You’ve probably seen the news about Qantas’ points plane promotions that they have run in the past and more so the upcoming retirement 747 flight, well now their low-cost brother Jetstar are running a similar promotion but not for the retirement of an aircraft or to celebrate anything in particular.
The Qantas Points Plane was previously operated by an A380 to Tokyo and the whole aircraft was opened up for award seating, the next points plane that will be operated will the retirement flight of VH-OJU which is departing Sydney for Los Angeles on the 13th of October 2019 with booking opening on the 18th of September 2019.
The Jetstar promotion on the other hand is a little different, I’m sure it’s more advertising and wanting to fill seats which is understandable.
For this promotion, every seat on every flight in the space of a month are open for award seating. There are only two departure ports being Cairns and the Gold Cost with the destination being Japan.
The promotion has started and the flights with the availability commence from the 12th of November 2019 – 12 of December 2019 on all routes to or from Australia to Japan. Bookings have to be made before the 17th of December
How many points will I need for a one-way award ticket on a Jetstar flight to Tokyo or Osaka?
- Economy Class – 21,500 points one-way in Economy Class
- Business Class – 48,000 points one-way in Business Class
As you can see the points required for award seats are obviously lower than the standard Qantas or Oneworld rates but you’re of course not getting what you would have you booked on a full service carrier, that’s something a lot of people seem to forget.
Finding availability is extremely easy on the Qantas website and as you can see, the inventory is quite full:
Play around with the dates but the months just before Christmas are obviously peak travel times to thats something to keep in mind.
Obviously this will be useful to quite a few people but the biggest audience that would take advantage of this would be leisure travellers.
In my opinion, I would advise you save your points and use them for a Qantas award, the rates are quite similar to the Asia region, especially in Economy Class.
To learn more about this promotion, click the link here.