The new taxi service Uber is getting a lot of attention, but Qantas has shone the spotlight in another direction, declaring that its frequent flyer members can now earn Qantas Points for booking and catching a taxi through “Australia’s favourite taxi booking app” goCatch.
Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn one Qantas Point per dollar spent on taxi fares over AUD 10. Additionally, new goCatch customers will be entered into a competition to win a share of 500,000 Qantas Points when they add their Qantas Frequent Flyer membership details to their goCatch account and book and pay for taxi travel over AUD 10 between 9 October and 9 November 2015.
“Today we offer well over 15,000 opportunities to earn points through day-to-day activities and adding goCatch means our members have yet another chance to effortlessly boost their points balance and reach rewards sooner,” said Qantas Loyalty chief executive Lesley Grant.
“Members can effectively double-dip on points when catching a taxi if they use goCatch to book and pay for taxi fares over AUD 10 on a Qantas Points-earning credit card.
goCatch chief executive Ned Moorfield said the partnership with Qantas signalled a significant corporate milestone for goCatch.
He said over 350,000 Australians had downloaded goCatch – “so now there’s an even more compelling reason to book and pay through our app for taxi travel.
“This partnership highlights our ongoing commitment to offering the very best products and services by allowing our customers to get where they are going faster and earn Qantas Points at the same time.”
The goCatch app allows the passenger to contact their driver directly and monitor the driver via GPS as they approach the pick-up location. goCatch says it has 35,000 registered drivers and 350,000 registered passengers across all Australian capital cities.
Edited by Peter Needham