/ 09 April 2024

Not exactly jumping for joy


If you’re a member of Qantas’ Frequent Flyer program, you probably received an email yesterday spruiking the benefits of its new Classic Plus Flight Rewards. The overhaul will see 20 million new reward seats – aka ones you can pay for with points – on offer, but the rub is that they will be ‘priced’ much like regular airfares, meaning the number of points needed increases during peak times. That’s instead of the fixed number of points currently required for 5 million seats. Qantas boss Vanessa Hudson unveiled the revamp yesterday saying it will give passengers “more choice and more destinations”. Qantas hopes it will help restore credibility with customers after a very rocky few years… Less helpful for all airlines was news of yet another Boeing safety issue on a US flight with passengers capturing dramatic footage

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