Qantas Frequent Flyer Introduces Green Tier To Reward Sustainability


Qantas is introducing a new Qantas Frequent Flyer Green tier. The new tier centres around encouraging frequent flyers to make sustainable choices when they fly, and around the home.

The new Green Tier will sit beside the existing Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Platinum One tiers. What will make the new tier different is in the way it is earned. Rather than earning Status Credits from flying, you’ll earn Green by making sustainable choices.

In order to encourage members to reach the Green Tier, Qantas will be offering rewards, such as Status Credits, or Qantas Points, to members that achieve the Tier.

Achieving the Green Tier

The Green Tier is activated by completing activities in 5 out of 6 categories that Qantas have defined. Broadly, the six categories are flying, travel, lifestyle, sustainable purchases, reducing impact, and ‘giving back.

  1. Offset your flying.
    1. Offset a flight booked on
    2. Make a contribution to support sustainable aviation fuel.
  2. Travel sustainably,
    1. Stay in an ‘eco hotel’.
  3. Live a sustainable lifestyle,
    1. Offset your Home and Car
    2. Purchase solar panels for your home.
  4. Choose sustainably.
    1. Purchase wine from an eco vineyard,
    2. Offset your Qantas Wine or Qantas Store delivery.
  5. Grow your knowledge,
    1. Take an Impact Quiz.
  6. Give back,
    1. Contribute to a sustainability organisation or project.

Rewards for Qantas Green tier members

Green Tier members will be able to make a choice from three different rewards:

  • Bonus Qantas status credits,
  • Bonus Qantas Points, or
  • Qantas will purchase carbon offsets or sustainable aviation fuel on your behalf

These benefits will be on top of anything you already receive through the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. At this point, Qantas has not revealed just how many points or status credits are up for grabs.

In order to remain in the Green Tier, members will need to complete 5 of the 6 categories annually. They will also be eligible to choose a reward from each year that they qualify for the Green Tier.


Small changes by all of us can add up. And by offering rewards, Qantas is encouraging each of us to make some small changes.

While we won’t find out the full details until next year, it does look like many members should be able to make the Green Tier.

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About Author

Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.