Australian airline Qantas has launched a nationwide campaign offering fully vaccinated Australians a chance to win free flights, accommodation and fuel as an attempt to help boost immunisation rates.
From tomorrow, fully vaccinated Australians aged 18 and over can claim their reward through the Qantas app. The three options they can choose from include:
- 1000 Qantas points
- 15 status credits (which help Frequent Flyers move up between Silver, Gold and Platinum tiers)
- $20 flight discount for Qantas or Jetstar
Members will then be automatically entered into the mega prize draw.
Chief executive officer Alan Joyce said the vaccine rollout is critical and is key to breaking the cycle of lockdowns.
“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.”
10 mega prizes will be up for grabs with a winner will be selected from each state and territory.
Winners of the 10 mega prizes will receive a year’s worth of flights to 60 destinations around Australia, free accommodation (345 hotels are involved) and free fuel.
Joyce said that the giveaway is one of the biggest the airline has ever done and that it will allow their employees to get back to work.
“The impact of the pandemic on the travel industry and our own Qantas Group team members means we have a clear vested interest in the success of the vaccine rollout,” he said.
“Our crews can’t wait to get back to reuniting family and friends, taking people on holiday and putting some energy back into the whole tourism industry. For us, getting the vaccine rate up to 70 and 80 per cent means thousands of people can go back to work.”
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