Qantas is letting frequent flyers earn points for booking an Uber to the airport through its app

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Qantas and Uber have teamed up via the airline’s app and will let people earn points when they book a ride to or from Australian airports.

The deal comes two years after Uber rival GoCatch, the taxi hailing app, joined the Qantas frequent flyer scheme and will launch this Friday, November 3.

Gold, Platinum, Platinum One and Chairman’s Lounge members will earn 3 points per $1 spent, with silver members earning 2 points and bronze, 1 point per $1.

The airline is also offering first-time Uber users 2,000 points when they sign up and take their first ride.

With airports such as Sydney now offering a designated space for Uber pickups, Qantas Chief Customer Officer Olivia Wirth said customers feedback showed Uber was growing in popularity, so they wanted to include it in the airline’s app and as a frequent flyer partner.

“Our focus is how we can make people’s entire journey more seamless, and incorporating the option to order an Uber through our app helps do that,” she said.

“Today’s announcement means millions of our Frequent Flyer members will be able to book their flight, their ride to the airport and their hotel on the Qantas app, and earn points from all three of them.”

The Uber icon will appear in the booking section of the Qantas app for a ride.

The service features at 15 airports, including all the capitals, except Darwin, and regional cities such as Avalon, Cairns, Newcastle, the Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast and Byron Bay.

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