Now that Japan has officially scrapped its COVID-19 restrictions and re-opened to international travellers, Qantas and Jetstar have decided to celebrate by unveiling thousands of reward seats on flights bound for the Land of the Rising Sun.
Both airlines will make every Economy seat between Australia and Japan available as a Classic Flight Reward over a six-week period from May 11th to June 20th of 2023. Jetstar Economy seats flying between Australia and Japan from October 11th to November 30th of 2022 will also be available as Classic Flight Rewards.
And to kick things off in tasty fashion, there’ll be two Qantas Points Planes flying from Sydney to Tokyo (Haneda) on May 10th of 2023. Meaning seats in every cabin here – including Business – is up for grabs as a Classic Flight Reward.
“Australians have been waiting to be able to return to Japan and having access to thousands of reward seats will help our frequent flyers travel to one of their most loved destinations,” said Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth.
“We saw a record number of points used recently when we extended our commitment of up to 50% more Classic Reward seats with strong demand for travel to Japan.”
The 100,000 reward seats will be available across the following six routes:
- Sydney – Tokyo (Haneda)
- Brisbane – Tokyo (Haneda)
- Melbourne – Tokyo (Haneda)
- Cairns – Tokyo (Narita)
- Cairns – Osaka (Kansai)
- Gold Coast – Tokyo (Narita)
Additionally, Qantas will offer Points Planes between Sydney and Hong Kong on January 30th of 2023 when the airline restarts its flights to the latter.
Wirth added: “Our members love to redeem their points on travel and we’re excited to expand their opportunities with more reward seats, as well as hotels, holidays, and curated experiences.”
“There are also still millions of reward seats available across many other domestic and other international routes for the next year on Qantas, Jetstar, and our partner airlines.”
Bookings for Classic Flight Reward seats and Points Planes are open starting today at 10 AM, and will be available up until October 13th of 2022 (seats can also be copped with cash).