Qantas experiences upsurge in cash card usage
by Shamoli Dutt

29-01-2014

Qantas says it has experienced a 61 per cent increase in Frequent Flyer Cash cards usage during December, compared to previous months.

More than 200,000 members activated their Qantas Cash since the facility was launched last August.

The card offers foreign currency uploads, worldwide cash access via ATM withdrawals and points earned on spending in Australia and overseas.

The card has been used in131 countries, with the top five most popular currencies being AUD, USD, EUR, GBP and NZD.

Qantas Loyalty chief executive, Lesley Grant said the increase highlighted how beneficial the card was.

“We’ve seen consistently strong demand for this feature, in fact it equates to a member activating their card every minute per day since launch,” she said.

“Our own expectations were surpassed and we put that down to more members beginning to understand the value and convenience of the new card.”

Members can load funds, of up to ten different currencies and lock in exchange rates. It can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted electronically and earn points.

by Shamoli Dutt - Austguide Travel News Editor