Qantas offers triple loyalty points on flights and hotel reservations
Amid the expansion of lockdowns and border closures, Qantas ditched its “biggest” frequent flyer promotion of all time to get more people to spend their points.
Qantas has announced that it will not only double, but triple its loyalty points when members purchase flights, hotels and even car rental through the airline.
Amid the ongoing closures and border closures across the country, Qantas hopes the “greater frequent flyer supply” will boost the air travel the industry desperately needs.
As part of the promotion, which kicks off Thursday, any flight, hotel or vacation package bookings made by next Tuesday will benefit from the triple point promotion. The travel period is anytime until June 30 next year.
Qantas chief customer officer Stephanie Tully said the airline hopes the promotion will encourage more people to book Christmas vacations during a difficult time.
“It’s a really tough time for many Australians as we go through these latest epidemics, but we know that planning vacations and family reunions is very exciting and gives people something to look forward to,” Ms Tully said. .
âThe Triple Points offer is a great incentive for travelers to book their flights, hotel and car rental well in advance, because the earlier you book, the more likely you are to get the best deals. “
According to the airline, a family of four could earn nearly 16,000 points as part of the triple points campaign when booking round-trip economy flights from Sydney to the Gold Coast and staying at three nights at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort as a vacation package through Qantas Holidays.
âThis is one of our most important offers and we hope it will inspire travelers to start planning their next vacation to reconnect with loved ones in Australia and across the Tasman,â said Ms Tully.
The promotion comes as Qantas boss Alan Joyce has warned the airline could be forced to lay off employees if lockdowns in three of the country’s major cities continue.
Greater Sydney, the Central Coast, the Blue Mountains and Wollongong are currently in the fourth week of lockdown. South Australia entered a seven-day lockdown on Tuesday, while the Victorians will also be locked out until at least Tuesday, July 27.
Mr. Joyce, in an email to all staff seen by the Australian Financial Review, said closures in all three states have reduced its national capacity to below 40% of pre-pandemic levels.
As a result, the airline predicted two scenarios.
“We know travel demand is rebounding quickly and, if current blockages end as planned, the group’s domestic capacity is expected to return to around 60% in August,” the email said.
âAnd up to 80-90% in September and October. We are not about to demand the cessation of our domestic operations at this point. But to be honest, we can’t rule it out if multiple states keep their borders closed for long periods of time.