The much-anticipated Qantas vaccination rewards program will open on Tuesday 24 August.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told Sunrise double-vaccinated frequent flyers over the age of 18 can claim a reward through the Qantas app.
They will have the choice of 1000 Qantas Points, 15 status credits, or a $20 discount on Qantas or Jetstar.
Once they have claimed their prize, Qantas will also enter them into the mega-prize draw, where 10 frequent flyers will win a year’s worth of flights, accommodation and fuel.
The prize will include international destinations once the borders have reopened.
Vaccination is critical to travel
Joyce said the Australian airline will choose one winner from each state and territory. The rest will be chosen from a national TV campaign.
“Getting vaccinated is an important step that every Australian can take that brings us that little bit closer to life as we knew it,” he said.
“As the national carrier, we want to recognise those who have made the effort to protect themselves and the community.”
The @Qantas vaccine rewards program is ready for take off ✈️— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) August 22, 2021
Fully vaccinated Australians can claim points, status credits or vouchers AND are entered into a draw to win free flights, accommodation and fuel for a year!
How to claim: https://t.co/Z197w6cb27 pic.twitter.com/tuxsW5iPhe
Compulsory vaccination for staff
Joyce’s rewards incentive follows the announcement last week that all Qantas staff must be fully vaccinated to continue working.
Cabin crew, pilots and airport workers will need to be fully vaccinated by November 15, 2021. The remainder must have had the jab by 31 March 2022.
“It’s clear that vaccinations are the only way to end the cycle of lockdowns and border closures,” Joyce said.
Need more travel news? Try these stories…