Qantas Restaurants is Closing Down

Qantas Restaurants is Closing DownNow is your last chance to earn Qantas points for restaurant bookings, with Qantas Restaurants closing down at the end of this year.

You can currently earn 100 Qantas points per diner when reserving a table at a restaurant. But Qantas Restaurants will cease operating on 31 December 2018. You’ll be able to reserve a table and earn Qantas points until this date, for restaurant bookings up to 31 January 2019.

Until now, Qantas Restaurants has been an easy way to earn extra Qantas points when eating out. The program partners with over 4,000 restaurants in Australia.

Qantas Restaurants is powered by Dimmi, a restaurant reservations platform. From next year, you’ll still be able to make restaurant bookings directly through Dimmi and earn Dimmi Rewards points. But the value of the Dimmi Rewards program is questionable.

Velocity, Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer program, continues to partner with OpenTable. This is another platform for making restaurant reservations. You can continue to earn 300 Velocity points for each booking made through OpenTable using the Velocity Frequent Flyer link. However, OpenTable partners with fewer Australian restaurants than Dimmi.

As an alternative to earning Velocity points, you can also earn IHG Rewards Club points for OpenTable bookings. You’ll earn 150 IHG Rewards points per reservation when booking through OpenTable via IHG Trip Extras. One advantage of booking through IHG Rewards Club is that you can earn points for restaurant bookings in many countries – not just Australia.

You can still earn Qantas points with the Rockpool Dining Group, or when ordering food from Deliveroo. Read more: How to Earn Points Dining Out (or In)

While many AFF members are disappointed to see the end of Qantas Restaurants, for others it’s a case of “good riddance”. Several members have reported problems with the program, including points not crediting.

In the meantime, make the most of Qantas Restaurants while you can! There are relatively easy points up for grabs until 31 December 2018.

Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: End of “Qantas Restaurants”


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