Travelers Can Double Their Value with Two Continents for the Price of One

Los Angeles, 22 March 2005

North American travelers bound for Indonesia, India or South Africa on Qantas Airways can now add Australia to their business or leisure itineraries without adding to their airfare. For the first time, Qantas is offering passengers free Australian stopovers in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane on flights from the United States bound for Bali and Jakarta, Mumbai and Johannesburg.

"With our free Australian stopover offer, Qantas passengers can enjoy renowned Australian hospitality on board, discover three great cities in Australia and then easily and conveniently connect to their final destinations," said Howard Goldberg, Qantas Airways Vice President, Sales and Marketing, The Americas.

"Whether the trip is to bask in the sun on Bali beaches or trek through the rainforests of Indonesia, attend a business conference in India or embark on a wild life safari in South Africa, Qantas passengers can double their value with a free Australian stopover and experience two continents for the price of just one," he added.

The Qantas on board experience gets every trip off to a perfect start - beginning with professional and friendly inflight service, an inviting range of menus with tempting dishes served with complimentary wines and beverages, non-stop total entertainment with personal seat back TV screens and access to seven channels with blockbuster movies, a selection of 10 exciting games, as well as the opportunity to stay in touch with personal in-seat telephones.

For business class travelers, select flights on Boeing 747-400 aircraft from New York (JFK) and Los Angeles to Sydney and Melbourne offer the newly introduced Skybed, one of the longest and most comfortable business class beds in the sky today. Created by leading Australian designer Marc Newson, Skybed features unique cocoon style design for the ultimate in privacy, a built-in back massager and extensive range of seat adjustments. It offers outstanding comfort for working, dining, sleeping or enjoying the entertainment and is the first and only one now flying from the U.S. to Sydney and Melbourne, and beginning April 1, 2005, to Auckland, New Zealand.

Travelers from the U.S. going beyond Australia to Mumbai, Johannesburg, Jakarta or Denpasar can enjoy Skybed as far as the Sydney hub, and from there, connect to Qantas regular international service for their onward journey.

Travelers taking advantage of the free stopover offer earn mileage credit and can redeem awards from Qantas Airways' frequent flyer program and all oneworld carriers: Aer Lingus, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, and LAN.

For complete schedule and fare information, or assistance with planning an itinerary with a free stopover, contact Qantas Airways reservations at (800) 227-4500 or visit our Web Deals.

About Qantas Airways

Qantas Airways is a global air carrier with more than 200 aircraft offering service to 135 destinations in 32 countries. Founded in 1920, Qantas Airways in 2004 celebrated 50 years of continuous flying between North America and Australia and New Zealand than any other carrier and provides convenient connections from Los Angeles to Bali and Denpasar, Indonesia; Mumbai, India; and Johannesburg, South Africa, via the Sydney hub. Named Airline of the Year in 2004 by Air Transport World magazine, Qantas Airways has long been recognized for its continued focus on excellence in the air as well as on the ground. The Qantas' Skybed received the prestigious Chicago Athenaeum Museum 2004 Good Design Award for its sleeper seat that is being introduced in the North American market.

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