With competition heating up following Virgin Australia entering this route from next week, Qantas has dropped its prices to a very reasonable rate for the almost ten-hour direct flight to Hong Kong.

Travellers based in other cities can connect in Melbourne for an extra $150+. Qantas’ direct flights from Sydney and Brisbane don’t seem to be as cheap.

Read more for tips on how to maximise points earn on this flight and get cashback on your purchase.

Depart: Melbourne

Arrive: Hong Kong

Stops: None (direct flight)

Dates: Mid-July to early November 2017 and March to May 2018 (weekday departures only)

Airline: Qantas

Cost: From $625 in Economy

Example found:

Qantas Trip Summary example

Points earn: With the O fare class, you’ll earn 5,200 Qantas Points and 60 Status Credits, or 9,182 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles, which offers better value redemptions by topping up your balance through buy miles promotions (there is one running until Saturday.)

To put it into perspective, 30,000 Alaska miles will get you to Hong Kong in Cathay Pacific Business Class.

Best credit card to use for purchase: Credit cards that offer bonus points for booking travel

Booking link: Go to the CashRewards Expedia site to earn 1% cashback. Click on Go To Store, sign up for Cashrewards for free and you will be redirected to the Expedia site.

More information is available in our Expedia+ rewards program guide.

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. Fares may disappear quickly, so we suggest booking as soon as you are confident in your travel dates.

Flight Deal: direct Qantas flight from Melbourne to Hong Kong for $625 return (plus earn almost 10,000 points) was last modified: June 20th, 2019 by Matt Moffitt