Get the points: up to 50% off Qantas award flights

By danwarne, April 1 2011
Get the points: up to 50% off Qantas award flights

OK, our article today about Qantas pledging to return to being a full-service airline was just an April Fool's joke (regrettably), but this points promotion from Qantas is rock solid.

Qantas is offering domestic award flights at up to 50% off the normal points required.

A Melbourne-Brisbane flight that would normally cost 12,000 points is going for half price -- just 6,000 points, with an $11.69 tax/fuel surcharge payable.

Sydney-Adelaide, which would normally cost 12,000 points, is going for 8,000 points -- a 33% discount. Fees on top of the points amount to $18.32.

Melbourne-Perth is on offer for only 12,000 points, a 33% reduction from the normal price of 18,000 points. Fees are $11.37.

All the fares can be booked return for twice the number of points (e.g. 24,000 for a Melbourne-Perth return flight.)

However, you must be prepared to travel promptly to get these offers -- seats are only available on flights in the next four days (until 4th April).

The full details of the Qantas offer are here.


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