Qantas Frequent Flyers can bid on exclusive Whistler experience!

Qantas Frequent Flyer has announced a second online Points Auction, giving members the opportunity to use Qantas Points to bid on unique and exclusive experiences.

Ten items will go under the hammer over nine days, providing frequent flyers with a chance to use their points on a range of items that could see them take a luxurious trip to London, jet into Hamilton Island with more than 20 friends or own a piece of Qantas history.

Frequent flyers can get their virtual paddles ready to bid with the first auction kicking off at 8am this morning with a luxury South Australian getaway.

It follows the inaugural Points Auction in August which saw frequent flyers bid for money-can’t-buy experiences including a 787 Simulator experience, a kids soccer coaching clinic with Socceroos Coach Graham Arnold and a private Qantas Dash-8 charter flight, all of which were hotly contested.

Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said that the second Points Auction was in response to demand from members looking for unique ways to use their points.

“The response from our first Points Auction was phenomenal. We saw tens of thousands of visitors to the auction site with our frequent flyers really embracing the opportunity to use their points to treat themselves and their loved ones to once in a lifetime experiences,” Ms Wirth said.

“From taking to the slopes with an Olympian in Whistler, to a private dining experience prepared by Neil Perry in the First lounge, we have no doubt that these auction items will be in hot demand. We can’t wait to see the bidding unfold in the coming days.”

“Throughout the pandemic frequent flyers have continued to earn points on the ground, and we’ll continue to provide new and unique opportunities for them to put their points to good use.”

Day 1 – Wednesday 1 December: South Australia at its luxurious best

Two return Business flights to Adelaide, 4 nights’ accommodation: two nights at The Louise located in the heart of the Barossa, including dinner for two with paired wines at fine dining restaurant Appellation, and a scenic helicopter tour of the Barossa Valley. Two nights at EOS by SkyCity, including indulgent Spa + Wellness treatments, and a four- course dinner for two with matched wines at Sôl Restaurant and a private foraging trip with the Head Chef Kane Pollard. A full day Yalumba winery tour for two hosted by 6th Generation family member, Jessica Hill-Smith. Car hire for five days.

Opening bid = 100k Qantas points

Day 2 – Thursday 2 December: Iconic London wrapped up in one amazing package

Two return Business flights to London. Eight-night stay at the five-star May Fair Hotel. Half day helicopter tour of London with a stopover for lunch at Heston Blumenthal’s Michelin-starred restaurant The Hind’s Head in Bray. A private 3-hour appointment with one of London’s leading high-end perfumers, Floris London (British Perfumers Est. 1730), to design a signature scent. Private tour of London in a Mini Cooper to discover some of London’s best kept secrets with a local. AIRE Ancient Baths experience including a relaxing massage and private red wine soak bath.

Starting bid = 500k Qantas points

Day 3 – Friday 3 December: SYD for NYE: The best New Year’s Eve of your life

Three-night stay for two in a King Opera Deluxe room at Park Hyatt Sydney overlooking the Sydney Opera House. Special New Year’s Eve Dinner package for two at The Dining Room, Park Hyatt Sydney. Champagne long lunch for two at the Park Hyatt on Thursday 30 December 2021. A bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne provided on NYE and two pairs of Qantas First Class pyjamas.

Starting bid = 100k Qantas Points

Day 4 – Saturday 4 December: Winter in Whistler: Luxury ski package

Two return Business flights to Vancouver. Six-night stay for two guests at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Four-day ski access at Whistler including equipment rental and lift passes. One day private experience on the slopes with an Olympian. One full day heli-assisted backcountry ski tour with Extremely Canadian and Blackcomb Helicopters. Special private dinner by snowmobile to the Bearfoot Bistro dinner in a private wine cellar experience including champagne sabering, and a trip to the Ketel One Vodka Ice Room.

Starting bid = 500k Qantas Points

Day 5 – Sunday 5 December: First Class all the way: Neil Perry x Pommery dining experience

A 5-course bespoke menu created with the freshest seasonal ingredients prepared by Neil Perry for 15 people in Qantas’ First Lounge in Sydney. Pommery Champagne on arrival and a Cuvée paired with each course. A selection of still wines from the Qantas First Lounge.

Starting bid = 100k Qantas Points

Day 6 – Monday 6 December: Tee time: A day on the green at Huntingdale Golf Course

18 holes of golf at the members only Huntingdale Golf course for four people. Lunch or dinner (depending on tee time) at the club house restaurant. Puma Golf apparel pack for each player. Garmin Approach S62 Golf watch for all 4 players (valued at $799 each). Use of Garmin Golf equipment on the day, including rangefinders and launch monitors.

Starting bid = 100k Qantas Points

Day 7 – Tuesday 7 December: The private jet set: A luxury day trip to Hamilton Island

Luxurious private jet, previously owned by the Dutch Royal family, for up to 24 people from Brisbane Airport VIP Terminal to Hamilton Island. Champagne and continental breakfast onboard. Scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Luxury, private charter boat to world-famous Whitehaven Beach including a gourmet picnic. Visit Catseye Beach by kayak, paddleboard or catamaran, or take in the view by the Main Pool.

Starting bid = 3.5 million Qantas Points

Day 8 – Wednesday 8 December: On the pitch with Ricky: Tour the MCG with Ricky Ponting

A tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground and locker rooms for six people, accompanied by Ricky Ponting, lunch and a Ponting Wines wine tasting session.

Starting bid = 100k Qantas Points

Day 9 – Thursday 9 December:

Item 1: Upgrade your lounge room: Pair of pre-loved A380 Premium Economy seats. Also includes a pre-loved, full-sized bar cart including a set of Qantas crockery and cutlery.

Starting Bid = 100k Qantas points

Item 2: Sky-high slumber: A pre-loved A330 Business seat

Also includes, a pre-loved, full-sized bar cart including a set of Qantas crockery and cutlery and a converter to plug it into an electrical output (for recline function and reading lights).

Starting Bid = 100k Qantas points

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