Turning your Qantas frequent flyer points into a 'free' flight just became a better deal, with the Flying Kangaroo slashing both the number of points required and the amount of money associated with airline, airport and fuel charges.
The new system, which takes effect as of today, applies to all international economy flights, with an average drop of 10% in frequent flyer points and a solid 40% in the companion 'carrier charge, largely driven by consistently lower fuel prices.
A return economy ticket between Sydney to London will now cost 120,000 Qantas Points plus $708, compared to 128,000 points and $848 under the old scheme.
A similar Melbourne-Los Angeles trip goes from a bundle of 96,000 points + $609 to 90,000 points + $419.
Qantas' move brings frequent flyer points redemption closer in line with a generally lower baseline for international economy fares.
The number of points required to make international economy reward bookings with some Qantas partners – including American Airlines, Emirates and Fiji Airways – has also been reduced, with those partners rolled into the Qantas Classic Rewards table.
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