Qantas Now Lets You Upgrade Seats Booked On Frequent Flyer Rewards Points

If you've booked an economy flight ticket using your Qantas Frequent Flyer points on the airline's Classic Flight Rewards program, you can now stack more points on top to get yourself an upgrade to premium economy or business class seat. Here's what you need to know.

Qantas' change to Classic Flight Rewards comes after competitor Virgin announce it was shaking up its own frequent flyer program.

If you book a ticket using Qantas points and still have some to spare, you can invest them into upgrading your seat. First class is still off-limits but moving up to premium economy or business class doesn't sound too bad.

Here's the breakdown of the points needed for upgrading your seats to a few popular destinations:

Points needed for a Domestic Classic Upgrade Reward To Business

Route Classic Flight Reward - Economy Discount Economy Flexible Economy
Sydney - Perth 26,000 20,000 10,000
Melbourne - Sydney 12,000 10,000 5000
Sydney - Brisbane 12,000 10,000 5000
Brisbane - Melbourne 18,000 15,000 7500

Points needed for a International Classic Upgrade Reward to Premium Economy

Route Classic Flight Reward - Economy Discount Economy Flexible Economy
Sydney - Los Angeles 70,000 45,000 18,000
Melbourne - Hong Kong 38,000 25,000 10,000
Melbourne - London 90,000 60,000 24,000
Sydney - Johannesburg 56,000 35,000 14,500

You can hop over to the Qantas Class Flight Rewards upgrade page for the full terms and conditions.

[Via Qantas Frequent Flyers]

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    Couldn't you just book the higher-class seat with the requisite amount of points in the first place?

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