Qantas reveals one billion factors used since frequent flyer program shake-up

Simply days after asserting the “greatest ever” change to Qantas’ frequent flyer program, the airline has revealed multiple billion factors have already been used.

Following “ongoing ache factors” for thousands and thousands of members of the profitable program, Qantas chief government Vanessa Hudson and new Loyalty boss Andrew Look delivered a much-awaited replace to each media and choose members of the frequent flyer program on Monday.

The announcement revealed the beginning of Traditional Plus Flight Rewards, a program designed to offer a mid-range choice between the prevailing Traditional and Factors Pay Plus rewards choices, with Ms Hudson saying the airline has no plan to desert its different reward streams.

Because of this, frequent flyers will now get entry to greater than 20 million seats on worldwide flights as a part of a $100 million enlargement of the loyalty program.

On Wednesday, the airline revealed that within the 24-hours following the announcement — the variety of factors used was greater than triple the typical for a day.

It’s understood London, Singapore, Tokyo, Queenstown, and Los Angeles have been the most well-liked locations booked, with virtually 50 per cent of whole Traditional Plus reward seat bookings for journey in premium cabins.

Nonetheless, flights booked underneath the brand new Traditional Plus Flight Rewards system might price as much as thrice extra reward factors than the present Traditional Rewards system.

Mr Look stated the brand new kind of reward seat will often require extra factors than current Traditional seats, however will likely be accessible to all locations on the Qantas worldwide and home community, throughout First, Enterprise, Premium Economic system and Economic system cabins.

The opposite profit, regardless of requiring using extra factors, is that not like the prevailing Traditional reward seats, the factors to ebook Traditional Plus seats will fluctuate like regular airfares, increased in peak durations and decrease in off-peak durations or when booked early.

“We’ve spent quite a lot of time listening to members about how we will higher reward them, so we’re happy to see such a powerful uptake of the brand new product,” Mr Look added.

“The mix of Traditional and Traditional Plus flight rewards will give members extra choices to fly the place they need, when they need and extra usually, utilizing factors.”

Ms Hudson stated frequent flyers now have extra methods than ever to earn factors and Traditional Plus will open up extra worth for frequent flyers who need to spend their rising factors stability.

The airline hopes the $100 million funding will assist them obtain greater than $500 million in earnings (earlier than prices) in FY24.

There are at the moment about 16 million Qantas frequent flyers – representing about 64 per cent of the nationwide inhabitants.

The brand new loyalty seats will likely be accessible on worldwide flights from July, whereas this system will roll out for home flights by the top of the 12 months.

– with Madeleine Achenza

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