Qantas Points Plane To New Zealand


Immanuel Debeer | 26/03/2021

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The prospect of a trans-Tasman travel bubble is inching closer each day, and Qantas just upped the ante by offering 3 days of uncapped points planes to get Frequent Flyers across the ditch when/if a travel bubble opens up.

Qantas and Jetstar will offer Frequent Flyers uncapped Classic Flight Reward seats for the first three days of travel when the two-way trans-Tasman bubble opens.

Once the start date is confirmed, thousands of seats across all cabins will be available to be booked as Classic Flight Rewards over the 72-hour travel period. Of course, customers can also pay for these seats.

How Much?

Classic Flight Reward seats across the Tasman start from 18,000 Qantas Points with Qantas and 14,400 with Jetstar plus taxes, fees and carrier charges and 41,500 in Business. We can assume the B737 will operate the flights at this stage, but maybe if demand is high enough, we might see some A330’s scheduled which feature the lie-flat beds in Business.

Tip: check out our ultimate guide to Qantas Classic Flight Rewards

  • QF Economy: 18,000 one way + taxes
  • JQ Economy: 14,400 one way + taxes
  • QF Business: 41,500 one way + taxes

How To Buy Qantas Points?

If you’re looking for a clever way to buy Qantas points 5X cheaper than their regular retail price, check out our post on that here (ends this month).

What Else?

Points Planes are the latest in a series of initiatives to reward Frequent Flyers who’ve had limited opportunities to use points on travel over the past 12 months, including:

More availability: Increased availability of Classic Flight Rewards by up to 50 per cent to the most popular destinations across Australia. This helped drive a 2.5 times increase in flight redemptions to record levels when border restrictions started to ease.

Better value on Qantas Hotels: Improved Classic Hotels Rewards giving members more value and choice when they book accommodation with points.

Greater flexibility: Waived change and cancellation fees on Flight Rewards to give members more confidence to book with points.

Status support: Provided a range of support mechanisms to help members retain their tier, including status extensions, Status Credit boosts and the ability to earn them on the ground.


Immanuel Debeer

Chief points nerd and travel hacker at Flight Hacks

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