Qantas releases 8,000 Business and First Award seats


Sometimes Qantas gives you some pleasant surprises. For example, today Qantas sent an email advising Platinum (and Platinum One) members that they were releasing an extra 8,000 Business and First Award seats.

While the email was sent to Platinum members, the Award Seats don’t seem to be restricted to Platinum members. In fact, I know of Bronze and Silver members that have found award seats.

About the promotion

That’s a pretty good email to receive. According to the email, additional seats are available to a number of destinations. These include London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bali, Singapore and more.

There is a small limit in the travel period that the seats are available for. The additional seats are available between February and September next year.

A look at what’s available

As you may expect, 8,000 seats aren’t going to last long. So, if you are thinking of taking advantage of this offer, get in quick.

So, as I write this, there is still some good availability around. For example, here’s what’s available between Sydney and London next May

Sydney - London Award Availability

Sydney – London Award Availability

As you can see, there is a good selection of First and Business options available. And if you drill down a bit further, there is no trickery. No flying you to Melbourne in Business, then on to London in Economy. It’s QF1 all the way.

It’s not just to London. If you look at flights to Los Angeles, there are flights available as well. In fact, looking at all the destinations that Qantas mentioned gave some options.

All up, if you are looking at a flight in Business or First, this may be your chance. Award seats aren’t available everyday. If you can be a bit flexible on dates, you may be able to find something suitable.




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Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.