Qantas Is Offering Tens Of Thousands Of Classic Flight Reward Seats
— 23 February 2023

Qantas Is Offering Tens Of Thousands Of Classic Flight Reward Seats

— 23 February 2023
Chris Singh
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Chris Singh

Tens of thousands of new Qantas international reward seats will be released to the airline’s frequent flyers progressively from this Friday, available to book at Classic Flight Reward rates.

As the carrier soars back into profit and commits over $100 million to overhauling its lounge network, it seems the Flying Kangaroo is far from done when it comes to pulling out these big, satisfying offers for loyal customers, given more than five million reward seats will be available across both Qantas and Jetstar over the next 12 months.

Making good on its promise of 50 per cent more international reward seats in the near future, Qantas will continually ramp up offers for any passengers looking to use their banked Qantas Points for travel. This one, starting from 11 AM Friday (AEDT) should hopefully be the first Classic Flight Reward offer of many in 2023, extending across all cabins as people start to think about where to travel this year.

Most importantly, Qantas has made this extra reward seats offer available across the airline’s full international network, which means more than 30 destinations are included. The offer comprises some of the world’s most popular destinations including London, Singapore, Bali, Tokyo and Los Angeles.

Do note that Classic Flight Reward seats always represent the best value for passengers using Qantas Points to travel. Classic Flight Reward means the seats are available for the lowest number of frequent flyer points possible. Typically, you can use Qantas Points to book any other seat on your standard Qantas flight, but under normal conditions, these can usually run you up to three times more Qantas Points, as they reflect the actually cash price for each seat.

Given the rarity of a Classic Flight Reward seat, these ones usually go much quicker as passengers are obviously keen to stretch their points balance as far as it can go. Needless to say, act fast.

Not all Classic Flight Reward seats will be made available at once. Qantas will be releasing its Classic Flight Reward seats in a staggered offer, with about 25% of its inventory across all routes made available every month.

While there’s no word on more Qantas Points Planes as of yet – where every single seat is sold as a Class Flight Reward seat – the current offer means that more of these kinds of seats will be available over the coming months.

This is particularly valuable given the number of Qantas Points required to book reward seats has not seen an increase over the past few years, making these Classic Flight Reward seats the most cost-effective way to get to where you’re going. Of course, that only really applies to passengers who have a substantial number of Qantas Points banked up.

As an example, here are some of the Qantas services you can book Class Flight Reward seats on, as well as how many Qantas Points are required in addition to the standard taxes, fees and carrier charges.

RouteEconomyFeesBusiness ClassFees
Sydney – London55,200$233144,600$443
Melbourne – London55,200$231144,600$441
Brisbane – Los Angeles41,900$209108,400$334
Sydney – Los Angeles41,900$209108,400$334
Sydney – Tokyo (Haneda)31,500$14882,000$198
Melbourne – Auckland18,000$15741,500$157
Sydney – Fiji (Nadi)18,000$10741,500$107
Chris Singh
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Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.

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