Qantas follows revamped frequent flyer scheme with surprise 72-hour domestic flight sale

A Qantas Boeing B737-838, registration VH-VXO, taxis from the domestic terminal to the third runway of Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport, heading to Brisbane as flight QF520.  In the background is the old air traffic control tower, next to the main north-south runway.  In the far distance are residential districts. This image was taken from Shep’s Mound at midday on a cloudy, windy and stormy day on 7 May 2023.

It has been a busy week for Qantas. After revealing a major expansion in its frequent flyer program yesterday with the launch of ‘Classic Plus Flight Rewards’, the national carrier has continued to stay in the headlines with a surprise 72-hour domestic flight sale.

Qantas has today discounted over one million seats on more than 100 routes around Australia as part of the surprise sale.

Travellers looking to book a local getaway before then can snap up domestic economy sale fares to over 60 destinations starting from $105 one-way for travel from May to December.

More than 30 routes are on sale for under $150 one way, including Launceston to Melbourne, Maroochydore to Sydney, and Brisbane to Hervey Bay.

Sale fares are available until 11.59pm (AEST) 11 April 2024 unless they sell out before. Fares include checked baggage, complimentary food and beverages, free Wi-Fi on domestic aircraft, and seat selection.

Some of the one-way Economy sale fares (starting from) are below:

Launceston – Melbourne $105
Ballina – Sydney $119
Sydney – Gold Coast $129
Proserpine – Brisbane $129
Hobart – Melbourne $135
Brisbane – Hervey Bay $139
Maroochydore – Sydney $149
Adelaide – Whyalla $149
Wagga Wagga – Melbourne $169
Canberra – Melbourne $169
Brisbane – Cairns $179
Adelaide – Newcastle $189
Perth – Learmonth $205
Townsville – Melbourne $239
Alice Springs – Adelaide $239
Broome – Perth $289
Brisbane – Darwin $289
Perth – Brisbane $349

The latest news comes just after Qantas completed the largest-ever expansion of its loyalty program.

The ‘Classic Plus Flight Rewards’ is a new way for members to use their Qantas Points to book flights making travel to destinations like London, Tokyo, New York and Singapore easier to score, even in peak periods.

Qantas Group CEOm Vanessa Hudson said frequent flyers have more ways than ever to earn points and a new flight reward options would open up more value for frequent flyers wanting to use their growing points balances on travel.

“The Qantas Frequent Flyer program is an integral part of Qantas and has been about recognising our customers for their loyalty,” she said.

“We’ve spent a lot of time listening to members about how we can better reward them.

“We’re adding over 20 million new flight rewards with the launch of a new type of reward seat called Classic Plus.

“It’s one of the biggest expansions we’ve made to the Frequent Flyer program in its 35-year history.


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