Loyalty goes a long way, especially when it’s given to Qantas, which is planning to operate its first frequent flyer-only flight that can only be booked using points.

The one-off loyalty service from Melbourne to Tokyo was revealed by Qantas this week and will see all 486 seats onboard an Airbus A380 reserved for frequent flyers.

Seats for the ‘points plane’ departing from Tullamarine Airport on 21 October 2019 will be available from 16 May and will be divided into 14 in First Class, 64 in Business Class, 35 in Premium Economy and 371 in Economy.


A return ‘points plane’ flight will also be available from Tokyo to Melbourne on 26 October on an Airbus A330.

Points required to book a one-way flight start from 35,000 for Economy and increase to 54,000 for Premium Economy, 72,000 for Business Class and 108,000 for First Class.


As the first frequent flyers-only flight, Qantas Loyalty’s Chief Executive, Olivia Wirth, believes it will be wildly popular and the start of a new offering.

“This is the first time we have dedicated an entire aircraft – let alone an A380 – to our frequent flyers, and we are expecting to see significant demand for these flights,” Wirth said.

“If this concept is a success, which we think it will be, Qantas hopes to operate more regular frequent flyer only flights to other international and domestic destinations in the near future.”

Olivia Wirth, Qantas Loyalty Chief Executive


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