Commercial Policy for Qantas Customers Affected by Suspension of all British Airways (Operated by Comair)

Commercial Policy|Published 10 June 2022

This policy applies to Qantas customers affected by the suspension of British Airways flights operated by Comair.

The following commercial policy is available to customers holding a valid 081 ticket issued on/before 31 May 2022 on all British Airways flight operated by Comair. 

Options for customers holding a Qantas (081) issued ticket:

Customer options:

Option Permitted actions Ticket Reissue Conditions
1. Rebook
  • Rebook MN sector onto SA operated flight for travel +/- three (3) days from original booking date. Rebook onto the equivalent booking class on SA as per original MN booking. If the same booking class is not available, the lowest booking class within the same cabin may be booked. 
  • Rebook  QF sector onto QF operated flight +/- three (3) days from original booking date. If the same booking class is not available, the lowest booking class within the same cabin may be booked. 
  • Where a cabin is no longer available, customers can be accommodated / rebooked on the next available Qantas operated flight in a lower cabin and offered a partial refund if applicable.
  •  Reissue with authority 428665 in endorsement box 
  • Change fee does not apply 
  • Additional fare/taxes  do not apply. 
  • All details of the original ticket including fare basis and fare calculation to be shown on the new ticket. .
2. Credit
  • Retain the value of the ticket in credit.
  • New travel dates must be within ticket validity.


  • Reissue with authority 428665 in endorsement box.
  • Change fees does not apply
  • Additional fare/taxes do apply.
  • If the new fare is of a higher value than the existing ticketed fare, the fare difference is payable by the customer. Applicable ticket surcharges, fees and taxes may apply.
3. Refund
  •  If the above alternative options are not suitable, customers are entitled to a refund.   
  • Customers who have commenced their journey are entitled to a refund of the impacted sector/s.   
  • Refund Applications can be submitted via BSPLink with reference to the Authority number 428665 to waive any refund fees  
  • Refund fee does not apply  
  • To request a refund, return the ticket to the original point of purchase 

Further conditions:

  • Flights no longer required must be cancelled prior to scheduled departure.
  • All Qantas flight changes need to be actioned (reissued or revalidated) prior to travel
  • Qantas will not be responsible for paying any other costs or expenses such as hotel or other ground operator fees arising due to events beyond our control, unless required by applicable laws. 
  • All other rules and conditions of the ticket remain unchanged. 
  • Once a ticket has been reissued  using this authority, subsequent changes are subject to fare rules and conditions (unless covered by this or another commercial policy).

For customers with unticketed bookings:

For unticketed bookings, alternate flights/routings can be rebooked subject to availability and tickets issued in accordance with fare conditions.

For customers on Frequent Flyer Award Tickets:

Qantas Points Plus Pay bookings are entitled to the same options and conditions as listed above.

Qantas Classic Flight Reward tickets cannot be retained in credit. They can be changed or refunded. This must be done via Contact Centres.