All posts tagged: Qantas

Qantas Frequent Flyer changes: 4 things you need to know

Qantas Frequent Flyer made a major announcement yesterday, unveiling some of the key changes in its programmes. Here are some of the things we thought you might want to know: 1. Redemption rates for premium classes are going up by up to 15% From 18 September 2019, Qantas will be increasing the number of points required for award tickets and upgrades on premium economy, business and first class seats, while reducing the fees required for these seats internationally. On average, the number of points required are going up between 12.9% and 15%, depending on class and the distance traveled. The tables below are only for redemptions on Qantas, Emirates, American Airlines, Fiji and Airnorth services: Zone One-way distance Premium Economy Old (‘000 pts) New (‘000 pts) Increase % 1 0 – 600 12 13.8 1.8 15.0 2 601 – 1,200 18 20.6 2.6 14.4 3 1,201 – 2,400 27 31.0 4.0 14.8 4 2,401 – 3,600 37 42.2 5.2 14.1 5 3,601 – 4,800 45 51.3 6.3 14.0 6 4,801 – 5,800 54 61.5 7.5 …

Qantas running mid-year sale from now until 26 June 2019, return fares from S$424

Qantas is currently running a special mid-year sale with a twist. For the first time, it is also offering its email subscribers an additional discount on top of the sale prices. The sale will end 26 June 2019, 11.59 pm. All fare classes are on sale, and sale fares start as below: Destination Return fare from (S$) Economy PremiumEconomy Business First Sydney 557 1431 2952 8123 Melbourne 555 1432 2952 6481 Brisbane 529 1685* 2952 8410* Perth 424 N.A. 2001 N.A. London 1070 2954 5537 11584 *Via Melbourne or Sydney; domestic class of service will be in Economy (for Premium Economy fares) or Business (for First class fares) On top of Australia and London, there are also sale fares available to New Zealand. Of which, what’s notably attractive are fares to Wellington with return fares starting from $664. Note that Qantas do add on surcharges for travel on weekends (typically Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) so fares may vary a little, depending on when you intend to fly. If you are looking at ExpertFlyer.com for fare …

Qantas is offering a free lounge pass if you are between 18-35 years old

One time complimentary pass given if you book a Qantas international economy class ticket, but lounge pass can only be used in Australia Qantas is running a very interesting promotion, offering a free lounge pass for its frequent flyer members aged between 18 to 35 years old when they book and fly with Qantas. To qualify for the promotion, you must: Have a valid Qantas Frequent Flyer membership (free to sign up) Register for the promotion here Book a Qantas-marketed, Qantas-operated flight by 31 Aug 2019 Travel between 1 June 2019 and 29 February 2020 You must book at least seven days prior to travel, and include your Qantas Frequent Flyer number in your booking. The fine print The terms and conditions are not very well written, but it seems like this offer is promoted and targeted to Australian-based members. From the FAQs, you will not be able to access international lounges (such as the one in Singapore, Hong Kong or London). Needless to say, this promotion will be useless to you if you are …

Earning Qantas Points and status credits on Jetstar Asia flights

One of the best feature of Qantas Frequent Flyer is probably the ability to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points when you fly with any of the Jetstar airlines, i.e. Jetstar Airways (JQ), Jetstar Asia (3K), Jetstar Pacific (BL) or Jetstar Japan (GK). If you are a Gold or Platinum member, you will also enjoy all the perks associated with your status, for instance, lounge access at select departure ports with Qantas lounges. How to earn Qantas Points and status credits with Jetstar? To do so, you will need to add on either the Starter Plus or Starter Max bundle. If you are flying with Jetstar Airways in Business, you will need to add the Business Max bundle. Out of Singapore, the Starter Plus and Max bundles will cost anything from S$35 to over S$200, but the points and status credits are pretty much worth it. Of course, you will also get other perks such as complimentary food, check in baggage allowance, and lounge access at select ports. How many Qantas Points and status credits will …

Get 20% more Qantas Points when you transfer your DBS points

There is no cap on the number of bonus points you can get as long as you transfer before 30 June 2019. DBS has introduced Qantas Frequent Flyer as a partner not too long ago, and now they are offering a promotion, offering an additional 20% bonus points for all conversions made from now until 30 June 2019. DBS points need to be converted in blocks of 5,000 points for 10,000 Qantas points, with no cap on how many points you can transfer in each transaction. Note that the conversion fee of $26.75 will apply for each transfer. The 20% bonus points will be credited on the 14th of each subsequent month. For instance: Good redemption rates for Australia, Emirates With Singapore Airlines devaluing their miles earlier this year, Qantas Frequent Flyer is now competitive in the redemption rates. For instance, it will cost you 60,000 Qantas points for a one-way business class ticket to Sydney, as compared to Singapore Airlines’ 62,000 miles. At the time of writing, there is also no easy way to …