Qantas Frequent Flyer is currently giving 40% off the points required to book Classic Flight Rewards to Norfolk Island!
Until 11 July 2021, you’ll get a 40% discount off the Qantas points to Norfolk Island when booking travel until 29 August 2021. This discount is available on both Economy and Business reward flights.
In addition to direct flights from Sydney or Brisbane to Norfolk Island, this discount is available on connecting itineraries. For example, you could fly from Darwin to Norfolk Island via Brisbane and the 40% discount would apply.
See the Qantas website for more details about this promotion.
You would still need to pay the full amount of taxes, fees & carrier charges, which are around $250 for a return Sydney-Norfolk Island booking. But with this promotion, the number of Qantas points required for a round-trip booking from Brisbane or Sydney to Norfolk Island is just 14,400 points in Economy or 33,120 points in Business Class. As the regular airfares are normally quite high, that’s a very good deal!
As Qantas will only continue operating flights to Norfolk Island until 29 August 2021, with Air New Zealand taking over after this date, the next two months are also your last opportunity to get to Norfolk Island using Qantas points.
Qantas award availability to Norfolk Island is currently very good, in general, from both Brisbane and Sydney.
Current Norfolk Island travel restrictions
Travellers from most parts of Australia are permitted to enter Norfolk Island, but need to apply for a free Norfolk Island Entry Pass 24-72 hours before arrival.
The current exception is people from Greater Sydney, who will not be allowed to travel to Norfolk Island (except returning residents and essential travellers, who must self-isolate after arriving) until at least 9 July 2021.
It is allowed to travel from elsewhere in regional NSW or interstate to Norfolk Island via Sydney. But you may not leave Sydney Airport during your transit (or if staying overnight, your transit must be under 24 hours and you must travel directly from the airport to a hotel within the airport precinct, coming only in contact with airline and hotel staff).
It is possible that COVID-19 travel restrictions could change again in the future. For the latest information, check the Norfolk Island Regional Council website.
One of the advantages of booking a Classic Flight Reward with Qantas points at the moment is that you are able to change your dates, or cancel your ticket, without penalty until 28 February 2022. So, other than potentially having to wait more than 8 weeks for a refund of your Qantas points and money, there is little risk involved with booking Qantas Classic Flight Rewards.
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