When Do Qantas Points Expire?

Qantas points expire 18 months from account inactivity, which can be extended every time you earn and redeem at least one point.

However, the transfer of points between family members or from Qantas Business Rewards do not reset the clock. 

Ways to Extend Qantas Points

There are several ways to reset the points expiration clock, including:

  • Flying on Qantas.
  • Flying on a OneWorld or partner airline and crediting it to Qantas.
  • Redeeming Qantas Points for a flight on Qantas or partner airline.
  • Earning or using Qantas points with a hotel partner.
  • Using points at the Qantas Rewards Store.
  • Buying wine.
  • Converting Everyday Rewards points earned at Woolworths, BWS, BIG W, and participating Caltex and Caltex Woolworths/EG fuel outlets to Qantas.
  • Download the Qantas Wellbeing app (Apple / Android).

Comparison of Mileage Expiration Policies

Below are the airline mileage expiration policies for the major points programs to see how Qantas compares the competition. 

Airline Expiration
Air Canada Air Canada (Aeroplan) 18 months after inactivity
Air France Air France (Flying Blue) 24 months after inactivity
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines 24 months after inactivity
American Airlines American Airlines 18 months after inactivity
ANA ANA 36 months
Asiana Airlines Asiana Airlines 10 years
British Airways British Airways 36 months after inactivity
Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines Never
Emirates logo Emirates 3 Years
Etihad Etihad 24 months from inactivity
Iberia logo Iberia 36 months after inactivity
Lufthansa Lufthansa 36 months
Qantas Logo Qantas 18 months after inactivity
Qatar Airways logo Qatar Airways 36 months after inactivity
Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines 36 months
United Airlines logo United Airlines Never
Virgin Atlantic logo Virgin Atlantic Never