Renewing your passport can make an exotic trip abroad seem like a total nuisance. Because we're all grown-up babies in reality, dealing with the bureaucratic hurdles of waiting in endless lines and shelling out a soul-crushing fee makes passport applications and renewals about as an endearing as a root canal. And it often takes weeks.
But luckily, Qantas Air is here to alleviate this perennial travel headache by paying for your passport fee if you buy a ticket to Australia on any of its flights from the United States. The Australian airline announced the deal on Thursday to bolster tourism to the Land Down Under in conjunction with the rollout of its new 787-9 Dreamliner jets.
If it sounds like a stroke of luck that should compel you to visit the marsupial-laden continent, which boasts miles of glistening natural beauty and a rich tradition of punchy kangaroos, then heed the fine print: Qantas is offering a $135 discount off the base fair of tickets to Australia, which is the approximate price of standard passport fee. All you need to do to redeem the deal is head to qantas.com/passport, then enter the promo code: "PASSPORT." The redundantly simple process will earn you a $135 reimbursement on your ticket, and it's valid for every US citizen, regardless of whether you currently have a valid passport.