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Qantas welcomes Zip onboard: Fly now, pay later

Qantas planes lined up and people wearing masks in an airport.
Qantas has teamed up with Zip to offer a buy now, pay later option. (Source: Getty)

Qantas customers will be able to ‘fly now, pay later’ with a new payment option for domestic and international flights.

Customers will still be able to choose to earn Qantas Points through Zip’s loyalty program, Zip Rewards.

Specifically, frequent flyers can earn:

  • 3,000 points when they sign up and link their Zip account and complete their first transaction

  • 500 points each time they reach their Zip Rewards goal (see below for further details)

  • 1 point for every $3 spent on eligible flights on qantas.com with Zip

Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said this was the first time the airline had partnered with a buy now, pay later provider to offer the payment option for flight bookings.

“After two years of restricted travel, Australians are making up for lost time,” Wirth said.

“Domestic travel is back at pre-COVID levels, while international travel is building back strongly to destinations like the US, Europe, Bali and Fiji.”

Wirth said the option to buy now, pay later through Zip would allow customers to have more choice when it came to payment options.

“While our 14 million frequent flyers all have different spending habits and payment preferences, we know that financial services are one of the most popular ways to earn points,” Wirth said.

“Being able to earn points on buy now, pay later purchases through Zip Rewards when shopping online or in store is something that will appeal to many of our members.”

Zip ANZ managing director Cynthia Scott said customers who used the service could choose when they would like to make the payments.

“We are also giving freedom and choice back to customers by giving them the option to pay for their trip before they go, or when they get back,” Scott said.

“Plus, they can earn Qantas Points along the way.”

How will it work?

Qantas customers will be able to use Zip Pay or Zip Money as a payment option on domestic and international flights departing from Australia only when booked directly through Qantas.com.

New and existing Zip customers can choose to earn Qantas Points through Zip Rewards by linking their Qantas Frequent Flyer account in the Zip app.

As customers reach their Zip Rewards Goal, they can choose to redeem a $20 Zip cashback or 500 Qantas Points.

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