Qantas has launched a Classic Reward sale – offering a discount of 50% off the number of points that you would normally require. While the discount is generous, it applies to a limited number of international routes.
The sale is applicable to selected Economy Class flights on either Qantas or Jetstar. Running between December 1 through to December 5, the sale is available for flights to various international destinations.
- Booking Period: December 1 2017 through to December 5 2017.
- Travel Period:
- 14 January and 31 October 2018 on Qantas (QF) between Australia and: Hong Kong, Japan (Tokyo Haneda, Tokyo Narita or Osaka Kansai), China (Shanghai or Beijing), USA (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York or Honolulu) or South Africa (Johannesburg).
- 14 January and 30 September 2018 on Jetstar (JQ) between Australia and: Japan (Tokyo Narita or Osaka Kansai), USA (Honolulu), Singapore, Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City), Thailand (Bangkok or Phuket).
- 18 January to 28 February 2018 on Qantas (QF) between Australia and London (Heathrow).
- 14 April to 31 October 2018 on Qantas (QF) between Melbourne and Singapore.
The fine print
The offer comes with a set of restrictions that you should be aware of while looking for flights
- The discount applies only to the points component of the booking. It does not apply to the various surcharges and taxes that apply to Classic Flight Reward redemptions, which will be charged at their normal rates
- Travel must be on Qantas and Jetstar operated flights, not partner or codeshare flights
Booking the Flights
To take advantage of this offer, you will need to log into your Qantas Frequent Flyer account and search for Reward flights from there. The booking engine has been updated to show you the discounted number of points that will need to be redeemed to secure a flight booking.
Is it worth it?
The best value redemptions are normally found in Business of First, with economy not being on everyones wish list. It can make sense for some people though, and a discount of 50% is pretty decent. As always though, compare the redemption with the price you might be able to get by buying a normal cash ticket,
It won’t be for everybody, but if it is something that suits, then it is worth looking at.