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WestJet and Qantas announce reciprocal flyer agreement

Airlines WestJet and Qantas have revealed that they have partnered to forge a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement where members of the flight providers can earn points on flights taken by either airline.

Travellers can gain their choice of WestJet dollars or Qantas Points and this agreement is an expansion of the existing code-share relationship already built by the companies.

Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive vice president of commercial flights, said: "We are confident that our members are going to love earning WestJet dollars while flying on the Qantas global network."

He added that the airlines are excited to welcome Qantas frequent flyers aboard and to be able to offer their customers another way to earn loyalty points.

Mr Cummings also stated that doing this was a result of research, which showed that there was a need for an aspirational part of the service.

He continued "We have come a long way with our rewards programme and airline partnerships since launching in 2010 and will continue to add value to our guests through these vehicles going forward."

Concluding, Mr Cummings was keen to stress that these points are part of a long-term strategy that will see further work with airline partners to benefit travellers into and around Australia.

As of Wednesday (25th May) frequent flyers with Qantas can also redeem points on Qantas code-share flights that are operated by WestJet.

With this, they will be able to travel to a huge range of WestJet destinations, as long as they're connecting to or from a Qantas international flight.

In a slightly different vein to the Qantas points, WestJet dollars act in the same way as cash and can be redeemed at any time and in any place that the airline flies to.

These offers are going to be particularly beneficial for those who travel in and out of the country for business purposes, as well as for people who are looking to redeem the points for a holiday of a lifetime.

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