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[Expired] [Deal Alert] Qantas Summer Sale Is On — Here’s How You Can Save

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If you’ve been eyeing Australia or New Zealand as your next adventure, this could be the push you need to finally book your flights. Australian carrier Qantas just announced its latest promotion, through which you could save up to $800 on your airfare.

Act quickly as the sale ends June 23, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PT, unless tickets are sold out prior to this time.

Here’s everything else you need to know about the promotion.

Qantas Summer Sale Promotion

Booking flights Down Under is typically a pricey proposition, but this sale could really help you keep some cash in your pocket as you book your airfare.

Here are the details:

  • Must book travel at by June 23, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PT, but quantities are limited and could sell out before the promotion’s end date.
  • Use code “SUMMER” at checkout.
  • Save $200 on economy tickets, $300 on premium economy tickets, $500 on business class tickets, and $800 on first class tickets (all discounts apply to round-trip tickets).
  • Savings are valid on flights from July 24, 2024, to June 1, 2025.
  • Eligible routes include Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), and San Francisco (SFO) to Australia or New Zealand.
  • Blackout periods include December 13 through 22, 2024, and January 2 through 7, 2025.

I went through the motions of booking a flight between Los Angeles and Sydney (SYD) to see how this discount works — and it worked exactly as advertised, though it wasn’t immediately apparent where to input the discount code. Eventually, I found it at the very bottom of the checkout page.

Qantas Summer Sale
The promo code box will be at the very bottom of the checkout page. Image Credit: Qantas

Once you enter the code for an eligible flight, you should immediately see the discount populate.

Qantas Summer Sale
The cost for a round-trip economy flight between Los Angeles and Sydney. Image Credit: Qantas

Only Qantas-marketed flights are eligible for this promotion. Search results may show itineraries operated by partner airlines, such as American Airlines, but the code will not work for those flights.

5 Credit Cards for Optimizing Your Purchase

There aren’t any Qantas-branded credit cards available to American citizens. However, plenty of travel rewards credit cards are available to help you maximize your airfare purchases. Additionally, the cards listed below come with travel insurance when you use them to book your trip.

Here’s a brief look at how much you can earn with each of the cards, in addition to each card’s welcome offer:

Hot Tip:

If you want to fly Qantas in the future but want to use points and miles to book your tickets, consider earning transferable rewards. Citi ThankYou Points, Capital One miles, and American Express Membership Rewards points can all be transferred to Qantas Frequent Flyer.

Final Thoughts

Australia and New Zealand are both beautiful countries that are absolutely worth visiting, though reaching them from the U.S. is no easy task. But if you want to get to that area of the world, taking advantage of this promotion — and paying with the right credit card — can get your trip started on a high note.

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Brett is a personal finance and travel junkie. Based out of Fort Lauderdale, he’s had over 100 credit cards and earned millions of credit card rewards. He learned the tricks of the trade from his mom, and has taken many steps forward. He wasn’t exposed to much travel as a kid, but now has a goal of reaching 100 countries in his life. In 2019, he sold all of his possessions to become a digital nomad, and he says it was one of the best decisions he ever made. He plans to do it again at some point in his life.

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