Australia’s largest airline has put its flights north and east on sale for travel during the first nine months of next year, with some great deals to be had to places like Tokyo, Honolulu and Rio.

What is unique about this promotion is that making connections from smaller airports like Perth, Adelaide and Canberra to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane costs nothing or just a little more compared to flying direct from the latter cities.

These sale fares are only available until this Friday night.

Read more for tips on how to maximise points earn on this flight.

Depart: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra

Arrive: USA (New York and Honolulu), South America (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Santiago and Lima), Japan (Tokyo and Osaka) and New Caledonia (Nouméa)

Dates: for South American destinations, mid-February to end of August 2018; for all other destinations, mid-January to end of September 2018 excluding the Easter and winter school holidays

Airlines: Qantas and oneworld partners such as American Airlines and LATAM

LATAM Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Sydney Airport

LATAM Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Sydney Airport

Stopovers: if flying to New York, one stopover is permitted in each direction of travel for $100 each in Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane; if flying to South America, two free stopovers are permitted in Sydney and Santiago; if flying to Japan, one stopover is permitted in each direction of travel for $100 each in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Use Qantas’ multi-city search tool to separate your segments

Examples found:

  • Adelaide to Tokyo for $349 one-way (the return leg is priced more expensively, so you may want to consider another carrier)
  • Sydney to Honolulu for $799 return (same price as from Perth)
  • Melbourne to Rio de Janiero for $1099 return (same price as from Adelaide, Brisbane or Sydney)
  • Brisbane to New York for $1199 return
  • Perth to Lima for $1399 return

Crediting your points: Depending on where your existing points balances lie, you may choose to credit these flights to Qantas Frequent Flyer, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles, British Airways Executive Club, American Airlines AAdvantage or Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan.

If you are flying to New York (and New York only) before 31 May 2018, you may choose to register to earn double Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles.

Read more in our guide on how to choose which program to credit your frequent flyer points to.

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

Booking link: Go to the website to book by 20 October 2017 at 11:59pm AEDT.

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: Japan from $349 one-way, South America from $1099 return and New York from $1199 return with Qantas was last modified: June 18th, 2019 by Matt Moffitt