Reader contest: Fly to Tokyo with Qantas

By David Flynn, July 22 2015
Reader contest: Fly to Tokyo with Qantas

Congratulations to the following AusBT readers, who will be jetting to Japan this Saturday on the inaugural Qantas flight from Brisbane to Tokyo: Michelle Aizenberg, Nat Bradford, Hannah Fraser, Daniel Kluge, Kirsty Taylor and Fiona Solomon.

PREVIOUS | Be part of the launch of Qantas’ newest international routes to Tokyo, with one business class return ticket and five economy return tickets up for grabs – that’s six chances to win, and a prize pool worth over $13,000.

The lights of Tokyo beckon in this great AusBT reader contest
The lights of Tokyo beckon in this great AusBT reader contest

Your Tokyo adventure will begin on the inaugural QF61 service from Brisbane to Tokyo’s Narita Airport, departing Brisbane at 11am on Saturday August 1st – with some special ‘first flight festivities' before take-off!

Fly from Brisbane to Tokyo in style in the new Qantas A330 Business Suite
Fly from Brisbane to Tokyo in style in the new Qantas A330 Business Suite

The flight will run on Qantas’ latest Airbus A330 with all-new Business Suites in business class (above) and comfortable Recaro seats in economy.

Once you reach Narita Airport at 7.15pm, your time is all your own: stay in Tokyo as long as you like and wherever you choose, from a five-star hotel to an authentic ryokan (transfers, accommodation and associated costs are at the winner’s expense).

After landing in Tokyo, explore Japan at your leisure
After landing in Tokyo, explore Japan at your leisure

Your return flight to Australia will be on Qantas’ Boeing 747 from Tokyo’s conveniently-located Haneda Airport to Sydney, at a date of your choosing.

Note that as a condition of entry, winners must

  • be able to travel on August 1st on the inaugural QF Brisbane-Tokyo flight
  • pay for their own transfers, accommodation, meals and other ground expenses in Japan
  • arrange any necessary connecting flights within Australia, such as flying to Brisbane for the QF61 inaugural, or flying from Sydney after their return on the QF26 service from Tokyo

If you're good with those conditions, then entering this contest is a doddle: just share in up to 25 words why you’d like to fly to Tokyo with Qantas.

This contest is open to residents of Australia aged 16 years and over; entries close at 11.59pm EST on Sunday 26 July 2015, and the winner will be announced on Australian Business Traveller on Monday 27 July 2015 (click here to read the full terms and conditions).

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Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

19 Mar 2014

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GREAT COMP!

27 Sep 2011

Total posts 34

Fingers crossed for that amazing new business suite! I did my best poetry writing in 25 words or less!

24 Oct 2010

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Well as this is a flight to Tokyo, I hope your poetry was in haiku form? Seriously though, as long as you're good to fly BNE-NRT on Sat August 1st that's a start!

American Airlines - AAdvantage

13 Jul 2015

Total posts 223

I won't be able to make this (as much as I want to) - but best of luck to everyone!

QF

11 Jul 2014

Total posts 306

I entered but seriously I don't ever win anything..........

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

28 Jan 2015

Total posts 106

Im probably the most unlucky person going around, but hey, have to be in it to win it

31 Mar 2014

Total posts 299

I wonder the reason behind leaving from Brisbane and returning to Sydney. It means that every winner will need to buy a one way ticket. Even if they live in Brisbane

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

28 Jan 2015

Total posts 106

I was wondering that too, only thing i could think of was maybe the load factors from Tokyo - Brisbane are quite large and they couldnt guarantee getting a seat either way refurb 330 on the way up and 747 on the way back, what more would you want

24 Oct 2010

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Grannular: Qantas is keen to expose both the BNE-NRT and SYD-HND routes (well, okay, so the second is more HND-SYD) including Haneda as a 'new' airport for its flights and a more conveniently-located one for downtown Tokyo compared to Narita. I'm on the media contingent for this (will be on the BNE-NRT inaugural) and we're doing the same deal - we fly Brisbane-Tokyo on Saturday, and on Sunday evening we head to Haneda for the overnight to Sydney.

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

19 Mar 2014

Total posts 574

I think it's a stroke of marketing genius by Qantas. 

The competition is targeted to business travellers. It's close to departure so they probably have a rough indication of loads for the first leg. It gets social transmission around their new route (BNE-NRT,) their rerouted HND-SYD and their new business product.

The parameters of the competition mightn't fly for a widespread, long range competition - non transferrable, must depart from said city at short notice - and could lead to some backlash. But given the T&C's are very clear, I think it's a great way to get business travellers talking about a business route. 

Having never flown upstairs on a 747, I'd take the teck overnight for that, if nothing else!

#bucketlist

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

24 Apr 2014

Total posts 47

I've entered, would be awesome, but I imagine a lot of people are crossing their fingers right now :)

D_C
D_C

03 Mar 2015

Total posts 15

Will there be any status credits earnt on this flight?  ;)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

09 Oct 2014

Total posts 35

Nope.

Steve is correct – as per the T&Cs linked above, "The winners will not accrue Qantas Frequent Flyer points or Status Credits on prize travel."

22 Jul 2015

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May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favour.... I entered.... .08% chance I win anything.. But.... gotta be in it right!!

12 Dec 2012

Total posts 954

If it didn't require flying on the first BNE-NRT flight and allowed for whatever dates, I'd be all over this. (Looking at TYO trip in mid Sep)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

02 Jul 2011

Total posts 1385

Perfect thinking for me, and the start of a new FF year (hello JAL J and F).  

Booking Tokyo hotel rooms on 7days notice!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

28 Aug 2014

Total posts 23

Why stay? F lounge in BNE, Flight to Tokyo, have a quick look around and then JAL F lounge and back... Sounds like a hoot!

13 Feb 2015

Total posts 62

Gr8 comp -- NSW Bank Holiday on the Monday so cant do any banking anyway -- i can stay 2 nights -- wicked to check out that new CX lounge at HND as well that QF wil be using

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 May 2014

Total posts 14

Great competition David. Just entered!

Qantas

24 Jul 2015

Total posts 1

Awesome website and competition!

Thanks for the chance to enter! Tokyo on the brand new A330 Flying Kangaroo is the ultimate way for first timers like us to visit this ultimate dream bucket list destination.

 

Fingers crossed! :-)

 

Thanks :,-)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

27 Jul 2015

Total posts 1

Have winners been announced yet?

26 Jul 2015

Total posts 2

Any winners yet? 

27 Jul 2015

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David

Will you be publishing the winning entries out of interest?  I think it would be great to share!

Congratulations to all the winners as well! 

Cheers

26 Jul 2015

Total posts 2

Congratulations to the winners, I better cancel the leave I booked for the next week off work. Enjoy Tokyo 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Oct 2014

Total posts 6

will you publish the winning entries??

congrats to all!!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

28 Jul 2015

Total posts 2

Thanks for such a great opportunity Australian Business Traveller!

I was one of the lucky winners and am very much looking forward to being on the inaugural flight and meeting other AusBT readers & members. 

Also a big thank you to Qantas for donating such fantastic prizes :).


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