Low-value Qantas first and enterprise-class tickets are being offered on lodging web site Airbnb, billed as “cabins within the clouds.”
Budget premium flights will be reserved for AU$20. However, they have to be paid for in frequent flyer factors – which suggests they’re solely accessible to Qantas Frequent Flyer members.
However, for these members who’ve sufficient factors, the financial savings are substantial.
For instance, flying top quality from Melbourne to Los Angeles will value 50,000 Qantas Factors for two seats using the Airbnb promotion – usually, this can price 288,000.
“Fashionable, effectively-appointed one-bedroom suite with unparalleled views of the clouds,” reads one of many Airbnb listings from host ‘Qantas Frequent Flyer.’
“Expansive, snug lounge, full with sommelier and chef. Seamless test-in service.”
The fares are hidden on the Airbnb web site, which means travelers must hunt them down moderately than with the ability to seek for them, or discover them in a menu.
“Our enterprise and top quality suites have all of the hallmarks of a typical Airbnb home with comfy beds, films, high quality cooked meals and skilled pleasant hosts,” says Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth.
“We all know our members like to redeem their factors on the journey, so we’re excited to have the ability to give them new methods to entry these rewards.”
The promotion launched on Thursday and is ready to run for two weeks.