Amex has had a long-standing relationship with Qantas through the international airline's frequent-flier scheme, although the alliance became slightly strained earlier this year when Qantas also joined the ANZ-Telstra-Visa card, a partnership with Australia's biggest telecommunications carrier and a major bank. Amex said it was investigating a number of other co-branding and alliance opportunities, including banks.
Qantas rival for Australia's domestic market share, Ansett Airines, has had a co-brand card with its charge card partner, Diners Club, for several years.
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