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Qantas Frequent Flyer Adds 20 Million Extra Reward Seats

Qantas Frequent Flyer Adds 20 Million Extra Reward Seats

With the introduction of Classic Plus Flight Rewards, a new method for members to utilise their Qantas Points to book flights, Qantas Frequent Flyers will have access to over 20 million additional reward tickets.

With this modification, using Qantas Points to travel to destinations like Singapore, New York, Tokyo, London, and New York will be simpler, even during rush hour.

Even though Classic Plus reward tickets typically need more points than the current Classic reward seats, they offer some of the best value in the frequent flyer program and are considerably more widely available. Upgrades are also available for Classic Plus reward seats.

Like regular airfare, the number of points needed to reserve Classic Plus reward seats will fluctuate based on whether it's peak season or not. Classic Plus reward seats may become less expensive on the same route as Classic reward seats during sales and promotions.

By the end of the year, Classic Plus reward seats will be available on Qantas-operated flights throughout the remainder of the airline's international and domestic network.

Members will have had access to 20 million new reward tickets for travel over the rolling 12-month booking window by the end of 2024 when Classic Plus has completely launched across the domestic and international network. A comparable degree of availability will always be present.

According to Vanessa Hudson, CEO of Qantas Group, regular travellers have more opportunities than ever to accrue points, and a new flight reward option will provide greater value for those who wish to use their increasing point balances for trips.

Ms Hudson, Said, “The Qantas Frequent Flyer program is an integral part of Qantas and has always been about recognising our customers for their loyalty. We’ve spent a lot of time listening to members about how we can better reward them.”

“We’re adding over 20 million new flight rewards with the launch of a new type of reward seat called Classic Plus. It’s one of the biggest expansions we’ve made to the Frequent Flyer program in its 35-year history.

“The growth and success of Qantas Loyalty is driven by engaged members who earn and redeem points across the frequent flyer program, including with our partners, and that’s why we’re investing in making more seats available to book with points.”

Andrew Glance, Qantas Loyalty CEO, said, “The widespread availability of Classic Plus means that frequent flyers have more options to fly where they want when they want and more often, using their points.

“The new type of reward seat will usually require more points than the highly sought-after existing Classic seats and will be available to all destinations on the Qantas international and domestic network, across
First, Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.

“We know how much our members love the existing reward seats and have been booking them in record numbers, so the new Classic Plus product we’re announcing today is over and above our commitment to 5 million Classic reward seats.”

More than 5 million current Classic rewards seats on Qantas, Jetstar, and 45 partner airlines will still be available, and since 2019, the number of points needed to reserve these seats has stayed the same.

Qantas said in October that it will invest $60 million in additional flight awards for its frequent flyers. The new additions included 6,000 premium Classic reward seats to Europe during the busiest travel periods.

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