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Thousands of Qantas international seats up for grabs

Qantas has released tens of thousands of new international reward seats for frequent flyers.

Qantas planes lined up and people wearing masks in an airport.
Qantas is releasing tens of thousands of reward seats. (Source: Getty)

Qantas will release tens of thousands of new international reward seats this week to give frequent flyers more opportunity to travel overseas using their Qantas Points.

The extra reward seats will be available from 11:00am AEDT on Friday, across all cabins, including Business Class and First Class, on the airline’s full international network of more than 30 destinations.

The most popular overseas destinations booked with points were London, Singapore, Bali, Tokyo and Los Angeles.

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Since October 2021, Qantas has made 50 per cent more reward seats available and has seen record numbers of customers using their points to travel, Qantas said.

Qantas also released thousands of Points Planes over the past year, where every seat on the flight is available to be booked as a Classic Flight Reward.

Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said reward seats on international flights were one of the most popular ways to use Qantas Points.

“Our frequent flyers have been using their points to book reward seats in record numbers, and demand for seats on international flights is particularly strong,” Wirth said.

“We’re releasing tens of thousands of new Classic Flight Reward seats to international destinations to make it easier for our members to use their points towards their next overseas trip.

“There are more than 5 million reward seats available for booking across the Qantas and Jetstar international and domestic networks over the next year.”

Wirth said the number of points required to book reward seats would remain the same.

Frequent flyers can also use their points to access reward seats to more than 1,200 destinations around the world on Qantas’s network of more than 45 partner airlines.

How many points do you need to travel?

Qantas Points required to fly to popular international destinations include:

ROUTE

ECONOMY

TAXES, FEES AND CARRIER CHARGES

BUSINESS CLASS

TAXES, FEES AND CARRIER CHARGES

Sydney – London

55,200

$233

144,600

$443

Melbourne – London

55,200

$231

144,600

$441

Brisbane – Los Angeles

41,900

$209

108,400

$334

Sydney – Los Angeles

41,900

$209

108,400

$334

Sydney – Tokyo (Haneda)

31,500

$148

82,000

$198

Melbourne – Auckland

18,000

$157

41,500

$157

Sydney – Fiji (Nadi)

18,000

$107

41,500

$107

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