Explore Australia more with this free stop-over booking hack

2019-05-21 12:12 - Selene Brophy
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The airline that currently operates a  zero-waste flightreally understands the power of a stopover. 

Qantas operates direct flights between Johannesburg and Sydney six times a week - and daily flights during peak periods - and not only does it offer great connection times, there is good value in their Multi-Stop Fares too.

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The airline, with a domestic network to over 60 towns and cities within Australia and across the Tasman to New Zealand - allows for two additional stops (one in each direction of your main destination) within Australia to be added to your booking - at no extra charge.

Only the taxes will increase when additional stops are taken (conditions apply). Qantas defines a Free stop as follows - "Base fare remains the same, pax only pays the airport taxes for the additional cities visited. Max 2 Australia cites (one in each direction) can be added to the itinerary. Conditions apply."

But essentially you could add on a city-stop on either your arrival and departure - allowing you to explore the breadth of Australia in one trip.  You can choose to only one city stop too.

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When departing SA from Johannesburg, you will fly the Boeing 747 on this route, with Qantas possibly bringing one of its Dreamliners on the route in 2020.   

Qantas, an acronym for the airlines original name - Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service, is also nicknamed "The Flying Kangaroo". As a founding member of the One World alliance, it will be turning 100 years old next year November, and its connections are even more extensive through this alliance.    

Other Qantas destinations - besides Johannesburg, South Africa- which also allow for “free” stops in Australia: 

·      Los Angeles, USA

·      San Francisco, USA

·      Dallas, USA

·      New York, USA

·      Hawaii, USA

·      Vancouver, Canada

·      Tokyo, Japan

·      Bali, Indonesia 

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Top destinations Served by Qantas Down Under: 

Australia (but remember QF flies to over 60 domestic destinations)

·      Sydney

·      Brisbane

·      Melbourne

·      Adelaide

·      Perth

·      Cairns (popular for Great Barrier Reef visits)

·      Darwin

New Zealand

·      Auckland

·      Christchurch

·      Wellington


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