Qantas Airlines

History

Qantas is the world’s second oldest airline. It was founded in the Queensland outback in 1920 and is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline. Qantas is recognised as one of the world’s leading long distance airlines, having pioneered services from Australia to North America and Europe.

The Qantas Group’s main business is the transportation of customers using two complementary airline brands – Qantas and Jetstar. The airline brands operate regional, domestic and international services. The Group’s broad portfolio of subsidiary businesses ranges from Qantas Freight Enterprises to Qantas Frequent Flyer.

For 100 years, Qantas has been flying its customers around the world. Now it looks ahead and celebrates the beginning of its next century.

oneworld® Alliance

Qantas is a proud founding member of oneworld®, the world’s leading quality airline alliance. With unrivalled global coverage, the ability to earn and redeem points with multiple airlines, and an array of benefits including priority boarding and easy flight bookings, it’s the more rewarding way to travel the world. With 14 leading airlines connecting you to as many as 1,000 global destinations, exploring the world has never been easier.

Partner Airlines

Qantas operates to over 50 domestic and 27 international destinations and offers over 200 additional destinations with its codeshare partners.

Lounge Access

If you are a Qantas Platinum Frequent Flyer or Gold Frequent Flyer member (equivalent to the oneworld® Emerald or Sapphire tiers), or you are travelling in a First or Business Class cabin on any oneworld® member airline (excludes oneworld® connect partners), you can access more than 650 airport lounges throughout the world. This means you can relax or catch up with work in comfort and style before departure.
To be eligible, you must be departing on a flight that is both marketed and operated by a oneworld® member airline.

Frequent Flyer Program

There are 5 membership tiers: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One. Members can move up to the next level by accumulating the required Status credits.

Each membership level offers particular privileges, including higher priority check-in, baggage allowances and, for Platinum and Gold members, and complimentary Qantas Club membership. Eligible Frequent Flyer members also have access to oneworld® lounges. The higher the membership status, the greater the privileges.

Your Qantas Frequent Flyer status is recognised across all oneworld® member airlines. You’re entitled to a range of benefits, which are provided according to the oneworld® tier levels, no matter which cabin class you fly in.

 

Qantas Airlines Travel Updates

Changes to the Qantas Vaccination Requirements

14 July 2022

From 19 July 2022, Qantas will no longer require passengers travelling on international flights operated by the Qantas Group to

Qantas Re-Starts Sydney-Singapore-London Flights On A380

28 January 2022

No more stopovers in Darwin – the well-worn kangaroo route & the superjumbo A-380 are both bouncing back! Qantas flagship

Qantas A380’s Returning to the Skies

14 September 2021

In preparation for the planned December opening of international travel, the Boeing 787 is scheduled to take to the skies

Qantas International Flight Rollout Strategy

1 September 2021

The Qantas group are preparing to restart their international flights with plans in place linked to vaccine rollout in Australia

Qantas Slices Time off Melbourne to Tokyo Journey

22 December 2019

Qantas is set to launch direct flights from Melbourne to Tokyo Haneda Airport, shaving an hour off the current Tokyo trip.

Qantas’ Million Dollar A380 Upgrade Takes to the Skies

3 October 2019

It’s been two years in the making but Qantas will finally be rolling out the new configuration of its A380 plane from the beginning of October.

Qantas Alters First Lounge Access for Platinum Guests

22 September 2019

Qantas Platinum members have been given extra flexibility with bringing guests into the airline’s First Lounges.

Qantas Increases International Cabin Bag Weight

20 September 2019

International premium passengers flying Qantas are now able to take heavier cabin bags on board their flights

Qantas News – 19 hours flights to be tested. Non stop to London and New York.

26 August 2019

Qantas announces that they will run three ultra long haul research flights.

New Qantas Airbus A380 Business Class

26 August 2019

Qantas will begin flying its refurbished Airbus A380 by the end of September.

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