Qantas and Tourism Australia's 'Ultimate Aussie Pass'

Helps travelers experience Australia Their way

New York, NY - October 14, 2011

Planning the ultimate Australian adventure just got much easier as Qantas, Tourism Australia, and Qantas Vacations join forces to offer travelers the new "Ultimate Aussie Pass." This limited time offer - through October 31, 2011 - allows travelers to enjoy a personalized Australian experience and get true value by picking an Airpass or Package tailored to their interests.

Whether travelers want to embrace Australia's vibrant cities, relax on sun-kissed beaches, discover the outback, or meet Australia's unique array of wildlife, the Qantas "Ultimate Aussie Pass" makes planning the perfect Australian escape as fun and convenient as vacation planning should be.

To get started, consider:

  • Aussie Icons Airpass from $1,599*
    The Aussie Icons Airpass is an easyway to travel to and between some of Australia's most iconic destinations at a great value price. Includes roundtrip flight from Los Angeles and flights within Australia to Sydney, Ayers Rock, Cairns (gateway to the world heritage Great Barrier Reef) and Brisbane.
  • Aussie Icons Package from $2,999*
    Want the full experience? Stay and play around the iconic Sydney Harbour, the Outback and the Great Barrier Reef with the value-packed ultimate Aussie vacation package. Includes roundtrip flights from Los Angeles and three flights within Australia, 4 nights hotel in Sydney, 2 nights hotel in Ayers Rock, 3 nights hotel in Cairns, sightseeing tours and transfers.

Have a particular passion? Choose from a range of Airpasses and Packages that take in other destinations and are tailored to interests including Adventure, Wildlife, Reef, East/West and Food and Wine. For additional information on the Ultimate Aussie Air Pass, please visit: or call 1 800 DownUnder.

About Qantas:

Qantas features for trans-Pacific International Economy passengers departing on US mainland flights include award-winning service; enhanced food and bar service, blankets and pillows and over 500 on-demand entertainment options with a personal, in-seat interactive video screen.

Qantas' Premium Economy cabin, on select flights departing the US mainland, is hosted by a dedicated flight attendant and offers extra comfort, space and seat recline. Premium Economy passengers will enjoy priority check-in, boarding and disembarkation, a premium food and wine selection and an in-arm digital touch screen to enjoy the hundreds of entertainment options.

Features for Qantas Business passengers departing from the US mainland include: award-winning Qantas Business service; access to the deluxe Qantas Business lounges in Sydney and Melbourne and partner lounges stateside; an enhanced Skybed sleeper seat designed by Qantas Creative Director Marc Newson, with ergonomically-enhanced cushioning; a 12-inch in-arm touch screen system to enjoy Qantas' outstanding entertainment program ; dining options from five-course dinners to a la carte menus to Room Service breakfasts designed by leading Australian Chef Neil Perry; and a luxury amenity pack, featuring premium comforts to enhance the flight experience.

Qantas First Class, on select flights departing the US mainland, offers the ultimate luxury in an exclusive cabin with fully flat beds complemented by luxurious soft furnishings on all aircrafts. In First, restaurant-style menus are designed by renowned Australian chef and restaurateur Neil Perry. First customers can enjoy an eight course tasting menu on some sectors. Dedicated cabin crew are trained in premium service, food preparation and wine knowledge. First customers receive premium pajamas, slippers and First Amenity Kits by Payot Paris. Qantas First customers can check in up to 60 minutes before flight departure at the dedicated First check-in counter and take advantage of generous baggage allowances.

* Terms and Conditions for Aussie Icons Airpass and Aussie Icons Package:
All prices are 'from' per person based on Economy class travel from Los Angeles departing between 1 May and 8 June 2012. Book by 31 October 2011. No refunds or changes are allowed and space is strictly limited. US/Foreign taxes of approximately $283 per person including September 11 Security Fee of up to $10 are additional, depending on itinerary. Not combinable with any other special or discounted vacation package. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Call Qantas Vacations directly for current prices. CST#2001136-50

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