Qantas to launch three days of 'Points Planes' to help Frequent Flyers reconnect across the Tasman

Latest News|Published 26 March 2021

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 a 72 hour travel period. Customers can also pay for these seats. 

Qantas and Jetstar will be adding significantly more flights between Australia and New Zealand across a number of routes, flying to all its pre-COVID destinations.

In addition to operating the Points Planes, Qantas Frequent Flyer will also add 50 per cent more Classic Reward seats on Qantas’ trans-Tasman flights for the remainder of the year. 

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. 

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.

Customers travelling on the Points Planes, or on any Qantas operated flights booked before 30 April 2021 can enjoy added flexibility with unlimited fee free date changes when travelling before 28 February 2022.