QANTAS: Millions of Classic Flight Reward seats released – Domestic and International for 2022
With international borders opening in November, Qantas is releasing a massive number of Classic Flight Reward seats on both domestic and international routes. In fact, Qantas is claiming it to be ‘ the largest single release of additional Classic Flight Reward seats in the airline’s history’.
Free changes and cancellations are also part of the deal. And there might even be more ‘Points Planes’ – where all seats are bookable using reward points once more state borders are opened. You can even book hotels and packages with a 25% discount on the points required.
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Bookings are now available, so dive in!
Here’s the Qantas table of Classic Rewards for some of the initial routes – based on fares booked this month for travel in February 2022. The fares listed are one-way on Qantas.
|Qantas Flight Route||Economy||TFCC||Business Class||TFCC|
|Sydney – Melbourne||8,000 points||$38.17*||18,400 points||$38.17*|
|Brisbane – Melbourne||12,000 points||$37.48*||27,600 points||$37.48*|
|Melbourne – Auckland||18,000 points||$181.80*||41,500 points||$181.80*|
|Sydney – Fiji (Nadi)||18,000 points||$129.60*||41,500 points||$129.60*|
|Brisbane – Los Angeles||41,900 points||$225.72*||108,400 points||$350.72*|
|Melbourne – London||55,200 points||$252.10*||144,600 points||$462.10*|
And here are some examples of the 25% discount you can get on points redemptions at some hotels:
|Crystalbrook Byron, Rainforest Suite||From 85,105 points||From 63,829 points^||21,276 points|
|Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas, Garden View Room||From 58,232 points||From 43,674 points^||14,558 points|
|Pan Pacific London, Deluxe Room||From 122,187 points||From 91,640 points^||30,547 points|
|Viceroy Santa Monica, Los Angeles, City View Room||From 93,422 points||From 70,067 points^||23,356 points|
You can chop and change
Qantas Frequent Flyers can book their International Classic Flight Reward seat with no fees for changes or cancellation for travel until 31 December 2022 (on bookings made by 28 February 2022).
Bookings are available on Qantas, Jetstar and their more than 45 international partner airlines.
Additional flights to Tokyo, Fiji, Canada and Singapore are scheduled to resume on 18 December 2021. Other destinations including San Francisco, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Dallas should resume by April 2022. Flights between Australia and New Zealand should be back in the air from mid-December 2021.
Frequent flyers won’t wait to redeem points on these flights if recent history is any guide. Virtually all the classic rewards seats for flights to London and Los Angeles from Sydney disappeared within minutes of the bringing forward of international flying to 14 November recently.
Don’t you just hate this when you need to make decisions quickly about travel and your employer or partner or family won’t cooperate!