Sad news, Qantas frequent flyers.
Qantas is ending fee-free changes and cancellations of reward bookings from this Friday 30 September.
The airline brought in its flexible booking policy for reward seats during the early days of the pandemic to encourage people to use points despite the uncertainty about travel restrictions.
Until now, customers could change or cancel their bookings for free and get a full refund of points and money spent.
While Covid isolation requirements do continue to affect passengers, many other barriers to travel (such as lockdowns and border closures) appear to be in the rear view mirror.
Airlines around the world are now transitioning to arrangements that resemble the pre-pandemic normal.
Under Qantas’ policy, Australian domestic classic flight reward bookings can be changed or cancelled fee-free until 30 September 2022.
International classic flight reward bookings made by 30 September 2022 can be changed or canceled fee-free until 31 December 2022 (which means you have a few more days to lock in a booking for later this year that can be changed or cancelled for free).
After these dates, the standard fees apply: 5,000 Qantas Points per person to change a reward booking or 6,000 points per person to cancel and get a refund of points and money paid.
If you have an upcoming flight, these changes are something to keep in mind.
For more info, visit Qantas here.
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