Flight deal: excellent Qantas fares on sale, including LA from $919 return

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POSTED: January 24, 2019
UPDATED: January 25, 2019
LOYALTY PROGRAMS: Qantas Frequent Flyer

Australia’s largest carrier is currently running a Global Sale, with flights to the US, Europe, South America and South Africa all priced at under $1250 return.

Here is how Qantas describes the sale:

Whether you’re looking for flights to Asia, the USA, Europe, South Africa or the Middle East, we can help get you there. Explore the sights of New York, tick off some top tourist destinations in London, go on safari when you fly to Johannesburg, tantalise your taste buds in China or just sit back and relax on the beaches of Thailand after you’ve discovered the exotic flavours of Bangkok. You’ll find some of our most popular destinations below, which means all you have to decide is where you’re heading next.

The fares on sale until 31 January or sold out.

If you can choose to fly on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner rather than an Airbus A380, A330 or Boeing 747, then you’ll get a little more legroom (81cm versus 79cm).


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

Arrive: Qantas’ international destinations, including Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, London, Johannesburg and Santiago

Dates: from now until 30 November 2019 (excluding school holidays)

Airline: Qantas


Highlights:

These are the best deals in my opinion:

OriginDestinationCabinStarting price (return)
East CoastHonoluluEconomy$749
Los AngelesEconomy$919
Premium Economy$2999
LondonEconomy$1209
Premium Economy$3299
East Coast, Perth & AdelaideSantiagoEconomy$1149
New YorkEconomy$1169
JohannesburgEconomy$1249
Perth & AdelaideLos AngelesEconomy$1079
Premium Economy$3149
LondonEconomy$1305
Premium Economy$3299
CanberraOsaka & TokyoEconomy$699

Where to credit points: Most of these fares earn points at the Discount Economy rate.

For example, on a return trip between the East Coast and New York or London in Economy Class, you’ll earn 12,400 Qantas Points + 140 Status Credits. Point Hacks values those points at 2 cents each, meaning that you are effectively earning a cashback of $248—that is huge value on a $1169 fare!

A Premium Economy ticket on the same route would earn double the points and Status Credits, giving you a cashback value of almost $500. With those 24,800 Qantas Points earned, you could fly Business Class between Sydney and anywhere in this circle (plus taxes, of course).

Popular options would be to attach your Qantas Frequent Flyer, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles, British Airways Avios, American Airlines AAdvantage or Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan number to your reservation (you have ten opportunities to do so). Read more in our guide to where to credit points.

Lounge access: if you hold Qantas Gold or above status, are a Qantas Club member or have Qantas lounge passes with one of these credit cards, you will get access to Qantas and associated partner lounges; American Express Card Members get access to the Sydney and Melbourne Amex lounges; and Priority Pass members can gain access to these lounges.


Booking link: you can book directly through the Qantas website. Make sure you add your frequent flyer number to your booking. You can avoid the credit card booking fee by instead paying by BPAY or POLi.

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: excellent Qantas fares on sale, including LA from $919 return was last modified: January 25th, 2019 by Matt Moffitt