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Qantas Frequent Flyer to Offer 20 Million More Reward Seats

Qantas Frequent Flyers will soon have access to over 20 million additional reward seats with the launch of ‘Classic Plus Flight Rewards.’  This is one of the largest-ever expansions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program in its 35-year history.

Qantas Introduces Classic Plus Reward Seats - Courtesy Qantas

On Monday (April 8, 2024), Qantas announced that Qantas Frequent Flyers will have access to over 20 million more reward seats with the launch of Classic Plus Flight Rewards, which is a new way for members to use their Qantas Points to book flights.  While typically requiring more points than existing Classic reward seats, Classic Plus reward seats will represent the best value across the program with far greater availability, as well as upgrade eligibility.  Like normal airfares, the points required to book Classic Plus reward seats will vary, meaning they will be lower during off-peak periods or when booking early, and higher during peak periods.  It is also possible that Classic Plus reward seats may be lower than a Classic reward seat on the same route during sales and promotions.

In Monday’s announcement, Qantas Group’s CEO, Vanessa Hudson, said,

“The Qantas Frequent Flyer program is an integral part of Qantas and has always been about recognising our customers for their loyalty.  We’ve spent a lot of time listening to members about how we can better reward them.  We’re adding over 20 million new flight rewards with the launch of a new type of reward seat called Classic Plus. It’s one of the biggest expansions we’ve made to the Frequent Flyer program in its 35-year history.


“The growth and success of Qantas Loyalty is driven by engaged members who earn and redeem points across the frequent flyer program, including with our partners, and that’s why we’re investing in making more seats available to book with points.”

Qantas Introduces Classic Plus Reward Seats - Courtesy Qantas

Also commenting on the launch of Classic Plus reward seats, Qantas Loyalty’s CEO, Andre Glance, added,

“The widespread availability of Classic Plus means that frequent flyers have more options to fly where they want, when they want and more often, using their points.  The new type of reward seat will usually require more points than the highly sought after existing Classic seats, and will be available to all destinations on the Qantas international and domestic network, across First, Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.  We know how much our members love the existing reward seats and have been booking them in record numbers, so the new Classic Plus product we’re announcing today is over and above our commitment to 5 million Classic reward seats.”

Qantas Points Required to Book Classic Plus Reward Seats - Courtesy Qantas

Classic Plus reward seats are now bookable on Qantas international flights departing Australia for travel from July 1st, 2024, exclusively on the Qantas website, and will be rolled out network-wide for Qantas operated flights by the end of 2024.  Once Classic Plus is completely rolled out, members will have access to 20 million new reward seats for travel across the rolling 12 month booking window.  Qantas will continue to offer over five million Classic reward seats across Qantas, Jetstar and 45 partner airlines, with no change to the points needed to book seats since 2019.

Source: Qantas


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