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Qantas releases Dec-Jan award seats and launches Christmas sale

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Qantas says it has released several thousand additional reward seats for travel in Dec-Jan, including in premium cabins. I just did a quick search and indeed saw seats available to places like Hong Kong and LAX, mostly in January.

Qantas has also launched a “12 Holidays of Christmas Sale” today, starting with fares to UK and Europe including Melbourne-London from $1249 return, Brisbane-Athens from $1492 return, and Sydney-Rome from $1531 return. Premium economy is also available.

Read more here: Qantas launches Christmas sale and releases thousands of extra reward seats - The High Life
 

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Qantas says it has released several thousand additional reward seats for travel in Dec-Jan, including in premium cabins. I just did a quick search and indeed saw seats available to places like Hong Kong and LAX, mostly in January.

Qantas has also launched a “12 Holidays of Christmas Sale” today, starting with fares to UK and Europe including Melbourne-London from $1249 return, Brisbane-Athens from $1492 return, and Sydney-Rome from $1531 return. Premium economy is also available.

Read more here: Qantas launches Christmas sale and releases thousands of extra reward seats - The High Life
Damn. I want flights for Dec 2019. Will be too late next year to book these in December.
 

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Damn. I want flights for Dec 2019. Will be too late next year to book these in December.
I took it that the seats are for flights in Dec 18 and Jan 19 only, not the next 350(?) days.
 

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Ah. Gotcha. As if you’d wait so late to book Christmas flights.
For some, they may need to travel at late notice.

I did see a member posting today regarding a $12,000 pp bookings. Having such a point option may have been beneficial.
 

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For some, they may need to travel at late notice.

I did see a member posting today regarding a $12,000 pp bookings. Having such a point option may have been beneficial.
Hardly seems worth it though for such specific cases.
 

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They are trying to fill empty seats. Dressed up as a Christmas special. Don't think it's actually about people who need reward seats for Christmas. A bonus for those who may have been looking.
 
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Ah. Gotcha. As if you’d wait so late to book Christmas flights.
Some wait late for an impulsive trip or even business class sales like the one-way cheapie from SIN advertised recently.
 

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They are trying to fill empty seats. Dressed up as a Christmas special. Don't think it's actually about people who need reward seats for Christmas. A bonus for those who may have been looking.

Nothing wrong with using FF as a channel to fill otherwise empty seats. I always wait til last minute to book travel - very rarely do I pay full price as there is always one airline or one hotel that needs to sell their inventory.
 

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Some wait late for an impulsive trip or even business class sales like the one-way cheapie from SIN advertised recently.
Yes we cancelled an award flight to make use of the cheap business class flight (note it was an SQ standard award so high on the points usage)
 

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Maybe it’s to celebrate the unusual novelty of paying some income tax ?

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Managed to book a J class award booking to NYC for the first time ever on bronze status, first time procrastination has paid off haha

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Your first time posting since you joined as well... Welcome!

Thank you for your welcome. It's been awhile since I've flown overseas as we kind of overdid it in 2015 after selling my business. (I actually ran out of movies to watch on the inflight entertainment haha)

Have since un-retired myself since 2017 and am finally back to the point of needing to travel for business again :D
 

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12 Holidays of Christmas Sale
Day 11: Unwrap great fares to Bali, Jakarta and Noumea

With so many incredible global destinations already on sale and just one day to go, today we're unwrapping Indonesia and New Caledonia. Explore the beaches, jungles and villages of Bali or find your own peace on earth in Noumea.

Don't forget, tomorrow is the final day of our 12 Holidays of Christmas Sale. From Asia and Europe, to the USA, South America and more, don't miss out on making your Christmas merrier with one of our festive fares.

Sale ends at 11.59pm (AEDT) on 12 December 2018, unless sold out prior.

BNE-NOU 269 AUD oneway
BNE-NOU 549 AUD return

BNE-DPS 299 AUD oneway
BNE-CGK 599 AUD return

* Prices are per adult in Australian Dollars and based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. Selected travel dates and days apply. Travel dates: Noumea - Economy 24 Apr - 12 Jun 2019, 13 Jul - 18 Aug 2019, 28 Aug - 18 Sep 2019. Business 17 Feb - 19 Nov 2019. Denpasar (Bali) - Economy 22 Jan – 26 Feb 2019. Jakarta - Economy 15 Feb - 4 Apr 2019, 24 Apr - 15 May 2019. Flights between Brisbane and Denpasar (Bali) are via Melbourne or Sydney. Flights between Brisbane and Jakarta are via Sydney. Food, beverage and entertainment offerings vary between flights.
 

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Glad I made a booking last night instead of waiting until the last day as the fare for the return leg went up today... Wonder what will be offered on Day 12 that will give people less than 24 hours to decide on booking?
 
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