Qantas is making it even easier to holiday at home this year, with unlimited flight date changes, complimentary beer and wine in economy, and its 1 million seat sale.
Holidaying here this year just got a whole lot easier with Qantas boosting its flexibility for customers wishing to amend their travel plans, now allowing unlimited flight date changes until at least January 2022.
This change coincides with a nationwide domestic sale, with more than 1 million seats on sale to 55 destinations starting from $99 and a boost to the premium-service offered on-board.
Qantas Group Chief Customer Officer, Stephanie Tully, said with international borders closed, the best way to drive tourism is by making it more convenient for Australians to explore their own backyard.
“As the national carrier, we have an important role to play in helping the industry recover from COVID-19, and we know that given the right opportunity, people are keen to travel.”
Stephanie Tully, Qantas Group Chief Customer Officer
The updated “Fly Flexible” policy applies to all new domestic flight bookings for Qantas and QantasLink and Trans-Tasman services booked from today until at least the end of April.
The flight date can be changed to any available for sale at the time (up to 355 days in advance). Qantas will waive the change fee (a fare difference
Customers could previously make one flight change, for travel until the end of June.
Sale – on now!
Qantas has today launched a nationwide sale across all capital city and regional destinations offering economy fares from $99 one way and $399 one way in Business Class.
Fares are on sale from today until 15 February for travel from mid-March.
Some of the one-way fares include:
• Sydney-Byron Bay (Ballina) from $99
• Launceston-Melbourne from $99
• Adelaide-Melbourne from $109
• Brisbane-Cairns from $124
• Sydney-Hamilton Island from $164
• Melbourne-Perth from $204
This month, Qantas is also making further improvements to inflight food and beverage options for customers, in line with its premium full-service offering.
• Complimentary beer and wine for Economy passengers will continue to be available daily across domestic and regional flights (previously available for purchase on certain flights). Included in the beer options will be an exclusive limited-edition Qantas Centenary lager brewed by Lion Nathan.
• New hot meal options in Economy, ranging from gourmet beef pies and roast vegetable quiches to beef and mushroom ragout and roasted chicken with tomato, garlic and lemon sauce. Qantas is the only domestic airline offering a full meal service including at breakfast and dinner, including key capital city routes between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. This will be rolled out to shorter flights in March.
Ms Tully said the airline was focused on continuing to deliver a premium service for customers. “People know exactly what to expect when they book with Qantas, whether its complimentary food and drinks, baggage, fast Wi-Fi or access to dozens of lounges around Australia, she said.
“While COVID-19 has forced a reduction in some inflight services, we’re pleased to bring back some of our most popular options as customers take to the skies with Qantas again,” she said.
Qantas has reopened the vast majority of its 35 Qantas Club and Business Lounges across Australia and it’s Chairmans Lounges.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Qantas has introduced a number of initiatives improve safety and peace-of-mind when travelling domestically through its Fly Well program, including masks on board, hand sanitising stations and enhanced aircraft cleaning.
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