Your Qantas Points can stretch further, especially when it’s getting Qantas reward seats for less than the price of Jetstar! Until 22 January, enjoy 30% off the points needed for Classic Flight Rewards in Economy Class on Qantas domestic flights, plus Norfolk Island.
Discounts like this don’t come around all that often, so be sure to get cracking if you’ve got the points to burn now.
Deal: 30% off selected Qantas reward seats
|Expiry: book by 22 January 2023. Travel from 1 March to 30 June 2023.|
- Valid on all Qantas Australian domestic routes (including Norfolk Island).
- Travel from 1 March to 30 June 2023 for Qantas flights.
- Book from now until 11:59 pm AEDT 22 January 2023.
Here are the updated points needed for eligible routes (note taxes are not included):
e.g. Brisbane-Norfolk Island
Also, keep in mind that Virgin Australia and Rex often offer sharply-priced fares on domestic routes. It might still be better value to book those than to use your Qantas Points.
To work out the rough value of your points, you can subtract the taxes of the reward fare from the cost of the cash fare, and then divide by the number of points used.
For example, Perth to Sydney is currently 12,600 Qantas Points + $44 one-way in Economy (usually 18,000 points). Virgin Australia’s lowest fare with luggage that day is $319.
That gives your Qantas Points a value of 2.18 cents each for this redemption – higher than our valuation of 1.80 cents each. In this case, using Qantas Points for the discounted reward seat would be a good deal.
How to take advantage of this promotion
- Log in to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account and select Use points to search for your flights.
- Search for Economy Classic Flight Rewards before 11:59 pm AEDT on 22 January 2023.
- If you’re searching for an eligible route during a suitable date range, the discounted rates will show automatically.
Previous promotions have run as follows:
|January 2023||30||Qantas domestic routes|
|June 2022||30||Selected international routes on Qantas and Jetstar|
|November 2021||30||Australian domestic flights on Qantas and Jetstar|
|May 2021||30||Australian and New Zealand flights|
|February 2020||30||Select flights to New Zealand, Fiji and the US; includes Premium Economy & Business Class|
Quick and ongoing opportunities to boost your Qantas Points balance
Three of the quickest ways to top up your Qantas Frequent Flyer balance are to:
- Transfer points from a family member: usually instant but can take up to an hour.
- Buy wine through Qantas Wine: usually within 24 hours but can take up to five business days.
- Buy top-up Qantas Points: instant but the most expensive option.
In the longer-term, you can earn Qantas Points by:
- Signing up for a Qantas Points-earning credit card.
- Taking advantage of bonus Qantas Points offers.
- Swiping your Everyday Rewards card and opting to earn Qantas Points.
- Booking accommodation through Airbnb.
Note, though, that these promotions don’t take into account the taxes and fees that Qantas charges on reward flight bookings. These are reasonable on domestic flights and a bit higher on trans-Tasman flights.
Frequently asked questions
Everyone’s financial situation, points balances and preferences are different. This means that the option of using points for Economy Class travel should not be written off. This guide can help you decide.
No, the discount does not extend to the ordinary surcharges and taxes that apply to Classic Flight Reward redemptions.
Yes, you can, but make sure to consider any change or cancellation fees. It normally costs 6,000 Qantas Points (per person) to cancel a reward seat booking.
Use the tables provided in our guide to check the pricing and see if it matches the base rate or the discounted rate.
This promotion covers travel on Qantas and Jetstar.
If you mix Qantas and Jetstar flights, the whole itinerary will be priced at the higher Qantas rate.
No. As usual, you will not earn any points on award flights unless you are a Points Club member.
No, it does not.
This guide was originally written by Matt Moffitt.