Qantas has rolled out another iteration of their popular Point Planes promotions. This time around, over 100 Points Planes will be operating from Sydney and Brisbane to Noumea.
What is a Points Plane?
A Points Plane is a Qantas or Jetstar flight where every available seat can be booked with points. That’s right – every seat on the plane can be booked as a Classic Reward seat.
In some cases, you can still pay for a cash ticket on the flight. However, Qantas does make every seat available as a Rewards seat.
Noumea Points Planes
Qantas will be making every seat on selected flights between Australia and Noumea available as a reward seat. These flights will be operating between August and November 2022. In order to take advantage of this offer, you will need to book your ticket by 31 July 2022.
While most flights will operate as Points Planes, there are some blackout dates. This means that flights on the following dates won’t operate as Points Planes:
However, Qantas is applying the following ‘blackout dates’ to the Noumea Points Planes:
- flights departing from Australia
- 17-21 August,
- 23 September to 4 October 2002 and
- 19-24 October
- flights departing from New Caledonia
- 3-7 August and
- 2-12 October
As these are Classic Rewards, you can expect to be able to get seats at the usual fixed rewards rates:
Sydney – Nouméa (one way)
- Economy: 18,000 points plus $119 taxes, fees and carrier charges
- Business: 41,500 points plus $119 taxes, fees and carrier charges
Brisbane – Nouméa (one way)
- Economy: 12,000 points plus $116 taxes, fees and carrier charges
- Business: 27,600 points plus $116 taxes, fees and carrier charges
Note that these are one-way prices. In order to fly return, you will need to double to points (and pay extra taxes, and fees, but these may not be double the amount shown.
Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said flights remain frequent flyers’ favourite way to use their points.
“We continue to see incredibly strong demand across domestic and international travel as frequent flyers use the Qantas Points they saved during the pandemic to book reward seats in record numbers, Ms Wirth said.
“Since flights recommenced in June, we’ve seen hundreds of Australians take off to New Caledonia for tropical holidays each week, and now frequent flyers can book any available seat across most flights using points.