Transferring Diners points to QFF?

Discussion in 'Diners Club Rewards' started by Isochronous, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Isochronous

    Isochronous Established Member

    Dec 18, 2009
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    Advising my father who has c. 100,000 points left on his Diners account, having not used his Diners for years but they keep waiving the fee so he's never tried cancelling it again. He was complaining about how he can shift it over to Qantas anymore - is that true and if so, is there a way to get them there indirectly like through one of the hotel programmes?
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  2. kpc

    kpc Senior Member

    Mar 11, 2003
    You cannot TF Diners to QF even indirectly. Your best bet is to TF to Starwood. 100K Diners = 50K Starwood which you can use to book Starwood hotels. Alternatively, you can transfer Starwood pts in multiples of 20K to get 20+5=25K AA miles; so you can get to 60K AA miles which you can then use to book oneworld awards including QF awards. The 100K Diners can also be converted directly to 50K krisflyer miles to book flights on SQ. Hope this helps.
  3. whughes3

    whughes3 Member

    Dec 21, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    Excuse most definitely CAN transfer DC points to QFF; I have done it numerous times (though not for a while I must say). Have a look at their website: Welcome to Diners Club Australia

  4. gwilli1

    gwilli1 Established Member

    Jul 28, 2011
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    #4 gwilli1, Nov 15, 2011
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    The only way you can now transfer to QFF is if you have a Qantas Frequent Flyers Diners Club Card . Standard Diners Club Cards do not allow you to do this anymore. This came into effect about 18-24 months ago , as I was forced to change cards so I could still have my Diners points converted to QFF Points. With this card they are transferred automatically to you QFF account each month. This therefore locks your Diners Points to Qantas , which in turn locks in your loyalty to QFF Programme. Its how the world turns ;-)

    Points that are on the Standard Diners Club Card can now only be transferred to various other airline programmes including Velocity.
  5. whughes3

    whughes3 Member

    Dec 21, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    Well, I can only comment that my DC card is definitely not a "QFF Diners" type, but when I log on to my account on the web site, the "redeem points" options presented to me include transfer to QFF.
  6. straitman


    Apr 27, 2003
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    This would make sense as this is the way Qantas have tied up most other CCs around the place.
  7. ricee007

    ricee007 Member

    May 19, 2011
    Sigh. Rang up QFF asking if I could be auto-enrolled into QFF or at least Velocity.

    Operator told me that since my card is a Corporate Card, I can ring up and transfer any amounts, any time to QFF, for free.

    Hope she was not pulling my leg.
  8. breumr

    breumr Newbie

    May 27, 2012
    Did you manage to transfer your Diners reward points to FF points?
    I've got a corporate Diners card and want to do the same thing.
  9. ricee007

    ricee007 Member

    May 19, 2011
    Haven't tried.

    Only made one purchase.

    ( I rang up hoping to auto-enroll because I just got it for the first time).
  10. scheps

    scheps Established Member

    Jul 31, 2011
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    whats the transfer rate? if anyone has done it recently.... also if general DC can t/f to qff then whats the point of getting qff locked dc?
  11. Newk

    Newk Established Member

    Jun 4, 2012
    DC/MC combo: i have a long unused DC card. Phoned today and got a very helpful consultant who helped me to change to the Diners/MC combo....NO FORMS!! I chose the non Qantas one as I have enough Qantas linked cards.
    She assured me over and over that I would be able to wash Diners' points through SPG to Qantas. I can see no reference to this on the Diners or SPG site. We'll just have to see. If it fails I think I can make use of transfers to Virgin or AA (as well described in another's post earlier)
    And a gold Starwood status is thrown in for good measure
  12. Newk

    Newk Established Member

    Jun 4, 2012
    #12 Newk, Jul 3, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2012

    "N.B. Only Business and Corporate Members can manually transfer their points to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program."

    this is from the web site. Maybe because my card is through a professional organisation it is classified as such and I was assured when I recently changed to the Diners/mastercard grouping that my 3 points per dollar could be transferred to QFF

    fingers crossed

    edit to add that the consultant mentioned wash through SPG and not direct transfer

    another edit to say that I checked AGAIN tonight (very good phone service) and was calmly reassured that the new world mastercard/Diners/SPG tie up will allow transfer to Qantas. I have posted about this elsewhere and can only continue to add 'I'll believe it when I see it"
  13. gibspmuh

    gibspmuh Member

    May 14, 2006
    It used to be possible to transfer from SPG to Qantas, but SPG dropped that option a couple of years ago unfortunately. I wouldn't hold my breath on this possibility unless SPG is making another change.
  14. Supersonic Swinger

    Supersonic Swinger Active Member

    Aug 15, 2006
    SPG points are too valuable to transfer to QFF at any rate, but I think this was more due to Qantas - being the "generous" program that QFF is, they didn't want to pay SPG for the points at similar rates to what all the other SPG 1:1 airline transfer partners pay.
  15. k3nnis

    k3nnis Established Member

    Apr 26, 2007
    Qantas have very "generous" burn rates :)

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