Best chance of 3 business reward tickets...

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Steve987

Member since 23 Feb 2015

Total posts 259

Hi all


I’m current Qantas Platinum and by years end will have enough points for 3 OW RTW business class tickets, which also means I’ll have enough points for 3 QF business class tickets to London.

Leaving aside preference (which at the RTW tickets), am I likely to have more luck getting one over the other? Planned travel is January 2020.

Cheers

mviy

Member since 05 May 2016

Total posts 287

3 people all wanting to travel together in Business? That’s pushing it. Especially in a peak holiday period and to a popular holiday destination.

Last editedby mviy at Jun 06, 2018, 10:01 PM.

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

Both RTW OW rewards and QF reward seats come from the same availability. However, you're more likely to find space with the other OW airlines in Business class than QF.


The other main difference is QF Reward seats (at the cheaper rate) are limited to just QF and EK whereas you have a whole host of airlines apart of the OW with reward space (AY, BA, AA, CX etc).

Obviously, 2020 is a while away and quite frankly you might have to travel on different services at different times however here is my suggestion in terms of best reward seats I've seen:

Australia to Asia (CX, JL, QF, MH)
Asia to USA (JL or AA) (obviously if you can get Australia direct to USA go for it, however, space might be slim) You might need to fly into the West Coast then book an AA transcon to get over to the East coast.
USA to UK (BA or AA, both have plenty of space including BA1/2 - BA's A318 from JFK-LCY)
UK to Asia/Middle East (QF, QR, CX, AY, BA, MH)
Middle East/Asia to Australia (CX, JL, QF, MH)

Your biggest problem will be finding 3 seats which is possible, but you'll need to be flexible with destinations and dates currently oneworld rtw's exclude EK, JQ, FJ, MU and a host of other QF reward partners which is something to keep in mind.

Steve987

Member since 23 Feb 2015

Total posts 259

Thanks folks, really appreciate it!


My take away is that neither is going to be easy but the great capacity across the OW network gives me a better chance, ill just need to be flexible.

Thanks again!

DCW

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 19 May 2014

Total posts 22

Hi Steve,


We are about to embark on our Trip on the 3rd of July.

We are a Family of three, Two adults and a 6 year old.

We we very successful in attaining three J class tickets to our destination to Europe and back.
However we did book last September and needed to shuffle around the itinerary slightly to accommodate other days where J class was avail.

We are on QF to Sin, staying a couple nights. The QR to Belgrade Via Doha.

We threw in a BA flight Athens to London in J

Then our return is LHR-SIN-MEL with BA and QF.
Having a 6 year old, it will be great on the upper deck of the BA380, with her facing us.

It take a few attempts, few websites and research, though we achieved our objective.

All the best!

Steve987

Member since 23 Feb 2015

Total posts 259

Hi Steve,

We are about to embark on our Trip on the 3rd of July.

We are a Family of three, Two adults and a 6 year old.

We we very successful in attaining three J class tickets to our destination to Europe and back.
However we did book last September and needed to shuffle around the itinerary slightly to accommodate other days where J class was avail.

We are on QF to Sin, staying a couple nights. The QR to Belgrade Via Doha.

We threw in a BA flight Athens to London in J

Then our return is LHR-SIN-MEL with BA and QF.
Having a 6 year old, it will be great on the upper deck of the BA380, with her facing us.

It take a few attempts, few websites and research, though we achieved our objective.

All the best!

Excellent, thanks! Very similar, situation :)


I’ll definibe jumping on in Feb 2019 to look for Jan 2020!

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