Qantas is one of the stingiest airlines out there when it comes to making first class award seats available, especially on their routes between the US and Australia. Often you’ll find that they don’t have a single first class award seat available between the US and Australia for the entire schedule.
That’s why some Qantas award availability at the moment is pretty noteworthy.
Now, make sure you temper your expectations here. There’s good availability by Qantas standards.
Like I said, often you won’t see even a single award seat the entire schedule, so to see a couple of dozen dates with space at the moment is quite unusual, especially as there are two first class award seats on many of these flights.
From the US to Australia I see a good bit of space from Los Angeles to both Sydney and Melbourne, while on the return the most space is from Melbourne to Los Angeles.
There are two good ways to book these awards, and in both cases you can book online:
- Through American AAdvantage, at the cost of 110,000 miles per person per direction
- Through Alaska Mileage Plan, at the cost of 70,000 Mileage Plan miles per person, and you’re even allowed a free stopover (meaning you could fly from the US to Australia, have a stopover, and then continue to somewhere else, be it in Australia or New Zealand
To get a sense of what you can expect in Qantas’ A380 first class, see my Sydney to Los Angeles review.
Hurry, as this availability won’t last!
Anyone able to take advantage of this Qantas first class award space?