QANTAS: Vaccine App Competition leak
Qantas has been talking of incentives for vaccinated passengers for some time.
When I was writing a previous article on the Qantas staff survey ‘No Jab, No fly‘, I had reason to search for ‘vaccine promotion’ on the Qantas website, and amongst the results returned, I found those highlighted below which looks very like draft T&C’s for that future competition.
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8 or 10 winners?
ET is also reporting Joyce confirming the competition, with the one change, that they are reporting 10 prizes, rather than the 8 documented in the T&C related documents below.
OK, there are quite a few ‘xxxx’s’, but it does outline the prizes which are:
- 8 x One year’s worth of free domestic flights on Qantas and Jetstar for a family of 4. Value upto AU$40,000
- 1 x million Accor Points
- A winner to be drawn from each state and territory
The discrepancy between 10 quoted in the ET article and the 8 outlined in the T&C’s might be that there are an additional 2 prizes of Accor Points.
ET quotes Alan Joyce as saying:
“You could fly to New York every week, to London every other week,”
Which is not quite accurate if the AU$40,000 limit outlined in the T&C’s is accurate.
Elsewhere on the Qantas website, we found this, which echos the same conditions:
In the above T&C’s there is no mention of the proposed secondary prizes of bonus points and status credits mentioned in ET’s article. However, given these appear to be drafts – that could change.
We also found a ‘How To’ find your vaccination digital certificate – or as I would call it, a COVID-19 Passport (haters going to hate!)
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.
Would I like AU$40,000 worth of airfares from Qantas – or nearly three return flights to the USA in Business?
You bet I would! And I’m vaccinated, and I have a digital certificate.
Bring it on Alan!
What did you say?