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Australia Closer Than Ever With Four-Day Sale Qantas amazing airfares from $678* round trip; for a limited time three additional cities from only $99*

NEW YORK, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Qantas Airways, the world's longest continuously-operating airline, today announced a new four-day-only sale to Australia, making U.S. travelers' top-rated overseas destination more affordable than ever. The Aussie Airpass, Qantas Walkabout pass, and two-for-one Premium Economy and Business Class fares are included in the special limited-time offers.

Qantas Aussie Airpass on Sale Qantas takes "no worries" to the next level with the Aussie Airpass, which allows travelers to visit up to four Australian destinations for one low price.

Round trip travel departing from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane from only $678*, and now for a very limited time travelers can see another three cities in Australia from only $99* with the Qantas Aussie Airpass available from only $777*. The Airpass can be used to create the dream itinerary and see all parts of Australia at unbelievable prices. Visit for more information; must book by May 13, 2010, valid for travel departures through June 8, 2010.

Qantas Walkabout Pass Special Fare For travelers who may not have enough time to see four cities, then the Qantas Walkabout Pass sale offers the ability to maximize the current fare sales, and allows travelers to add many of Australia's most popular destinations including Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns (home of the Great Barrier Reef), Adelaide and Tasmania from only $39* per flight. Book by May 13, 2010 and commence travel by June 8, 2010; visit for more information.

Two-For-One Premium Economy, Business Class Fares The ultimate in long-haul flight comfort, Qantas is offering outstanding discounts on Premium Economy and Business Class fares on select routes with a two-for-one fare sale*.

Los Angeles to Auckland in International Business is being offered two-for-one** for a limited time. Tickets must be purchased before May 13 for travel between May 10 and June 30, 2010. For more information, visit

San Francisco to Sydney in Premium Economy is also being offered two-for-one***, with travel departure dates of May 10 through June 30 2010. Tickets must be purchased by May 13. For more information on the fare, visit

"Qantas is the preferred airline for trans-Pacific travel, and we are thrilled to be able to offer travelers the best fares and renowned service to Australia during this special fare sale," said Mr. Wally Mariani, Qantas Senior Executive Vice President for the Americas. "Australia is a diverse and spectacular travel destination, and now it really is more affordable than ever." Qantas offers daily non-stop flights to Australia, and 6 weekly non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Auckland with a direct service connection in Los Angeles from New York (JFK); service from San Francisco is also via Los Angeles with Qantas codeshare flights operated by American Airlines.

Qantas Airways consistently ranks among the top carriers to service Australia and New Zealand, having most recently been recognized by the readers of Executive Travel Magazine and Global Traveler Magazine as the "Best Airline for Flights to Australia and New Zealand, 2009" and the "Best Airline in Australia and New Zealand, 2009" respectively. Also in 2009, Qantas was awarded "Best International Airline" by the editors at TravelAge West magazine, as well as "Best Airline for Surfers" by Surfer Magazine in April 2010.

Features for Qantas trans-Pacific International Economy passengers, departing on U.S. mainland flights, include complimentary: award-winning Qantas service; enhanced food and bar service including a choice of menu selections, blankets and pillows, up to 400 video-on-demand program options with a personal, in-seat interactive video screen; and a carefully-considered amenity pack, featuring a selection of comforts to enhance the flight experience.

Features for Qantas Business passengers departing from the U.S. mainland include: award-winning Qantas Business service; access to the deluxe Qantas Business lounges in Sydney and Melbourne and partner lounges stateside; an enhanced Skybed sleeper seat designed by Qantas Creative Director Marc Newson, with ergonomically-enhanced cushioning; up to 1,000 entertainment options presented on the 12-inch in-arm touch screen system; cuisine options from five-course dinners to a la carte menus to Room Service breakfasts designed by leading Australian Chef Neil Perry, and a carefully considered amenity pack, featuring a selection of comforts to enhance the flight experience.

For reservations, contact a preferred travel agent, visit or call 800-227-4831+.

*Tickets for all special Aussie Airpass and Walkabout Pass fares must be issued by May 13, 2010. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight.

Prices are per person. No refunds for Aussie Airpass sale and Walkabout Pass special fare. Revalidation/reissue permitted on changes for an additional $75 for Aussie Airpass or $100 for Walkabout Pass per person per transaction plus any additional airfare. Aussie Airpass sale level valid from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart or Launceston, with travel from other select U.S. cities and travel to other select Australian and New Zealand cities permitted at additional charge. Minimum and maximum stay restrictions apply. Fare sale available on Qantas-operated flights and, when applicable, on Qantas' codeshare flight between San Francisco and Los Angeles operated by American Airlines. Taxes/fees/September 11th Security Fee of approximately $150-200 is additional. Other restrictions apply. ** Two-for-one business fare is applicable for travel from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Auckland and is based on comparison to current Qantas year-round Business fare IOXRT from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Auckland. *** Two-for-one premium economy fare is for travel from San Francisco to Sydney and is based on comparison to current Qantas year-round Premium Economy fares RLRT and RKRT from San Francisco to Sydney. +Airfare is an additional $15 for reservations made by telephone. Visit for more details.

About Qantas Airways Qantas is the only airline offering daily A380 service from the U.S. on select non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Sydney. The daily non-stop from Los Angeles to Melbourne features the A380 three times weekly. The Qantas A380 features aircraft interiors designed by internationally renowned industrial designer and Qantas Creative Director Marc Newson. Providing over 40 flights per week from the U.S., Qantas offers more than 30 nonstop flights from Los Angeles (to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland), four from San Francisco to Sydney, a daily direct service from JFK and three from Honolulu to Sydney. A leader in travel comfort, all passengers enjoy complimentary meals, bar service, blankets and pillows, and in-flight entertainment. All Qantas mainland departures feature on-demand video and audio selections for movies, TV programs, radio and games in all classes.

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