Qantas opens 30 routes for points bookings

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Qantas has announced that passengers will be able to use Qantas Points to book any seat on any flight for travel in August across more than 30 domestic routes. The carrier said more than 1,700 Points Planes – where every seat can be booked using points – will operate from capital cities to mostly regional destinations during the month of August giving frequent flyers access to almost 130,000 Classic Flight Reward seats.

The Points Planes will be available between Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane into more than 20 regional destinations including Uluru, Coffs Harbour, Broken Hill, Merimbula, Mildura, Newcastle, Orange, Tamworth, Mount Gambier, Burnie, Sunshine Coast and Townsville. Seats on these flights can also be purchased with cash.

In addition, frequent flyers will need 30 percent fewer points to book economy Classic Flight Reward seats on these routes, for travel from 1 June to 30 November 2022. This includes the month of Points Planes in August. Frequent Flyers can book these seats using points from 12:01am on Monday 9 May until 15 May 2022.

Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said flights remain frequent flyers’ favourite way to use their points. “We’ve seen a huge increase in demand for regional travel since the start of the pandemic and these Points Planes will help tens of thousands of frequent flyers discover regional Australia this winter,” Wirth said. “These Points Planes will help boost tourism right across the country during August and make it easier for residents in these regional towns to get away for a city escape. Qantas’ regional network plays an important role in supporting local economies and this investment in domestic Points Planes will continue to drive visitation and support travel demand.”

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