Qantas launches new Points Plane service to the USA

Qantas has announced a new Points Plane service to the USA – with every single seat bookable using Qantas Points!

Qantas' second Points Plane journey will depart Sydney for Los Angeles on Sunday 13 October 2019. The flight will be operated by the Qantas Boeing 747 – ‘Lord Howe Island'.

And while the 747 doesn't feature an updated Qantas Business suite or premium economy seat, this represents a chance to join the final flight for one of Qantas' iconic ‘Queen of the Skies'.

Plus, this could be an opportunity to use your Qantas Points before increased redemption costs in premium cabins kick in next month.

We've set out the number of seats in each cabin as follows, with the applicable number of points needed to travel from Sydney to Los Angeles:

  • Business (58 seats): 96,000 Qantas Points plus taxes
  • Premium Economy (26 seats): 72,000 Qantas Points plus taxes
  • Economy (over 200 seats): 41,900 Qantas Points plus taxes

Travelling from a different city? Note that under Qantas award zone rules, travellers departing Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra or Hobart can book a connecting flight to Sydney and on to LAX for the same amount of points.

How to book your seat

Qantas Frequent Flyers can book seats on the Points Plane service right now. Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and above members will all have equal opportunity to secure a booking on dedicated Points Plane flights.

At the time of writing, there are seats in all cabins available, however, you'll need to be quick – we'd expect that Business and Premium Economy reward seats will be snapped up very quickly!

Qantas Frequent Flyer members have exclusive access to seats until midnight 2 September 2019. Presumably, after this time, Qantas will open up any remaining reward seats to members of partner programs.

Will you be booking a seat on the Qantas Points Plane service to LAX?

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