I liked Qantas, but now I love Qantas…
If you surveyed a room full of frequent flyers or points nerds and asked them their greatest gripe with their beloved currencies, it’s always that there’s never a seat to cash them in. On most airlines, you’re lucky if two seats are made available in each cabin with points – and most don’t offer any at all on peak dates. Qantas however, is offering not 1, 2 ,3, or 4 – but 484 – all on one incredible A380 flight.
On October 21st, 2019 Tokyo will receive a fully laden A380 from Melbourne, filled from the first row of first class to the last row of economy with people all sharing one thing in common: they booked with points.
How this hasn’t happened before is well and truly beyond me.
“This is the first time we have dedicated an entire aircraft – let alone an A380 – to our frequent flyers, and we are expecting to see significant demand for these flights, which features a distinctive inflight service with special on-board experiences including a bespoke cocktail and meal service, signature pyjamas and inflight giveaways.” – Olivia Wirth, CEO Qantas Loyalty.
If you’re looking for a bit of novelty, perhaps a whole lot of banter and a great excuse to cash in your points, it just doesn’t get much better than this. Just be sure to set your alarm because the comfiest seats on the plane will undoubtedly sell out in seconds, not minutes. Here’s what to do in Tokyo once you get there.