Qantas Guarantees Huge Launch Of Award Seats

Qantas is notoriously stingy in relation to making premium cabin award seats accessible. In the event you’re hoping to snag a Qantas award seat and there isn’t at the moment availability, you would possibly need to be at your pc a bit later at present…

Qantas guarantees tens of hundreds of award seats

Qantas is anticipated to launch tens of hundreds of latest worldwide award seats for frequent flyers. Particularly, we are able to count on the primary batch of those to be made accessible at 11AM Sydney time on Friday, February 24, 2023 (which might be 7PM New York time on Thursday).

Since October 2021, Qantas has dedicated to creating 50% extra reward seats accessible. As of now that has utilized via June 2023, and with this newest availability being launched, that dedication will likely be prolonged via December 2023.

Qantas claims that the additional seats will likely be accessible throughout all cabins, together with in first and enterprise class, and throughout the service’s full worldwide community of greater than 30 locations. Qantas additionally claims that one in each 11 frequent flyers carried by the airline is booked on an award ticket.

There are at the moment over 5 million award seats accessible all through Qantas’ community over the subsequent 12 months. Nevertheless, as I feel anybody who has checked out Qantas award availability can attest to, there are usually nearly no lengthy haul first and enterprise class award seats accessible.

What number of top quality award seats will we see?!

Will accomplice packages have entry to those seats?

One factor that’s not clear to me is whether or not these award seats will simply be bookable via Qantas Frequent Flyer, or in the event that they’ll even be bookable via accomplice packages, like Alaska Mileage Plan and American AAdvantage. Whereas the intent is clearly to make extra seats accessible via Qantas’ personal program, I wouldn’t be stunned if a minimum of a number of the seats are bookable via accomplice packages as effectively.

In the event you do have transferable factors currencies, keep in mind that Capital One and Citi ThankYou are each Qantas Frequent Flyer switch companions.

I’ll completely be logging on this night to see what’s accessible. Possibly I’m simply too skeptical, however I wouldn’t be holding my breath a couple of bunch of premium lengthy haul awards being made accessible. In different phrases, I don’t suppose we’ll abruptly see Qantas A380 top quality accessible every single day between Los Angeles and Sydney (although I’d actually like to be improper!).

We’ll see if this area is bookable via accomplice packages

Backside line

Qantas Frequent Flyer is promising to make extra award seats accessible, with tens of hundreds of latest seats anticipated to open up at 11AM Sydney time on Friday. Qantas is promising seats throughout its worldwide community, together with in first and enterprise class.

Whereas I’m certain we’ll see some seats, one thing tells me that this will likely be extra like a seat lottery than anything, a minimum of for essentially the most fascinating premium cabin choices.

What are you anticipating from this extra Qantas award availability?

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