily book online using the travel tab of the Amex website. The prices and options reflect what is offers online with Qantas. I’m my experience you also get the bonus points for buying Qantas product with the card despite not buying direct from Qantas. When using this credit, I believe you won’t get any change if the value of your purchase is less than $450. So best to use when spending over this amount. There is a great article on this card on This website somewhere.
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By Longtoo | May 20, 2018, 07:07 PM
Can I book more than one ticket for family members (on one booking) using the 450$ credit? In understand that this credit is per calendar year. What about the annual fee, is it also per calendar year or on a 12 months rolling basic. TIA.

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By mviy | May 21, 2018, 09:04 AM
Yes. You can book flights for more than one passenger using the credit.

I think the credit and annual fee is per membership year.

You should be able to see on the Amex website when the credit expires.
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By MaximillianW | May 21, 2018, 11:01 AM
I've booked domestic an international flights with my credit, and received double status on those booking. It's much better now you can just use the website, when you login it'll show your credit amount up the top and when you go to pay it'll ask if you'd like to use the credit towards payment.

In terms of the credit, it is a year from the month you signed up, not based around a calender year. So if you joined in march, it'll reset in march.
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By daktari | May 23, 2018, 04:35 PM
The lounge passes have to be used within the calendar year though

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By boris45 | May 25, 2018, 05:29 PM
I have booked business BNE-ADL on the website. No problems and received status credits and points.
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By Beachypete | Feb 12, 2019, 09:59 AM
I’ve book several Qantas flights through the Amex Travel website and used my $450 credit each time in full, and received all points etc. Even upgraded to business class on the qantas website after the booking had gone through with my qantas points.

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By craig1556 | Feb 21, 2019, 12:03 PM
I've just tried to use the Travel Credit for flights to NZ on the AMEX site - like i did last year - and the return cost was $420 more than on Qantas' website! I called AMEX and they said they woudl not be reflecting any offers or special prices/sales going forward. No point to the travel credit anymore then! It appears the website recognises you have the credit....
Last edited by craig1556 at Feb 21, 2019, 12.07 PM.
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By Sunrise | Mar 30, 2019, 05:54 AM
Hey all,

Does anyone know how to access the free qantas epiquire/wine membership with this card? On the pointhacks website it says:

Complimentary Qantas Wine Premium membership

Worth $99 a year, a premium membership to Qantas Wine, food & champagne portal gives you a bonus 3 points per $ spent as well as free delivery.

But can’t work out how to sign up WITHOUT paying the $99.


Last edited by ChrisCh at Apr 01, 2019, 07.14 AM.
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By ChrisCh | Apr 01, 2019, 07:15 AM
AMEX sends out an email in the same week the card is issued with a unique sign-up code and link: take a peek at your inbox, otherwise give AMEX a call if you can’t find it. :)
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