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Qantas to reward its Frequent Flyers who are fully vaccinated

Qantas has announced the launch of its reward campaign for COVID-19 vaccinated Australians. The airline says that this will help them to recognise their role in helping the country get out of lockdown.

From today (24th August 2021), fully vaccinated Australian Frequent Flyers who are 18 and over will be able to claim their reward through the Qantas App by choosing one of three options:

  • 1000 Qantas Points
  • 15 status credits (which help Frequent Flyers move up between Silver, Gold and Platinum tiers)
  • $20 flight discount for Qantas or Jetstar

The members will then be automatically entered into a mega prize draw to win a year’s worth of flights, accommodation and fuel. There will be 10 mega prizes with a winner selected from each state and territory and two mega prize winners as part of a national TV campaign.

Winners of ten mega prizes will receive a year’s worth of flights to travel to more than 60 destinations around Australia, with free accommodation across 345 Accor hotels, resorts and apartments (including Sofitel, Pullman, Peppers, Mantra, Mercure, Mövenpick, Novotel and Ibis) and top up their cars with free fuel from any of bp’s 1,400 service stations across Australia.

The Sydney-based airline further states that the winners will also be able to travel to any Qantas and Jetstar international destination when borders start to open.

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Alan Joyce, CEO, Qantas Group, said:

Getting vaccinated is an important step that every Australian can take that brings us that little bit closer to life as we knew it. As the national carrier, we want to recognise those who have made the effort to protect themselves and the community. This is one of the biggest giveaways we’ve ever done. The impact of the pandemic on the travel industry and our own Qantas Group team members means we have a clear vested interest in the success of the vaccine rollout. Our crews can’t wait to get back to reuniting family and friends, taking people on holiday and putting some energy back into the whole tourism industry. For us, getting the vaccine rate up to 70 and 80 per cent means thousands of people can go back to work. With the Federal Government’s vaccine program ramping up across the country, now is the ideal time to say thank you to Australians for stepping up and protecting themselves and others.

Australian frequent flyers can claim their points, status credits or flight discounts and be automatically entered in the mega prize draw by downloading the Qantas App (via the App Store or through Google Play), using their Medicare app to access and upload their COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate and selecting their reward choice. The airline states that vaccination certificate information will be deleted upon verification.

Photo: Qantas

Australian singer Tones And I made an exclusive rendition of her hit single “Fly Away”for Qantas’ ‘Be Rewarded’ campaign. The campaign will run across TV, digital, outdoor, print and radio thanks to media support.

Reward prize can be claimed from today until 31st December 2021. Winners of the mega prize packages will be announced in January 2022.

Meanwhile, Qantas has announced the resumption of flights to Proserpine for the first time in seven years and has also announced a significant domestic expansion including deploying its Boeing B787 Dreamliners on some domestic routes. The airline has resumed flights to Burnie too and will require all of its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Featured image by Qantas

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