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Changes to selected British Airways Classic Award flights

British Airways

Effective on and from 1 September 2013, British Airways (BA) routes which are currently included in the Qantas Classic Award table will move to the Partner Classic Award table. This change will result in all Classic Award Trips on British Airways (BA) - other than travel on British Airways flights which are part of a oneworld® Classic Award*- being calculated using the Partner Classic Award table.

Where a Classic Award Trip includes only the following British Airways routes, there will be a slight increase in the number of points required as a result of the change because the Partner Classic Award table will apply:

  • Sydney and Singapore,
  • Sydney and London via Singapore, and
  • London and Bangkok, London and Singapore, London and Hong Kong or London and Tokyo.

Where a Classic Award Trip includes one or more flights with a British Airways (BA) flight number not between any of the above city pairings, there will be no change to the points required for the Award Trip as these are currently calculated using the Partner Classic Award table.

Any Classic Award bookings made on or before 31 August 2013 for travel solely on the British Airways routes listed above will be calculated using the Qantas Award Table.

British Airways Routes

Award Table
Effective until
31 August 2013

Award Table
Effective from
01 September 2013

Sydney to London on British Airways via Singapore Qantas Award Table Partner Award Table
London to Tokyo on British Airways Qantas Award Table Partner Award Table
London to Hong Kong on British Airways and then Hong Kong to Sydney on Qantas (with stopover - treated as 2 Trips) Qantas Award Table London to Hong Kong Partner Award Table

Hong Kong to Sydney
Qantas Award Table

Sydney to Bangkok on Qantas and then from Bangkok to London on British Airways (without a stopover – treated as 2 Trips) Qantas Award Table Sydney to Bangkok Qantas Award Table

Bangkok to London Partner Award Table

Examples of Award Trips including British Airways (BA) flights where there will be no change to the points required
Travel from London to Paris on British Airways Partner Award Table
Sydney to London and then London to Paris all on British Airways Partner Award Table
Sydney to London on Qantas and then London to Paris on British Airways (treated as 2 Trips)

Sydney to London
Qantas Award Table

London to Paris
Partner Award Table


There will be no change to the points required for an Award Trip on British Airways (BA) flights when booked as part of a oneworld Classic Award,* which applies when your Award itinerary includes at least two oneworld alliance airlines other than Qantas.

Remember, Classic Award seats on all carriers are subject to capacity controls and availability is limited. Some flights may not have any Classic Award seats available. Award flights must be booked at least 24 hours before scheduled departure (and other advance booking requirements may apply). For more information see qantas.com.

Important Information:
* The oneworld® Classic Award table only applies when your Award itinerary includes at least two oneworld alliance airlines other than Qantas.