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QANTAS: August Domestic ‘Points Planes’ – 130,000 Classic Flight Reward seats

QANTAS: August Domestic ‘Points Planes’ – 130,000 Classic Flight Reward seats

To fill a dead period for domestic travel, Qantas is filling August with domestic classic flight reward seats. It’s making whole planes into ‘Points Planes’ where every seat is bookable with points. The routes include most capital cities to more than 20 regional destinations. You will also get a 30% discount on the points required for Classic Flight Reward seats between 1 June and 30 November 2022 – including those Points Planes in August.

“These Points Planes will help boost tourism right across the country during August and make it easier for residents in these regional towns to get away for a city escape.

Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth

Qantas is promoting these as a boost to regional tourism, which may be a consequence, but probably not the main reason for offering the points discounts.

Flights are bookable from 9 am Monday 9 May 2022.

A list of routes, points and fees costs (provided by Qantas) appears at the end of this post.

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Remembering that everything that Qantas does is to aid its bottom line, these seats are being offered on routes that would traditionally have low traffic in the 2nd part of the year. By discounting the flights, and making them bookable with Classic Rewards, Qantas hopes to get a bunch of frequent flyer points that Australians have been hoarding during the pandemic off its books on flights that might otherwise be substantially under capacity. Try using your points to redeem anything besides an economy seat on an international flight for the next 12 months? Nearly all inventory has already gone, especially if you are after popular routes to Europe.

Points Planes routes

Route (one way)Discounted 30% (economy)Taxes, Fees & Charges
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide-Albury (seasonal)5,600$48
Adelaide-Hobart8,400$57
Adelaide-Mount Gambier5,600$27
Adelaide-Newcastle8,400$45
Adelaide-Townsville8,400$41
Melbourne-Mount Gambier5,600$29
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane-Albury8,400$40
Brisbane-Coffs Harbour5,600$51
Brisbane-Hobart8,400$47
Brisbane-Port Macquarie5,600$55
Brisbane-Proserpine5,600$52
Brisbane-Tamworth5,600$54
Brisbane-Wagga Wagga8,400$50
Adelaide-Townsville8,400$41
Sydney-Townsville8,400$41
Canberra-Cairns12,600$69
Canberra-Sunshine Coast8,400$69
Perth-Gold Coast12,600$41
Melbourne-Townsville12,600$39
ACT
Canberra-Cairns12,600$69
Canberra-Sunshine Coast8,400$69
VICTORIA
Melbourne-Albury5,600$37
Melbourne-Burnie5,600$29
Melbourne-Coffs Harbour8,400$44
Melbourne-Merimbula5,600$29
Melbourne-Mount Gambier5,600$29
Melbourne-Newcastle5,600$40
Melbourne-Townsville12,600$39
Melbourne-Wagga Wagga5,600$36
WA
Perth-Gold Coast12,600$41
Perth-Hobart12,600$44
NSW
Sydney-Broken Hill5,600$28
Sydney-Byron Bay5,600$38
Sydney-Griffith5,600$38
Sydney-Launceston5,600$44
Sydney-Merimbula5,600$28
Sydney-Mildura5,600$51
Sydney-Orange5,600$41
Sydney-Townsville8,400$41
Sydney-Uluru12,600$70
Brisbane-Tamworth5,600$54
Brisbane-Wagga Wagga8,400$50
Adelaide-Newcastle8,400$45
Brisbane-Coffs Harbour5,600$51
Brisbane-Port Macquarie5,600$55
Adelaide-Albury (seasonal)5,600$48
Brisbane-Albury8,400$40
Melbourne-Albury5,600$37
Melbourne-Coffs Harbour8,400$44
Melbourne-Merimbula5,600$29
Melbourne-Wagga Wagga5,600$36
TASMANIA
Adelaide-Hobart8,400$57
Melbourne-Burnie5,600$29
Sydney-Launceston5,600$44
Perth-Hobart12,600$44
Brisbane-Hobart8,400$47
NT
Sydney-Uluru12,600$70

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