30% off Qantas & Jetstar Reward Seats (May 2021)

Qantas and Jetstar planes
Get 30% off Qantas Frequent Flyer redemptions on Qantas or Jetstar until 28 May 2021. Photo: Qantas.

Qantas Frequent Flyer is giving 30% off the points required for Qantas and Jetstar Classic Flight Reward seats until Friday 28 May 2021. This promotion covers travel dates between 1 July and 9 December 2021.

The discount is available on reward seats within Australia and New Zealand. It’s even valid on Jetstar domestic flights in New Zealand, which now cost only 4,480 Qantas points + taxes (although the price on the search page is incorrectly displayed as 4,500 points).

With this promotion, a Qantas Classic Flight Reward seat from Sydney to Brisbane costs just 5,600 Qantas points in Economy or 12,800 Qantas points in Business class, plus $36 in taxes & carrier charges.

If you wanted to fly to New Zealand, a one-way Qantas flight on any non-stop trans-Tasman route would cost 12,600 Qantas points in Economy or 29,000 points in Business, plus taxes & carrier charges.

This promotion does not cover international flights, other than to New Zealand, although Qantas has removed other international routes from sale until at least mid-December 2021 anyway.

For some reason, this promotion initially did not cover flights to Norfolk Island. But this error has now been corrected after Qantas was contracted to continue flying from Sydney and Brisbane to Norfolk Island until 29 August 2021 (this has just been extended after Qantas was initially contracted to fly this route instead of Air New Zealand until mid-June 2021).

The discount is automatically applied when you book Classic Flight Reward seats on the Qantas website. You can also read the full offer terms & conditions on the Qantas website.

Qantas Frequent Flyer has offered 30% off Qantas & Jetstar Economy class reward seats in the past. But it is unusual for this discount to be available across most of the airline’s entire network (admittedly, Qantas isn’t currently flying long-haul) and to also apply to Business Class rewards. The last such promotion, which took place in March 2021, only covered the Sydney-Melbourne route.

Qantas continues to offer fee-free changes and cancellations on Classic Flight Rewards booked until at least 31 July 2021, for travel until 28 February 2022.

If you’re in Qantas Points Club, don’t forget that you can also earn status credits on Classic Flight Rewards booked using points – but only on Qantas marketed flights (i.e. with a “QF” flight number).

As international borders remain closed but demand for domestic travel recovers, Qantas says that more people are using their points. According to the airline, Qantas Frequent Flyer redemptions for domestic and trans-Tasman flights in April 2021 were 85% higher than they were in the same month pre-COVID.

Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: 30% off reward seats Qantas/JQ Y and J anywhere in AU and NZ JUL- DEC 21


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Matt Graham
The editor of Australian Frequent Flyer, Matt's passion for travel has taken him to over 60 countries… with the help of frequent flyer points, of course!
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