About Qantas Airways (QF)
Qantas Airways Limited (QF) is Australia’s national airline and its largest airline by passenger traffic and international destinations. With its primary hub at Sydney Airport (SYD), Qantas operates service to over 55 domestic and regional destinations within Australia and New Zealand, as well as 27 international destinations in 14 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and North and South America. Its secondary hubs include airports in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide, and its focus cities feature Cairns, Darwin, Los Angeles, and Singapore.
Qantas also holds a number of subsidiary carriers including QantasLink and Jetstar Airways, while maintaining codeshare agreements with over 30 airlines worldwide.
Top destinations serviced by Qantas feature a diverse array of locations scattered across the globe, including but not limited to Japan and Vietnam in Asia; Johannesburg in Africa; New York City and Rio de Janiero in the Americas; and Tasmania (Hobart, Launceston) and Western Australia (Perth) in Oceania. Beyond the spectrum of international travel, Qantas has nearly a two-thirds share of all passenger travel in Australia and New Zealand, truly earning the badge of flag carrier for the region.
Choosing your car
Although Qantas isn’t a “low-cost” airline by definition, you can still get a great deal on a cheap Qantas car hire when you match your flight to rentals from the leading companies — Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, and Thrifty. And we’re here to offer additional savings on the full range of vehicles. Choose from minicars, compact and economy sedans, standard and intermediate 4-door cars, and premium and luxury fullsize models from trusted manufacturers. Likewise, you’ll save big on SUV rentals in the mid, standard, and fullsize categories, while larger groups won’t break the bank on a 7-12 seater minivan.
Tips for Qantas Airways Passengers Renting Cars
Qantas airline car rentals may be eligible for bonus Frequent Flyer Miles for both domestic and international bookings.
Your car hire will almost certainly come with a GPS, but there’s usually a fee to use it. Before selecting the option, it might be a good idea to check your mobile data plan to see if you’ll be subject to international roaming charges — should you decide to use your mobile device for navigation. Generally speaking, it’s probably cheaper to pay for the GPS.
Your car hire will come with a standard Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) — aka Loss Damage Waiver. Many credit card travel insurance plans cover the additional Collision Damage Excess Waiver — an additional option offered by car rental companies. You can save on your rental by making sure you’re covered by your credit card.
Many car rental providers will charge a fee to use your own child seat. In many cases, it’s cheaper to rent one from the car hire company.
Age restrictions for renting a car vary by provider and country, but generally speaking, you must be 25 years or older to rent a car without incurring additional fees.
To avoid unnecessary hassles at the car hire kiosk, it’s recommended that the credit card you’re using to secure the rental has the following: (1) At least 6 months of validity after the rental period ends; and (2) More than enough available credit to cover the variable “hold” put on the card as a deposit.