Award Flights Explained
Qantas & Partner Classic Awards
Our most popular Award Flight option
Classic Awards are the Award Flights that most members know about - they offer great value seats as the points price is fixed at a set rate based on how many miles you are travelling, with taxes, fees and carrier charges payable in addition.*
They are a great option when you can book in advance as availability is strictly limited so if you're planning a trip make sure you get in early - you can book a Classic seat up to 353 days in advance for a one-way, return or multi-destination Classic Award in Economy, Premium Economy, Business or First.
If a Classic Award fare is not available on your selected flight, try searching for a Qantas & Jetstar Any Seat Award for the same flight.+ The seats made available for Classic Awards on Qantas flights may also be obtained through the Any Seat Award booking process (although points required are usually higher and include taxes, fees and carrier charges. Different conditions also apply to Any Seat Awards).^
Bookings for most Classic Awards can be made at qantas.com - remember to choose the Award Bookings tab.
Qantas & Jetstar Any Seat Awards
Just like booking a normal seat, but with points!
While Classic Awards can sometimes offer better value, it's worth keeping in mind that with Any Seat Awards you have the added flexibility of being able to choose from any available seat on any Qantas or Jetstar flight with a QF or JQ flight number.+ You can also combine your Qantas or Jetstar flights with selected flights on 43 other carriers.#
For Any Seat Awards the points quoted to you at the time of booking also include taxes, fees and carrier charges so there's no more to pay.~
Unlike Classic Awards, you will also receive a range of additional benefits when booking an Any Seat Award:
- Earn points and Status credits on Any Seat Award bookings, just like you would if you bought a ticket with your own money.†
- Use your points to upgrade your eligible Any Seat Award booking on Qantas (QF) flights.‡
Any Seat Award bookings can be made at qantas.com - remember to choose the Award Bookings tab and select the 'Qantas & Jetstar Any Seat Award' button.
Points Plus Pay
Perfect if you don't have enough points
If you don't have enough points or if you just don't want to use all your points, you still have an option to use Points Plus Pay.
This feature allows Qantas Frequent Flyers to obtain flights on qantas.com with a combination of points and money - the more points used, the less money paid.
Note that a minimum points requirement applies. Prices based on payment by MasterCard Debit. An additional fee applies per passenger or other card payments.
To access Points Plus Pay, login to Your Account and then search for a fare under the Flight Bookings tab. If you book using Points Plus Pay, Any Seat Award conditions apply.
Points Plus Pay is not available for Classic Awards or Book Now Pay Later facility.'
If you go ahead with this booking, you will be booking your selected itinerary as an Any Seat Award and Any Seat Award fare conditions will apply.
Please note that this option is only available online at qantas.com.
* Classic Award seats are subject to capacity controls and availability is limited. Classic Award fare conditions apply and are provided during booking. Taxes, fees and carrier charges are payable in addition to the points required, are subject to change and are quoted at the time of booking.
^ Points required for each Award Type may be different and each may have different fare conditions. The booking process for each Award Type is separate from the others and so we recommend you consider and compare each of the Award Type booking options before you finalise your booking.
+ Any Seat Awards may be booked for any available seat with a QF or JQ flight number on your ticket, and may include selected flights on other selected airlines. The points required include surcharges, fees and taxes (except any local airport fees or charges collected at the time of check-in), are variable and are only valid when
quoted. There is no fixed relationship between the cash price charged by the airline for a seat and the points required to redeem an Any Seat Award through Qantas. Not all special promotional fares are available as Any Seat Awards. Award flights must be booked at least 24 hours before scheduled departure (and other advance
booking requirements may apply).
# A limited number of seats on selected airline partners (as offered by Qantas at the time of booking) may be combined with your Qantas or Jetstar flights in a Qantas & Jetstar Any Seat Award. Airline partner flights which may be combined with Jetstar flights in an Any Seat Award are more limited than those which may be combined with Qantas flights. Jetstar airline partners currently include Jetstar Asia (3K), Valuair (VF) and Qantas (QF) - refer to available flights at time of booking for applicable airline partner flights.
~ Except any local airport fees or charges collected at the time of check-in.
† On eligible flights and booking classes, some exclusions apply – see the Airline Earning Table on qantas.com.
‡ Flight upgrades are only available on selected Qantas operated flights with a Qantas flight number on your ticket, some discounted fares are excluded and upgrades are subject to capacity controls and availability is limited. Flight upgrades are not available on Classic Awards or on domestic and international airfares, including Qantas & Jetstar Any Seat Awards, booked in E, N, O, P, Q, and X classes, which includes some Red e-Deal fares.