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Member since 29 Mar 2018
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Member since 15 Mar 2015
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You could look at BKK. Return first and business on EK is 300k points first return is 360K you could top up your points 50K for $1200
Member since 21 Mar 2011
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As EK does not fly from BNE - AKL anymore, I would say Asia would be the place to go, and SIN would be good with EK J, which still flies.
Member since 15 Sep 2016
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Thanks everyone for the helpful tips:
Member since 01 Mar 2018
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Did Hong Kong Business Class using points late last year and flying on CA and I must say CA Business Class is steps above QF J Class. Give it a go
Member since 05 May 2016
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Upgrades to First are still a lottery though. As a Gold you’d be behind Platinum and Platinum One and as a couple you’d be behind solo travellers in the queue.
Member since 19 Jan 2018
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It is still an awful amount of flying for the sake of a weekend. You’ll be spending a third or more of your time in the air or in transit to go to Asia. As good as modern J products are they are still just a means of travel (albeit a more comfortable one) and nowhere approach the comfort of being on the ground.
If you’ve only got a weekend to spare, try NZ. The points (or money) you save can be spent on a nice hotel and on the fabulous dining scene.
Thanks Covvers... All very sound advice.
Member since 15 Feb 2018
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If you are only going for the weekend, I would look at an NZ port, due to the length of time spent sitting in the planes, airports etc.
If you book a first class flight EK412 from SYD-CHC (Sydney Christchurch) through Qantas (but flight is operated by Emirates) using points, do you know if you get access to the first lounge in Sydney before your flight?
Member since 01 Feb 2018
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I note Cathay often have J availability at last minutes, 1-2 weeks out. Hong Kong is a great place to stay for a weekend, or a short hop to Macau and provided you get the right timing, a Luxury stay in one of the casino resort can be quite cheap.
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310k QFF points for weekend getaway for 2 in Business / First - suggestions
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