Qantas offers massive boost for frequent flyers

Do you have a heap of frequent flyer points stacked up that are burning a hole in your pocket? Does it seem that whenever you want to use your points there are no flights available for you to use them on?

Then your luck might be about to change. To celebrate Australia’s borders reopening in November, Qantas is releasing the largest number of Classic Flight Reward seats in the airline’s history across both its international and domestic networks.

The additional seats will make it easier for frequent flyers to book a holiday in 2022 to popular destinations such as London, Los Angeles, Fiji, Byron Bay and Cairns.

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Qantas says the release means that frequent flyers will have access to up to 50 per cent more reward seat availability on international, trans-Tasman and popular domestic routes until the end of 2022.

The airline is also getting set to launch more ‘Points Planes’ where every seat in every cabin on a flight is available to book as a reward seat.

Flights to Tokyo, Fiji, Canada and Singapore are scheduled to resume from 18 December 2021 with other destinations such as San Francisco, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Dallas expected to resume by April next year.

Flights between Australia and New Zealand are scheduled to resume from mid-December 2021.

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Qantas loyalty program chief executive Olivia Wirth said that many frequent flyers had been stockpiling points throughout the pandemic that they had earned on the ground, waiting for the opportunity to be able to use them.

“With members keen to travel internationally and domestically we have released more reward seats to make it easier for our frequent flyers to use their points to go on holidays and be reunited with family and friends in 2022,” Ms Wirth said.

“There’s no doubt we will appreciate travel in 2022 like never before and Qantas is excited to help Australians rediscover the joy of flying and making travel memories with their loved ones.

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Qantas frequent flyers can book their flights with confidence, with no fees to change or cancel an international Classic Flight Reward seat booking for travel until 31 December 2022 (on bookings made by 28 February 2022).

Classic Flight Rewards start from 6400 points on Jetstar and 8000 points on Qantas excluding taxes, fees and carrier charges.

Frequent flyers will also be able to maximise the value of their points and redeem their dream holiday with 25 per cent off points when booking Qantas Hotels and Qantas Holidays packages, before 9 December 2021.

Are you a Qantas frequent flyer? Have you ever had trouble using your points when you need them? Where are you planning to fly next year? Why not share your thoughts in the comments section below?

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Written by Ben