Fill ‘er up and fly with Qantas
QANTAS Airways’ proposed tie-up with BP looks set to be approved by the competition watchdog, meaning more motorists will be able to earn frequent flyer points from next March.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced it is “proposing to grant authorisation” to allow Qantas, BP Australia and independent BP petrol stations to collectively participate in each other’s reward programs.
ACCC commissioner Stephen Ridgeway said the arrangements would provide public benefits by giving consumers more opportunity to earn and use reward-program points.
“We don’t think the planned arrangements will have any significant negative impact on competition,” Mr Ridgeway said.