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Why choose an American Express® Travel Rewards Card?

Travel Rewards Credit Cards
 

Earning points

Earning points

Every time you use your Travel Rewards Card to make a purchase, or take advantage of a bonus offer, you can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer and Velocity Frequent Flyer points.

Find out more about earning Qantas Frequent Flyer and Velocity Frequent Flyer points.

Complimentary flights

Complimentary flights

Certain Cards offer a complimentary domestic return economy flight to selected cities each Membership year with Qantas or Virgin Australia airlines.

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Airport benefits

Airport benefits

You can enjoy complimentary luggage trolleys, and free recharge stations for your devices. Selected Travel Rewards Credit Cards offer additional benefits such as complimentary lounge access.

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Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

Depending on your Credit Card, you may be covered for flight delays, missed connections or delayed luggage, anywhere in the world1.

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American Express Travel Service

American Express Travel Service

Discover a world of travel experiences, benefit from the very best service and earn Membership Rewards points when you book your travel directly through American Express Travel. Better yet, you can pay, or part pay with your Membership Rewards points2.

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Using your Credit Card overseas

Your American Express® Credit Card can help you at every stage of your journey, wherever it takes you. You can book flights, earn rewards abroad and enjoy the support and security of knowing we’re always here to help you.

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Our featured Travel Rewards Cards

The American Express™
Explorer Credit Card

  • Bonus Points for new Card Members
  • Receive a $400 Travel Credit each year 3
  • Earn up to 2 Membership Rewards points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases4
  • Transfer your points to a choice of 8 airline partner programs5
  • Two entries per year to the American Express Lounge at Sydney International (Kingsford Smith) Airport6
  • Domestic and International Travel Insurance7


 

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The Qantas
American Express®
Ultimate Card

  • Bonus Points for new Card Members
  • Complimentary Qantas domestic return economy flight to selected cities each Membership year8
  • Earn up to 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent on your Card9
  • Enjoy two complimentary lounge passes per year to the American Express Lounge at Sydney International Airport10
  • Complimentary domestic and international Travel Insurance11


 

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The American Express®
Velocity Platinum
Credit Card

  • Bonus Points for new Card Members
  • Complimentary Virgin Australia return domestic flight to selected cities every Membership year12
  • Earn up to 3 Velocity Points per $1 spent on your Card13
  • 2 Complimentary entry passes to the American Express Lounge at Sydney International Airport T114
  • 2 complimentary entry passes to the Virgin Australia airport lounges (at selected airports)15
  • Complimentary domestic and international Travel Insurance16


 

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The American Express®
Platinum Edge
Credit Card

  • Bonus Points for new Card Members
  • Complimentary domestic return flight to selected cities each Membership year17
  • Earn up to 3 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent on your Card18
  • Complimentary domestic and international Travel Insurance19


 

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A Travel Rewards Credit Card not for you?

Maybe you’re not a frequent traveller, are looking for a balance transfer offer or a Card with no annual fee – whatever you have in mind, we have a Card to suit.

 

 

 

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Why choose American Express?

Accepted at more places

With more Merchants in Australia choosing to accept American Express, including the big brand stores you spend at every day, your points will add up fast.

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Membership experiences

We believe our Card Members deserve more. Discover how we reward our Card Members.

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A great range of Cards

From Charge Cards to Credit Cards – you’re bound to find something to suit your needs.

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Terms and Conditions

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Terms and Conditions

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1. American Express Card Insurances are underwritten by ACE Insurance Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL 239687) (ACE) and are subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions contained in the American Express Card Insurances policy between American Express International Inc (ABN 15 000 618 208 AFSL 237996) (AEII) and ACE. The insurances do not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. The Insurances are subject to change. It is important for you to read the Insurances and consider the appropriateness of that insurance in relation to your individual requirements. Full details of the insurance benefits vary from card to card and can be found in the terms and conditions on individual card product pages.

2. You can redeem points for prepaid travel of a nominated value through American Express Travel with point-of-purchase redemption capability. Travel bookings using points may be booked for any person, provided all your accounts are kept in good standing and are not overdue. Points cannot be used for Cruise Privileges bookings. All travel bookings are subject to availability. Subject to the American Express Travel Online standard booking terms and conditions. Redemptions using Membership Rewards points are subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Membership Rewards program.

3. To redeem the Travel Credit, you must have paid the annual fee and have paid your minimum payment by the due date. The $400 Travel Credit can be redeemed against any single eligible travel booking of $400 or more where applicable when booking online through americanexpress.com.au/travel. The Travel Credit can be used for 365 days from date of issue and cannot be carried forward to any subsequent year. Terms and Conditions apply.

4. Subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Membership Rewards Gateway program available at membershiprewards.com.au. Certain transactions will earn 0.5 points per dollar with Merchants classified as; ‘government’, including the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post), federal/state and local government bodies.

5. Subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Membership Rewards Gateway program available at membershiprewards.com.au. You must be a member of the airline partner program, joining fees may apply and points transferred will be subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable airline partner program.

6. Entry into The American Express Lounge is governed by the full Terms and Conditions available at goodgoing.com.au/lounge. All entrants must adhere to the General Conditions of Entry. American Express Explorer Credit Card Members are entitled to two (2) entries into The American Express Lounge per calendar year (1 January to 31 December) for each American Express Card Account. Complimentary access is available for the Card Member’s children between the ages of 2-17. Card Members wishing to bring additional guests may be subject to a charge that is to be processed on the Card Member’s American Express Card.

7. Insurances are underwritten by ACE Insurance Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL 239687) (ACE) and are subject to ACE terms, conditions and exclusions. This site does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It is important for you to read the American Express Explorer Credit Card Insurance Terms and Conditions available here and consider whether this insurance is appropriate for you.

8. The Qantas domestic return flight is available after your first card spend on selected Qantas Products and Services. Selected Qantas products and services are Qantas passenger flights (with a QF flight number) purchased on the Qantas Merchant account i.e. directly from Qantas and Qantas Frequent Flyer and Qantas Club membership joining and annual fees. Excludes Jetstar, Qantas Holidays and Qantas branded non-airfare products. Subject to the Qantas American Express Cards Points Terms and Conditions.

The Qantas domestic return flight in Economy class between selected Australian capital cities is available for booking for Ultimate Card Members. All flights are subject to availability and neither American Express nor Qantas guarantee that seats or tickets will be available on the dates or at the times you may wish to fly. Seat availability may be limited to certain dates and/or flights and it may be more difficult to book seats around public holidays, school holidays or special events. Some flights may not have any seats available for redemption. Route availability is subject to change without notice. All travel is subject to the Qantas Conditions of Carriage. No Qantas Points will be awarded for travel on these flights. Subject to Qantas American Express Ultimate Card Insurances and Domestic Return Flight Conditions, available here.

9. You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and the earning and redemption of points are subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program available at qantas.com/frequentflyer. Qantas Points and bonus Qantas Points are earned in accordance with and subject to the Qantas American Express Cards Points Terms and Conditions, and exclusions apply. Eligible purchases do not include cash advances, interest, balance transfers, fees and charges for traveller's cheques and foreign currencies - these do not earn Qantas Points. For the full list of exclusions, please refer to the Qantas American Express Cards Points Terms and Conditions.

10. Entry into the American Express Lounge is governed by the full Terms and Conditions available at goodgoing.com.au/lounge. All entrants must adhere to the General Conditions of Entry. Qantas American Express Ultimate Card Members are entitled to two (2) entries into the American Express Lounge per calendar year (1 January to 31 December) for each American Express Card account. Complimentary access is available for the Card Member's children between the ages of 2-17 when accompanied by the Card Member. Card Members wishing to bring additional guests may be subject to a charge that is to be processed on the Card Member’s American Express Card. From time to time, American Express Card Members may be issued with a One-Day Pass for entry into the American Express Lounge at the discretion of American Express.

11. American Express Qantas Ultimate Card Insurances are subject to terms, conditions and exclusions. The complimentary travel insurance cover is also subject maximum age limits, pre-existing medical conditions and limits and is available when you use your American Express Qantas Ultimate Card to pay for return domestic or international travel. American Express Qantas Ultimate Card Insurances are underwritten by ACE Insurance Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL 239687) (ACE). Refer to the American Express Qantas Ultimate Card Insurances Terms and Conditions between American Express International, Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208, AFSL 237996) (American Express) and ACE available here. This communication does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It is important for you to read the Terms and Conditions and consider the appropriateness of that insurance in relation to your individual requirements.

12. The complimentary domestic Economy Virgin Australia return flight is only available between selected Australian cities and is available for booking by American Express Velocity Platinum Card Members after your first Card spend in the first year, and then after your first Card spend each year after the anniversary of your Membership. All flights are subject to availability and neither Virgin Australia nor American Express guarantees that seats or tickets will be available on the dates or at the times you may wish to fly. Seat availability may be limited to certain dates and/or flights and it may be more difficult to book seats around public holidays, school holidays or special events. Some flights may not have any seats available for redemption. Route availability is subject to change without notice. All travel is subject to the American Express Velocity Platinum Card Benefits Terms and Conditions available here and travel is subject to Virgin Australia Conditions of Carriage available at virginaustralia.com.

13. Velocity Points are earned in accordance with and subject to the American Express Velocity Card Points Terms and Conditions, and exclusions apply. Eligible purchases do not include cash advances, interest, balance transfers, fees and charges for traveller's cheques and foreign currencies. These do not earn Velocity Points. For the full list of exclusions, please refer to the American Express Velocity Cards Points Terms and Conditions available here.

14. Entry into the American Express Lounge is governed by the full Terms and Conditions available at goodgoing.com.au/lounge. All entrants must adhere to the General Conditions of Entry. American Express Velocity Platinum Card Members are entitled to two (2) entries into the American Express Lounge per calendar year (1st January to 31st December) for each American Express Card account. Complimentary access is available for the Card Member’s children between the ages of 2-17. Card Members wishing to bring additional guests may be subject to a charge that is to be processed on the Card Member’s American Express Card. From time to time, American Express Card Members may be issued with a One-Day Pass for entry into the American Express Lounge at the discretion of American Express.

15. Virgin Australia lounge entry passes are subject to the American Express Velocity Platinum Card Benefits Terms and Conditions available here. Two Single Entry passes to the Virgin Australia lounge will be activated on the Basic Card Member's Velocity membership card annually on or after each annual Card fee renewal date. Single Entry passes are valid for 12 months from the date of issue. The Virgin Australia lounge is operated by Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd in selected domestic airports and entry is subject to the Virgin Australia lounge Terms and Conditions, available here and as amended from time to time.

16. American Express Velocity Platinum Card Insurances are subject to terms, conditions and exclusions. The complimentary travel insurance cover is also subject maximum age limits, pre-existing medical conditions and limits and is available when you use your American Express Velocity Platinum Card to pay for return domestic or international travel. American Express Velocity Platinum Card Insurances are underwritten by ACE Insurance Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL 239687) (ACE). Refer to the American Express Velocity Platinum Card Insurances Terms and Conditions between American Express International, Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208, AFSL 237996) (American Express) and ACE available here. This communication does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It is important for you to read the Terms and Conditions and consider the appropriateness of that insurance in relation to your individual requirements.

17. All flights are restricted to selected classes within the Saver Fare family and are subject to availability. The complimentary flight is offered on selected destinations only and not valid for flights with Virgin Australia partner airlines or any codeshare flights. Virgin Australia and American Express cannot guarantee that seats or tickets will be available on the dates or at the times you may wish to fly. Seat availability may be limited to certain dates and/or flights and it may be more difficult to book seats around public holidays, school holidays or special events. Some flights may not have any seats available for this promotion. Route availability is subject to change without notice. Baggage in excess the the 23kgs included in the promotion will attract additional fees, see virginaustralia.com for more information. The offer is subject to the American Express Flight Offer Conditions and air travel is subject to Virgin Australia Terms and Conditions of Carriage.

18. Subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Membership Rewards program available at membershiprewards.com.au.

19. American Express Platinum Edge Card Insurances are subject to terms, conditions and exclusions. The complimentary travel insurance cover is also subject maximum age limits, pre-existing medical conditions and limits and is available when you use your American Express Platinum Edge Card to pay for return domestic or international travel. American Express Platinum Edge Card Insurances are underwritten by ACE Insurance Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL 239687) (ACE). Refer to the American Express Platinum Edge Card Insurances Terms and Conditions between American Express Australia Limited (ABN 92 108 952 085, AFSL 291313) (American Express) and ACE available at https://www.americanexpress.com/au/content/pdf/cardmember/platinum-edge-card/Platinum_Edge_Insurance.pdf. This communication does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It is important for you to read the Terms and Conditions and consider the appropriateness of that insurance in relation to your individual requirements.