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Qantas kicks off 100th birthday celebration with a 100-hour sale

Return fares to Australia from S$439, London from S$949

Qantas has officially kicked off its centenary celebrations with a worldwide sale to run for only 100 hours, or just over 4 days.

Almost all headline destinations that Qantas flies to are on sale, including Australia, New Zealand and London, UK.

Premium economy and business class seats are also on sale, for very attractive prices. Return premium economy fares to Sydney and Melbourne are going for $1499, while business class seats starts from $2999, a steal for Australia.

Fares and valid travel dates

Full list of fares below:

From Singapore to Return fare from (S$)
Class Economy Premium Economy Business
Perth 439 1999
Brisbane 525 1449 2949
Melbourne 549 1449 2949
Sydney 579 1449 2999
Adelaide 669 3299
Wellington 739 1549 4599
Auckland 879 1749 4599
Christchurch 979 1849 4499
Queenstown 989 1849 4899
London 949 2849 5199

The sale fares are only valid for the following travel periods:

DestinationClassFor travel commencing
Australia
New Zealand
All classes1 Feb to 9 Apr 2020
3 May to 25 May 2020
15 Jun to 1 Jul 2020
9 Aug to 11 Sep 2020
LondonEconomy17 Jan to 27 Feb 2020
6 Mar to 23 Mar 2020
26 Apr to 19 May 2020
LondonPremium Economy14 Jan to 28 Mar 2020
LondonBusiness12 Jan to 26 Feb 2020
8 Mar to 30 Mar 2020
5 Apr to 12 Apr 2020
*Departures from Singapore on
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only

Based on initial checks, the fare seems to be quite widely available on the dates indicated above, except for weekends which obviously tend to be fairly busy days of the week to travel on.

You might even shave a buck or two off the publicised fare, which we believe is due to currency fluctuation.

Try the Qantas A380 business suite

If you have a little bit of cash to splurge, this is probably the best chance to experience Qantas’ newly refurbished A380, which features their signature business suites.

Qantas newly refurbished A380 business suite

While not a new product, the A380 refresh is long overdue, given that Qantas has not touched them since it was introduced into the fleet in 2009.

The new business suites takes up most of the upper deck, and is laid out in a class-leading 1-2-1 configuration and has a fully flat bed.

How to find the new A380s?

Qantas operates the A380s from Singapore to London, Sydney and Melbourne daily. Note that there are multiple flights to Sydney and Melbourne, so be sure to check that you are on an A380.

To check if you are on a new or old A380, simply check the seat map through “Select Your Seat” before you purchase.

The older configuration will show up as a 2-2-2 configuration, while the new ones are 1-2-1.

If you see the above configuration, this is the old one.

However, based on several booking experiences, it seems like seat selection on Qantas.com for the new configuration is not available yet. So if you see a note that says “individual seat selection is not available for this flight”, you are likely to be on the new aircraft.

The new seat map apparently has not been loaded yet. So if you see this, you are on VH-OQK.

For $2,999 return to Australia, this is a pretty good deal for a 7-hour flight each way, coupled with excellent food and beverage offerings on board. If you are a oneworld frequent flyer member, you can also earn quite a fair bit of points/miles on the fare.

Remember, sale ends 19 November 2019.

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