You’ll no longer be able to earn or redeem Qantas Frequent Flyer points on Airnorth flights from next month.
The Darwin-based regional carrier will end its partnership with Qantas Frequent Flyer from 30 April 2020. You won’t be able to earn Qantas points for Airnorth-marketed flights with a “TL” flight number after this date.
A notice on the Qantas website says:
Effective on and from 1 May 2020, Qantas Frequent Flyer members can no longer earn Qantas Points on Airnorth marketed flights (flights with a TL flight number).
Qantas continues to codeshare on selected Airnorth routes, and you’ll still be able to earn Qantas points (and status credits) when booked on a “QF” flight number. However, you may end up paying more to book the Qantas codeshare. For example, an Airnorth flight from Melbourne to Toowoomba would cost $419 on the dates we checked. But booking a Qantas-marketed flight on the same dates would cost at least $605. That’s a lot of extra money for some Qantas points and status credits.
You can still redeem Qantas points for Airnorth flights until 30 April, for travel any time in the next 350 days. Here’s an overview of Airnorth’s route network:
Meanwhile, Qantas Frequent Flyer has just launched a new partnership with Royal Air Maroc, which joined the Oneworld alliance on 1 April 2020.