Qantas the undisputed king of Aussie domestic travel, says Roy Morgan

Ben Tosi   |   28 Feb 2018

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Qantas nabbed two of three major travel gongs in Roy Morgan’s recent Customer Satisfaction Awards - but which rewards credit cards can help maximise your free travel with the flying kangaroo this year?

Aussie’s taking to the air simply can’t get enough of our oldest running airline with Qantas taking out both Domestic Airline and Domestic Business Travel Airline of the Year for 2017.

Roy Morgan CEO, Michele Levin said that the airline has dominated customer satisfaction ratings - particularly in the Business Travel category - for a number of years now.

“Australia’s longest-running airline is also highly attuned to the needs of business travellers, winning the Domestic Business Travel Airline of the Year with ease,” she said.

“Winning a monthly award for customer satisfaction is no easy feat, and to pull it off every month of the year in 2017 is truly remarkable.”

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Travel-happy Aussies looking to board a Qantas flight entirely fuelled by rewards points this year need to choose their plastic wisely, however.

In fact, Mozo’s annual rewards survey conducted last year found that rewards card value had plummeted by a whopping 63% on the previous year, with the average rewards card delivering just $27 of value to customers.

So if you’re in the market for a piece of plastic that will help you nab a free Qantas flight this year, but still want to make sure you’re getting good value - check out these three Mozo Experts Choice Award-winning rewards cards now.

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1. American Express Qantas Discovery Card
American Express
  • Mozo Experts Choice Winner

  • No annual fee

  • Points uncapped

What you need to know

Credit card heavyweight American Express took out the Mozo Experts Choice Credit Card Provider of the Year Award last year, and they certainly deliver value with this particular piece of plastic. The Qantas Discovery card comes without an annual fee, meaning you can get your mittens on it for no upfront cost and with the generous earn rate - you can earn up to 2 Qantas Points for every dollar you spend on Qantas products or services -  you’ll be boarding a free flight in no time.

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2. ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
ANZ
  • Mozo Experts Choice Winner

  • $425 annual fee - waived in the first year

  • 75K bonus point offer

What you need to know

The Rolls-Royce of rewards cards, ANZ’s Frequent Flyer Black will give you the chance to nab a free flight pretty much immediately if you can take up the 75,000 bonus points offer by making $2,500 worth of purchases within the first three months. Plus you’ll get some premium features like travel insurance, a personal concierge and two free Qantas Club Lounge visits each year - talk about travelling in style.

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3. NAB Qantas Rewards Card
NAB
  • Mozo Experts Choice Winner

  • 30K bonus points offer

  • $95 annual fee

What you need to know

With a NAB Qantas Rewards Card you’ll be able to slowly but steadily stash your points away, earning 0.5 points for every dollar you spend on Visa purchases. You’ll also have the chance to get the ball rolling with 30,000 bonus points up for grabs if you’re able to spend $1,500 within the first 60 days. Just keep in mind that points are capped at a $3,000 spend each month, so spread out your big ticket purchases if possible.

If you don’t fancy any of these award-winners, you can check out a range of their high-performing peers by using Mozo’s Experts Choice hub. Or if you’d prefer to check out a more extensive suite of Qantas Frequent Flyer cards, check out our Qantas credit card comparison tables.

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