Qantas reduces points required for selected International Economy Classic Rewards

Qantas has started off the year with a surprise – they havereduced the number of points required on Classic Reward redemptions on selected Internation Flights. The reductions affect those flights that fall within Zones 4 – 10 of the Qantas Award charts.

The changes, which come into effect for award redemptions from today, also result in reduced carrier surcharges. On some examples provided, the reduction in carrier surcharges is more significant that the reduction in points. The following table shows the changes in points required for the various zones.

Zone One-Way Miles Economy
From 6 Jan 2016
Economy
Before 6 Jan 2016
1 0-600 8,000 8,000
2 601-1,200 12,000 12,000
3 1,201-2,400 18,000 18,000
4 2,401-3,600 22,500 25,000
5 3,601-4,800 28,000 30,000
6 4,801-5,800 35,000 36,000
7 5,801-7,000 40,000 42,000
8 7,001-8,400 45,000 48,000
9 8,401-9,600 55,000 56,000
10 9,601-15,000 60,000 64,000

Qantas have given the following examples, that show the effect of the reduction in carrier surcharges.  As seen in the tables, there are some quite significant reductions in the co-payment required with the bookings.

For bookings made on and
from 6 Jan 2016:
For bookings made
before 6 Jan 2016:
Between: Qantas Points Taxes, fees and
carrier charges^
Qantas Points Taxes, fees and
carrier charges~
Perth and Singapore 45,000 $245.93 50,000 $425.93
Brisbane and Hong Kong 56,000 $290.66 60,000 $336.66
Melbourne and Los Angeles 90,000 $419.32 96,000 $609.32
Sydney and London (Heathrow) 120,000 $708.18 128,000 $848.18

Further information on the changes is available on the Qantas website.

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