Was looking at joining my sister up to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program but then I encountered this: You can become a Qantas Frequent Flyer and receive your Frequent Flyer number instantly. Start earning Frequent Flyer award points by completing the online application form. Australian and New Zealand residents need to pay a once only joining fee of: Australian residents - A$82.50* New Zealand residents - NZ$50 WHAT?!!!! Is this correct? You now have to pay merely to be a QFF point earner?! Is there any way around this?