The $20 Hack To Flying First Class You Won’t Want To Miss!
It sounds too good to be true, but it is, we promise!
Qantas has just revealed the details of its latest frequent flyer perk — first class seats disguised as a $20 accommodation listing on Airbnb.
From today, and for the next two weeks ONLY, The Qantas Frequent Flyer Team is registering as an Airbnb host and secretly posting first and business class redemption seats on the accommodation site.
Savvy frequent flyers who uncover the listings will be able to access significantly discounted seats, which can only be booked using points.
Qantas says it’ll be hiding heaps of flights to destinations including London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Santiago, with listings in pairs and groups of four.
“Our business and first class suites have all the hallmarks of a typical Airbnb house with comfortable beds, movies, quality cooked meals and experienced friendly hosts,” says Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth.
“We know our members love to redeem their points on travel, so we’re excited to be able to give them new ways to access these rewards.”
This is how it works.
Qantas Frequent Flyers search the Airbnb website for a Qantas Frequent Flyer secret listing.
When a member locates a secret listing they click on request to book.
Secret listings include imagery of Qantas lounges and aircraft and include information on the flight details, destination and Qantas Points required to secure the booking.
Once a member’s request to book has been received a Qantas Frequent Flyer team representative will then get in contact to confirm their Frequent Flyer number and necessary points balance.
Once the information is verified a Qantas customer care agent will book the flights (and the$20 holding fee will be refunded).