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 April 17, 2001
Qantas Airways Announces Retail Travel Agent Sweepstakes

 To further celebrate the spirit of uncapped commissions for retail travel agents, Qantas Airways announces a sweepstakes to win up to $5,000 for business and first class bookings.

This week retail travel agents will be sent an announcement via fax, which will double as a fax booking form. Agents are encouraged to fax through the booking form for every first and business class booking they make, along with a photocopy of the ticket, which automatically enters them into the drawing. First, second and third prizes of $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 will be awarded after September 30, 2001 and winners will be notified via email.

Bookings are for travel originating in the U.S. to Australia or New Zealand, with outbound travel between June 1 and August 31, 2001. Tickets must be issued between April 12 and August 31, 2001 with travel completed by September 30, 2001. The offer is valid for Qantas operated flights and is not valid on codeshares.

"Travel agents have continually played a vital role in helping to promote the airline," said Sr. Vice President the Americas, Bryan Banston. "This sweepstakes is a way to say thank you for their help in making Qantas the success it is today."

Despite the recent trends to cap commissions, Qantas remains uncapped and agents can still earn up to $610 on a business class ticket and up to $967 on a first class ticket to Australia and New Zealand.