Other sweeteners in the make-good basket include a status extensions to as far as mid-2024, the release of more points-based reward seats, free lounge passes, and for top-tier Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers, a bonus serve of up to 30,000 Qantas Points.
The click-frenzy crowd was sufficient to crash the Qantas website when the $50 discount offer went live on Monday August 22.
But Qantas’ $50 flight voucher comes with several conditions attached.
1. You can only claim your $50 voucher through the Qantas app, not the airline’s website.
2. Only Qantas Frequent Flyer members in Australia and New Zealand are eligible for the $50 voucher – bad luck if you’re among the many members living outside those two countries.
3. As a short-term $50 travel credit, the offer has a limited shelf-life: each frequent flyer must claim their promo code through the Qantas app by 11.59pm (AEST) on September 30, 2022, and use it by November 30, 2022 – although that booking can be for a flight through to June 30, 2023.
4. The $50 promo code can be used only for a Qantas flight – not on its low-cost arm Jetstar – and more significantly, only when booking a return flight (on top of which, “all domestic or international return bookings must depart from Australia”).
5. There’s a limit of one $50 promo code per booking, and codes “are valid for single adult passenger bookings only” – if your partner is also a Qantas Frequent Flyer, you can’t book a trip for two and combine your promo codes into a single $100 discount.
6. You can’t apply the promo code to offset the cost of a Classic Flight Reward or Points Plus Play booking – and your booking must be made via the Qantas app, the Qantas website or a Qantas call centre.