Qantas Airways is proving it knows how to celebrate a milestone birthday the right way.
The airline, which turns 100 in 2020, is celebrating a little early by releasing $100 one-way tickets from the United States to Australia for four days straight starting on Monday, Nov. 18. However, as you likely assumed, this mega sale comes with a catch. And it’s a big one.
For starters, the airline is only releasing 100 of the $100 tickets per day, so if you want in on the sale you better be by a computer starting at exactly 2 p.m. Pacific on Monday and ready to click “purchase” as quickly as you can.
Next, the one-way tickets must be purchased as a roundtrip for your selected departure and arrival city pairs. Travel dates are also limited to Feb. 23 and 24, and March 1, 2 and 8. And once the 100 tickets are gone so is this sale.
Qantas Flights $100 Credit: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
But hang on, as there’s one more major catch to this sale. We don’t actually know the origin cities for each sale day until the sale drops. We do know Qantas operates more than 40 direct flights each day from the United States to Australia. We also know the sale will include tickets from Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and Dallas, we just don’t know the order. You’ll just have to sit there and refresh like the rest of us to know for sure.
However, if you happen to miss the $100 tickets that’s okay as Qantas has plenty of other sale options to choose from. For example, from Los Angeles guests can currently book round-trip tickets for as little as $699 to Melbourne, Sydney, or Brisbane. Guests from Chicago can get to the same three cities on $999 round-trip tickets, and those flying from Dallas can get to all three for just $849 round-trip.
For now, all you can do is start planning your Australian getaway and get ready for the sale here.