Diners Club and Qantas Announce Frequent Flyer Partnership

Information verified correct on September 24th, 2016

Earn frequent flyer points by applying for a Diners Club card thanks to new partnership with Qantas.

The launch of a new rewards credit card from Diners Club now means cardholders can take advantage of added value on purchases made on the card. A World MasterCard is also linked to the same account, offering you even more opportunity to earn points.

Both cards operate under the same credit facility and all transactions are shown on the same statement. You’re also not limited to a pre-set spending limit, so this makes it the ideal account for those people who use a credit card very regularly to pay for purchases. The difference between them is that having both a Diners Club card and a World MasterCard increases the available number of outlets in which you can make payments.

There is also a difference in the number of points you’re able to earn with each card. If you’re keen to maximise how many points you earn you can use your Diners Club card to pay for purchases. If you’re at an outlet that doesn’t accept Diners Club payments, you can still use your MasterCard and know you’re earning points anyway.

Frequent flyer points

Each dollar you spend using your Diners Club Frequent Flyer card to pay for valid purchases will earn you 1.5 points. This applies for the first $60,000 spent in any year. After this amount, the rate of points per dollar drops down to 1.25 points. This is easily one of the more competitive rewards earning rates available in Australia.

If you do happen to use your World MasterCard to pay for valid purchases, each dollar you spent will accumulate 1 point. Again, this applies for the first $60,000 spent per year. After this amount, you’ll earn 0.75 points.

Perks and privileges

Being a Diners Club cardholder entitles you to a range of privileges. This includes access to more than 450 international airport lounges around the world. You can also take advantage of preferred seating at many entertainment events, including theatre, concerts and even sporting events.

If you’re travelling overseas and you need access to office facilities to conduct meetings, your Diners Club card gives you 12 months free membership with Regus Businessworld Gold. This gives you unlimited access to more than 1,100 business lounges in more than 500 cities. All lounges are conveniently located in prime CBD areas and offers internet access, as well as a professional place to meet with clients.

Diners Club cardholders have access to some of Australia’s finest wines, with many exclusive selections offered to you regularly. All wines ordered through the Cellar Door membership are delivered directly to your door.

What’s more, if you do tend to make international purchases from American sites and you pay for those purchases using your Diners Club card, shipping costs out to Australia will be heavily discounted.

You can also benefit from up to 37 days interest free on eligible purchases on your account.

Complimentary insurance coverage

Your Diners Club Frequent Flyer card entitles you to a range of complimentary insurance policies. These provide excellent coverage, especially for those cardholders who tend to travel regularly. The policies attached to your account include:

  • International travel coverage
  • Interstate flight inconvenience coverage
  • Transit accident coverage
  • Extended warranty
  • Purchase protection cover
  • Guaranteed pricing cover

Card fees

The current account fees that apply to this card are as follows:

Fee typeFee amount
Annual card fee$260
Additional card fee$50
FF rewards feeNil
Interest-free daysUp to 37

Apply for the Diners Club card online

Applying for this account is very quick and easy using the secure online application form. All of your personal information remains confidential at all times.

You will need to over 18 and you’ll need to be a permanent Australian resident to qualify.

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4 Responses to Diners Club and Qantas Announce Frequent Flyer Partnership

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    Geoff | July 11, 2016

    I currently have Diners Club reward points and also Qantas Frequent Flyer points available. Can I use these 2 lots of points as a single entity to use for a Qantas flight?

    • Staff
      May | July 15, 2016

      Hi Geoff,

      Thanks for your question.

      Just to confirm what type of Diners Club credit card do you have?

      If your Diners card is a frequent flyer card, then you can transfer your points to your Qantas frequent flyer account. Once the transfer is done, you can then use your Qantas points to book flights with Qantas.

      On the other hand, since we don’t have the information on what type of Diners credit card you’re currently holding, you may try logging into your Diners Club Rewards account and check if the current participating travel loyalty programs include Qantas – if it’s one of them, click “Points Transfer.”

      I hope this has helped.


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    | June 10, 2013

    Are you able to earn frequent flyer points when paying the ATO with the MasterCard?

    • Staff
      Jacob | June 11, 2013

      Hi Rosie. Thanks for your question. No you can’t earn points if you use your card to pay your tax bill. Jacob.

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