Qantas’s next “points plane” is a Jetstar flight to Japan

Posted: 3 September 2019 3:05 pm

All seats on flights from Cairns or the Gold Coast to Japan are bookable with points.

Qantas's latest points plane promotion makes all available seats on Jetstar flights leaving the Gold Coast and Cairns for Japan bookable with Qantas Points.

The promotion runs from 3-17 September 2019, and the eligible travel dates are 12 November 2019 to 12 December 2019. The promotion includes both return and one-way flights.

If you're not based in the Gold Coast or in Cairns, you can connect from Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide with the required points rising slightly as a result (see the table below).

The promotion also includes flights on Jetstar Japan's network of 16 domestic destinations including Tokyo (Narita), Sapporo, Nagasaki, Osaka and Okinawa among others.

This is the third "points plane" promotion announced by Qantas, with the first being a Qantas A380 flight from Melbourne to Tokyo and the latest being a 747 flight from Sydney to Los Angeles.

How do I book a seat on one of the points planes?

To book a seat, you'll need to head to the Qantas website and follow these instructions:

  1. Log in to your frequent flyer account
  2. Visit the Qantas promotion page to see if your intended flights are part of the promotion.
  3. Search the Qantas website for your flights, making sure that "Use Points" is selected
  4. Select and pay for your flights

How many points will you need to fly to Japan on a points plane?

It depends where you're flying from, but below is a selection of routes and the Qantas Points needed:

FlightClassOne-way/returnQantas Points requiredFees payable
Gold Coast to Tokyo (Narita)Economy classReturn43,000$237.23
Gold Coast to Tokyo (Narita)Business classReturn96,000$487.23
Cairns to Tokyo (Narita)Economy classReturn43,000$261.96
Cairns to Tokyo (Narita)Business classReturn96,000$511.96
Sydney to Tokyo (Narita) via CairnsEconomy classReturn52,000$293.90
Melbourne to Tokyo (Narita) via Gold CoastEconomy classReturn52,000$266.24
Adelaide to Tokyo (Narita) via CairnsEconomy classReturn52,000$298.03

What business class seats are available through this promotion?

If you want to fly in the pointy end, Jetstar only has business class seats on its international flights flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

The cabin configuration is 2-3-2 and the seats are similar to premium economy on a full service airline.

Jetstar 787-9 Business Class

Jetstar 787-9 Business Class cabin Image: Jetstar/Supplied

A Jetstar business class ticket includes the following:

  • A wider leather seat
  • Meals, snacks and wines
  • 2x carry-on bags up to 7kg each
  • 30kg of checked luggage
  • Inflight entertainment
  • Comfort pack including inflatable neck pillow, toothbrush and toothpaste, eye mask, socks and blanket
  • Noise-cancelling headphones

To build up your Qantas Points balance, read our guide on how to earn more Qantas Points.

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Image source: Jetstar

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