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Qantas launches more than 1,700 points planes for travel during August

Qantas Frequent Flyers looking for a winter getaway will be able to use Qantas Points to book any seat on any flight for travel in August across more than 30 domestic routes.

Qantas Frequent Flyers looking for a winter getaway will be able to use Qantas Points to book any seat on any flight for travel in August across more than 30 domestic routes.

More than 1,700 Qantas Points Planes – where every seat can be booked using points – will operate from capital cities to mostly regional destinations during the month of August giving frequent flyers access to almost 130,000 Classic Flight Reward seats.

The Points Planes will be available between Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane to more than 20 regional destinations including Uluru, Coffs Harbour, Broken Hill, Merimbula, Mildura, Newcastle, Orange, Tamworth, Mount Gambier, Burnie, Sunshine Coast and Townsville.

Seats on these flights can also be purchased with cash.

In addition, frequent flyers will need 30 per cent fewer points to book economy Classic Flight Reward seats on these routes, for travel from 1 June to 30 November 2022.

Frequent Flyers can book these seats using points from Monday 9 May until 15 May 2022.

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Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said flights remain frequent flyers’ favourite way to use their points.

“We’ve seen a huge increase in demand for regional travel since the start of the pandemic and these Points Planes will help tens of thousands of frequent flyers discover regional Australia this winter,” Ms Wirth said.

“These Points Planes will help boost tourism right across the country during August and make it easier for residents in these regional towns to get away for a city escape.

“Qantas’ regional network plays an important role in supporting local economies and this investment in domestic Points Planes will continue to drive visitation and support travel demand.”

Those also wanting to book accommodation, can now use 30 to 45 per cent fewer points for all Qantas Hotels and Qantas Holidays bookings.

Last week the airline announced the details of its fleet of twelve A350-1000s on order from Airbus that will fly non-stop to cities worldwide and lead a revamped ‘Project Sunrise’ from 2025.

Qantas also recently announced that its iconic Qantas A380 will be returning to London Heathrow from Sydney, via Singapore in June, taking over from the 787-9 Dreamliner.

For more information visit www.qantas.com