Qantas has launched a month-long sale offering Points Plus Pay flights for 30% fewer points than usual. This sale is available on all flights that can be booked using Points Plus Pay.
So, if you’re looking for a domestic or international flight in any cabin. That is, it is available in Economy, Premium Economy, Business or First across the Qantas network.
Under the Points Plus Pay option, you can use your points to cover the full fare. Or, if you’d prefer, you can pay using a combination of Points and money.
There are a few things to keep in mind:
- The discount is off the points component, not off anything paid by money
- This offer only applies to Points Plus Pay bookings. There is no discount on Classic Rewards bookings
- A minimum number of points may apply
If you would like to make a booking, head over to Qantas.Com. Note that in order to use Points Plus Pay, you will need to be logged into your Qantas account.
What is Points Plus Pay?
Points Plus Pay is a way of purchasing a seat on Qantas.com using your points. In effect, it allows you to purchase any ticket using points instead of cash. As a result, you can use points to purchase any seat on a flight.
It is worth pointing out that these flights are different to Classic Flight Rewards. These seats have a fixed points amount (depending on route and cabin class) but have limited availability. Points Plus Pay allows you to use your points to purchase any seat you can normally pay cash for.
The usual downside of Points Plus Pay is that they usually require more points than a Classic Rewards flight. However, they do have an upside – they earn the usual Qantas Points and Status Credits.
While some might avoid Points Plus Pay, there are times when there may be advantages in booking this way. This can happen, for example, when you need to fly on a specific date and there are no Classic Reward seats left
Points Plus Pay may not be the best way to use points, however, there are times when it can be a good option, While there is a 30% discount on the number of points required, there may be some good deals around. However, be aware that Class Rewards (if you can get them), usually offer better value.