Qantas and Jetstar have fired off the first round of promotions to get people back to domestic travel. In the case of Qantas, Frequent Flyers can earn triple Qantas Points on all new domestic bookings. On the other hand, Jetstar are taking the discount approach, offering fares as low as $19.
Triple Qantas Points Offer
Qantas Frequent Flyers booking a domestic flight between 19 June and 24 June could be in line for triple points. To get the points, make sure you book to travel between 27 June and 31 October 2020.
This offer applies to all types of tickets and across all of Qantas’ 92 domestic routes and 57 destinations.
To calculate the triple points, Qantas will use the base fare, or the minimum points guarantee. The minimum points guarantee usually only comes into play for shorter flights, such as between Melbourne and Sydney.
On the other hand, triple points will not be applied to any status bonus. So that Platinum Bonus (or Gold, Or Silver), will not be tripled.
The $19 Jetstar sale
Jetstar’s sale covers 35 routes, across 15 destinations, in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland.
There are 10,000 fares for $19 one-way on 22 routes including Melbourne to Sydney, Sydney to Gold Coast, Melbourne to Byron Bay (Ballina), Brisbane to Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) and Adelaide to Cairns.
In addition to the $19 fares, Jetstar are offering a range of other discounted fares. These include Brisbane to Mackay from $49, Sydney to Hamilton Island from $79 and Brisbane to Darwin from $79.
Fares are on sale on jetstar.com from 9am today and run until 23:59 (AEST) 22 June 2020 unless sold out prior.
It’s good to see Qantas kicking off with promotional offers as the restrictions are lifted.
However, you will need to consider any restrictions that remain in place when you wish to travel.