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Qantas: Offers cheap lottery bribes for the vaccinated from July

Qantas: Offers cheap lottery bribes for the vaccinated from July

Will this motivate people to be vaccinated – mmmmm – maybe, but not me. I’ve been booked in for weeks.

Alan Joyce of Qantas has released details of incentives for flyers to get vaccinated. But it’s a lottery really, although you could win free flights for a year.

“We’re going to offer 10 ‘mega-prizes’, at least one for each state and territory, where you will get for a year, for a family of four, unlimited economy class travel on the Qantas and Jetstar network”

Alan Joyce, Qantas CEO

Hotel group Accor – which also runs the Qantas lounges will offer 1 million points to the winners through its reward program, giving the winners free accommodation.

Who’s eligible?

Anyone who gets vaccinated before the end of 2021, and that includes if you were vaccinated before the competition commences. The ‘lottery’ will be run through the Qantas app.

2PAXfly Takeout

The aviation industry has a difficult road ahead when it comes to sustainability. It’s going to require a relative revolution in technology, with ‘electric planes’ or hydrogen planes, or some form of jet engine that doesn’t require a carbon based fuel. And that is going to require the development of an alternative to jet engines probably.

It’s a big ask. It will take time to develop.

This move to home grown and manufactured SAF is a first step – maybe even a baby step in a very long road of innovation. In the long run, US$200 million won’t even touch the sides.

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