To help improve flexibility for our mutual customers, Qantas and Jetstar are introducing more flexibility.
International flight extension
Further flexibility has been introduced for international bookings (excluding Trans-Tasman). Customers with an existing Qantas or Jetstar international flight booking, for travel between 1 August and 31 October 2020, who wish to change their plans, can cancel their booking and retain the full value as a flight credit. Flight credits must be requested by 30 June 2020 and are valid for booking and travel across domestic and international services by 31 December 2021. Jetstar credit vouchers allow up to two years to travel from issue date. Customers will have to cover any fare increase (if relevant) for the new booking.
If a flight is cancelled by us, customers will be rebooked on the next available flight at no additional cost. Alternatively, customers can choose a flight credit or a refund. Please refer to this Commercial Policy regarding the change fee waiver for Qantas International (excluding Trans-Tasman).
The ‘Qantas Fly Well Program’
In Australia, Qantas and Jetstar will roll out a series of wellbeing improvements to give peace-of-mind in preparation for Australian domestic travel restrictions easing.
The ‘Qantas Fly Well Program’ brings together a number of temporary measures already in use by the Qantas Group, representing a combination of best-practice medical advice and feedback from customers.
For Australia domestic travel from 12 June, the key measures that will be rolled out at each point of the journey will be:
Information sent to all customers before they fly, so they know what to expect.
Contactless check-in (via online/app) and self-serve bag drop strongly encouraged, including use of Q Bag Tags when travelling within Australia.
Hand sanitising stations at departure gates.
Temporary changes to Qantas Lounges, including increased physical distancing, hand sanitising stations, enhanced disinfection of surfaces and adjustments to food and drink service. From July 1, Qantas started the reopening of domestic and regional lounges around the country following the easing of travel and venue capacity restrictions. Find out more here.
Working with airports on other safeguards in the terminal, including regular disinfection of security screening points and installing hygiene screens at airline customer service desks, wherever practical.
Enhanced cleaning of aircraft with a disinfectant effective against Coronaviruses, with a focus on high contact areas – seats, seatbelts, overhead lockers, air vents and toilets.
Sanitising wipes given to all passengers to wipe down seat belts, trays and armrests themselves, if preferred.
Simplified service and catering to minimise touchpoints for crew and passengers.
Passengers asked to limit movement around cabin, once seated.
- Sequenced boarding and disembarkation to minimise crowding.
In addition, the air conditioning systems of all Qantas and Jetstar aircraft are already fitted with hospital-grade HEPA filters, which remove 99.9% of all particles including viruses. Air inside the cabin is refreshed on average every five minutes during flight.
Wearing face masks
Hand sanitiser and masks are available prior to boarding as part of our complimentary Fly Well packs, which can be collected as your customers board or onboard.
Flights between Australia and New Zealand
Some destinations require your cusstomers to wear a mask during your flight or at the airport.
Ensure your customers are aware of any government requirements that apply.
If your customer needs a mask, they are available to all passengers within our complimentary Fly Well packs which can be collected at the boarding gate.
Customers are advised to defer their travel plans if they are displaying cold and flu symptoms. For bookings impacted due to a customer feeling unwell, visit Commercial policy for unwell customers.
Frequently Asked Questions here.
Fact sheet available here.
Fly Well information for travellers available here.