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A great opportunity to use Qantas Points for first class elegance with Qatar Airways

Right now, there’s an excellent opportunity to secure first class award seats with Qantas partner Qatar Airways – one of the world’s premier airlines – on its Melbourne to Doha route.

Earlier this week, Qatar Airways announced an upgrade of this flight to an Airbus A380 from 30 June 2017. With this change, new award seats have been released – mainly for first class – which Qantas Frequent Flyers can access.

Qatar’s A380s feature its flagship first class product – one of the best in the air. Passengers travel in luxurious suites with an award-winning food and dining service.

First Class Qatar Airways A380

The A380s also feature a fantastic on-board bar and lounge area for cocktails and socialising.

Qatar A380 bar

There are quite a few dates from September 2017 onwards when two first class award seats are available. I took screenshots for September and October to illustrate. There are some (but not many) business class seats available as well.

September award availability
October award availability

From Doha you can connect to flights to Europe and elsewhere.

Qantas Frequent Flyers can book these seats quite easily through the Qantas website. It’s not cheap – you’ll need 152,000 points plus $373 in fees per person each way – but given a return fare would cost around $12,000, it’s excellent value!

Make sure you get in quick as these seats could be snapped up fast.


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