Qantas will launch its own-brand credit card next Monday, June 5, as the airline seeks to become a power player in the Australian financial services industry.
It's estimated that 35% of all credit card spending in Australia is already done using a co-branded Qantas credit card under a partnership with banks, American Express and retailers such as Woolworths and David Jones.
But the new Platinum-grade MasterCard will carry only the Qantas brand and give the airline a larger slice of those plastic-generated profits.
The launch comes as Qantas celebrates the 30th anniversary of its frequent flyer program, which is now closing in on 12 million members across half of all Australian households and which the airline describes as a 'lifestyle brand' as much as a loyalty program.
Qantas has already teased card perks such as a high earning rate for frequent flyer points, 'exclusive travel benefits' such as special deals on Qantas airfares and lounge access, and the curiously-worded 'uncapped earning potential'.
So, in the lead-up to Monday's launch, we're asking Australian Business Traveller readers for some of the specific details you'd like to know about the new Qantas premium credit card.
Leave your questions and queries as a comment below and we'll do our best to put these to the representatives of Qantas Loyalty and card issuing partner Citi during the media briefing.