Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 01 Apr 2018
Total posts 3
I am hoping to get some advice on flying to Japan next year. We're looking to book around Easter (because it lines up so nicely with ANZAC day) and we've got 500K+ points to use on business class tickets. Struggling to use these on upgrades on our flights to Europe because we usually fly at such popular times.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,293
Welcome aboard, mabsi.This is a tough one to crack.You should:
Be prepared to:
I wish you the best of luck.
Member since 27 Jul 2016
Total posts 21
thanks for the laugh!redditsilver
@watson374 thanks so much for the advice and reality check. Will give it a red hot crack this month and see if we come up with the goods. Starting to feel like there's not much benefit in chasing points anymore.
Please do not be discouraged.I know it can be daunting and disheartening, but I assure you that there is plenty of benefit to be had in chasing points, so long as you are prepared to be flexible and creative. Scoring two First class seats all the way to London on QF1/2 on perfect dates for Easter might be a tall order, but if you explore all your options, you might find something you never thought you would like.However, you might find some excellent First or Business availability on Emirates on their MEL-SIN flight, and decide that you want to spend your holiday in Hong Kong; you could pick up the Classic award(s) and book the remaining sectors on revenue tickets. You might discover some Partner award space on Cathay Pacific in their Business class to Hong Kong, and continue to Japan and return non-stop to Australia on revenue tickets.The possibilities are endless with the points in your account; you just have to be prepared to explore, because the adventure begins not when your chauffeured car arrives at your front door, but when you fire up your laptop and start looking for award seats.Notes:
Member since 01 Jan 2014
Total posts 23
Have a read of the article below from late last year. I am unsure as to whether Qantas have now loaded Japan Airlines award availability in their system. If not, call Qantas to check availability/make a reservation. But do not let them charge you the telephone booking fee (see comment in article below), as Qantas are giving you no option but to call them in order to book JL. We did this a few years ago and were charged the telephone booking fee, but later had it refunded through Qantas Customer Care (as it should never have been charged). https://www.ausbt.com.au/top-tips-for-securing-japan-airlines-flights-using-qantas-points
Thanks so much, really appreciate it! Wish us luck!
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