Book Flights Online With Westpac Altitude Rewards Points

Information verified correct on July 27th, 2016

Online Flights Booking

Globetrotting Australians are in a fix: travel costs are rising after three years of cheap round-trip flights to the U.S. and Europe. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, a return ticket to the U.S. today will set you back at least $1,400, up from just $900 in 2008. Domestic and Asia-Pacific flights have also jacked up their prices.

The solution for those who haven’t shaken off the travel bug is a travel rewards card, and the Westpac Altitude Credit Card is a great example. With the Altitude card, you earn points on your everyday spending, which you can redeem for travel discounts and even free flights. The points add up almost without effort—it’s like a virtual travel piggy bank!

Westpac Altitude Platinum Card

Westpac Altitude Platinum Credit Card

Increase your points earning potential with the Westpac Altitude rewards program.

  • $150 p.a. annual fee
  • 1% p.a. for 12 months (reverts to 20.24% p.a.) on purchases
  • 0% p.a. for 16 months on balance transfers
  • Cash Advance Rate of 20.74% p.a.
  • Up to 45 days interest free
  • Minimum Income Requirement of $30,000 p.a.

guy booking flight onlineTwo cards is better than one

The Westpac Altitude Credit Card is a companion card system, which means you get two credit cards with your account. One is an American Express card, which earns you 2 points for every dollar spent. The other is a Visa card, where each dollar is equivalent to 5,000 point. The idea here is that you use American Express wherever it’s recognised to maximise your point-earning power, but if a store doesn’t accept it, you can always use your Visa card and still get the points.

Both cards are linked to the same account, so you only have one statement to keep on file. With two cards working for you and only one bill to answer to, you’re really maximizing your benefits. You’ll be off to your next holiday before you know it!

Take your pick

Your Westpac Altitude Credit Card gives you access to a wide range of flights from all major domestic airlines, allowing you to comparison compare your options for the most competitive deals. You can take advantage of tickets on sale or stick to your favourite airlines, so your points can take you further. If you’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer or Rex Flyer Rewards member, you can also earn points on your account and get discounts on eligible flights. Just mention it on your application and Westpac will link your account to your credit card.

One advantage to this program is that your points can also be used for additional charges, such as airport tax and baggage fees. If you’ve ever had to cough up dollars for “surprise” fees while in transit, you’ll know how handy this can be!

Get a head start

With the Westpac Altitude Credit Card, the rewards start coming even before the card is in your hands. The points don’t expire, so you can keep saving up for as long as you need to. You can earn up to 5,000 points for each statement cycle and you do need a minimum of 3,000 points to be able to redeem rewards.

Make sure to book your flights online using your Westpac Altitude Credit Card to get full benefits. Online booking gives you access to substantial discounts, last-minute specials, and seasonal offers that can save you hundreds of dollars. Check the offers regularly as they are updated often!

Compare Westpac Credit Cards

Back to top
Was this content helpful to you? No  Yes

Related Posts

Ask a Question

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Disclaimer: At finder.com.au we provide factual information and general advice. Before you make any decision about a product read the Product Disclosure Statement and consider your own circumstances to decide whether it is appropriate for you.
Rates and fees mentioned in comments are correct at the time of publication.
By submitting this question you agree to the finder.com.au privacy policy, receive follow up emails related to finder.com.au and to create a user account where further replies to your questions will be sent.

35 Responses to Book Flights Online With Westpac Altitude Rewards Points

  1. Default Gravatar
    paul | May 30, 2016

    how do you redeem points for airline travel as I cannot get thru to Westpac as the animated voice says phone not connected

    thank you

    • Staff
      Anndy | May 30, 2016

      Hi Paul,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please note that finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service and is not Westpac.

      I’ve sent you an email with a link to where you can book for a domestic or international flight using your Westpac Altitude Rewards Points.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

  2. Default Gravatar
    Greg | April 22, 2016

    How many points will be required for a return flight for 2 people to Hobart?

    • Staff
      May | April 22, 2016

      Hi Greg,

      Thanks for your question.

      Just to confirm, though, you’ve come through to finder.com.au – we are a comparison service and is not actually Westpac.

      The number of Altitude Points required booking a domestic flight will depend on your preferred, fare type (economy or business class), date and time. I’ve sent to your email the page where you’ll be able to check the number of Altitude points needed book a return flight to Hobart.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      May

  3. Default Gravatar
    john | June 16, 2015

    Good Morning, How many Altitude Points are required for a return Sydney/Perth/Sydney in August/September 2015.
    Thank you
    John

    • Staff
      sally.mcmullen@hiveempire.com | June 16, 2015

      Hi John,

      Thanks for your question.

      The amount of points required will depend on a number of factors including the airline you fly with and the fare type.

      I’ve emailed you a link to the Altitudes Rewards Domestic Flight calculator so you can determine how many points you will need for your trip.

      According to the Westpac Altitude site, points earned on eligible purchases using the American Express Card equal two Altitude Points per $1 spent and one point per $1 for purchases on a Visa Card.

      I hope this has helped answer your question.

      Thanks,

      Sally

  4. Default Gravatar
    Emma | April 18, 2015

    Hi,

    I have the Westpac Amex and Visa Altitude cards and booked with Qantas online a month ago. How do I use my altitude points to upgrade my flights?

    Many thanks
    Emma

    • Staff
      Jonathan | April 20, 2015

      Hi Emma, thanks for your inquiry!

      Upgrading flights with Altitude points can be done by logging into your Altitude rewards account. Please refer to the link I have sent to your email which will allow you to log in.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

  5. Default Gravatar
    brad | March 22, 2015

    Hi we have booked flights on Jetstar going to Bali on 30/03/15 paying cash. Is it possible to use points to upgrade seats to business or other etc?

    • Staff
      Jonathan | March 23, 2015

      Hi Brad, thanks for your inquiry!

      Please note that finder.com.au is an independent service and is not directly affiliated with Jetstar. It would be best to contact Jetstar directly to ask about upgrading your flight.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

  6. Default Gravatar
    Frances | March 20, 2015

    How many altitude points would be required to upgrade from economy to premium economy MEL-LAX

    • Staff
      Jonathan | March 20, 2015

      Hi Frances, thanks for your inquiry!

      Please refer to the link I have sent to your email which will allow you to calculate how many Altitude points are required for your desired flight.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

  7. Default Gravatar
    Blake | February 23, 2015

    Hi
    Can you transfer Altitude Black MasterCard with Qantas Frequent Flyers?
    Also can you just upgrade using Altitude Points?

    • Staff
      Jonathan | February 24, 2015

      Hi Blake, thanks for your inquiry!

      Transferring Altitude points to Qantas Frequent Flyers is not possible, however if you opt for Altitude Qantas rewards with your Altitude card, then your Qantas points will be credited to the same account, given that you provide the same Qantas membership number for your Altitude Qantas.
      Altitude points can be used to purchase and upgrade flights.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

  8. Default Gravatar
    Col | December 27, 2014

    Booked a flight with altitude points does this give me free insurance

    • Staff
      Elizabeth | December 29, 2014

      Hi Col,

      Thanks for your question.

      If your card offers complimentary insurance, you’ll need to ensure that a minimum of $500 of your prepaid travel costs are charged to your card account. No Altitude points equivalency is specified so it seems that you will need to meet this minimum spend requirement in order to receive the insurance.

      I hope this has helped.

      Thanks,

      Elizabeth

  9. Default Gravatar
    Peter | November 30, 2014

    Hi
    Are frequent flyer points and altitude reward points equal value when booking flights ?
    Thanks

    • Staff
      Elizabeth | December 1, 2014

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for your question.

      As the points are earned as part of different programs, and both of these points have no real ‘dollar value’ that can be attributed to them, it’s hard to determine whether they will be of equal value.

      A quick search of Qantas flights shows that you will need 19,850 points to redeem a flight from Sydney to Gold Coast, and 8000 Qantas Points to redeem the same flight.

      I hope this has helped.

      Thanks,

      Elizabeth

  10. Default Gravatar
    Erica | June 25, 2014

    How do I book flights

    • Staff
      Shirley | June 27, 2014

      Hi Erica,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please log on to the official Westpac Altitude Rewards website. There’s a box on the bottom right hand corner where you can redeem your points for flights.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

Credit Cards Comparison

Rates last updated July 27th, 2016
Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate (p.a.) Annual fee
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
Enjoy a 0% p.a. balance transfer offer for 18 months and also earn 2 bonus Velocity Points in the first 3 months on everyday spend.
20.74% p.a. 0% p.a. for 18 months $64 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
American Express Essential Credit Card
Receive a $50 credit on eligible spend and get Smartphone screen insurance combined with a no annual fee for life card. Also enjoy a 0% p.a. balance transfer rate for 12 months.
14.99% p.a. 0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee $0 p.a. Go to site More info
Citi Qantas Signature Credit Card
Earn up to 70,000 bonus Qantas Points on eligible spend, plus enjoy a 0% p.a. for 6 months offer on balance transfers.
20.99% p.a. 0% p.a. for 6 months $99 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($395 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
ME Bank frank Credit Card
Enjoy a low and consistent interest rate on purchases and cash advances, combined with no annual fee.
9.99% p.a. $0 p.a. Go to site More info

* The credit card offers compared on this page are chosen from a range of credit cards CreditCardFinder.com.au has access to track details from and is not representative of all the products available in the market. Products are displayed in no particular order or ranking. The use of terms 'Best' and 'Top' are not product ratings and are subject to our disclaimer. You should consider seeking independent financial advice and consider your own personal financial circumstances when comparing cards.

Ask a question
feedback

Exciting news!

myNBN.info is now part of the finder.com.au family.

Read more about what this means