All posts tagged: Qantas

Qantas sets sight to resume Singapore services from mid-December

Qantas is ready to resume overseas flights in mid-December 2021 based on the pace of Australian’s vaccination rollout, but…. will it actually happen? In Qantas’ full year results announcement today, the Australian airline also outlined its plans for international services when Australia gradually reopen borders, which would be triggered when the Australian national vaccination rate surpasses its designated 80% threshold. The airline said that its plan remains dependent on Government decisions in the coming months, “including future quarantine requirements.” Qantas to first restart services to countries with high vaccination rates, including Singapore When Qantas’ international flights take to the skies again, they will not restart the entire network, but instead choose a small group of destinations with high vaccination rates. These destinations include US, UK and Singapore, among others. Key markets like the UK, North America and parts of Asia “have high and increasing levels of vaccination”, the airline says. “This makes them highly likely to be classed as low risk countries for vaccinated travellers to visit and return from under reduced quarantine requirements, pending …

Targeted offer: Get up to 25% more Qantas Frequent Flyer points when you transfer from credit card

Plus, get one status credit for every 5,000 points transferred. Qantas Frequent Flyer is now running a targeted promotion offering either 15% or 25% more points when you transfer them from your credit card to QFF. Plus, you will get 1 status credit for every 5,000 points transferred. The promotion runs from 1 Nov to 30 Nov. Details For those who have transferred credit card points to Qantas Frequent Flyer points before, you should have received an email for this promotion. Simply transfer points from your credit card rewards points to Qantas between 1 Nov and 30 Nov 9pm Singapore Time (12am AEDT), and the airline will add the bonus points after. The bonus comes at two tiers: Under 299,999 Qantas points – 15% bonus 300,000 Qantas points & above – 25% bonus The bonus points will be credited up to 15 days after the end of the promo period, i.e. by 15 December. All partial bonus points will be rounded up to the nearest whole point. In addition, Qantas is also offering status credits …

Qantas offers free status credits towards keeping status for another year

50% upfront status credit boost for the next year, more if your status is expiring in early to mid-2021. Qantas has extended a second lifeline to its frequent flyer members, after providing a one-year extension on all statuses earlier this year. This time round, Qantas will be giving members at least 50% of the status credits needed to retain their tier for another year. The precise number of status credits you’ll receive depends on the expiry date of your current status. Here are the details: Free 50% status credits Qantas Frequent Flyer Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One cardholders with membership expiry dates between March 2021 and February 2022 (after the one-year extension given earlier) will be given 50% of the status credits needed to retain their tier. So that means you will receive the following status credits: Silver members – 125 status credits Gold members – 300 status credits Platinum members – 600 status credits Platinum One members – 1,800 status credits The free status credits will count towards reaching and keeping Silver, Gold, …

Qantas slashes 6,000 jobs, including 180 at Jetstar Asia

Jetstar Asia will also be returning five aircraft, reducing fleet size to 13 aircraft. Qantas announced today its post-Covid-19 plans, which include a reduction in workforce as well as issuance of new shares to raise more cash for the airline. The airline is also targeting to reduce its cost by A$15 billion over the next three years. Key to this announcement was a 20% reduction in the Qantas workforce, translating to 6,000 jobs, and continuing to place another 15,000 employees on no-pay leave. Qantas will also be raising up to A$1.9 billion in equity through issuance of new shares. Three-year strategy Qantas Group announced a three-year plan to accelerate its recovery from the havoc that Covid-19 wrecked upon global travel. The plan is aimed towards future profitability, long-term shareholder value and to preserve as many jobs as possible. Qantas’ three-pronged approach can be outlined as follow: Rightsize the Group’s workforce, fleet and other costs according to demand projections, with the ability to scale up as flying returns. Restructure to deliver ongoing cost savings and efficiencies across the …